I am a lover of all sorts of music but there have been three bands that have been with me starting at age 12 that I credit for the largest influence towards becoming who I am today! Whether it was directly or subconsciously, these three bands were always and still are there for me no matter what it is I am going through.
No matter if they influenced my imagination, my creativity side, or were simply my only friends during very hard times, good times or otherwise. They were always number one and still are!
Disclaimer! First I would like to note that EMDM is a very personal favorite of mine so I will probably get very fiesty when I share my own personal views, opinions, and thoughts upon it! So I’m going to ask in advance for you to excuse any and all that you may find to be wrong! But even if you do find me wrong–feel free to spark a challenge! It is a favourite debate! However I will not debate Mr. Manson’s love life with anyone! I see it how I do–and thats that! Which isn’t negative!
In September 28, 2004,
Mr. Manson’s so called “farewell compilation” was released! It is said that it was going to originally feature a duet with the lead from Band, Garbage, Shirley Manson. This did happen but neither Manson was happy with it so it was never released! Instead the band covered the song, “Personal Jesus” originally written & performed by Depeche Mode in 1989. This was the only single from the album as it was the only new song on it.
It is said that– Prior to the album’s release, Manson said that he was going to abandon music in favor of becoming a visual artist & pursuing other non-musical outlets. In
“You get frustrated sometimes when you know that your heart is really buried in your art, and you know more success equals being more mediocre. So you have to redefine success, and you can’t compete with people who don’t do what you do.”
However I feel the reasons were a mixture of this, Columbine, and issues with Dita Von Teese, but that is my personal opinion.