Marilyn Manson

Remix & Repent

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Perhaps to prepare fans for their next release (produced by Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan), Marilyn Manson decided to release a five-track EP of dance remixes and live songs. Diehard fans starved for more Manson product will eat it up...The group does show that they have what it takes to come up with sometimes interesting dance makeovers of popular songs (such as "The Horrible People," a reworking of their hit "The Beautiful People"), but the originals are better and definitive. You'll also find a pair of live tracks, "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World" and "Antichrist Superstar," which catch the band in all of their shock-rock glory. And closing the mini-album is a mellow acoustic piece (consisting of just guitar and voice, with a few sound effects here and there) entitled "Man That You Fear," which is a departure from their usual sound. If you're an M.M. completist, you'll want a copy...

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