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We're a rock 'n' roll band. Arguably, this album's most successful song is " Mar1lyn Man5on Mechanical Animals Dope Show ", which fared extremely well on both video and Mar1lyn Man5on Mechanical Animals charts in the United States and abroad. The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on March 17, The following day, Manson posted another video, featuring clips of two previously unreleased songs.

Mechanical Animals is Marilyn Manson 's third full-length album, released on September 15, This album marked a glam rock phase for the band, in contrast to earlier eras. Initial sales were extremely strong but overtime it came under fire as controversy surrounding the album and the band increased, culminating in the aftermath of the Columbine shootings of despite the lack of evidence that the shooters were fans of the band , with unit sales halting very close behind the figure for its predecessor, Antichrist Superstar.

The album is a concept album, similar to its predecessor, Antichrist Superstar. This album is considered a prequel to its predecessor. Mechanical Animals has sold more than 8 million copies, making it the second best-selling Marilyn Manson album. It debuted at No. Compared to Marilyn Manson's previous work, Antichrist Superstar , Mechanical Animals is, on an aesthetic level, far less dark, but in concept, far more grim. In both image and music, Mechanical Animals is inspired by s style, Bowie -esque glam rock.

Musically, many songs are much lighter in melodies than those on Antichrist Superstar and they are far less sonically abrasive. The lyrics, however, are much more grim than its predecessor. In the album, there are two sections of songs that show two sides of the album's character. The first section is more emotional, and the songs deal with themes of alienation and depression.

In a interview, Manson himself related the album to the band's previous work, saying, "On Antichrist Superstar I compared myself to Lucifer's fall from heaven. The new album is more about what happens when I land on Earth and try to fit in as a human being. In other interviews comparing the two albums, Manson likened himself more so to Jesus Christ than Lucifer.

After the release of Holy Wood In the Shadow of the Valley of Death , it arose that the correct listening would be Holy Wood, Mechanical Animals, and finally Antichrist Superstar chronologically opposite from their actual releases because though Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals made sense as individual concept albums on their own, there was a hidden over-arching story running through the three releases.

The controversial album cover has won critical acclaim and numerous awards. Contrary to popular internet rumours, the band leader, Manson, did not undergo any plastic surgery for this androgynous, alien look. Interestingly, Manson has stated in interviews that Johnny Depp is the current owner of these prosthetic breasts, while Manson himself owns Johnny's strawberry-blonde wig worn in the film Blow.

Manson is in reality, naked, and covered head to toe in latex paint, provided by the same movie make-up company. The album also features an alternate, less "obscene" cover which is contained on the reverse side of the album liner notes. May 16, Archived from the original on June 11, Nielsen Business Media, Inc.

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Lying behind him seems to be a woman clad in lingerie, whom Manson mostly obstructs from the viewer. There are also words scrawled on the wall behind the two, which are animated by Adobe Flash Player.

Sometime after the release of The High End of Low , a flash animation replaced the previous website which features Marilyn Manson with a blue face, a woman covering up her breasts and a fuzzy TV screen.

The animation is accompanied by an audio track that has parts of a fictional advertisement for a dual-bladed saw, children laughing hysterically, some strange voices, and speech in an indecipherable language that may be spoken by Manson himself.

The following links provided to these sites are archived sites taken from Nachtkabarett , a critical Marilyn Manson fansite. One of the images linked to the official Marilyn Manson message board. Launched in the summer of , the website acted as a prelude to the album Holy Wood In the Shadow of the Valley of Death , with one of the updates adding an image of Kern Gate and a message by Manson stating the band is in Death Valley and writing a new album.

The image displayed on the website was the cover of the book "Holy Wood", which was planned to be released along with the album, but as of remains currently unreleased. A website containing a preview of the identically named song from Holy Wood In the Shadow of the Valley of Death and also featuring a single image displaying the process of evolution from a monkey to a man, depicting the song's theme.

The single image displayed on the website was that of a senate press conference concerning violence in entertainment, which was held shortly after the Columbine High School Massacre , for inspiring which Manson was blamed. The image displayed on the website is that of a cemetery, echoing the song's theme. The website contains an image of the Time magazine dated February 14, , which had Marina Oswald featured on the cover. By clicking on her brooch, Chapter 10 of the novel Holy Wood meant to be released along with the album is displayed.

Also, by clicking on the date on the magazine, the user is redirected to ComaWhite. The original version of the website contained an extensive questionnaire and a video intro featuring photos of famous deceased political leaders.

Kennedy was assassinated. After the Lest We Forget release, the website was replaced with a single image of the Lorraine cross , which linked to the official Manson website. Currently, it redirects to the official Manson website. The site contains lyrics, an art gallery, a mosaic, and the ability to stream up to two tracks per day starting on May 28, Several domain names were registered throughout Manson's career, possibly with the intent of creating additional "sister sites", but were never used.

From to Marilyn Manson released 6 flashcards, which featured mostly drawn imagery with the exception of the " Mobscene " flashcard and small parts of songs. Flashcards released were:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Manson is a major fan of the Web and he wants people to find out the truth through all the dis- and mis-information in the media.

It will have full Manson involvement, it's his site, and he has vowed to post updates on a regular basis and read all the posts on his BBS. Alexa Internet. Retrieved October 11, Retrieved April 7,

Arguably, this album's most successful song is " The Dope Show ", which fared extremely well on both video and single charts in the United States and abroad. It continues to reign as the band's most commercially successful song. Again, Bowie's influence has been enormous on this album, with both influences noted publicly by Manson himself.

Upon entering the album into a computer, an autorun file starts a program that displays two of Manson's paintings while the song plays in the background. It is thought to be an experiment in synesthesia. When released on September 15, , the album was immediately boycotted by the Wal-Mart corporation, citing "obscenity" in the album's cover artwork.

To combat this, Nothing Records issued another edition, featuring the album's title superimposed over Manson's "breasts". Wal-Mart still refused to sell the album, and consequently pulled all previous albums by Manson in light of the Columbine tragedy on April 20, after the release of Mechanical Animals, and after the cover controversy.

To this day, Wal-Mart's corporate website states that Manson's work, among the work of other artists, will not be sold in their stores, but saw the mass sale of Manson's fifth LP, The Golden Age of Grotesque in nearly all Wal-Marts; representatives claim they chose to sell this latest album by the "shock-rocker" because it was to be "commercially viable" and was "on the Top Ten charts.

The third single, "Rock is Dead", was featured in The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture , soundtrack album for the film The Matrix —the song is played during the credits. The Manson album dealt with songs of love and alienation, while the Mechanical Animals disc contained anthems of sex and drug use. The Full Wiki Search:. Mechanical Animals: Wikis.

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On January 19, , the website was replaced with a page containing a single image. The image, apart from containing the Cross of Lorraine , had text similar to that of a statement from Justice Jackson during the Nuremberg trials [13] which read:.

This Tribunal, while it is novel and experimental, is not the product of abstract speculations nor is it created to vindicate legalistic theories. On February 5, , the image was changed to a Flash -based animation depicting two nude girls wearing masks and covered in blood. An image of a white rabbit in a cage was added to the animation on the following day. On April 21, , the animation was replaced by a rapid sequence of images including a cover of a newspaper about the Columbine high school massacre , a distorted still-frame of Marilyn Monroe singing " Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend " and a photo of Charles Manson 's eyes.

On April 25, , a second page became available on the website. It featured a small code sequence, completing which resulted in a small piece of music which became known as the "Celebritarian Hymn" playing. The page also featured voice samples of Alfred Hitchcock , Albert Speer and a radio translation by Stuart Hibberd announcing Hitler's death.

After a lengthy period whereby fans attempted to decipher the codes, Marilyn Manson revealed that although he does not deny involvement, the codes developed into something he didn't necessarily approve of and should no longer be pursued. I'm not going to say the codes are something that I was ignorant of, but I'll just say it developed into something that I did not approve necessarily, but that's only in the fact that I don't know what it developed into.

I didn't know who I was for that period of time. I didn't mean that it had no value, it just means that people often mistake house-sitting for living in a house metaphorically. On April 16, the website was again redeveloped and launched. The site featured imagery reminiscent of the themes expressed on the Eat Me, Drink Me album no images of which are featured in the album's booklet.

Manson has stated that his involvement in the Eat Me, Drink Me incarnation of the website launched on April 16, is very high. A new homepage was launched May 8, On March 27, , sections of the band's website were revised, The hospital scene on the homepage was replaced by a new photograph. In the image, Manson, dressed in army attire, is holding a wrapped American flag in his hands. Lying behind him seems to be a woman clad in lingerie, whom Manson mostly obstructs from the viewer.

There are also words scrawled on the wall behind the two, which are animated by Adobe Flash Player. Sometime after the release of The High End of Low , a flash animation replaced the previous website which features Marilyn Manson with a blue face, a woman covering up her breasts and a fuzzy TV screen.

The animation is accompanied by an audio track that has parts of a fictional advertisement for a dual-bladed saw, children laughing hysterically, some strange voices, and speech in an indecipherable language that may be spoken by Manson himself. The following links provided to these sites are archived sites taken from Nachtkabarett , a critical Marilyn Manson fansite.

One of the images linked to the official Marilyn Manson message board. Launched in the summer of , the website acted as a prelude to the album Holy Wood In the Shadow of the Valley of Death , with one of the updates adding an image of Kern Gate and a message by Manson stating the band is in Death Valley and writing a new album.

The image displayed on the website was the cover of the book "Holy Wood", which was planned to be released along with the album, but as of remains currently unreleased. A website containing a preview of the identically named song from Holy Wood In the Shadow of the Valley of Death and also featuring a single image displaying the process of evolution from a monkey to a man, depicting the song's theme.

The single image displayed on the website was that of a senate press conference concerning violence in entertainment, which was held shortly after the Columbine High School Massacre , for inspiring which Manson was blamed. The image displayed on the website is that of a cemetery, echoing the song's theme. The website contains an image of the Time magazine dated February 14, , which had Marina Oswald featured on the cover.