Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids

Birth of the Anti-Christ [DVD]

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Back when future shock rocker Marilyn Manson was your average twenty-something Floridian who was trying to turn his rock & roll dreams into a career, he fronted Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids. Similar in style to the type of music that he would eventually take to the top of the charts in the late '90s, Manson's early band mixed theatrics with goth metal, and the 2000 DVD Birth of the Anti Christ features an early show of the group from 1990. Although the stage show is nowhere near what Manson would later achieve, several tracks that would later appear on his 1994 debut album, Portrait of an American Family, are included -- "Dope Hat," "Lunch Box," "Cyclops," and more. But you should be warned that his is not a pro-shot concert; it's filmed with a stationary, single video camera, yet the picture and sound are both surprisingly quite clear. Also included are extra bonuses such as a photo gallery, early rehearsal footage, a radio interview from around the time of Mechanical Animals, and an interview with a former girlfriend of Manson's.