No salvation, no forgiveness!’ – is a moment of breathtaking nihilism. Named after the nautical slang for permanent disposal of unwanted items – and toying with the alternate interpretation of bodies lying six feet deep – lyrics like ‘It’s like a stranger had a key, came inside of my mind and moved all my things around / He didn’t know snakes can hear the prey, can’t try to break the psyche down’ burn with a sense of liberated catharsis. Scrobbeln bedeutet, dass Last.fm die von dir gehörte Musik erfasst und automatisch in dein Musikprofil einträgt. Es steht eine neue Version von Last.fm zur Verfügung. Although Manson’s debut LP Portrait Of An American Family felt like a shock-rock landmark – NIN’s honestly impassioned maestro Trent Reznor producing the sort of hyper-provocative schlock so many handwringing busybodies had incorrectly accused him of writing – there’s an unrefined crudeness that feels outdated in light of subsequent work. Each album and individual Manson release is a telling milestone in its own right, whether featured here or not. Its lyrics – ‘Pseudo-morals work real well on talk shows for the weak / Selective judgement, good guy badges don’t mean a fuck to me…’ – were an indication of a cutting intelligence and wicked counter-culturalism that would soon be perfected. If Antichrist Superstar is a broad parody of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar, Angel With Scabbed Wings might just be its most audacious individual moment. Beginning with a distorted recital of the “Out, out, brief candle” monologue from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the song sprawls out over a high concept, even higher drama soundscape built from pouting vocals and sparse riffage, as Manson asks audaciously ‘Is there any way to unswallow my pride?’ A steadfast affirmation that old Shit Eyes is at his best when unbound and operating on his own most ridiculous/sublime terms. 2" . Characterising the shooters as the titular ‘nobodies’ who gained notoriety and name recognition on the international stage thanks to the media circus, his barbed lyrics (‘You should have seen the ratings that day’) don’t hold back in turning some of that blame on the institutions who stoked it in the first place. A decade in, he had brought multi-instrumental specialist Tim Sköld (of Shotgun Messiah, KMFDM, MDFMK) aboard and plunged into a world of swinging hooks and unfamiliar industrial beats. From Portrait Of An American Family to Heaven Upside Down, we rank the great and good from Mr Marilyn Manson… Words: Sam Law . The song was performed live in 2007.