Chad was in a particular talkative mood as we began to quiz
him about the success of the debut number one album 'Attack
Of The Grey Lantern.'
Were you surprised that it did so well?
"Er yeah! I guess so. Going from the success from the
EPs. Up until then each EP had gone higher in the charts,
then 'Nosebleed' went top ten. With that in mind we felt it
would be really cool to have a top ten album, but a number
one was a real surprise. We weren't all together when we found
out. Paul and I were in London doing radio stuff whilst the
other two were up in Liverpool rehearsing. It was more like
Why did you choose to do the Isle of Man(sun) gig?
"Well we thought the Isle of Mansun sounded good. We
wanted to play somewhere different. I think Status Quo might
have been the last band to play there or something. We did
a record signing in the HMV and loads of kids turned up. It
It appears that the Mansun saga has travelled overseas, with
successful results in Japan.
"It's going great, the album sold really well. All the
EPs were only available as imports. They picked up on it big
style. So there was quite a high demand for us to release
something there before we went there. We made a mini album
from the two 'Stripper Vicar' EPs, with a couple of other
B-sides and organised a gig for that week. The reason why
it was reported that there was madness was because we'd only
arranged one gig for about five hundred people. There was
more like two thousand people there. They said we could have
sold out three or four times. Everyone that didn't have a
ticket still came down to the venue just trying to wait out
in the streets for us to turn up..............." >>