You Love Us

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"You Love Us"
Single by Manic Street Preachers
from the album Generation Terrorists
Released 16 January 1992
Format CD, vinyl record (7"/12"), cassette
Recorded Mid 1991
Genre Alternative rock, glam punk, punk rock
Length 4:18 (album version)
3:14 (edit)
Label Columbia
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"Love's Sweet Exile/Repeat"
(1991)
"You Love Us"
(1992)
"Slash 'n' Burn"
(1992)

"You Love Us" is a single by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. It was released on 16 January 1992 and was the third single to be released from their debut album, Generation Terrorists.

The CD included "A Vision of Dead Desire", "We Her Majesty's Prisoners" and "It's So Easy" (live). The 12" "A Vision of Dead Desire" and "It's So Easy" (live) and the 7" and cassette "A Vision of Dead Desire".

The song reached number sixteen in the UK charts on 1 February 1992. It was the most successful single released from the album. It also made an appearance as track number six on the 2002 greatest hits compilation, Forever Delayed.

An earlier version was released by Heavenly Records on 25 May 1991. The new version had a much heavier rock sound and the "Lust for Life" coda was replaced, on the album version of the track, by an extended guitar solo.

The Manics dedicated the song to boxer Félix Savón when they became the first western rock band February 2001 to perform in Cuba.

The song was the last ever performed live with missing guitarist and lyricist Richey James Edwards. As a foursome the band played the song as set-closer for their sellout final gig at the London Astoria just five weeks before Edwards vanished.

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

  1. "You Love Us"
  2. "A Vision of Dead Desire"
  3. "We Her Majesty's Prisoners"
  4. "It's So Easy" (live Guns N' Roses cover at London Marquee, 4 September 1991)

12"[edit]

  1. "You Love Us"
  2. "A Vision of Dead Desire"
  3. "It's So Easy" (live Guns N' Roses cover at London Marquee, 4 September 1991)

7" / MC[edit]

  1. "You Love Us"
  2. "A Vision of Dead Desire"

You Love Us (Heavenly Version)[edit]

"You Love Us (Heavenly Version)"
Single by Manic Street Preachers
Released 7 May 1991
Format CD, Vinyl record (7"/12")
Recorded Early 1991
Genre Alternative rock, glam punk, punk rock
Length 4:27
Label Heavenly HVN10 12/CD
Producer(s) Robin Wynn Evans
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"Motown Junk"
(1991)
"You Love Us (Heavenly Version)"
(1991)
"Feminine Is Beautiful"
(1991)

This version of the song, released prior to the main single, and release of "Generation Terrorists", begins with a sample of Krzysztof Penderecki's "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima" and ends with a coda which includes a drum sample from Iggy Pop's "Lust For Life".

Track listing[edit]

CD / 12"[edit]

  1. "You Love Us (Heavenly Version)"
  2. "Spectators Of Suicide (Heavenly Version)"
  3. "Starlover (Heavenly Version)"
  4. "Strip It Down (Live At Bath Moles)"

7"[edit]

  1. "You Love Us (Heavenly Version)"
  2. "Spectators Of Suicide (Heavenly Version)"

One-sided limited edition 7" vinyl (500 copies)[edit]

  1. "You Love Us (Heavenly Version Radio Edit)" [1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[2] 16

UK Chart Performance[edit]

UK Top 40
Week 01 02 03
Position
27
16
33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Price, Simon (1999). Everything (A Book About Manic Street Preachers) (first edition ed.). Virgin Publishing. ISBN 0-7535-0139-2. 
  2. ^ "Manic Street Preachers - Official Single Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 1, 2013.