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Antichrist Superstar …

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Wondering who/what I am talking about ? Take a guess …
Its Marilyn Manson, who I feel is one of the most misunderstood artist of all time. I myself had a prejudicial image of him and his music which is very evident cause of his weird n creepy sense of style which cannot go unnoticed; clad in black, black lipstick n nails, mascara, clown make-up, fear inducing ghostly eyes [which btw is nothing but contact lens ].

I was introduced to his music very recently when the movie Max Payne was released starring Mark Wahlberg, which is based off of the hit computer game by the same name. The main theme song of that movie happened to be a track by Marilyn Manson – If I was your vampire. The tune of that song really caught on to me proving very addictive, which lead me to start venturing into the musical realms of Manson. As I started to listen to his famous numbers I could sense a Manson Fan in me emerging out of the shadows, creeping out even. Most of his songs are based on Death, portraying Atheistic philosophies which is why I guess the media has condemned his music and has labeled his band ‘Antichrist’ in nature.

The etymology of his name ? Marilyn – as in Marilyn Monroe the American actress, singer, model and sex symbol and Manson – as in Charles Manson the convicted murderer.

Me being a musical lover and a musician myself, I don’t give a damn about the religious or social implications of any song or music. For me as long as the tune is catchy and I like it its great , else just move on to the next track don’t judge the person. Everyone has a way of expressing their own beliefs, after all its an ART form which is meant to be expressive and idiosyncratic. Anyways I feel its the society/incapable politicians/the media who are just looking, searching for people r faces to blame as being the cause for all that is going wrong in the contemporary world. I have listened to most of his songs now and in no song does he provoke/patronize violence, just that the lyrics pretty much gives a voice to all that is happening; the Bitter truth one might say. Lately I have been reading and listening to his interviews and stuffs, have to say I was very impressed by him who is pretty much a very knowledgeable person. He is known for his abstract paintings as well. After one listens to him speak you would wonder if its the same guy whom a minute ago you had judged as EVIL or dumb or whatever. If you are interested just listen to the following interview by Micheal Moore which is aired in the movie ‘Bowling for Columbine’.

Here’s a list of Marilyn Manson’s songs which I loved, ignoring the order.

  • Heart Shaped Glasses
  • Sweet Dreams
  • The Beautiful People
  • Antichrist Superstar
  • Coma White
  • The Nobodies
  • Evidence
  • Resident Evil Main Theme
  • Angel with scabbed wings
  • If I was your Vampire
  • Tainted Love
  • Having said all this there still might be people who would judge him otherwise or for that matter judge me for enjoying his music, quite frankly I don’t give a damn. So am I an Atheist ? For the record, YES I am. And in noway was I influenced/changed by Marilyn Manson, o please. I am the kinda person who believes in thyself, a pragmatic person. I find it not so convincing to just sit and pray for some divine intervention to grant me a wish / solve my existing problem without me having to do nothing. As a matter of fact I was an Atheist since a long time back, owing to experiences in my life which proved over and over again that

    Who & What we are now, is an obvious result of the DECISIONS that we have taken todate.

    There you have it, the Antichrist Superstar.

    Marilyn Monroe wasn’t even her real name, Charles Manson isn’t his real name, and now, I’m taking that to be my real name. But what’s real? You can’t find the truth, you just pick the lie you like the best.

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    Written by supreeths

    February 27, 2009 at 6:42 AM