Today let's take a little trip down memory's highway and tip our 40s to the awesome but short lived GLAMROCKER period of Brian Warner, aka Marylin Manson.
Mechanical Animals, anyone?
I MISS THIS!
In a weird way, I think I started to get more of an appreciation for fashion's hilarity when this record came out. First, the songs are sort of amazing, and secondly...Manson was KILLING IT with this look. No one was really going all weird at this point; I remember watching his perfomance on the MTV Music awards that year (99) and giggling with DELIGHT because it was so over the top and FUN. and FUNNY.
I SPY A RAZORBLADE RING! PAGING GAGA?
LET'S DO ONE OF THOSE CGI DUETS WITH MANSON THEN AND GAGA NOW. BFFS!
It's the same way I feel about Gaga...they are basically living out an elaborate art project that is here to make us all laugh and have a good time. And, I suspect, it is way to amuse THEMSELVES.
BOOBIES AND A BARBIE CROTCH
This era was not too well received and good ole MM has gone back to being a white-faced wonky eyed Satan-loving creeper of the darkness.
Which..is fine, I guess, except I prefer Platform latex boots and chola lipliner. It's much more fun.
Please listen to this all day today, I am gonna. And the next time you do karaoke, consider writhing on the floor at your dollar-a-song joint of choice while you whine: THE DRUGS, THEY SAY, ARE MADE IN CALIFORNIAAAAAA...it will probably get you a standing O.