Mansun ‎– Take It Easy, Chicken

Epic ‎– ESK 09962
CD, Promo


1 Take It Easy, Chicken 4:26
2 Flourella 4:25
3 Ski Jump Nose 3:40
4 Stripper Vicar 4:08



Compiles tracks from four of Mansun's early UK releases.

Track 1 from Take It Easy, Chicken (Two EP)
Track 2 from Skin Up Pin Up / Flourella
Track 3 from Egg Shaped Fred (One EP)
Track 4 from Stripper Vicar (Three EP)

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Issued in a standard jewel case with front and rear inserts, black disc tray.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ESK 9962 Mansun Take It Easy, Chicken(CD, EP, Promo) Epic ESK 9962 US 1997 Sell This Version


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February 10, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

In their beginnings, Mansun combined psychedelia with aggression and groove and were willing to knock out their tunes in the catchiest possible form. On their first album Attack Of The Grey Lantern they were already abandoning that style.
For me, this promo EP is a perfect sampler with some of the greatest early Mansun tunes, I don't need much more by them.
Take It Easy, Chicken is a Madchester type rocker with breakbeats and distorted guitar, quite slow but enormously driving. Flourella has the same effect but does it with louder guitars and psychedelic vocal melodies. Ski Jump Nose comes up with gorgeous guitar melodies and keeps the pressure high; only Stripper Vicar has a more relaxed tone. On Stripper Vicar the verse is utterly beatiful, and I also like some of the guitar work later into the song, but sadly parts of the chorus ruin for me what could be a full-on winner. As much as I already liked Stripper Vicar the week it appeared, I'd have suggested to include Wide Open Space instead of it to make this a truly perfect EP.