Portrait of an American Family [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/1994
  • Label: Nothing
  • UPC: 606949234423
  • Catalog Number: 92344
  • Sales rank: 249,129

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prelude (The Family Trip) (1:20)
  2. 2 Cake and Sodomy (3:46)
  3. 3 Lunchbox (4:32)
  4. 4 Organ Grinder (4:22)
  5. 5 Cyclops (3:32)
  6. 6 Dope Hat (4:21)
  7. 7 Get Your Gunn (3:18)
  8. 8 Wrapped in Plastic (5:35)
  9. 9 Dogma (3:22)
  10. 10 Sweet Tooth (5:03)
  11. 11 Snake Eyes and Sissies (4:07)
  12. 12 My Monkey - Daisy Berkowitz (4:31)
  13. 13 Misery Machine (13:11)
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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, 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
Mr. 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cleaned Up Spooky Kids.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This cd rules!!

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome album

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best

    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!

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