Mobscene

Last updated
"Mobscene"
Marilyn manson mobscene.png
Single by Marilyn Manson
from the album The Golden Age of Grotesque
ReleasedApril 22, 2003 (2003-04-22)
Format
Genre Nu metal
Length3:25
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Marilyn Manson singles chronology
"Tainted Love"
(2002)
"Mobscene"
(2003)
"This Is the New Shit"
(2003)
Audio sample
"Mobscene"

"Mobscene" (stylized as "mOBSCENE") is a song by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released in April 2003 as the lead single from their fifth studio album, The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003). The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, but lost out to Metallica's "St. Anger".

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Marilyn Manson (band) American rock band

Marilyn Manson is an American rock band formed by namesake lead singer Marilyn Manson and guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1989. Originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, they gained a local cult following in South Florida in the early 1990s with their theatrical live performances. In 1993, they were the first act signed to Trent Reznor's Nothing Records label. Until 1996, the name of each member was created by combining the first name of a female sex symbol and the last name of a serial killer, for example Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. Their lineup has changed between many of their album releases; the current members of Marilyn Manson are the eponymous lead singer.

<i>The Golden Age of Grotesque</i> 2003 studio album by Marilyn Manson

The Golden Age of Grotesque is the fifth studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released on May 7, 2003 by Nothing and Interscope Records, and was their first album to feature former KMFDM member Tim Sköld, who joined after longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez amicably left the group over creative differences. It was also their final studio album to feature keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy and guitarist John 5, who would both acrimoniously quit before the release of the band's next studio album.

Contents

Background

Manson has said that "Mobscene" was "pulled from the weirdest parts of my imagination." Prior to writing the song, Manson had seen several Busby Berkeley films with all-female chorus lines. He then met with his band and told them that he wanted to create a song that evoked Berkeley's films, the writings of Oscar Wilde, and an elephant stampede.

Busby Berkeley film director

Busby Berkeley was an American film director and musical choreographer.

Oscar Wilde 19th-century Irish poet, playwright and aesthete

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for homosexuality, imprisonment, and early death at age 46.

Composition

"Mobscene" is a nu metal song. [1]

Critical reception

In PopMatters , Lance Teegarden deemed "Mobscene" the best track on the band's greatest hits album Lest We Forget: The Best Of (2004), writing "Here Manson finds the little bit of irreverence he is looking for." Teegarden praised Sköld's production. [2] BuzzFeed's Richard James opined that the song "proves nu metal is the greatest gift to music ever". [3]

PopMatters is an international online magazine of cultural criticism that covers many aspects of popular culture. PopMatters publishes reviews, interviews, and detailed essays on most cultural products and expressions in areas such as music, television, films, books, video games, comics, sports, theater, visual arts, travel, and the Internet.

A greatest hits album, sometimes called a "best of" album or a catalog album, is a compilation of songs by a particular artist or band. Most often the track list contains previously released recordings with a high degree of notability. However, to increase the appeal, especially to people who already own the original release, it is common to include remixes or alternate takes of popular songs; sometimes even new material will function as bonus tracks. At times, a greatest hits compilation is the original album release for songs that have themselves been released as a single and charted successfully.

<i>Lest We Forget: The Best Of</i> 2004 greatest hits album by Marilyn Manson

Lest We Forget: The Best Of is the first greatest hits album by American rock band Marilyn Manson, released on September 28, 2004 by Interscope Records. The album was conceived by the band's eponymous vocalist as a "farewell compilation", and was originally going to feature a duet with Shirley Manson of Garbage. Upon its completion, neither singer was satisfied with the duet, and it remains unreleased. Instead, the band recorded a cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" (1989), which became the only new track on the album and was released as a single. The deluxe version of the record included a bonus DVD containing sixteen music videos, one of which was the previously unreleased uncensored version of the music video for "Saint" (2004).

Track listings

  1. "Mobscene"
  2. "Tainted Love" (Re-Tainted Interpretation)
  3. "Mobscene" (Rammstein's Sauerkraut Remix)
  4. "Paranoiac"
  1. "Mobscene"
  2. "Paranoiac"

Charts

Chart (2003)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) [4] 31
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) [5] 15
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) [6] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) [7] 38
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)4
Denmark (Tracklisten) [8] 7
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) [9] 16
France (SNEP) [10] 61
Germany (Official German Charts) [11] 20
Ireland (IRMA) [12] 27
Italy (FIMI) [13] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [14] 84
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [15] 32
Norway (VG-lista) [16] 20
Portugal (Billboard) [17] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE) [18] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [19] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) [20] 6
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)13
US Billboard Alternative Songs26
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks18

Related Research Articles

Tainted Love song by Gloria Jones

"Tainted Love" is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group the Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. It attained worldwide fame after being covered by Soft Cell in 1981 and has since been covered by numerous groups and artists.

Disposable Teens 2000 single by Marilyn Manson

"Disposable Teens" is a song by American industrial metal band Marilyn Manson. It was released on November 7, 2000 as the lead single from their fourth full-length studio album, Holy Wood (2000).

Personal Jesus song by Depeche Mode

"Personal Jesus" is a song by the English electronic band Depeche Mode, released on 28 August 1989 as the lead single from their seventh album, Violator (1990). It reached No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was their first to make the US Top 40 since 1984's "People Are People", and was their first gold-certified single in the US.

American rock band Marilyn Manson has released ten studio albums, one live album, one compilation album, two extended plays, twenty-nine singles, eight promotional singles, six video albums, and forty music videos.

The Beautiful People (song) song by Marilyn Manson

"The Beautiful People" is a song by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released as the lead single from the band's second studio album, Antichrist Superstar in September 1996. Classified as alternative metal, the song was written by frontman Marilyn Manson and Twiggy Ramirez, and was produced by Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie and Manson.

The Dope Show 1998 single by Marilyn Manson

"The Dope Show" is a song from Marilyn Manson's 1998 album Mechanical Animals, released in September of that year as the album's lead single. The lyrics were written by Marilyn Manson and the music composed by Twiggy Ramirez.

She Hates Me 2002 single by Puddle of Mudd

"She Hates Me", sometimes colloquially referred to as "She Fucking Hates Me", is a song by the band Puddle of Mudd. It was written in 1993 and released in 2002. It continued the group's popularity on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 13, though not as successful as the number five hit "Blurry". It also topped the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for one week in October. The popularity of "She Hates Me" made it become Puddle of Mudd's second single to sell over 500,000 copies in the United States, following "Blurry". The song peaked at number 14 in the UK Singles Chart, making it the group's third top 20 hit and won a 2004 ASCAP Pop Music Award.

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) song by Eurythmics

"Sweet Dreams " is a song written and performed by the British new wave music duo Eurythmics. The song is the title track of their album of the same name and was released as the fourth and final single from the album in early 1983. The song became their breakthrough hit, establishing the duo worldwide. Its music video helped to propel the song to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was the first single released by Eurythmics in the US.

This Is the New Shit 2003 single by Marilyn Manson

"This Is the New Shit" is a song by an American rock band Marilyn Manson. Written by Marilyn Manson, John 5 and Tim Sköld, with Manson and Sköld sharing co-production duties, it is the second track and second single from the band’s fifth studio album, The Golden Age of Grotesque. It has several new industrial beats that Tim Sköld added when he joined the band as the bassist in 2002. It was the most successful song from The Golden Age of Grotesque following "mOBSCENE". The UK release features the band's cover of the Geto Boys' "Mind of a Lunatic." British band Goldfrapp produced a remix of the song featured as the second track on the UK release. In 2015, the Canadian DJ and record producer Rezz released the new official remix of the song.

Dead in Hollywood 2002 single by Murderdolls

"Dead in Hollywood" is a song by horror punk band Murderdolls from their debut album Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls. The song is mainly a tribute to horror movies and their villains. The single reached number 54 on the UK Singles chart.

<i>Eat Me, Drink Me</i> 2007 studio album by Marilyn Manson

Eat Me, Drink Me is the sixth studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson, released on June 5, 2007 by Interscope Records. It was recorded in a rented home studio in Hollywood by lead vocalist Marilyn Manson and guitarist and bassist Tim Sköld, and was produced by Manson and Sköld. It was the band's first album not to be recorded as a five-piece, as John 5 departed from the group in 2004. Instead of replacing 5, Tim Sköld remained with bass and played guitar, and the band continued as a four-piece. Manson has stated that he sang most of the album lying down on the studio floor with his hands cupping the studio microphone, resulting in a very distinctive vocal sound. Of Sköld's compositions, a further two are said to have been turned into fully-fledged songs with lyrics, music and vocals completed but were not put onto album for fear of making it overwrought.

Tourniquet (Marilyn Manson song) 1997 single by Marilyn Manson

"Tourniquet" is the second major-label single by the band Marilyn Manson, from the second studio album Antichrist Superstar. The image this song conveys is that of the main character in a world of sorrow and self-pity, prior to his transformation into the Little Horn. It was written by frontman Marilyn Manson, co-founder Daisy Berkowitz and longtime bassist and guitarist Twiggy Ramirez. Like many other songs from Antichrist Superstar, the songs lyrics are based on a dream Manson had.

<i>The Nobodies</i> (song) song by Marilyn Manson

"The Nobodies" is a song by American industrial rock band Marilyn Manson. It is the third and final single from their fourth studio album, Holy Wood , released in 2000. The song addresses Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, perpetrators of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. The song's title is from a quote by John Lennon's murderer, Mark David Chapman, who once lamented that he "felt like a nobody."

The Fight Song (Marilyn Manson song) 2001 single by Marilyn Manson

"The Fight Song" is a song by American rock band Marilyn Manson, released in 2001. It is the second single from their fourth full-length studio album, Holy Wood .

Rock Is Dead (Marilyn Manson song) 1999 single by Marilyn Manson

"Rock Is Dead" is a song by American rock band Marilyn Manson, released as the third single from their third studio album, Mechanical Animals (1998). It was written by the band's eponymous frontman, along with bassist Twiggy Ramirez and keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy, and was produced by Manson, Michael Beinhorn and Sean Beavan. A glam rock and heavy metal track with elements of electronic music and grunge, the song features electric and bass guitars, keyboards, and live drums in its instrumentation. The song was featured on the soundtrack of the Wachowskis' film The Matrix (1999).

Long Hard Road Out of Hell 1997 single by Marilyn Manson

"Long Hard Road Out of Hell" is a song by American rock band Marilyn Manson and British trip hop band Sneaker Pimps, released as a single from the soundtrack to the 1997 motion picture Spawn. An arena rock and gothic rock song, "Long Hard Road Out of Hell" was written by Marilyn Manson and Twiggy Ramirez and produced by Manson and Sean Beavan. Its lyrics are about self-loathing and its title is derived from John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667). After the track was written, the Sneaker Pimps' Kelli Ali was recruited to perform background vocals on it, as the Spawn soundtrack featured collaborations between hard rock artists and electronic music artists. The Sneaker Pimps were dissatisfied with the final track and wanted a remix of it to be released as a single instead; conversely, Manson deemed it a personal favorite.

Against All Gods was a worldwide arena tour by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was the ninth tour the band embarked upon and the sixth to span over multiple legs. It was launched one month after in support of their compilation album, Lest We Forget: The Best Of, which was released on September 28, 2004 in the US. Beginning on October 27, 2004 and lasting until August 31, 2005, the tour included four legs spanning Europe, Japan and North America with a total of 64 completed shows.

Grotesk Burlesk Tour

Grotesk Burlesk was the ninth tour Marilyn Manson embarked on, under management of major record label Interscope Records. It was the band's fifth tour to span over multiple legs. The band was on tour from April 11, 2003 until January 3, 2004.

References

  1. James, Richard (August 5, 2014). "17 Tracks That Justify Your Secret Love Of Nu Metal". BuzzFeed . Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  2. Teegarden, Lance (January 4, 2005). "Marilyn Manson: Lest We Forget: The Best Of". PopMatters . Archived from the original on January 27, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  3. James, Richard (August 5, 2014). "17 Tracks That Justify Your Secret Love Of Nu Metal". BuzzFeed . Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  4. "Australian-charts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. "Austriancharts.at – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. "Ultratop.be – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. "Ultratop.be – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  8. "Danishcharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". Tracklisten.
  9. "Marilyn Manson: Mobscene" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. "Lescharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. "Musicline.de – Marilyn Manson Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  12. "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association . Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  13. "Italiancharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". Top Digital Download.
  14. "Dutchcharts.nl – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. "Charts.nz – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". Top 40 Singles.
  16. "Norwegiancharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". VG-lista.
  17. "Hits of the World". Billboard. May 24, 2003. ISSN   0006-2510 . Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  18. "Spanishcharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene" Canciones Top 50.
  19. "Swedishcharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". Singles Top 100.
  20. "Swisscharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Mobscene". Swiss Singles Chart.

MetroLyrics is a lyrics-dedicated website, founded in December 2002. The MetroLyrics database contains over 1 million songs performed by over 16,000 artists.

YouTube video-sharing service owned by Google

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.