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Do you take Marilyn Manson seriously?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Feb 11, 2014.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    In terms of being a musician and artist, do you take Marilyn Manson seriously? I just watched a few of his music videos, they seem to be more of a parody on pop culture than anything else, at least in the ones I watched. I can't say I take his music very seriously.
  2. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    I could not care less for his art
  3. The dude is an entertainer and showman, that's for sure. He pushes the envelope visually. Musically, I think his production team is his sound, and they do a pretty good job with the industrial hard rock sound, but they're not exactly blazing any new trails.

    My band is covering his version of "Personal Jesus." Goes over good at the hard rock biker clubs.
  4. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Yes I do.
    I like his lyrics and a lot of his music.
    He is vary original and unique
  5. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    I'm not a 'fan' but I do enjoy some of his stuff and find a lot of merit to his point of view. I'm a Christian and he's a (supposed) satanist but I find myself agreeing with him more than disagreeing.

    I think his stuff has a lot more substance than most other artist's stuff. Yes, a lot of his stuff is commentary on our culture. Isn't that pretty much the definition of art?
  6. powderfinger


    Feb 24, 2009
    I am not a fan of his music or videos... never have been.

    With that said, I do enjoy listening to him talk. He's a pretty sharp guy.
  7. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    I think that's kind of the point.

    I'm not a fan of his music, but if you watch interviews with him he's wellspoken, obviously intelligent, and pretty funny too.
  8. Nope. Never have and probably never will
  9. Weren't he and Rose McGowan an item? Respect, then.
  10. mwbassace


    Jul 26, 2010
    N.W. Ohio
    "White trash on your knees
    It's time for cake and sodomy"
    Best lyrics ever, always brings tears to my eyes! :bag:
  11. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    (sigh) I'll be the obligatory guy to do this:

  12. I can't look at him as an artist or anything else since he was on Talking Dead last season... I'm all for weird and different, but draw the line at delusional and too wasted to express yourself in an intelligible way.
  13. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Yeah im not sure hes ever been supposed to be taken that seriously.

    I do think he's a one trick pony though and the trick got old forever ago.

    I remember when they broke big with Antichrist he said in ten years we'll either be the biggest band in the world or gone. Neither as it turned out
  14. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I respect him as an artist.
  15. mwbassace


    Jul 26, 2010
    N.W. Ohio
    On a more serious note he did have the most intelligent response to the Columbine tragedy, for which he was blamed to have "helped" cause. When asked what he would have said to the 2 obviously mentally disturbed shooters. He said he wouldn't have said a thing, he would have LISTENED to them.
  16. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Not to many artists will sit down for a intelligent conversation will Bill O'Reilly.

  17. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    I'm not a fan of that kind of music but I will say I do like some of his songs. Four rusted horses was covered in a band I was in for a short time. I stood 10 feet offstage at Ozzfest feasting on subway sammiches supplied to our crew watching him perform. He was quite the entertainer that's for sure.
  18. I don't take any music very seriously.
  19. John5 is a monster guitar player.
  20. Dale D Dilly

    Dale D Dilly Monster

    Jul 1, 2008
    His early music had some real rocking gems, but primarily sold on shock, his later stuff is semi-industrial mush that just drones on into mediocrity, but Mechanical Animals was a really cool album.

    I'll say he's done the whole shock thing with better pageantry and more polish than most who try it. That might be worth something on its own.