1996

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"1996"
1996 cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Antichrist Superstar
Released October 8, 1996
Recorded 1996 at Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana
Genre Industrial metal, heavy metal
Length 4:01
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Twiggy, Daisy Berkowitz
Producer Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie, Marilyn Manson
Media


"1996" is the thirteenth track on Marilyn Manson's second studio album, Antichrist Superstar. It was recorded at Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana during 1996, and was released on October 8, 1996. Both the song's lyrics and music were culled from older poems and demos, respectively.

Appearances[edit]

  • Antichrist Superstar – "1996" made its first appearance on this 1996 album.

Versions[edit]

  • "1996" – The album version of this song appears on Antichrist Superstar.
  • "1996" (Spoken) – A live performance of "1996" appears in the band's first commercial film, Dead to the World, in which Manson recites the song's lyrics as a spoken piece.
  • "1996" (Demo) – previously unreleased version but put online by Scott Putesky in 2011 and appears on Antichrist Final Songs.

Demo version[edit]

 


Lyrics[edit]

   anti choice
   anti girl
   I am the anti-flag unfurled
   anti white and anti man
   I got the anti-future plan
   anti fascist
   anti mod
   I am the anti-music god
   anti sober
   anti whore
   there will never be enough of anti more
   I can't believe in the things
   that don't believe in me
   now it's your turn to see what I hate about me
   anti people now you've gone too far
   here's your antichrist superstar
   anti money
   anti hate
   anti things I fucked and ate
   anti cop
   anti fun
   here is my anti-president gun
   anti Satan
   anti black
   anti world is on my back
   anti gay and anti dope
   I am the faggot anti-pope
   I can't believe in the things
   that don't believe in me
   now it's your turn to see what I hate about me
   anti people now you've gone too far
   here's your antichrist superstar
   anti peace
   anti life
   anti husband, anti wife
   anti song and anti me
   I don't deserve a chance to be
   anti people now you've gone too far
   here's your antichrist superstar

Trivia[edit]

  • "1996" features the same riff as "She's Not My Girlfriend", a song from Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids' 1990 cassette Grist-o-Line, albeit played faster. Curiously, Twiggy is given sole credit for writing "1996", despite Scott Putesky having composed the recycled riff in question several years before Twiggy had joined the band.Scott Putesky said in 2011: "I would change "1996" to "She's Not My Girlfriend. Twiggy Ramirez actually ripped off the riff that Gidget Gein came up with on "She's Not My Girlfriend, and there was legal action over that. I would rather have done "She's Not My Girlfriend" than the new twist on it, "1996." [1]
  • The line "light a candle for the sinners, set the world on fire" that is spoken in the beginning of the song is taken from a poem Manson wrote entitled "Stained Glass".

Personnel[edit]