Label: Nothing Records - 9800084,Interscope Records - 9800084,Universal - 9800084 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Ukraine • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Industrial
It was also their final studio album to feature keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy and guitarist John 5who would both acrimoniously quit before the release of the band's next studio album.
Musically, it is less metallic than the band's earlier work, instead being more electronic and beat-driven. Manson collaborated with artist Gottfried Helnwein to create several projects associated with the album, including Doppelherza minute surrealist short film which was released on limited edition units of the record as a bonus DVD.
The Golden Age of Grotesque was also the title of the Manson's first art exhibition. The album's lyrical content is relatively straightforward, and was inspired by the swingburlesquecabaret and vaudeville movements of Germany's Weimar Republic -era, specifically s Berlin.
In an extended metaphorManson compares his own work to the Entartete Kunst banned by the Nazi regime as he attempts to examine the mindset of lunatics and children during times of crisis. Several songs incorporate elements commonly found in playground Too Late For Hallelujah - Boyzone - Wembley Arena 21/12/13 (20th Anniversary Tour 2013) and nursery rhymes.
The record received mixed reviews from mainstream music critics: positive reviews praised its concept and production, while others criticized its lyrics and described the album as uneven. Despite this, it was a commercial success, selling overcopies in Europe on its first week to debut at number one Vodevil - Marilyn Manson - The Golden Age Of Grotesque ' s European Top Albums.
It was certified gold in many of these territories. The album was supported by the Grotesk Burlesk Tour. Vodevil - Marilyn Manson - The Golden Age Of Grotesque the band completed work on what would become their triptych of albums 's Holy Wood In the Shadow of the Valley of Death's Mechanical Animals and 's Antichrist Superstarthe band was free to begin a fresh project. According to Manson, Gacy displayed little interest in contributing creatively, and eventually detached himself from the rest of the group to such a degree that he refused to attend studio sessions when informed that recording was to begin in June As a result, Manson received musical composition credits for eleven of the fifteen tracks on the record, in addition to his usual lyrical credits.
Musically, the album is more electronic and beat-driven than preceding releases, with reviewers commenting that its sound is at times H.M.S. Pinafore (Selections) - The Longines Symphonette Conducted By Mishel Piastro - Treasury Of Th of KMFDM.
He also noted the influence of early industrial rock acts such as MinistryBig Black and Nitzer Ebb on the material. The vocalist would later describe the period surrounding The Golden Age of Grotesque as being one of his most creative.
He explained to Kerrang! Eschewing the lyrical depth and volume of symbolism found on Holy Wood In the Shadow of the Valley of Deaththe album is relatively straightforward: its lyrical content primarily deals with relationships,  and, in an extended metaphorManson compares his own often-criticized work to the Entartete Kunst banned by the Nazi regime.
These were of particular interest to the vocalist, as "they don't follow the rules [of society]. Manson began his long-term collaboration with Austrian-Irish artist Gottfried Helnwein in Maycollaborating on several projects associated with the album.
On February 18,Manson revealed the album's release date and track listing via the band's official website. Its music video was directed by Manson and Thomas Kloss. Anger ". A series of unique launch parties titled "Grotesque Burlesque" took place in advance of the album's US release on May These shows featured large-scale artwork by Helnwein and Manson, a burlesque performance by Von Teese, and an acoustic set from Manson backed by two female pianists.
Directed by Asia Argento and containing scenes of violence, nudity, masturbation, drug-use and self-mutilation, Interscope considered it "too graphic" and refused to be associated with the project, although it was later included on international editions of the Lest We Forget: The Best Of bonus DVD.
The album was supported by the Grotesk Burlesk Tour with Peaches performing as opening act on select dates. Two female dancers would be present on stage for most of the show, and would be dressed in either vintage burlesque costumes or military uniforms and garters. They performed the latter whilst dressed to resemble conjoined twins.
Manson would change his appearance numerous times throughout each show: he would wear elongated arms which he would swing in a marching manner as he walked along the stage, and would don blackface while wearing an Allgemeine SS-style peaked police cap or Mickey Mouse ears.
The stage also utilized a series of elaborate platforms and pulpits, from atop of which he would quote random lines from Doppelherz between songs.
However, these shows were cancelled by the latter band, with Perry Farrell citing exhaustion as the reason. On June 30,the mutilated body of fourteen-year old schoolgirl Jodi Jones was discovered in woodland near her home in EasthousesScotland. Although Mitchell's defense attorney Sota Les Aigües - 080 - La Llei Del Plaer that Jones' injuries were inconsistent with those found in Manson's paintings,  Lord Nimmo Smith said during sentencing that he did "not feel able to ignore the fact that there was a degree of resemblance between the injuries inflicted on Jodi and those shown in the Marilyn Manson paintings of Elizabeth Short that we saw.
I think that you carried an image of the paintings in your memory when you killed Jodi. The Golden Age of Grotesque is the final studio album to feature longtime keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy and guitarist John 5, who would both acrimoniously quit the group over the following years.
John 5's relationship with Manson had soured over the course of the Grotesk Burlesk Tour. According to John, Manson spoke to Allegro Maestoso - Khachaturian* - Margot Pinter, Symphony Orchestra Of Radio Berlin*, Arthur Rother only once during the entire tour: "It was on my birthday and he turned to me and said, 'Happy birthday, faggot '—then walked away.
During a performance of " The Beautiful People " at the Rock am Ring festival, Manson kicked and then shoved John, who responded in anger by throwing his guitar to the ground and raising his fists to Manson, before resuming the song. The album was released to mixed reviews. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, it received an average score 60, based on 12 reviews, which indicates "generally mixed or average reviews".
Several publications praised the album's concept, and for being more humorous than the band's preceding albums. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic said: Vodevil - Marilyn Manson - The Golden Age Of Grotesque an era when heavy rockers have no idea what happened in the '80s, much less Martha - Karl Feder Halter - Orgue Hammond Vol II '30s, it's hard not to warm to this, even if his music isn't your own personal bag.
PopMatters argued that while the album has several excellent songs, it is hindered by "inane" lyrics. Online praised the band for being inventive, they said the album would not win over any new fans. Industry forecasters predicted that The Golden Age of Grotesque was on course to become the band's second number one album on the Billboardfollowing 's Mechanical Animalswith estimated first-week sales of aroundcopies.
This was the second year the band achieved this, after Mechanical Animals became the lowest-selling number one-debuting studio album of The record was more successful internationally than the band's previous albums, particularly in Europe, where it sold overcopies during its first week to debut at number one on Billboard ' s European Top Albums. All lyrics are written by Marilyn Manson. Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Golden Age of Grotesque.
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