Monday, February 16, 2009

Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician as well as an artist, known for his outrageous stage persona and image as the lead singer of the eponymous band. His stage name was formed from the names of actress Marilyn Monroe and convicted murderer,[21] Charles Manson.

I only have one Manson CD and it is Lest We Forget... his greatest hits. I am a fan of his work. I like his in your face attitude as well as an if you don't like it... too bad attitude. I love his sound from hits like Mobscene, The Dope Show, and The Beautiful People. The video below is a great cover of Tainted Love. I have to believe that Marilyn Manson owes a great debt to a predecessor named Alice Cooper. There can be many comparisons between Cooper and Manson, and not just in their names. Attitudes, stage presence, and a distinctive sound are several similarities between the two. Another similarity that cannot be overlooked is that both came from very religious families. Cooper's dad was a minister and Manson went to christian school. So my question would be, were they just rebelling against religion in general, or just their parents??? Interesting to consider what would make either of these men choose the path they took. All I know is, I'm glad they did... I enjoy their music.

Alice Cooper...

Lest We Forget: The Best Of
Track listing:
# Title Length
1. "The Love Song" 3:05
2. "Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)" 4:06
3. "mOBSCENE" 3:26
4. "The Fight Song" 2:57
5. "Tainted Love (Gloria Jones cover)" 3:20
6. "The Dope Show" 3:40
7. "This Is the New Shit" 4:20
8. "Disposable Teens" 3:04
9. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Eurythmics cover)" 4:51
10. "Lunchbox" 4:35
11. "Tourniquet" 4:44
12. "Rock Is Dead" 3:09
13. "Get Your Gunn" 3:18
14. "The Nobodies" 3:35
15. "Long Hard Road out of Hell" 4:21
16. "The Beautiful People" 3:42
17. "The Reflecting God" 5:36

[edit] Bonus Tracks
# Title Length
18. "(s)AINT" 3:45
19. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem"
20. "Coma White"

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