Marilyn Manson is an alternative metal band based in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. Frequently termed "shock rock", the group's sound contains influences from heavy metal, industrial music, and glam. As a whole, Marilyn Manson is highly difficult to categorize as each album has a distinct and individual image and sound. Formed in 1989 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, the band's uniquely theatrical performances gathered a local cult following that has, over seventeen years, developed into a worldwide fanbase.
Marilyn Manson's reputation has likewise grown, with the band now considered one of modern music's most widely-known and most controversial; this has been due, in large part, to eponymous lead singer Marilyn Manson — born Brian Warner — and his frequent clashes with religious and political figures. The name of each band member was originally created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic mass murderer or serial killer. The members of the band dress in outlandish makeup and costumes, and have engaged in intentionally shocking behavior both onstage and off. Their lyrics often receive criticism for their anti-religious sentiment and with references to sex, drugs, and violence — Marilyn Manson's music and performances have frequently been called offensive and obscene, and, more than a few times, protests and petitions have led to the group being banned from performing.
As this controversy began to wane, so did the band's mainstream popularity. Despite this, its many devoted fans have made Marilyn Manson a consistently high-profile group: three of the band's albums have been awarded platinum certification and three more have been awarded gold, and the band has seen three of its releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. In June 2003, Jon Wiederhorn of MTV.com referred to Marilyn Manson as "the only true artist today".
Albums by Marilyn Manson
Lunchboxes & Choklit Cows (Aka Spooky Kids Vol. 1)
Including: White Knuckles
Including: White Knuckles
Holy Wood: In The Shadow Of The Of The Valley of Death
Including: The Fight Song
Including: The Fight Song
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Wolf wrote on 30th Jun 2009, 18:55h:
Seldom have I seen an artist (band) that is so narcissistic. While attending Graspop Metal Meeting 2009, I had the opportunity to see Marilyn Manson perform live. I used to like Marilyn Manson and listen to his music quite often, so my expectations were
fairly high. Even more because of the fact that Marilyn Manson was the closing act of GMM 2009.
Marilyn Manson kicked off his setlist with some strong songs, but towards the middle and end of the show, he decided to play some mellow ones. This is not
a good combination with thousands of drunken metalheads. It was striking how Marilyn Manson constantly kicked over his microphone stand and even smashed his mic two times on the ground. Some crew members of him constantly put the microphone stand upwards
again. This was funny, but it also looked quite arrogant, as was the costume changing/getting his makeup done after every song. But this is probably a part of is act - I don't know, this was my first time seeing him live.
Fortunately - there were also
quite a few faster songs, such as the Beautiful People, Sweet Dreams, the Dope Show, Disposable Teens, etc. There were also some nice prop-action involved; such as when Manson showed up on stage in a vacuum plastic box. Towards the middle of the song he
crawled out of it. Rather interesting to look at.
The contact with the audience was poor. His only two lines were 'Oh it's Belgium isn't it" and "According to my statistics, your country is the biggest producer of drugs." (twice, after the audience
responded weakly). An encore was expected, but nothing came. The band left the stage without saying goodbye, leaving the majority of the crowd disappointed.
See Marilyn Manson live again? Maybe at a festival, but I surely wouldn't buy tickets again.
charwello wrote on 16th Jan 2008, 8:45h:
The only true artist living?? What a joke.
Guest wrote on 28th Jul 2007, 21:57h:
i love marilyn mansons version of this is halloween
he is my hero
i love him
Guest wrote on 10th Jun 2007, 23:03h:
I don't like him that much... nah, not at all.
raven123 wrote on 12th May 2007, 21:05h:
Marilyn Manson is a great preformer.
I love his songs.Alot of people do and dont like him. And the people who do like him probebly now about him
and why he is like this now. If you wanna now about Marilyn Manson theres this book about him. You can find
it anywhere. My parents dont like him now they liked him when he was not like this.But who cares alot of kids like him, like me. Im only 12 years old.
trigger42 wrote on 26th Jan 2007, 20:46h:
I really like Marilyn Manson. So does my daughter, he is not that bad. Just get past the looks they don't mean that much. Listen to what you can not hear.
pariah wrote on 11th Jan 2007, 20:53h:
I'm with J-Force, and to some extent, Aiken on this one. I'm not too keen on his music (I can listen to it and even rock to it but I prefer other stuff) but this guy's image is amazing, I'm well jealous. He seems to be taking on the US moral majority
(that are really a minority, it's all marketing) and, for my money, winning. I have a lot of respect for Marilyn Manson, I'm glad he exists.
jforce wrote on 5th Jan 2007, 13:21h:
I also saw him in a documentary once and was surprised how well-spoken and intelligent Marilyn Manson actually is. Behind the shockrock exterior is a man with a good heart and mind.
I wouldn't want his wardrobe, though.
Aiken wrote on 4th Jan 2007, 3:26h:
Well, girls, I have to disagree with you. I think Marilyn Manson is a great musician and performer, who chooses his own way.
Of course, he looks a bit strange and he doesn't think and behave in the ordinary, common ways, but I've seen some
documentaries and movies about Marilyn Manson, the band and his life, and I can honestly say there's nothing evil about him.
Au contraire; he's a great pacifist.
Besides - that, I like almost almost all his music, but Mechanical Animals is my
Guest wrote on 21st Dec 2006, 4:14h:
I agree with Jenny.
But his voice is so awsome. I love it.
I just wish that he used it for something better than what he does.
(Edit by Wolf: Deleted your duplicates.)
jennyvalentine wrote on 17th Dec 2006, 7:53h:
Marilyn Manson… Well, I’ll say that his yet to be sold perfume sounds creepier than his music. I have not seen a full-length music video from him, only clips of them, in which he created interesting visuals; although, I’m not too fond of the content he
likes to display. I do like his voice and have a fondness for a few of his songs, but I still think Marilyn Manson is a strange, strange man. And I emphasize the word “strange” greatly.
darkangel18 wrote on 6th Dec 2006, 14:45h:
I quite like the band and a number of songs. I love the different looks, especially the glam(ish) period of Mechanical Animals and I think the newer, pinstripe adorned gentleman that Marilyn himself has become is partly an influence of Dita and the
burlesque period in general. I love the concept of the videos and think they are very interesting visually, but don't agree with some of the content.
nadra wrote on 2nd Dec 2006, 12:59h:
ma favorite musik is sweetdreams i dunno wat to say about him i did not like him frm the verrrrrrrrry beginning but dunno how i think i was influence by ma bestfrend and now i like maryln but he is just like satan and thats y i prefer to listen to his
musik verrrrrrrrrrry rarelyyyy...
Guest wrote on 23rd Nov 2006, 17:45h:
I don't like Mairlyn Manson! YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSHHHH - HHHHHH!!!!!!!!! -