Marilyn 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 is Marilyn 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.
While his public image may seem shocking to public eye, he is NOT any of the following (although it has been claimed):
- Satanist or Devil worshipper
- Mentally unbalanced
- Killer 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 make quite an impression), I doubt he is. But he definitely has a problem with the Christian religious institutes such as church (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 anti-christian act. Life is bigger than a fight against one say-but-dont-do religious system.
My guess 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.
He seems 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.
A: Do you know who Marilyn Manson is?
B: M-m, I thought it was a band...
A: Well, that's true, to an extent. He's a lead singer in the band with the same name.
1. A truly great rock band, they've released some of the best records of our time
2. A man who pours his heart into his music, and happens to have opinions other than the mainstream, so he is victimized
3. The most misunderstood person on the face of the earth.
4. The most convenient person for conservatives to blame when something goes wrong
1. A really good Marilyn Manson song is "The Last Day On Earth".
2. Marilyn Manson is smarter than you.
3. People don't like Marilyn Manson because they don't take the time to consider that he, too, is human and has feelings. All they see is his dissent from the socially accepted, which many view as wrong.
4. Right-wing Politician: Marilyn Manson caused Columbine, 9/11, the Holocaust, the Cold War, Laci Peterson's death, and the Trojan War.
Someone Intelligent: No, he didn't.
Right-wing Politician: You are the Antichrist.
Marilyn Manson, a rock artist, is the man who will eventually go down and take all of the Cradle Of Filth fans with him. Fans of Filth obviously don't know whats good. Manson is hated by most people and its understandable because most people are music-tarded. Yes, you may think he is satanic and whatnot but he is a lyrical god in my eyes. If you don't like him, oh well. Sure, everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I'm sick of hearing all of you queers talking about how Manson is the stereotypical goth, when he isn't.
Random kid: "Oh my god. I can't believe I just heard you say you like Marilyn Manson. He is such a gothic satan worshipper."
Me: "Screw you kid. You obviously don't know what you're talking about."
Random kid: "Yes I do. I judge people by their appearance."
Me: "Thats why I hate you."
1. An intelligent individual that has produced some brilliant music.
2. Whom every pre-teen poseur
goth says they like these days to get street cred, unfortunately giving Manson a bad name in some peoples eyes.
1. Marilyn Mansons latest album is Lest We Forget, a best of.
2. Omg! marilyn manson is sooo cool. im gonna go buy me sum black clothes!
A very intelligent man that is victimized by attention whores and others that are too stupid to understand him. He is NOT a Satanist or devil worshipper, he said so himself. Manson also makes great music!
Idiot- Why are you listening to that shit?
Me- Marilyn Manson is not shit.
Idiot- But he's a devil worshipper!
Me- No, he is not.
Idiot- I HATE YOU!!!
Me- You fail at life.
The easiest person for The Daily Mail to blame for whatever is wrong with today's society.
Marilyn Manson inspired the Columbine kids to shoot up their High School.
Marilyn Manson influenced Luke Mitchell to kill Jodi Jones.
A band. A man. He makes music. He wears a lot of make-up and odd clothing.
Hello! This is it!
Call me crazy, but I don't think about it any further. I don't care if he's 'main-stream' or not, or if he believes in religion or not, or if he likes Avril Lavigne's music. Is it just me who realises you don't have to like an artist/musician/whatever to like what they do?? I'm sure I wouldn't like Marilyn Manson if I met him, and I'm sure there are plenty of things we'd disagree on, but that doesn't efin' matter. I like his music, without making it a religion. So lighten up!
And I don't know about you people, but I like his renditions of 'Sweet Dreams,' 'Tainted Love,' and 'Personal Jesus' better than the originals. So sue me.
One of the greatest musicians ever.One of the few metal bands That (These days)makes music without just screaming.Is an artist, collage professor?(Ive herd from new he is but news isnt very reliable)most blacks or white guys who act black hate him(except eminem) because he makes good music and doesnt just talk and call it a song.His older songs were filled with biblical refrences(Little horn is one of the best) because he was a hardcore christian at one time.TRUE Gothics(theres Few left) hate him because they Blame him for all the posers around who say hes goth.He cant control what they say.Get over it.Most other people hate him because he looks diffrent and acts diffrent.They blame him for just about everything(Im surprised the war in Iraq or 911 wasnt blamed on him) like columbine(The kids didnt like his music even), suicides, or any other trouble with teens or adults that like his music.He DID NOT Get his ribs out to give himself a bj(well...he was pissed cause he wasnt getting any sex and just said he was going to but never did).HE DOESNOT HAVE BREAST IMPLANTS.Those were prosthetic things for the cover of his album and the video for it.He is going to be married soon so he isnt gay(bisexual though).
Oh my gawd!My son just got hit by a car! Its marilyn mansons fault!