Marilyn Manson is an undoubted musical powerhouse. During the nineties and early noughties, he was a deliberate attempt to confront the mainstream with something displeasing to their sugar-coated tastes. Today, it feels ubiquitous with the rock and roll scene that Manson is doing something to annoy those certain evangelical groups. It has seen the singer take on new forms and strange new guises. Manson has elevated himself and the whole scene went with him. In his feature for Rolling Stone , Manson stands proudly next to that achievement and dishes out a little insight for those looking for his advice on what music will help them to become successful. Manson chose the below nine tracks as marks of either personal growth, astounding artistry or intense musical bravery. It was a great inspiration to me on Antichrist Superstar. I listen to the version that he played at Folsom Prison — the one where you can actually hear his voice crack. You can hear that grit in his throat.
For over three decades now, Brian Hugh Warner — renamed Marilyn Manson after a self-destructive superstar and a cult leader — has been the singer, songwriter, visual artist, actor, producer and erstwhile music journalist at the forefront of contemporary shock-rock. Amputated nipples! Child acting roles in The Wonder Years!
If the state of Florida is a breeding ground of questionable behaviour, one of its crowning achievements is begetting Marilyn Manson , the most twisted of all rock acts. And the best Marilyn Manson songs would chart the furthest extremes of his artistic progression to Antichrist Superstar and beyond. It began with a gimmick: each band member adopting a name that disturbingly aligned a glamour figure with a serial killer.
Marilyn Manson 's best songs document a career that is unlike any other that came before him. Mixing a rock 'n' roll mentality with electronic elements and profound lyrics narrating the progression of society in real time, Manson has developed a polarizing identity as both a beloved hero and a reviled villain. Although Manson has experienced major highs and lows throughout his many years in the public eye, he now finds himself rejuvenated and nominated for a Grammy Award.