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The tumultuous relationship Marilyn Manson has cultivated with the public through his genre-defying music and anti-status quo message of thinking for oneself has resulted in sold-out tours, protests, legal battles, adoration, hate, more than 50 million records sales, award-winning distilled spirits, several Grammy nominations and, most importantly, a long list of some of the most enduring and ... Read more in Amazon's Marilyn Manson Store

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  • Audio CD (12 May 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope
  • ASIN: B00009KC4Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,821 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Thaeter (Intro)
2. This Is The New Shit
3. mOBSCENE
4. Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag
5. Use Your Fist And Not Your Mouth
6. The Golden Age Of Grotesque
7. (s)AINT
8. Ka-Boom Ka-Boom
9. Slutgarden
10. Spade
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Doppelherz (Bonus DVD Film)

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Marilyn Manson's The Golden Age of Grotesque was inspired, in part at least, by the seamy underside of Weimar Berlin, circa 1930. The album is constructed along the lines of Alice Cooper's 1975 gem, Welcome to My Nightmare, dipping in to the same cabaret of Cooper's "Some Folks."

Unlike Cooper, however, this is no comic nightmare. "This isn't a show / This is my fucking life / I'm not ashamed / You're entertained," Manson snarls in "Vodevil," making it abundantly clear that the singer was born in the wrong time and place and is more at home among the absinthe-drinking revellers in pre-Nazi Germany. The album possesses a dark, accessible beauty rather than the twisted industrial dissonance that pervades much of his earlier stuff. "mOBSCENE" is a thumping rocker that features a deranged cheerleading squad. "Ka-Boom Ka-Boom" is a rousing stomper that Manson penned in response to an exec's complaint that the new songs didn't rock. Its simple yet seditious chorus decries, "I like a big car, 'cause I'm a big star / I'll make a big rock & roll hit." Since 1998's Mechanical Animals, Manson's albums have become progressively more tuneful, and Grotesque continues the trend. --Jaan Uhelszki

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Dennis on 30 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Out of all the Marilyn Manson albums, I personally think this is by far the best and recommend it highly.
I think this is mainly because I started getting into his music post "Holywood". It doesn't surprise me that many of the Marilyn Manson purists don't like this album. It is more mainstream than his other albums, with less of the bizarre and disturbing "sound effects" tracks that have featured in earlier offerings.
To be honest I think those tracks are rubbish and serve no purpose other than to have as background noise in a darkened room during a satanic ritual. For me, this album is more about thumping hard rock tracks that really do kick some serious ass, not about padding out an album with experimental nonsense.
If this is your first Marilyn Manson album, I would suggest you buy it. I think this is the most structured, well put together of all his albums musically speaking. I haven't listened to a new album so much for a long time, its a long term favourite in the car CD player.
If you like good, hard, angry rock music that you can play at ear-bleeding volumes, then you'll like this. It has thumping pounding beats, the occasional catchy guitar riffs and heavy basslines (Slutgarden, Para-noir, (s)AINT)) and plenty of good Marilyn Manson noise. The other great thing are the lyrics in so many of the songs, but this has always been something that Manson does well.
There really are a whole host of great tracks on this album, some will take a while to get into, others will immediately set you off. If you've heard one or two tracks you've liked, then you won't be disappointed with the rest that are on here.
My favourite tracks are The New Sh*t, mOBSCENE, (s)AINT, Slutgarden, Para-noir, The Bright Young Things, Better of Two Evils, Vodevil (must be played loud!).
Ok, so maybe I've been drugged with the commercialisation of his new stuff and don't hold the same view as the Marilyn Manson purists, but who cares? As a stand alone album this ROCKS!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Britney Spears Evil Twin, (although somehow 28yrs old) on 7 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a decent album, and although it's probably his second most mainsteam album to date alongside Mechanical Animals, it's also one of his best. His first album 'Portrait Of An American Family' had a couple of decent memorable tracks (the excellent Dope Hat, and Cake and Sodomy) but had a poor production, and the remix album that followed was also a rushed attempt (if you ignore the excellent Sweet Dreams and Rock n' Roll Nigger covers), but his albums since have been very good and worthy of all the praise that most music mags have given.
The worst tracks on GAOG? Definately 'Kaboom Kaboom' and 'Better Of Two Evils', rushed attempts at filling up the album perhaps, which struggle as they plods through each of their uninspiring 4 mins. The best however by far are 'Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth','Slutgarden' , and 'Vodevil', possibly the best songs the band have written to date alongside Coma White, the Dope Show and the Beautiful People, with shout-out chorus's that'll rip everyone's head off at a fair pace. So to speak. (S)aint and Doll-Dagga-Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zagg have to be the most mainstream tracks on GAOG here, but that shouldn't mean that they couldn't be any good,(although Im sure those metal-kid disappointed after Mechanical Animals may disagree). What matters is the quality of the music in the first place, regardless of the type.
Although these tracks are complete rip-offs of certain mainstream 70-80's pop rock bands which I won't mention, Manson has never hidden where he lifts his ideas from, and is a true artist in the sense that he takes his inspiration in song writing from a wide variety of sources and combines them into forming his own mix -eg.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Matt Ison on 24 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
Right, I've had this album for over a year now and it's still amazing! I've given this album 5 stars, however I still don't think that it is as strong as Antichrist Superstar or Mechanical Animals, not lyrically anyway. Any listeners who listened to this and thought that Manson had sold out, just bear in mind that it has always been his intention to infect the mainstream and that's what has had so many American religious fanatics stressed. He has been succeeding for years and fighting back at their attempts to censor him. This album has some massively infectious pop choruses and beats, courtesy of Tim Skold, formerly of KMFDM. This is musical expression at its finest as the listener truly gets a sense that Manson is singing, not to prove a point, but simply because of his love of making music. If there is such a thing, this is Manson's feelgood album and one can only wonder where he's going to go from here. Album highlights include 'This is the New Sh*t', the bizarre 'The Golden Age of Grotesque', 'The Bright Young Things' and 'Vodevil'. This is an essential purchase for any hard rock fan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bartolie on 27 Aug. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I dont know how you can all be dissopointed with it! This album is the first Manson album I got and got me into Manson more and now I have alot of his other albums. But GAOG is excellent - I recommend it to anyone who hasnt got a Manson album yet because its not as erm 'harsh' as the others then once you got into GAOG you will like his other albums - Wlel thats what happened to me anyway...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Garner on 9 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Dark, dirty and sexy. What an amazing album. Never heard any of his stuff before. Thought he was just for 14 yr old goth kids.(HE's NOT!) Saw him on Jonathan Ross and it was the best thing I'd seen on TV for years, had to buy the album the next day! Great to listen to ear-bleedingly loud, sing along to, dance around to, do anything to. Some great imagery in the packaging too!
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