Lest We Forget:Best of Mariliyn Manso - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Dave Sardy; Marilyn Manson; Tim Skold; Michael Beinhorn; Trent Reznor
- Lest We Forget: The Best of
Personnel: Marilyn Manson (vocals); Tim Skold (guitar, bass guitar); Madonna Wayne Gacy (keyboards); Ginger Fish (drums).
There couldn't be a more fitting title for this collection of gruesome grooves by modern rock's most paradoxical artist; it implies the cataclysm of a national tragedy, and still completely understates the impact this band has had in shaping the face of popular music. How could anyone forget the self-proclaimed "Antichrist Superstar" and his macabre circus? Once a Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) protege, the visually intense Marilyn Manson quickly eclipsed his mentor with releases that peered beneath the facade of American life, revealing a seedy, grotesque, and often disturbing reality.
Considering that Marilyn Manson never pandered to the Top 40 set, LEST WE FORGET can't rightfully be dubbed a greatest-hits record; it serves more as a reminder of the man and his group's 10-year blitz of ghoulish, gory, industrial rock. Manson was always a fan of satire, and covers of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and "Tainted Love" offer sinister results. The 2004 collection also features a spooky new take on Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus," as well as an array of dark favorites culled from each release by the man himself, including "The Dope Show," "Tourniquet," and "The Beautiful People." Take one look at the disc's photos (or the uber-graphic bonus DVD available on some versions) and have Marilyn Manson burned in your mind forever.
- Country of Origin
- Nothing (USA)
- Studio / Live
- Marilyn Manson
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Love Song, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Personal Jesus
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Mobscene
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Fight Song, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Tainted Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Dope Show, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] This Is the New Shit
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Disposable Teens
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Lunchbox
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Tourniquet
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Rock Is Dead
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Get Your Gunn
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Nobodies, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Long Hard Road Out of Hell
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Beautiful People, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Reflecting God, The
- Universal Distribution
Rolling Stone (p.113) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "Manson's mix of fetish, goth, hedonism and metal still jells on these tracks and others."
Spin (p.109) - "[I]t's Manson's malleability that makes him so universally useful....Awesome..." - Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly (p.120) - "[T]he eviscerating early hits remain freshly unsettling..."
Uncut (p.162) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[I]t's his own fantasias that show his truly subversive side..."
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