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Barbara Manning

Barbara Manning (born in San Diego, California) is an American indie rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. In addition to her solo career, Manning has been active in a number of bands, including 28th Day (with Cole Marquis), World of Pooh, S.F. Seals and The Go-Luckys!. She has also distinguished herself as an interpreter of other writers' songs. Artists she has covered include The Bats ("Smoking Her Wings"), Richard Thompson ("The End of the Rainbow"), Jackson Browne ("These Days") and Amon Düül ("Marcus Leid").

Manning sings the opening track, "San Diego Zoo," on the 1995 album Wasps' Nests by Stephin Merritt's side project The 6ths. Her cover of Marianne Faithfull's "The Shalala Song" can be heard in Jon Moritsugu's 1994 film Mod Fuck Explosion.

Barbara is the host of a weekly radio program called Radio Detour on the Chico, CA listener supported station KZFR. She is also currently playing in a new rock four-piece called The Sleaze Tax.

Partial discography

Barbara Manning

  • Under One Roof: Singles and Oddities (2000)
  • In New Zealand (1999)
  • 1212 (1997)
  • Sings With the Original Artists (1993) (a collaboration with Stuart Moxham of Young Marble Giants and Jon Langford of The Mekons)
  • One Perfect Green Blanket (1992)
  • Lately I Keep Scissors (1988)

The 6ths

  • Wasps' Nest. Vocals for single San Diego Zoo (1995)

The Go-Luckys!

  • You Should Know By Now (2001)
  • Homeless Where the Heart Is (1999)

S.F. Seals

  • Truth Walks in Sleepy Shadows (1995)
  • Nowhere (1994)

World of Pooh

  • The Land of Thirst (1989)

28th Day

  • 28th Day (1985)



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