UK Channel Boredom
|"UK Channel Boredom"|
|Single by Manic Street Preachers|
|Manic Street Preachers singles chronology|
"UK Channel Boredom" is a song by the rock band Manic Street Preachers that appeared as the second song on a 7" flexi-disc given away free with the March 1990 editions of two fanzines, Hopelessly Devoted and Goldmining. The first song on the disc was "I Wonder What the Trouble Is" by Burnley indie band The Laurens (Craig Latham, Tim Nixon, Jon Clarkson, Dan Connolly and Paul Deakin).
Initially 1000 copies were made, although it is generally agreed that it was later re-pressed or bootlegged.  Since not an officially issued single, it was not chart-eligible. Recorded for £25, the song takes its title from the, as yet unsigned, band's first press release, written by Richey Edwards: ".. We are the only young kids in UK Channel Boredom to realise the future is in tight trousers, dyed hair and NOT the baggy loose attitude of scum fuck retard zerodom of Madchester". The song later reappeared in a re-recorded form as "A Vision of Dead Desire", a B-side to the single "You Love Us", which reached #16 in 1992.
7" flexi disc
- "I Wonder What the Trouble Is" (The Laurens)
- "UK Channel Boredom" (Manic Street Preachers), 3:49
- "Manic Street Preachers". Thisisyesterday.com. 1989-09-22. Retrieved 2014-01-31.