Okay, gothlings, how many of you think Marilyn Manson is goth? Come on tell the truth.
Well sorry to disappoint you, but he isn't. Brian Hugh Warner (or Marilyn Manson) is actually industrial metal with a bit of glam rock. Wikipedia even calls him an 'American rock band'; so there you have it gothlings. Manson isn't goth.
The mainstream calls him 'goth' because of his darkly appearance and his unnatural performances. Of course they would be frightened by this and immediately assume him a goth, because everyone knows goths are Satanists. (You did catch my sarcasm, right?)
Because of this Manson is not liked much in either world, both goth and mainstream. The mainstream because he scares them. The goth world because he is wrongly accused of being in goth, and that angers many of the elder goths.
Personally I like his music. Maybe because I always like to believe there is some good in people and I stand up for the misunderstood. Plus his music really is good.
Did you know Manson is a musician, and actor, director, and has begun a career in watercolor painting? He has even inspired some of one the greatest actors we all know and love. Johnny Depp has continually reported to use Manson as his inspiration while acting as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Quick Fact: Did you know we almost had Marilyn Manson as Willy Wonka? Guess they thought he was too spooky instead of zany.
The song that got me interested in him is Sweet Dreams. Here, why don't you listen and decide what you think?
I think he has wicked vocals. Anyone else thinks his music is good? If so go and listen to his other songs just remember he's not goth, and note that you might come off looking like a poser to other goths. Just keep your head held up high and ignore them or tell them that you know Manson isn't goth you just enjoy his music. This is what I do.
If you don't like his music, that's cool. He's not for everybody. Maybe you'll like the original version of the song.
Well now gothlings you are a little wiser about the subculture and of the true genre of Marilyn Manson.