Mansun – what a bizarre band. They have no genre they are psychedelic, rock, pop, electronic, and just strange. Iâ€™ve realised that one of the highest played songs on my iPod is Mansunâ€™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 canâ€™t help but be amazed and totally drawn to it, itâ€™s a masterpiece.
And now for a picture stolen with love from the official Mansun website.
So a bit about Mansunâ€¦ 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 donâ€™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 Iâ€™m lucky enough to have my hands on. Plus their greatest hits which I donâ€™t own, but would really like to own! There is also a live album which I managed to grab, woot. Plus a few EPâ€™s. Owning the entire collection would be a dream. The Greatest Hits collection was released after they ended â€“ maybe they needed some cash to finally get out of Chester.
If I could recommend something to listen to, Mansunâ€™s Only Love Song (of course), Wide Open Space, Six and maybe Negative or Anti-Everything. Six was a great album. Youâ€™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 www.mansun.co.uk/frontpage.html
BTW, MANSUN IF YOUâ€™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 donâ€™t want us to go to this site?? Then again, you last updated in 2000â€¦ Iâ€™m going to email you anyway -_-