Friday, July 09, 2004

MANSUN FAMILY REUNITED: We never could quite figure out the attraction of Mansun. A very, very ordinary band, and yet with such fiercely protective fans. We tended to assume they had just enough of an air of being slightly kinky, while clearly being as dull as lightly toasted muffin, that people could pretend to themselves that owning a Mansun t-shirt marked them out as someone a little 'out-there', while not harming their chances of getting a job at Kleinwort Benson when they graduated. (See also: people who dress up to go and see the Rocky Horror Show. Because it's not transvestitism if you're doing it in a theatre, is it?)

look at them; it's like the ramones on half rations

Anyway, it seems the Mansun fans are still working hard in the background, having successfully managed to get Mansun's lost final album, Kleptomania, released, along with a collection of rare stuff and bsides and the usual gull-feed you get a couple of years after a band goes down but is still saleable. Paul Draper, meanwhile, is threatening a solo album sometime soon.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hear the unreleased symposium album is going to be the next in this catagory...

Anonymous said...

also in this category see placebo (unfortunately not broken up yet)

simon h b said...

Hoi! Placebo are just dripping with the scent of man-on-man sex...

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