Mansun – what a bizarre band. They have no genre they are psychedelic, rock, pop, electronic, and just strange. I’ve realised that one of the highest played songs on my iPod is Mansun’s Only Love Song. This is a song which is both horrendous and hideous, but at the same time so addictive and so wonderfully intricate. I can’t help but be amazed and totally drawn to it, it’s a masterpiece.

And now for a picture stolen with love from the official Mansun website.

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So a bit about Mansun… formed in Chester (yes, the UK) in 1995, they unfortunately disbanded in early 2003. I read in a magazine once that they formed the band because they were bored and wanted to get the hell out of Chester. I don’t know if they ever did get out of Chester, as they only ever had a fanbase of hardcore people like me. They were never a headlining act, even though the album Six went to number 1 in the UK charts. Their first EP was released under the name Manson (which made it hard to find) and then they changed to Mansun. Six albums were released, one a special Japanese bonus one which I’m lucky enough to have my hands on. Plus their greatest hits which I don’t own, but would really like to own! There is also a live album which I managed to grab, woot. Plus a few EP’s. Owning the entire collection would be a dream. The Greatest Hits collection was released after they ended – maybe they needed some cash to finally get out of Chester.

If I could recommend something to listen to, Mansun’s Only Love Song (of course), Wide Open Space, Six and maybe Negative or Anti-Everything. Six was a great album. You’ll get different versions of Six depending on if you get the UK or the US version of the album. It is strange that they would do that, but they are a very strange band. Pays to own both hmm? ;)

I wish I had bothered to look at their website before I tried to rack my memory of Mansun details. I now have a headache o_O Go to the Mansun website at

BTW, MANSUN IF YOU’RE READING THIS: try to change your homepage to index.html, otherwise people end up at a nasty search engine! Nobody types in frontpage.html into the address bar >_< Unless you really don’t want us to go to this site?? Then again, you last updated in 2000… I’m going to email you anyway -_-

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