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MARILYN MANSON – Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)

Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) (2000, Nothing/Interscope Records)

Track Listing:
1. “Godeatgod” – 2:34
2. “The Love Song” – 3:16
3. “The Fight Song” – 2:55
4. “Disposable Teens” 3:01
5. “Target Audience (Narcissus Narcosis)” – 4:18
6. “President Dead” – 3:13
7. “In the Shadow of the Valley of Death” – 4:09
8. “Cruci-Fiction in Space” – 4:56
9. “A Place in the Dirt” – 3:37
10. “The Nobodies” – 3:35
11. “The Death Song” – 3:29
12. “Lamb of God” – 4:39
13. “Born Again” – 3:20
14. “Burning Flag” – 3:21
15. “Coma Black: Eden Eye/The Apple of Discord” – 5:58
16. “Valentine’s Day” – 3:31
17. “The Fall of Adam” – 2:34
18. “King Kill” – 2:18
19. “Count to 6 and Die” – 5:55

Marilyn Manson – Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
Twiggy Ramirez – Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
John 5 – Guitar
Madonna Wayne Gacy – Drums, Keyboards, Synths, Mellotron
Ginger Fish – Drums, Keyboards

Additional Musicians:
Bon Harris – Synths, Bass, Keyboards
Dave Sardy – Synths, Drums, Guitar
Andy Suttle – Backing Vocals

Produced by: Marilyn Manson & Dave Sardy

At a whopping 19-tracks, this was quite a lot for myself (a non-Marilyn Manson fan) to take in back in 2000. Back in the glory days of Napster, I had “Disposable Teens” and “The Fight Song” on my computer and played’em constantly, so I gave this album a shot, even though I never had any interest in Marilyn Manson before. As a whole, it’s not really my cup of tea. Music like this never was and I don’t care for the imagery that the man himself projects (“Look at me, look at me! Condemn me so I can condemn you!”), but hey, I was young and I actually experimented with different types of music at this time in my life.

“The Fight Song” and “Disposable Teens” are still classics that define a certain time of my life and I remember seeing the videos on that trash show, MTV’s TRL back in the day.

Highlights: “The Love Song”, “The Fight Song”, “Disposable Teens”, “Target Audience (Narcissus Narcosis)”, “In the Shadow of the Valley of Death”

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