Taxloss

Mansun

About Taxloss

"Taxloss" (sometimes stylised as "Taxlo$$") is a song by the English alternative rock band Mansun. The song was written by band-leader Paul Draper. It was produced by Draper and mixed by Mark 'Spike' Stent during sessions for the group's debut studio album. The song was edited down from over seven minutes to four and a half minutes released as a single in April 1997, the fifth single from the group's debut album, Attack of the Grey Lantern, and their sixth on a major-label. The single charted in the top twenty at #15 on the UK Singles Chart and continuing the group's run of four consecutive top twenty singles. The single was supposed to be titled Six EP as part of the group's unique naming system, but was not labelled as such for unknown reasons. The single was released on two CDs and a 12" vinyl of remixes (a first for the group). Each remix is a major rework in Techno and Progressive Trance styles. The remixes were produced by John 'OO' Fleming, Lisa Marie Experience, Gaudi, and Slam, the latter of which appeared only on the Promo 12". 


Year:
1996
94 
#4

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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  
We want your money, taxloss  
Ah, come back to me  
We want your money, taxloss     
We think you are stupid  
We give you money 'cos our assets are fluid yeah  
We'll sell you down the river  
Just remember that we said we'd deliver you     
Sign on the line and we'll give you the money  
And then you'll be mine and we'll fly somewhere sunny  
And you'll quibble that our drivel seems unsatifactory  
You're a taxloss, come back to me  
We want your money, taxloss     
He'll be your taxloss lover and his name is Bert  
Your taxloss lover and he's always a flirt  
Your taxloss lover's into kinky sex  
Your taxloss lover wears a cracking dress     
Ah, come back to me  
We want your money, taxloss  
Ah, come back to me  
We want your money, taxloss     
We think you are stupid  
We give you money 'cos our assets are fluid yeah  
We'll sell you down the river  
And just remember that we said we'd deliver you     
Sign on the line and we'll give you the money  
And then you'll be mine and we'll fly somewhere sunny  You'll quibble that our drivel seems unsatifactory  
We're a taxloss, come back to me  
We want your money, taxloss     
We think you are stupid  
We give you money 'cos our assets are fluid yeah  
We'll sell you down the river  
Just remember that we said we'd deliver you     
Sign on the line and we'll give you the money  
And then you'll be mine and we'll fly somewhere sunny  
And you'll quibble that our drivel seems unsatifactory  
A taxloss, come back to me  
We want your money, taxloss     
Ooh, oh yeah  Ooh, oh yeah  
Ooh, oh yeah  Ooh, oh yeah  
Ooh, oh yeah  Ooh, oh yeah  
Ooh, oh yeah  Ooh, oh yeah     
Taxloss, mod rock, junk pop, chart hop  
Mop top, swap shop, who'd you nick your cliche off

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Mansun

Mansun were an English alternative rock band formed in Chester in 1995. The band comprised vocalist/rhythm guitarist Paul Draper, bassist Stove King, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dominic Chad, and drummer Andie Rathbone. more »

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Written by: PAUL EDWARD DRAPER

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10 facts about this song

Release Details
"Taxloss" was released in April 1997 as the fourth and final single from their debut studio album, "Attack of the Grey Lantern."
Chart Performance
The song was a hit in the UK, where it reached number 15 on the UK Singles Chart. This made it one of Mansun's highest-charting singles.
Song Content
The song's lyrics discuss the tax implications of being in a band, making it a commentary on the music industry's financial aspects.
Music Video
The music video for "Taxloss" is particularly memorable. It features the band members throwing £25,000 of real money from the balcony of the London Stock Exchange, causing a frenzy down below.
Critical Recognition
"Taxloss" has been critically well-received, often being singled out as one of the key tracks from "Attack of the Grey Lantern."
Live Performances
The band frequently performed "Taxloss" during their live sets, and it has remained a fan favorite over the years.
Band Members’ Positive Affirmation
Mansun's frontman, Paul Draper, has mentioned in interviews that "Taxloss" is one of the songs he is most proud of.
Song Title
The song gets its title, "Taxloss," from the idea that musicians might hope to offset their taxes against a potential future loss - a cynical view of the music industry's realities.
Tribute to The Beatles
The line "Lovely Rita, meter maid" in "Taxloss" is a reference to The Beatles' song "Lovely Rita," a track from the iconic album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
Cultural Impact
The publicity stunt of throwing money in the music video caused quite a stir and has been referenced in popular culture several times since it happened.

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