Manson - the pen-name of a rock artist (birth name: Brian Warner), member of the band formerly known as Marilyn
Manson and The Spooky Kids. Now the band is also referred to as simply Marilyn
Manson. Technically, it's not so much of a problem because about the only person who stays there always
Manson himself. Some of the line-up changes from time to time.
MM is certainly a good target
for criticism, but needs no defense: his reactions to the criticism are always quite
keen and precise.
image may seem shocking to public
eye, he is NOT any of the following (although it has been claimed):
or Devil worshipper
- Mentally unbalanced
of little animals on stage (unlike Ozzy, who bit a head
off a pigeon)
I cannot for sure tell if MM has anything against Christianity
as a school of thought. If he is as intelligent as he seems
(and he does
an impression), I doubt he is. But he definitely
has a problem with the Christian
religious institutes such
(btw, chuch does
not necessarily imply philosophy or even simple faith).
Personal opinion of mine is that
his utterances are not to be overvalued, as they, while
having value, DO fall short of an elegant
philosophy MM seems
to seek. Maybe he should spend a little more time with good books, but with his job I understand it can be difficult. I wish he weren't so caught up with the whole
act. Life is bigger than a fight against
one say-but-dont-do religious system.
is, MM would exell
in writing. It seems
he has much to say and explore, but the expectations of the crowd and limits of the format (namely, music) don't let him.
to find himself in (rather good, may a add) watercolors and unique experiments with musical organic effects on the listener.
His music and imagery
appeals mostly to the goth community,
much of it falls into the industrial
niche, although most of his work cannot
be accurately categorized, as with
any truly talented artist.