Manic Street Preachers: “Working Class Hero” from Send Away The Tigers

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About “Working Class Hero”

“Working Class Hero” is a hidden song by Manic Street Preachers from their album Send Away The Tigers.

“Working Class Hero” is a powerful and politically charged song originally recorded by John Lennon and released on his debut solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, in 1970. The song tackles themes of class struggle, societal inequality, and the struggles faced by the working class. The lyrics are critical of societal norms and institutions, expressing Lennon’s disillusionment and frustration with the world around him.

“Working Class Hero” remains one of Lennon’s most iconic and impactful songs, reflecting his role as a musical and cultural figure who used his platform to voice the concerns of the working class.

About Send Away The Tigers

Send Away The Tigers is the eighth studio album by Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers, released in 2007. The album marked a return to a more energetic and anthemic sound after the band’s previous album, “Lifeblood.” It received critical acclaim and achieved commercial success, reaching the top 10 in the UK charts.

The album is characterized by its raw and passionate songwriting, tackling themes of personal struggles, social issues, and the band’s own history. Tracks like “Your Love Alone Is Not Enough” featuring guest vocalist Nina Persson and “Autumnsong” showcase the band’s knack for crafting catchy hooks and memorable melodies. The album also contains emotionally charged ballads like “Rendition” and “Winterlovers,” displaying the band’s introspective side.

Send Away The Tigers solidified the Manic Street Preachers’ status as one of the leading rock bands of their generation, blending their signature blend of punk, rock, and introspective lyricism. It remains a fan-favorite and a significant entry in the band’s discography.

How to find “Working Class Hero”

On CD: Play through track 10 (“Winterlovers”)

Listen to “Working Class Hero”

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