'If you are focused you are harder to reach. If you are distracted you are available.'
I have never heard of 'Lunar Youth' but their manifesto (above) is one of the best I have read, perhaps because it contains the bold intent 'We will construct an urban cityscape with shimmering electric guitar'. The post-punk band Wire had a particularly concise manifesto, including the brilliantly simply 'Keep to the point'.
A recent addition to the canon comes from the band Savages, who advise us not be distracted from what is important-
Their frontwoman, Jehnny Beth, explains the importance of manifesto's to her here-
Some bands, however, used the manifesto in a very different way. The Manic Street Preachers, despite never publicly issuing a complete manifesto, offered a series of bulletins by which their guitarist Richey Edwards offered state of the nation addresses on everything from commercialism to Disney Land. So perhaps it is apt to give him the last word-