Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals

In the album, Manson takes on two roles: a substance addicted glam rocker and a gender ambiguous Alien called Omēga (pronounced oh-mee-gah) who, much like David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, falls down to earth, is captured, placed with a band called The Mechanical Animals and turned into a rock star product. He has become numb to the world, either lost or high in outer space or the Hollywood Hills, through excessive drug use as a coping mechanism with his life as a product of his corporate masters. Manson’s other role is that of Alpha who is based on himself and his experiences around the conclusion of the Antichrist Superstar tour/era. Acting as Omēga’s foil, Alpha’s emotions have only begun seeping back. Vulnerable and trying to relearn how to use them properly, he despairs about how little emotion other people feel, observing them to be “mechanical animals”.

Both are looking to come back into the world – looking among the mechanical animals for the thing they need to make themselves whole. They call it Coma White, unsure if she is real or simply a drug induced hallucination. Subsequently, seven of the fourteen songs are from the perspective, lyrically and musically, of Omēga and his fictional band The Mechanical Animals, while the other seven are by Alpha (Marilyn Manson). The Omēga songs are typically those most nihilistic and superficial lyrically, such as “The Dope Show”, “User Friendly” and “New Model No. 15”. The album artwork features a dual liner note book, in which one half has lyrics for the Omēga songs, and when flipped over, has those for the Alpha songs.

Marilyn Manson later noted in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that “Mechanical Animals was to represent the point where the revolution got sold out, a hollow shell of what the essence of Marilyn Manson was. It was a satire, and a lot of people interpreted it as ‘This is what he really is.’ I was making a mockery of what I was, taking a shot at myself.”

After the release of Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death), Marilyn Manson revealed that his concept album trilogy is an autobiographical story told in a reverse timeline (chronologically reverse from their actual release dates). That means Holy Wood opens the storyline followed by Mechanical Animals and concluded with Antichrist Superstar. Furthermore, though Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals made sense as individual concept albums on their own, there was a hidden overarching story running through the three releases.

From The Wikipedia


Me encanta, pero revisitando ahora el vídeo (15 años después) no puedo evitar LOL-earme con la vieja que sale al final marcándose un chiquito en toda regla.

Eat me, Drink me!

Pero bueno que pasa que todos están sacando disco nuevo! Ahora es el turno de mi fistro preferido! El 5 de Junio en las tiendas… ya en el emule para quien lo quiera.

Aqui podeis escuchar dos temas en streaming del disco
que suena fantástico! Puede que sea otro Mechanical Animals… ( ^_^) quien sabe! Más el día 5!

Y como sé que este post no es nada sin un vídeo, rápido que durará poquito!