Monday, December 10, 2007
Say what you will, Marilyn Manson is probably the smartest guy in rock n' roll.
When he and his "Spooky Kids" were first starting out in South Florida, I dismissed them as little more than a gimmick. It wasn't until I read some of the twisted and brilliant stuff that Manson (née, Brian Warner) was writing in the band's newsletter that I started to pay attention.
And once I saw them all but destroy a packed Ft. Lauderdale club for their final local show before setting off to record Portrait of an American Family -- all bets were off.
Despite being one of the few people who thinks that 1998's Mechanical Animals is a sorely underrated album from start to finish, I never doubt that this song is easily Manson's best single since The Beautiful People.
Besides, Da-Daism just works for him.
Happy Monday kids -- it's mOBSCENE.