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Mansun

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Biography

Mansun were formed in Chester in 1995 by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Paul Draper, lead guitarist/ backing vocalist Dominic Chad, bassist Stove King and drummer Andie Rathbone. Arriving on the Britpop-dominated scene as a beat-driven art rock band, Mansun liberally mixed progressive rock, psychedelia, art pop, shoegaze, 80's noir and electronic elements; instead of singles releasing numerous multi-format EPs bookended by concept albums, often changing their style (and peculiar uniforms) each release. Along with this they were a renowned live act who often drastically rearranged their songs on tour: extending some into heavy jams, combining others into epic suites. Non-stop touring and devotion to their fans took them to many distant places bands rarely travelled.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    I'm in a wide open space, I'm standing
    I'm all alone and staring in to space
    It's always quiet through my ceiling
    The roof comes in and crashes in a daze
    I'm in a wide open space, it's freezing
    Wide Open Space  -  388,178 plays
  2.  
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    Dear Mavis I'm compelled to write this letter
    In the hope that you may soon be getting better
    I've a feeling you should go and see a doctor
    If you haven't then you know you really oughta
    I was worried so I went to see the vicar
    Stripper Vicar  -  138,401 plays
  3.  
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    All come crashing down, your desperate icon
    You've got to gob on, your desperate icon
    You'll all come crashing in, your desperate icon
    You've got to gob on, your desperate icon
    Am I a God or am I Jesus?
    The Chad Who Loved Me  -  127,884 plays
  4.  
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    Hi, hi, hi,
    Hi, hi, hi,
    Hi, hi, hi.
    She makes me bleed, oh yeah, she makes me cry,
    She makes me sneeze, oh yeah, she makes me sigh.
    She Makes My Nose Bleed  -  110,194 plays
  5.  
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    He'll be your taxloss lover from Liverpool
    Taxloss lover if the truth be told
    Taxloss lover still lives in the war
    Taxloss lover touching 74
    Ah, come back to me
    Taxloss  -  93,319 plays
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