Independent label: "Suicide Alley" was the debut self-financed single from the rock band Manic Street Preachers. It was released in Autumn of 1988, while they were still an unsigned act. Only 300 copies were originally pressed. Around 200 came in a picture sleeve. Around a third of the copies were released in a plain sleeve, and a handful featured handmade covers with glued on newspaper cuttings, which were assembled by Richey Edwards. The single has the catalogue number SBS 002. The 'SBS' stands for Sound Bank Studio, the studio in Blackwood where the single was recorded. The numbering 002 was meant to add some credibility by implying SBS was an established record label - there was never a release with the catalogue number SBS 001. Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh alternative rock band that was formed in 1986 in Blackwood, South Wales and consists of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals and lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar and lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums and percussion). Distributed By. SBS

89  Not Issued SBS SBS 001
89 Manic Street Preachers Suicide Alley SBS SBS 002