Album: Attack of the Grey Lantern (1997)
Charted: 15
  • This searing update of The Beatles' "Taxman" was written by Mansun frontman Paul Draper for the group's debut album, Attack of the Grey Lantern. The song was edited down from over seven minutes to four and a half minutes for its single release.
  • The video was filmed on April 17, 1997 by Roman Coppola, who is the son of Francis Ford Coppola and brother of Sofia . Secret cameras caught the avarice of real London commuters as £25,000 in £5 notes were thrown from the upper concourse of Liverpool Street Station onto the people below. The ensuing chaos as the crowd scrambled for the cash highlighted their greed.
  • The Attack of the Grey Lantern album was based around a concept of a superhero, the titular "Grey Lantern" and his encounters with the bizarre inhabitants of a fictional English town.


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