My rents are moving to smaller digs this week, so I went round to help pops clear out the attic. Anyway, I found MECHANICAL ANIMALS, which I had completely forgotten I owned back then. I brought it home and I’ve been listening to it the last couple of days for nostalgia’s sake and…it’s fucking AWESOME. The sleaze, the glam, the sexuality, the TUNES. Pretty futuristic, too. So naturally I’ve revisited Holywood and Antichrist Superstar, etc. Been watching some of the videos from around that time and I’m blown away again by how stylish and striking they are. Probably the last true rock star, IMHO. That kind of rock and roll that’s made by and speaks to/for the freaks - i.e., what the whole thing was supposed to be about anyway.
I recall they/he divebombed traumatically around 2002, but by then I was onto other stuff, brainwashed by the NME, and wouldn’t regain my senses until 2004/05(ish).
Anyway, any past/present Manson fans? I’ve heard the latest record is a return to form, apparently stripped down and blues infused. I can imagine him moving more in a basic direction. I’m thinking Tom Waits with a synthesiser and some heroin. Probably?