If the state of Florida is a breeding ground of questionable behaviour, one of its crowning achievements is begetting Marilyn Manson , the most twisted of all rock acts. And the best Marilyn Manson songs would chart the furthest extremes of his artistic progression to Antichrist Superstar and beyond. It began with a gimmick: each band member adopting a name that disturbingly aligned a glamour figure with a serial killer. But what was once a rebellious confection rooted in Alice Cooper shock grew into weightier themes and theatrics aimed at dismantling conventional familial life, in particular that of god-fearing conservatives. Marilyn Manson soon dropped Portrait Of An American Family, their Reznor-produced debut album, which was at turns cheeky sampling John Waters dialogue and aggressively anthemic.
20. Get Your Gunn (Portrait Of An American Family, 1994)
For over three decades now, Brian Hugh Warner — renamed Marilyn Manson after a self-destructive superstar and a cult leader — has been the singer, songwriter, visual artist, actor, producer and erstwhile music journalist at the forefront of contemporary shock-rock. Amputated nipples! Child acting roles in The Wonder Years! With ten albums comprehensively bridging half the history of truly heavy metal, a retrospective like this feels as much like a review of the shifting sensibilities and fads of our scene as that of any one artist. Each album and individual Manson release is a telling milestone in its own right, whether featured here or not. Riffing on the horrific irony and rank hypocrisy of the murder of abortion doctor David Gunn by pro-life activists, however, Get Your Gunn remains a standout for its uncompromising stance and dark righteousness. When eighth LP and significant return to form Born Villain was announced with an elaborate trailer on September 1, over six months before the record would drop it was Overneath The Path Of Misery playing over the typically strange and unsettling imagery. No salvation, no forgiveness! Album number nine saw Manson metamorphose into a new character befitting his real-life latter day persona as a demon in the City Of Angels — one of the real Hollywood vampires nurturing upcoming outsider talent while continuing to run rule over a grand artistic empire.
'Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes'
Marilyn Manson 's best songs document a career that is unlike any other that came before him. Mixing a rock 'n' roll mentality with electronic elements and profound lyrics narrating the progression of society in real time, Manson has developed a polarizing identity as both a beloved hero and a reviled villain. Although Manson has experienced major highs and lows throughout his many years in the public eye, he now finds himself rejuvenated and nominated for a Grammy Award. To celebrate the career of the Antichrist Superstar, we've put together our list of the 10 Best Marilyn Manson Songs:. The full-speed-ahead rock track 'Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes' was never actually included within any Marilyn Manson studio album. In fact, this track was exclusively released for the official soundtrack of the legendary claymation MTV series 'Celebrity Deathmatch. After the Columbine school shooting of , Marilyn Manson was one of many scapegoats targeted by a national media scrambling to make sense of the tragedy. After refusing to publicly speak of the incident as a protest against media sensationalism, Manson released 'The Nobodies' as the third single from his album, 'Holy Wood. During the height of Manson's shocking persona, the sonic artist released 'The Dope Show' as the lead single for his album, 'Mechanical Animals.
Marilyn Manson has left a lasting mark on millions of people around the world. In the 90s he was Public Enemy Number One and capitalised on that notoriety by making himself larger than life, scarier than ever, the real antichrist superstar. Industrialised wrecking crew Davey Suicide are biiig fans of The God Of Fuck, and the eponymous frontman himself has picked the ten songs he thinks are the best Marilyn Manson songs ever. What do you think of his choices? I love listening to the conviction of the vocals in the verses with headphones. The implication of Columbine shooters, from nobodies to somebody, left us thinking about what could have happened if someone listened to what these kids had to say — could this tragic event been prevented? Beautifully dynamic, vocally gripping and captivating. Manson pulled off what every artist should do when covering a song — embodying it into their own style and breathing a new life into it.