Electric Man (Mansun song)

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"Electric Man (EP 13)"
Electric Man CD1 front.jpg
Single by Mansun
from the album Little Kix
B-side I Can Only Disappoint U (Perfecto Mix)"
Released 6 November 2000 (UK)
13 December 2000 (Japan)
Format 2xCD, 12"
Recorded 2000, Astoria on the River Thames
Genre alternative rock, symphonic rock
Length 5:21
4:18 (Single Edit)
Label Parlophone (UK)
Toshiba EMI (Japan)
Songwriter(s) Paul Draper
Producer(s) Hugh Padgham, Mike Hunter (Co-producer)
Mansun singles chronology
"I Can Only Disappoint U"
(2000)
"Electric Man (EP 13)"
(2000)
"Fool"
(2001)
"I Can Only Disappoint U"
(2000)
"Electric Man"
(1999)
"Fool"
(2001)

"Electric Man" is a song by the English alternative rock band Mansun. The song was written by band-leader Paul Draper. It was recorded and produced by Hugh Padgham with co-producer Michael Hunter during sessions for the group's third studio album. The song was released as the second single in 2000 from the group's third album, Little Kix. The single disappointed commercially reaching the modest peak of #23 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

The music video for "Electric Man" was directed by Grant Gee.

Draper largely disowned the song along with the majority of Mansun's third album. In the liner-notes to Legacy: The Best of Mansun, Draper remarks that the song was his attempt to 'lighten up' after the insular Six album: 'Where can we go next after Six? I Know! Vaudeville, The 50s, The Beach Boys....Morecambe and Wise?! This track is my homage to Eric and Ernie.'

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Paul Draper; except where indicated.

UK CD one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Electric Man (Single Edit)"   4:18
2. "The Drifters"   4:33
3. "The Apartment" Paul Draper, Dominic Chad 4:11
UK CD two (Includes a free poster)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Electric Man (Album Version)"   5:21
2. "I Can Only Disappoint U (Perfecto Club Mix)" Paul Draper, Dominic Chad 6:37
3. "Electric Man (Acoustic Version)"   4:38
UK 12" vinyl
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Electric Man"   5:21
2. "I Can Only Disappoint U (Perfecto Club Mix)" Paul Draper, Dominic Chad 6:37
3. "I Can Only Disappoint U (Perfecto Instrumental)" Paul Draper, Dominic Chad  
Japan CD EP
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Electric Man (Single Edit)"   4:18
2. "The Drifters"   4:33
3. "The Apartment" Paul Draper, Dominic Chad 4:11
4. "Electric Man (Acoustic Version)"   4:38

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[2] 23
Scottish Singles Chart[3] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 348. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "UK Chartlog". zobbel.de. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Chart Top 100". officialcharts.com. 2000-11-12. Retrieved 2016-09-19.