With its relentless but danceable industrial beat and death metal guitars, "Lunchbox" was one of the standouts on Marilyn Manson's debut album, Portrait of an American Family. For its single, "Lunchbox" was paired with a cover of Gary Numan's "Down in the Park" and four reworked versions of the title track -- "Next Motherfucker," "Brown Bag," "Metal," and "Lunchbox (Highschool Drop-Outs)." Apart from the latter, which is a radio edit of "Lunchbox," the remixes are fairly intriguing, but the single remains of interest primarily to hardcore Manson collectors, not casual fans.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine