Good Morning – welcome to the start of the competition to find the most unpopular song in the world, according to my iPod that is.
At the start of every piece for this series I will start with a recap. That will look like this
Current Longest No Play – P.E.T.R.O.L – Orbital
Length of Time Unplayed – Four Years, Two Months, Nine Days.
Then I’ll introduce the next contestant – I’ll do this by selecting the next track that is played after P.E.T.R.O.L and replicate that over and over again. Make sense. Good. There probably should be a rule or two in this but I haven’t thought of those as yet. Let’s just see what happens, yeah?
Ok here’s the next track unplayed and unloved by iPod. It’s by Mansun, which you probably guessed by the title up there.
Taxloss – Mansun
Then we’ll have some stats, cos, I like stats.
Date Loaded 20th April 2016.
Which seems fairly recent to me, but then I remembered this CD was bought for me by Badger when we did our ‘Charity Shop Challenge’ after he found £20 in a book. Before that the only Mansun tracks I had were ‘Wide Open Space’ and ‘Skin Up Pin Up’.
Mansun were for about two months one of those bands that looked likely to do something special. I remember being given a 7″ of their debut single ‘Take It Easy, Chicken’. It was one sided, hand written and kind of bloody ace in mock Oasis kind of way. There was a buzz about them, and for a while the music kind of lived up to expectations.
Of course back then the name was ‘Manson’ and that had to change it to ‘Mansun’ and then they came out with some story about being influenced by ‘A Man Called Sun’ by the Verve.
‘Taxloss’ was the third or fourth single (I forget which) to be taken from their debut album ‘Attack of the grey Lantern’. It is a good album well worth a purchase if you see one in a Charity Shop.
There are two other songs on ‘The Attack of the Grey Lantern’ which are No Hit Wonders
What I think is interesting is that these three are the first three tracks on the album – although I also think that it is only me that finds that interesting.
So Orbital say in the Winners Chair for now.