Mansun

Mansun

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

Originally called Manson, named after 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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Mansun Discography

Albums

Mansun Attack Of The Grey Lantern (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Mansun Six (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1998 Sell This Version
Mansun Little Kix (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone Asia 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mansun Skin Up Pin Up / Flourella (Single) Regal UK 1995 Sell This Version
Manson* Take It Easy Chicken (Single) Sci Fi Hi Fi Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
Mansun Two EP (EP) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1996 Sell This Version
Mansun One EP (EP) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1996 Sell This Version
Mansun Stripper Vicar (EP, Single, MiniAlbum) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1996 Sell This Version
Mansun Wide Open Space (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1996 Sell This Version
Mansun She Makes My Nose Bleed (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Mansun Closed For Business (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1997 Sell This Version
Mansun Taxlo$$ (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1997 Sell This Version
Mansun Being A Girl (Part One) (Single, EP) Parlophone UK 1998 Sell This Version
Mansun Legacy EP (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1998 Sell This Version
Mansun Negative (Single, EP) Parlophone UK 1998 Sell This Version
Mansun Wide Open Space (Perfecto Mix) (EP) Parlophone UK 1998 Sell This Version
MANSUN 001 Mansun Tax Loss (Live)(7", Promo) Parlophone MANSUN 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Mansun Six (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1998 Sell This Version
Mansun Electric Man (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Mansun I Can Only Disappoint U (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Mansun Fool (EP, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone UK 2001 Sell This Version
Mansun Slipping Away (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 2004 Sell This Version

Compilations

MANSUN 01 Mansun Mansun(CD, Comp, Promo) Parlophone MANSUN 01 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PCD-2308 Mansun Special Radio Sampler 2000(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Parlophone, EMI PCD-2308 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Mansun Kleptomania (Comp, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone Europe 2004 Sell This Version