Smells Like Children [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A year on from Portrait of an American Family, Marilyn Manson released the stopgap EP Smells Like Children. Where the full-length debut showed sparks of character and invention beneath industrial metal sludge, Smells Like Children is a smartly crafted horror show, filled with vulgarity, ugliness, goth freaks, and sideshow scares. Manson wisely chose to heighten his cartoonish personality with the EP. Most of the record is devoted to spoken words and samples, all designed to push to the outrage buttons of middle America. Between those sonic collages arrives one new song, retitled remixes of Portrait songs -- "Kiddie Grinder," "Everlasting Cocksucker," "Dance of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A year on from Portrait of an American Family, Marilyn Manson released the stopgap EP Smells Like Children. Where the full-length debut showed sparks of character and invention beneath industrial metal sludge, Smells Like Children is a smartly crafted horror show, filled with vulgarity, ugliness, goth freaks, and sideshow scares. Manson wisely chose to heighten his cartoonish personality with the EP. Most of the record is devoted to spoken words and samples, all designed to push to the outrage buttons of middle America. Between those sonic collages arrives one new song, retitled remixes of Portrait songs -- "Kiddie Grinder," "Everlasting Cocksucker," "Dance of the Dope Hats," "White Trash" -- and three covers "Sweet Dreams," "I Put a Spell on You," "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger", all given a trademark spooky makeover. Musically, it may not amount to much -- it's goth-metal-industrial, as good as the "Dope Hat," "Lunch Box," and "Cake and Sodomy" trilogy that distinguished the debut -- but as a sonic sculpture, as an objet d'art, it's effective and wickedly fascinating. It's exactly what Brian Warner needed to do to establish Marilyn Manson as America's bogeyman for the late '90s. [And it also helped enhance his myth for his fans. Smells Like Children originally was released promotionally, complete with unauthorized Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory samples and other unapproved sound bites. It was pulled, censored, and re-edited "Abuse, Pt. 1" and "Abuse, Pt. 2" were removed from the EP before it was officially released in October 1995, and the original promo copies became valuable collectibles and the most bootlegged item in the Manson catalog.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/1995
  • Label: Nothing
  • UPC: 606949264123
  • Catalog Number: 92641
  • Sales rank: 25,460

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marilyn Manson Primary Artist, Vocals
Daisy Berkowitz Band
Madonna Wayne Gacy Band
Twiggy Ramirez Bass
Ginger Fish Band
Technical Credits
Marilyn Manson Composer, Producer, Art Direction
Trent Reznor Producer
Dave Stewart Composer
Anthony Valcic Remixing
Daisy Berkowitz Composer
Madonna Wayne Gacy Composer
Mr. Manson Concept
Twiggy Ramirez Composer
Sean Beavan Engineer
Chris Vrenna Programming, Digital Editing
Joseph Bishara Remixing
Gary Talpas Art Direction, Logo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chicanery will always make you happy

    The follow up to manson debut 'portrait of an american family' released in the year of '95 smells like children is almost like a part compliation and part new songs it has remixes of dope hat (diary of a dope fiend where manson sings it slow or croaks it and dance of a dope hats is probably a song you would hear at a rave) it also has another track of cake and sodomy(white trash) they did a very awesome cover of the eurythmic's sweet dreams i think lennox would definitely appreciate it my favorite song on there was kiddie grinder there is also a documentary 'may cause discloration of the urine or feces'overall its a very great album and if you are a fan of the goth/industria/avantgrade stuff smells like children is the album for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    mAnSoN iS KiNg!

    this album is a true display of manson at his best!i own all or his albums and this is the one i listen to the most!ive been a manson fan ever since i can remember and this c.d. brings back good memories!

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