Anti-Christ? Nah, just some dude.Earlier today, an old friend of mine Tweeted, “Hey Marilyn Manson, 1995 called. They want their Metal Zone back.” My friend is a guitar player and was referring to the eardrum-grating guitar pedal used by novice rockers to achieve a sort of ’90s rock distortion.
He and I come from a similar background, one in which we were programmed by our parents and youth pastors to think that Marilyn Manson is bad. By now, both of us have adjusted well enough and know that the whole Manson Anti-Christ thing is just a bit, but it’s hard to shake that original sentiment completely. I sensed a little bit of it in his tweet.
I replied, “You have to admit, ‘The Beautiful People’ was kind of a jam.”
I hadn’t heard the song in years, but I pulled it up on Spotify and checked just to be sure. Yep, it’s still kind of a jam. Especially that breakdown part that comes right after the choruses. That was the part that hooked me years ago when I watched a live performance of Marilyn Manson on MTV (totally against the rules of my house) when I was in high school.