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 Mansun - Attack Of The Grey Lantern album art Mansun Attack Of The Grey Lantern (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCS 7387, 7243 855791 2 7 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 4 96723 4 5 Mansun - Six album art Mansun Six (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 4 96723 4 5 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
7243 5 27782 4 9, 527 7824 Mansun - Little Kix album art Mansun Little Kix (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 5 27782 4 9, 527 7824 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Mansun - Take It Easy Chicken album art Manson* Take It Easy Chicken (Single) Sci Fi Hi Fi Recordings none UK 1995 Sell This Version
REG 3CD Mansun - Skin Up Pin Up / Flourella album art Mansun Skin Up Pin Up / Flourella (Single) Regal REG 3CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
R 6447, 7243 8 83282 7 2 Mansun - Stripper Vicar album art Mansun Stripper Vicar (EP, Single, MiniAlbum) Parlophone, Parlophone R 6447, 7243 8 83282 7 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
R6430, 7243 8 82786 7 6 Mansun - One EP album art Mansun One EP (EP) Parlophone, Parlophone R6430, 7243 8 82786 7 6 UK 1996 Sell This Version
R6437, 7243 8 82976 7 7 Mansun - Two EP album art Mansun Two EP (EP) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone R6437, 7243 8 82976 7 7 UK 1996 Sell This Version
R6453, 7243 8 83495 7 4 Mansun - Wide Open Space album art Mansun Wide Open Space (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone R6453, 7243 8 83495 7 4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 83694 2 8 Mansun - She Makes My Nose Bleed album art Mansun She Makes My Nose Bleed (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 83694 2 8 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
12R 6465, 7243 8 83981 6 9 Mansun - Taxlo$$ album art Mansun Taxlo$$ (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 12R 6465, 7243 8 83981 6 9 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RLH 6482 Mansun - Closed For Business album art Mansun Closed For Business (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone RLH 6482 UK 1997 Sell This Version
R 6508, 8863137 Mansun - Negative album art Mansun Negative (Single, MiniAlbum, EP) Parlophone R 6508, 8863137 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CDR 6497, 7243 8 8564326, 7243 8 856432 6, 7243 8 85643 2 6 Mansun - Legacy EP album art 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
RDJ 6503 Mansun - Being A Girl (Part One) album art Mansun Being A Girl (Part One) (Single, EP) Parlophone RDJ 6503 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Mansun - Wide Open Space (Positronic Edit) album art Mansun Wide Open Space (Positronic Edit)(CDr, Single, Promo) EMI Music Australia none Australia 1998 Sell This Version
MANSUN 001 Mansun - Tax Loss (Live) album art Mansun Tax Loss (Live)(7", Promo) Parlophone MANSUN 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CDRDJ 6511 Mansun - Six album art Mansun Six (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone CDRDJ 6511 UK 1998 Sell This Version
TOCP-61049 Mansun - Electric Man album art Mansun Electric Man (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone TOCP-61049 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
TOCP 61038 Mansun - I Can Only Disappoint U album art Mansun I Can Only Disappoint U (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone TOCP 61038 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
CDRDJ 6553 Mansun - Fool album art Mansun Fool (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone CDRDJ 6553 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CDRDJ 6650, 7243 867273 2 9 Mansun - Slipping Away album art Mansun Slipping Away (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone CDRDJ 6650, 7243 867273 2 9 UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Mansun - When The Wind Blows (Demo) album art Mansun When The Wind Blows (Demo)(File, MP3, Single, 320) Kscope none 2019

Compilations

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