Help! Help, the world's against me, I look like all my friends and my eye liner’s running and I don’t know which trendy to smack first and Marilyn Manson, thinks we’re disposable! I need a rusty blade or a few gallons of BSE infected blood! The world is against me and there is so no way to unplug me from the matrix. HELP!!!
Ok, enough satire, as I’m sure you’ve got the point. I don’t particularly hate goths, I just have a problem with the impressionable kids who grabbed the ‘shock rocker’ when he first started and let him get away with writing some utter toss which can only really demoralise those trapped inside his little plastic bubble. It’s true to say he’s been a success in terms of records sales. It’s true also to say that his view of the world is in line with Karl Marx and other fathers of anarchy. The problem I have is that Marilyn Manson (which isn’t his real name, he hides behind this WWF Wrestler style name – just incase you didn’t know) is that he always says what’s wrong with the world, but I never get the feeling that any of his ‘fans’ wanna get off their collective pale arse and do something positive. And there are a lot of Marilyn Manson fans out there. Together they have the ability to change the world, but as Marilyn states in this loud’ish-bowie rip-off “You say you want a revolution, man” but saying is as far as it goes. You never hear about the man, Marilyn, getting out there and fighting for peoples rights. Oh no! You do hear about the over-priced of tickets, merchandise and the endless dead horse floggings around the singles on his albums. You do hear about him living it up in LA. You do hear about depressed teens shooting up (in more ways than one). Maybe I’m totally missing the point(and I’m sure there will be people shafting me for saying all of the above), maybe this is his way of getting a ray of happiness into the homes of those who ‘dare’ to buy his endless rack of records having “survived abortion…etc, etc”.
So kidz, if you ask me, don’t listen to this apparent modern day deviant devil. Especially don’t worship the silly actor, it’d be like believing that The Undertaker, really does kill his ring mates, as opposed to going down the pub with them after taking off his spandex and make-up.
Oh musically, this single is classic three-cord guitars, over distortioned bass with a slight drop in the volume, otherwise known as a bridge – not that anyone cares about ‘the music’ these days, it’s gotta be all about the image, right?
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