Sunday, May 2, 2010

Marilyn Manson covers 'Nightmare Before Christmas'

I'll admit I haven't made up my mind about Marilyn Manson yet. He's very smart, atheist, knows how to market them hell out of himself but also seems to know how to take a joke (remember him playing himself as Joe Sensible on Family Guy?). So when I saw this, I was in disbelief for a second, and then I LUL'D.

Interestingly enough, he also collaborated with Lady Gaga on "LoveGame," of all things. Not sure if I like it yet, but creative is creative.


shesthesheriff said...

Its a poor commentary on the spectrum of public musical taste that these two jackasses represent the furthest extremes that can be tolerated/accepted on the air. Especially since its their visual work that is interesting, not their music.

shesthesheriff said...

I should say sad commentary not poor. Bad blog comment grammar!

Jonathan Rubin said...

Ergo: Your commentary was poor, my good man.

shesthesheriff said...

Them's fightin words! I will gladly throw down with you on this one.

OK we can agree that Lady Ga Ga is the most eccentric female personality in pop music currently? Could any of her songs not be played at any dance club to overwhelming approval? Could any of her songs not be also sung by Madonna with slightly different production? Does anything in her music challenge the ear/intellect in any way? If she was dressed in tight pants and a plain halter top or something would she arouse anywhere close to the amount of interest she has?

On a side note I've been going through some videos trying to find evidence of her legendary piano chops and I can't find any clips that portray her as anything more than an above average piano player. She plays basically fast chords and simple rhythms.

I don't dispute that she's talented and writes catchy hooks, but I stand by my claim that she is uninteresting beneath the art direction/stage managing. Look at some clips of her at NYU or playing a current live show and the things she says to the audience are beyond cheesy cliches. "without you, my music would die". 'All you need is love and art'. Bleeech.