Mansun

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English indie rock band, formed in Chester in 1995.

Paul Draper - Vocals, Guitar
Dominic Chad - Lead Guitar
Stove King - Bass
Andie Rathbone - Drums

Originally named Manson after mass murderer Charles Manson. When they signed to Parlophone, they were asked to change their name due to threatened legal action by the Charles Manson Estate, so they substituted the "O" for a "U", and one of the stories they put out was that they were named after the Verve song "A Man Called Sun".

The band was formed in 1995 by Paul Draper, Dominic Chad and Stove King, and (after some initial lineup turbulence) were joined in 1996 by Andie Rathbone. Their debut album 'Attack Of The Grey Lantern' charted at UK #1 on its week of release; with 1998's follow-up 'Six' charting at #6. The third full-length 'Little Kix' didn't sell as well and the band disappeared into obscurity for a short while. In 2002, the band announced a small tour of the UK to test out new material destined for their fourth studio album. However the fourth album was never released and in May 2003, an announcement was made by Dominic Chad that the band were calling it a day due to "artistic differences".

Fans petitioned Parlophone records to release the fourth album and in 2004 Parlophone released 'Kleptomania', a 3xCD set of unreleased recordings, home demos and live material. This was later followed up by 'Legacy : The Best Of Mansun' in 2006.
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Albums

CDPCS 7387, 7243 855791 2 7 Attack Of The Grey Lantern — Mansun Mansun Attack Of The Grey Lantern (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCS 7387, 7243 855791 2 7 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
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7243 4 96723 4 5 Six — Mansun Mansun Six (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 4 96723 4 5 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
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EKPD-0882 Little Kix — Mansun Mansun Little Kix (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone EKPD-0882 South Korea 2000 Sell This Version
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KLEP 01 Kleptomania (CD Sampler) — Mansun Mansun.* Kleptomania (CD Sampler)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Parlophone KLEP 01 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Take It Easy Chicken — Mansun Manson* Take It Easy Chicken (Single) Sci Fi Hi Fi Recordings none UK 1995 Sell This Version
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REG 3CD Skin Up Pin Up / Flourella — Mansun Mansun Skin Up Pin Up / Flourella (Single) Regal REG 3CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
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R 6447, 7243 8 83282 7 2 Stripper Vicar — Mansun Mansun Stripper Vicar (EP, Single, MiniAlbum) Parlophone, Parlophone R 6447, 7243 8 83282 7 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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R6430, 7243 8 82786 7 6 One EP — Mansun Mansun One EP (EP) Parlophone, Parlophone R6430, 7243 8 82786 7 6 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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R6437, 7243 8 82976 7 7 Two EP — Mansun Mansun Two EP (EP) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone R6437, 7243 8 82976 7 7 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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R6453, 7243 8834957 4, 7243 8 83495 7 4 Wide Open Space — Mansun Mansun Wide Open Space (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone R6453, 7243 8834957 4, 7243 8 83495 7 4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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7243 8 83694 2 8 She Makes My Nose Bleed — Mansun Mansun She Makes My Nose Bleed (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 83694 2 8 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
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12R 6465, 7243 8 83981 6 9 Taxlo$$ — Mansun Mansun Taxlo$$ (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 12R 6465, 7243 8 83981 6 9 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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none Closed For Business — Mansun Mansun Closed For Business (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone none UK 1997 Sell This Version
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CDRDJ 6508 Negative — Mansun Mansun Negative (Single, MiniAlbum, EP) Parlophone CDRDJ 6508 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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CDR 6497, 7243 8 8564326, 7243 8 856432 6, 7243 8 85643 2 6 Legacy EP — Mansun Mansun Legacy EP (EP, Single, MiniAlbum) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone CDR 6497, 7243 8 8564326, 7243 8 856432 6, 7243 8 85643 2 6 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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RDJ 6503 Being A Girl (Part One) — Mansun Mansun Being A Girl (Part One) (Single, EP) Parlophone RDJ 6503 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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MANSUN 001 Tax Loss (Live) — Mansun Mansun Tax Loss (Live)(7", Promo) Parlophone MANSUN 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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none Six — Mansun Mansun Six (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone none UK 1998 Sell This Version
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TOCP-61049 Electric Man — Mansun Mansun Electric Man (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone TOCP-61049 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
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TOCP-61038 I Can Only Disappoint U — Mansun Mansun I Can Only Disappoint U (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone TOCP-61038 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
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CDRDJ 6553 Fool — Mansun Mansun Fool (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone CDRDJ 6553 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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CDRDJ 6650, 7243 867273 2 9 Slipping Away — Mansun Mansun Slipping Away (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone CDRDJ 6650, 7243 867273 2 9 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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none When The Wind Blows (Demo) — Mansun Mansun When The Wind Blows (Demo)(File, MP3, Single, 320) Kscope none 2019
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Compilations

MANSUN 01 Mansun — Mansun Mansun Mansun(CD, Comp, Promo) Parlophone MANSUN 01 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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PCD-2308 Special Radio Sampler 2000 — Mansun Mansun Special Radio Sampler 2000(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Parlophone, EMI PCD-2308 Japan 2000 Sell This Version