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Band, 1995-2003 GB, Chester

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.

PortraitPaul Draper
voc, g *1970 GB
PortraitDominic Chad
bvoc *1972 GB
PortraitAndie Rathbone
dr *1969 GB
PortraitStove King
b *1974 GB
PortraitJulian Fenton
dr *1964 GB
Carlton Hibbert
Popular Tracks   
Wide Open Space on Attack of the Grey Lantern by Mansun
The Chad Who Loved Me on Attack of the Grey Lantern by Mansun
Skin Up Pin Up on Spawn The Album by Various Artists
Wide Open Space - Perfecto Mix on Wide Open Space by Mansun
Taxloss on Attack of the Grey Lantern by Mansun
She Makes My Nose Bleed on Attack of the Grey Lantern by Mansun
Mansun's Only Love Song on Attack of the Grey Lantern by Mansun
I Can Only Disappoint U on Little Kix by Mansun
Negative on Six by Mansun
Take It Easy, Chicken on Attack of the Grey Lantern by Mansun

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Six / Little KixMansun2011Compil.
Balearic CollectionMansun / U22007Album
Legacy : The Best Of MansunMansun2006Compil.
Slipping AwayMansun2004Single
Electric ManMansun2000Album
One Live Cardiff 2000Mansun2000Album
Special Radio Sampler 2000Mansun2000Compil.
We Won't Disapoint You Live 2000Mansun2000Album
Dissapointed UMansun2000Album
I Can Only Disappoint UMansun2000Single
Little KixMansun2000Album
RailingsMansun / Howard Devoto1998Album
Being A Girl (Part One)Mansun1998Single
Legacy EPMansun1998Album
Wide Open Space (Perfecto Mix)Mansun1998Album
Tax Loss (Live)Mansun1998Single
Desperate IconsMansun1997Album
An Interview With MansunMansun1997Album
Closed For BusinessMansun1997Album
Take It Easy, ChickenMansun1997Album
She Makes My Nose BleedMansun1997Album
Attack Of The Grey LanternMansun1997Album
One EPMansun1996Album
Two EPMansun1996Album
Wide Open SpaceMansun1996Single
Stripper VicarMansun1996Single
Take It Easy ChickenMansun1995Single
Skin Up Pin Up / FlourellaMansun1995Single
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