Saturday, February 02, 2013

Marilyn Manson
Hamilton Place
w/ The Butcher Babies

 OK, let us get the Butcher Babies out of the way.

Not your average girl band.
38 minutes of dog-screaming and bouncing breasts.
While mildly amused, I found myself thinking, "But is it Art?"
The audience response was pretty much...who cares, will you look at those ladies?"

Manson was a little more melodic.  Given the competition tonight that's a little like being the best hockey player in Uganda.

I'm here with my 29 year old daughter, it's her nostalgia show. For me it's an in-person look at something I didn't get the first time around. Still don't get it. Marilyn Manson, though, respects the art of the show. He covered his full career, missing only a song from his debut, Portrait of An American Family, 1994, and 2007's Eat Me, Drink Me. He changed outfits almost every song and reprised the theme of all those previous tours. In this small theater, with Twiggy back in the band, it was all you could ask for. Though it's not high on the list of things his fans would crow about, it was apparent he was really enjoying himself onstage, breaking out in huge smiles when things worked just like he'd planned.

        Suspiria (recorded intro)
        (Goblin cover)

        Hey, Cruel World...(Born Villain, 2012)
        Disposable Teens (Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death),2000)
        The Love Song (Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death),2000)
        No Reflection .(Born Villain, 2012)
        mOBSCENE (The Golden Age of Grotesque,2003)
       The Dope Show (Mechanical Animals, 1998)
        (with "Happiness Is A Warm Gun")
        Slo-Mo-Tion .(Born Villain, 2012)
        Rock Is Dead (Mechanical Animals, 1998)
       Personal Jesus (Lest We Forget: The Best Of, 2004)
        (Depeche Mode cover)
       Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Smells Like Children, 1995)
        (Eurythmics cover) (With "The Reflecting God Outro)
        Coma White (Mechanical Animals, 1998)
        King Kill 33° (Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death),2000)
        Antichrist Superstar (Antichrist Superstar,1996)

Encore Break

       Beautiful People (Antichrist Superstar,1996)
       Four Rusted Horses (The High End of Low, 2009)
        (Opening Titles Version)

        You're So Vain (recorded Outro)
        (Carly Simon cover)