Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson

What Was Said: Marilyn Manson Gets Dressed Down

"As (Marilyn) Manson burned a Holy Bible onstage and did his darnedest to conjure up Nazi imagery, I wondered to myself if the word controversial even applies to him any longer. Besides a lone protester outside the Amphitheatre, this two decade-plus goth act was wearing thin under the otherwise heavy, Columbine-inspired black trench coats worn by Manson’s pasty disciples. Is it just me, or does that tragic event seem like such a distant memory compared to more recent, terror-fuelled atrocities? The world is forever one-upping itself, rendering characters like the once-mighty Antichrist Superstar in the dust and a bloody mess at a Denny’s in Lethbridge Alberta... And I can’t believe I’ve managed to go this far without mentioning the tattooed women taking their tops off willy-nilly as if a SuicideGirls audition was occurring...."

— Gilles LeBlanc reviews Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson's affected and dated shows at the Molson Amphitheatre on the Toronto blog, Live In Limbo

 

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