Marilyn Manson’s album Mechanical Animals turns twenty-years-old on September 15, 2018, and fans are delighted. Manson wrapped up the first part of the Twins of Evil 2 tour with Rob Zombie and is taking September off. Manson resumes touring on October 22 through October 31.
Manson’s fans took to social media networks to sound off about Mechanical Animals and that Manson is still going strong and touring. Manson’s latest cover of G Tom. Mac’s Cry Little Sister has gone viral and Loudwire already named it one of 2018’s best rock songs.
As Marilyn Manson has proved he still has what it takes, many people are taking today to reflect upon his career from the ups and downs, musical changes and growth in Manson’s style.
Mechanical Animals was Manson’s third studio album and some of the hardcore punk and industrial metal sounds from previous songs morphed into more of a glam-rock, shock rock style with several rock ballads that continue to touch fans worldwide.
Coma White and The Dope Show became some of Manson’s biggest hits and the conceptual album brought a new personified character that was comparable to David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust.
Mechanical Animals conceptualizes the trappings that come with fame and one could easily identify with Marilyn Manson and what he experienced with his newly found fame.
Manson has many playlists from the bands’ albums on his official YouTube page. In celebration of Mechanical Animals twentieth birthday, you can listen to the full album in the video playlist below.
Though Marilyn Manson was no stranger to theatrics and making use of clothing styles from suits to corsets, there was something about the androgynous-alien-like feel of the main character that graced the album cover and appeared in official videos like The Dope Show that really resonated with listeners.
The album, the track listing, and lyrics truly gave listeners a look at the trappings of fame and how the industry can turn musicians and singers into nothing more than mechanical animals devoid of feelings or human emotions, left to be used and discarded.
Manson spoke about the concept behind the album and explained that his alien-like character’s name was Omēga who was exploited after coming to earth and turned into the lead singer of the rock band Mechanical Animals. The album reveals that due to the abuse and exploitation Omēga became addicted to drugs.
What do you think of Marilyn Manson’s Mechanical Animals? Do you think it is one of the best rock albums of all time?