Portrait of an American Family

Portrait of an American Family

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by Marilyn Manson
     
 

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Coming up screaming from the depths of Florida -- there being no scarier state in the union -- Marilyn Manson cannily positioned themselves as a goth-industrial hybrid on their debut album, Portrait of an American Family. At this stage in their evolution, Marilyn Manson was clearly a band, not just the project of…  See more details below

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Coming up screaming from the depths of Florida -- there being no scarier state in the union -- Marilyn Manson cannily positioned themselves as a goth-industrial hybrid on their debut album, Portrait of an American Family. At this stage in their evolution, Marilyn Manson was clearly a band, not just the project of Brian Warner, aka Mr. Manson, who would later simply adopt his band's name as his own. Also, horror-show schlock was a bigger factor than it would be later on, when he wanted to be the Antichrist Superstar for the world at large. In other words, it's Manson at his silliest, singing about "My Monkey" and "Snake Eyes and Sissies." Nevertheless, beneath all the camp shock there are signs of Warner's unerring eye for genuine outrage and musical talent, particularly on the trio of "Cake and Sodomy," "Lunchbox," and "Dope Hat."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/19/1994
Label:
Nothing
UPC:
0606949234423
catalogNumber:
92344

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marilyn Manson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Brass,Loops
Charles Clouser   Drums,African Drums
Hope Nichols   Saxophone,Background Vocals
Trent Reznor   Guitar,Brass,Pandora
Daisy Berkowitz   Acoustic Guitar
Madonna Wayne Gacy   Calliope,Hammond Organ,Saxophone,Theremin,Brass,Overdubs,Loops
Twiggy Ramirez   Bass
Chris Vrenna   Percussion
Beavan   Brass
Sara Lee Lucas   Drums

Technical Credits

Marilyn Manson   Composer,Producer,Artwork,Art Direction,Adaptation,Logo
Charles Clouser   Programming,Digital Editing
Roli Mosimann   Engineer
Alan Moulder   Engineer
Hope Nichols   Contributor
Trent Reznor   Programming,Producer,Contributor,Executive Producer,Digital Editing
Daisy Berkowitz   Composer
Madonna Wayne Gacy   Composer,Sound Effects
Manson   Producer
Twiggy Ramirez   Contributor
Sean Beavan   Programming,Digital Editing
Chris Vrenna   Programming
Gary Talpas   Packaging
Beavan   Programming
Gidget Gein   Composer
Sara Lee Lucas   Sound Effects
Chris Meyer   Engineer
Tom Baker   Mastering

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Portrait of an American Family 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a Marilyn Manson fan since I was 10, but I haven't been able to get any of his albums. This is my first album and I think it is the best one yet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best album the Manson has written to this day. Antichrist superstar and mechanical animals come though. This is the beginning of Manson. It's his first album and his best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marilyn Manson is excellent. Approved. Alyson approved. Good CD. Excellent. Marilyn Manson is superior and I enjoy this album. You should buy it. :) hah haha
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first Manson cd because I like to start from first to last! Alot has change in his music in the past years. They are all good but this as to be the best!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this album. I could really leave this review at that but I just can't do that. I have been a Marilyn Manson fan since I was 12 - 7 years ago. Aesthetically this is one of my favorite albums. It has this almost amatuer feel to it that has always attracted me to it. I don't think this is my number one favorite but it is second only to Mechanical Animals (beautiful). If you like this then look around for some spooky kids stuff to hear demos of Dope Hat, Wrapped in Plastic, etc...
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