"This was an exhibition based on the imagined visual arts tastes of the Manic Street Preachers. They had referenced a lot of artists in their packaging and interviews,and I had my suspicions about other artists they might have liked, though I didn't know. I didn't work with them at all on this, I just guessed. I curated a show through their eyes as teenage boys, effectively. There was material from the Vietnam War, the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War, Situationism, and then there were works by Warhol, De Kooning, Pollock, Picasso, Bacon – it ended up as a mixture of reportage and icons of Modern and contemporary art. We had an opening weekend,inviting local cultural and political groups to set up around the show. Arthur Scargill gave a speech, and there was a performance by a male voice choir."