Eat Me, Drink Me (album)

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This article is about the album. For the song, see EAT ME, DRINK ME. For the energy drink, see Eat Me, Drink Me (drink).
Eat Me, Drink Me
Eat Me, Drink Me cover
Studio album by Marilyn Manson
Released June 5, 2007
Recorded October 31, 2006–February 26, 2007 in Beverly Hills and Hollywood, California
Genre Alternative rock, industrial rock, alternative metal
Length 52:22
Label Interscope
Producer Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold
Media

Buy Eat Me, Drink Me as MP3 album
Order Eat Me, Drink Me CD
Professional reviews
  • Allmusic 3/5 stars link
  • Entertainment Weekly B link
  • Metal Hammer 2.5/5 stars
  • Rocklouder 4/5 stars link
  • Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link
  • Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars link
  • Stylus D+ link
Analysis and Interpretations

EAT ME, DRINK ME (Nachtkabarett)

Marilyn Manson chronology
The Nobodies: 2005 Against All Gods Mix
(2005)
Eat Me, Drink Me
(2007)
iTunes Essentials: Marilyn Manson
(2007)

Eat Me, Drink Me is the sixth studio album by Marilyn Manson, released worldwide on June 5, 2007 by Interscope Records. Eat Me, Drink Me was recorded from late October 31, 2006 through early February 26, 2007 at a rented home studio in Beverly Hills, California, and in the neighboring Hollywood, California, in collaboration with Tim Skold who is responsible for composing all music on the album. It was produced by Manson and Skold, and mixed by Sean Beavan. Eat Me, Drink Me is currently the band's shortest running studio album (though it is not the absolute shortest release by the band).

Contents

[edit] Background information

[edit] Manson on Eat Me, Drink Me

"I feel as if there's more like three albums' worth of material, [because] I don't want to cram a long record into a place that doesn't have the attention span for that... I'd like to return to the old-fashioned records that had eight or nine songs [that] were all very important. Not to say that I made records that had filler material. They were all based around a central idea, and the central idea in this one is my pain and its ability to be unashamed to repeat itself."

—Marilyn Manson, MTV News


"[The songs] are clearly written to seduce somebody... I don't want people to think that the record is some kind of exploitation of my personal life. At the same time, it also represents exactly who I am and what I feel... I really wanted to be a singer on this album. This is very earnest and uncalculated and raw, in the sense that I know I'm fucked up, and I'm really not ashamed of it."

—Marilyn Manson, Rolling Stone

"This is the record I've worked all my life to get to. You always have to transform, or you can’t continue as an artist, and this record has been the biggest transformation for me... It’s better heard than described... On this record I really wanted to sing, and that has to come from a naked, emotional place. It's not a record about me crying, or songs about my woes, but I think this record will probably speak to more people in different ways, because of its total human element... If I had to do a record review, I’d say it’s got a cannibal, consumption, obsessive, violent-sex, romance angle, but with an upbeat swing to it... The album's title [Eat Me, Drink Me] was also inspired by that story several years back of the German man who put out an ad that he wanted to be eaten, and the man who ate him. Although I can't relate to the relationship those two had, I found the story very compelling in a romantic way."

—Marilyn Manson, Revolver

The singer also referred to the album as "very guitar-oriented and very melodic", and as featuring "various unconventional forms of percussion". He has also called it a romantic album, whose lyrical content involves "the unfulfilled yearning to be in another time or another place where you feel like you would fit in better".

[edit] Recent events

On February 26, 2007, MarilynManson.com revealed the opinion of Rolling Stone upon first hearing the album as being:

"Things got really interesting on Saturday when the Smoking Section drove out to the Valley at the behest of Marilyn Manson. The S.S. joined Manson in his rec room where we worked our way down the belly of a bottle of German absinthe and were blown away as Manson debuted his new album, Eat Me, Drink Me. The key cut is "If I Was Your Vampire," a six-minute epic with the lyric "The hole is where the heart is." If anyone thought Manson was down for the count, think again."

Since then Manson has appeared in Rolling Stone three times - the March article 'Manson's Dark Return', a further paragraph from the Smoking Section and a mention in the 50 Albums to Look Forward to This Summer issue. Other publications to include original content with Manson are the April issue of Rock Sound, the May issue of Revolver and an interview in French newspaper La Parisein.

To promote the album Manson has traveled to France, England and Germany where he has held both press conferences and listening parties. Similar listening parties for journalists and fan club administrators have taken and are planned to take place in other European countries and America. Measures taken to prevent an unauthorized recording or copy of the album leaking have included bag searching and the prohibition of recording devices and mobile phones.

[edit] Recording details

Manson began his singing on the album in November 2005 but was focused on his film Phantasmagoria, the process of opening an art gallery and personal troubles relating to his marriage. It was after opening the gallery that Manson really began his contribution as a singer by working out melodies and structures around Skold's already existing compositions, writing lyrics quickly and usually recording on the same day. One result of this is that the album features six guitar solos from Tim Skold and many other guitar while bass and keyboards feature much less than on a usual Marilyn Manson release. Sonically the album is predominantly mid-tempo and is said to be Manson's most melodic work to date. Manson has since revealed that he sang most of the album laying down on the studio floor with his hands cupping the studio microphone, resulting in a very distinctive vocal sound.

[edit] Promotion

On April 16, 2007, "If I Was Your Vampire" was made available for streaming on Marilyn Manson's newly created official MySpace account. Also revealed was the album's cover art that appeared in the player. Hours later the cover art was confirmed in an Interscope press release sent to select music distributors.

On April 18, 2007 Marilyn Manson opened an official account on VampireFreaks.com, probably in order to promote the album's running "vampire" theme to a suitable community.

On May 18, 2007, the official booklet of Eat Me, Drink Me was posted on Marilyn Manson's official website in its entirety.

An official Eat Me, Drink Me mini-site was discovered through a link found in the Europe "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" single. The site contained lyrics, an art gallery, a mosaic, and the ability to stream up to two tracks per day starting on May 28, 2007. Upon completion of the mosaic, an Eat Me, Drink Me wallpaper becomes available for download, and three preview tracks ("Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)", "If I Was Your Vampire", and "Evidence") become available for streaming.

On May 23, 2007, Marilyn Manson and Tim Skold appeared on UK radio station Radio 1 to discuss Eat Me, Drink Me, and performed two acoustic songs; one a rendition of "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" and the other a Justin Timberlake cover titled "What Goes Around... Comes Around".

On May 31, 2007, for a limited time the entire album was made available via MySpace.

Manson also appeared on the Henry Rollins Show in April for additional promotion.

[edit] Themes

According to Manson, vampirism is just one of the dark themes running through Eat Me, Drink Me. "If I had to do a record review, I'd say it's got a cannibal, consumption, obsessive, violent-sex, romance angle, but with an upbeat swing to it." Aside from the obvious Lewis Carroll and Jesus Christ references, Manson says the album's title was also inspired by the story of Armin Meiwes, who placed an ad online for a person consenting to be eaten. "Although I can't relate to the relationship those two had, I found the story very compelling in a romantic way. I think a lot of people wouldn't look at it as romantic, but it was to them in some sick way, and it is to me in some sick way, too".

[edit] Track listing

  1. "If I Was Your Vampire" (Manson/Skold) – 5:56
  2. "Putting Holes in Happiness" (Manson/Skold) – 4:31
  3. "The Red Carpet Grave" (Manson/Skold) – 4:05
  4. "They Said That Hell's Not Hot" (Manson/Skold) – 4:17
  5. "Just a Car Crash Away" (Manson/Skold) – 4:55
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Manson/Skold) – 5:05
  7. "Evidence" (Manson/Skold) – 5:19
  8. "Are You the Rabbit?" (Manson/Skold) – 4:14
  9. "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" (Manson/Skold) – 3:52
  10. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" (Manson/Skold) – 4:24
  11. "EAT ME, DRINK ME" (Manson/Skold) – 5:40

[edit] Bonus tracks

  1. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Inhuman Remix by Jade E Puget) (Bonus Track on all versions) – 4:09
  2. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Space Cowboy Remix) (Japan/UK Bonus Track) – 5:22
  3. "Putting Holes in Happiness" (Acoustic Version) (Japan Bonus Track) – 4:10
  4. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Penetrate the Canvas Mix by Tretcher Collins) (Best Buy Bonus Track) – 4:48

[edit] Versions

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  1. "If I Was Your Vampire" – 5:56
  2. "Putting Holes in Happiness" – 4:31
  3. "The Red Carpet Grave" – 4:05
  4. "They Said That Hell's Not Hot" – 4:17
  5. "Just a Car Crash Away" – 4:55
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" – 5:05
  7. "Evidence" – 5:19
  8. "Are You the Rabbit?" – 4:14
  9. "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" – 3:52
  10. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" – 4:24
  11. "EAT ME, DRINK ME" – 5:40
  12. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Inhuman Remix by Jade E Puget) – 4:07
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  1. "If I Was Your Vampire" – 5:56
  2. "Putting Holes in Happiness" – 4:31
  3. "The Red Carpet Grave" – 4:05
  4. "They Said That Hell's Not Hot" – 4:17
  5. "Just a Car Crash Away" – 4:55
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" – 5:05
  7. "Evidence" – 5:19
  8. "Are You the Rabbit?" – 4:14
  9. "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" – 3:52
  10. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" – 4:24
  11. "EAT ME, DRINK ME" – 5:40
  12. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Inhuman Remix by Jade E Puget) – 4:07
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  1. "If I Was Your Vampire" – 5:56
  2. "Putting Holes in Happiness" – 4:31
  3. "The Red Carpet Grave" – 4:05
  4. "They Said That Hell's Not Hot" – 4:17
  5. "Just a Car Crash Away" – 4:55
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" – 5:05
  7. "Evidence" – 5:19
  8. "Are You the Rabbit?" – 4:14
  9. "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" – 3:52
  10. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" – 4:24
  11. "EAT ME, DRINK ME" – 5:40
  12. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Inhuman Remix by Jade E Puget) – 4:07
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A Side:

  1. "If I Was Your Vampire" – 5:56
  2. "Putting Holes in Happiness" – 4:31
  3. "The Red Carpet Grave" – 4:05
  4. "They Said That Hell's Not Hot" – 4:17
  5. "Just a Car Crash Away" – 4:55
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" – 5:05

B Side:

  1. "Evidence" – 5:19
  2. "Are You the Rabbit?" – 4:14
  3. "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" – 3:52
  4. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" – 4:24
  5. "EAT ME, DRINK ME" – 5:40
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Inhuman Remix by Jade E Puget) – 4:07
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  1. "If I Was Your Vampire" – 5:56
  2. "Putting Holes in Happiness" – 4:31
  3. "The Red Carpet Grave" – 4:05
  4. "They Said That Hell's Not Hot" – 4:17
  5. "Just a Car Crash Away" – 4:55
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" – 5:05
  7. "Evidence" – 5:19
  8. "Are You the Rabbit?" – 4:14
  9. "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" – 3:52
  10. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" – 4:24
  11. "EAT ME, DRINK ME" – 5:40
  12. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Inhuman Remix by Jade E Puget) – 4:07
  13. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Space Cowboy Remix) – 5:24
  14. "Putting Holes in Happiness" (Acoustic Version) – 4:10
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CD:

  1. "If I Was Your Vampire" – 5:56
  2. "Putting Holes in Happiness" – 4:31
  3. "The Red Carpet Grave" – 4:05
  4. "They Said That Hell's Not Hot" – 4:17
  5. "Just a Car Crash Away" – 4:55
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" – 5:05
  7. "Evidence" – 5:19
  8. "Are You the Rabbit?" – 4:14
  9. "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" – 3:52
  10. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" – 4:24
  11. "EAT ME, DRINK ME" – 5:40
  12. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Inhuman Remix by Jade E Puget) – 4:07
  13. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Space Cowboy Remix) – 5:24
  14. "Putting Holes in Happiness" (Acoustic Version) – 4:10

DVD: VISUAL

  1. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (explicit video) - 7:24
  2. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (clean video) - 3:32
  3. "Putting Holes in Happiness" (video) - 3:57
  4. Track by Track Interview - 29:03

AUDIO

  1. "Putting Holes in Happiness" (Boys Noize Remix) - 5:36
  2. "Putting Holes in Happiness" (Robots to Mars Remix) - 5:00
  3. "Putting Holes in Happiness" (Guitar Hero Remix) - 3:43
  4. "Putting Holes in Happiness" (Ginger Fish Remix) - 4:22
  5. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Penetrate The Canvas Remix) - 4:48
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Hamel Remix) - 7:03
  7. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" (Adam Freeland Remix) - 6:28
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  1. "If I Was Your Vampire" – 5:56
  2. "Putting Holes in Happiness" – 4:31
  3. "The Red Carpet Grave" – 4:05
  4. "They Said That Hell's Not Hot" – 4:17
  5. "Just a Car Crash Away" – 4:55
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" – 5:05
  7. "Evidence" – 5:19
  8. "Are You the Rabbit?" – 4:14
  9. "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" – 3:52
  10. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" – 4:24
  11. "EAT ME, DRINK ME" – 5:40
  12. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Inhuman Remix by Jade E Puget) – 4:07
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  1. "If I Was Your Vampire" – 5:56
  2. "Putting Holes in Happiness" – 4:31
  3. "The Red Carpet Grave" – 4:05
  4. "They Said That Hell's Not Hot" – 4:17
  5. "Just a Car Crash Away" – 4:55
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" – 5:05

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  1. "Evidence" – 5:19
  2. "Are You the Rabbit?" – 4:14
  3. "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" – 3:52
  4. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" – 4:24
  5. "EAT ME, DRINK ME" – 5:40
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Inhuman Remix by Jade E Puget) – 4:07
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  1. "If I Was Your Vampire" – 5:56
  2. "Putting Holes in Happiness" – 4:31
  3. "The Red Carpet Grave" – 4:05
  4. "They Said That Hell's Not Hot" – 4:17
  5. "Just a Car Crash Away" – 4:55
  6. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" – 5:05
  7. "Evidence" – 5:19
  8. "Are You the Rabbit?" – 4:14
  9. "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" – 3:52
  10. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" – 4:24
  11. "EAT ME, DRINK ME" – 5:40
  12. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Inhuman Remix by Jade E Puget) – 4:07
  13. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Space Cowboy Remix) – 5:24

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  1. "EPK 2007" (Interviews) – 25:00
  2. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" video (long version) - 7:24
  3. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" video (blood edit version) - 5:03
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  2. "If I Was Your Vampire" - 5:56
  3. "Evidence" - 5:19
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May 2007


  1. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" video (director's cut) - 7:26
  2. "Eat Me, Drink Me Interview EPK" - 29:07

[edit] Album credits

Marilyn Manson: I would like to thank the loyal few that waited, at the far end of the abyss, for me to make this record. My mother and father, my best friends (you know who you are). Tony, Bobby and everyone else who has forgiven me for my wrongdoings. This record is dedicated to those who stood by me. Most of all, this is for Evan.

Tim Skold: I would like to thank Lennart, Ase, Linda, Erin, Ken and Kay, Stephen Sessa, Ken TJ Gordon, Matty Barrato, GRM Tools.

Produced by: Marilyn Manson and Tim Skold. All songs written by Marilyn Manson & Tim Skold. Mixed by Sean Beavan for SOS Management. Mastered at Marcussen Mastering.
Performed by Marilyn Manson and Tim Skold. Recorded, engineered, and programmed by Tim Skold. TRACK 12: Inhuman Remix by Jade e Puget TRACK 13: Remixed and additional production by Space Cowboy for Space Cowboy Entertainment.
All songs: ©2007 EMI Blackwood Music, Songs Of Golgotha Music (BMI), 120050 Publishing (BMI), (P)2007 Interscope Records.
Photo Credits: Front Cover: Nela Koenig. Back Cover: Anthony Silva. Inside Photos: Perou, Nela Koenig, Manson. All Polaroids by MM and ERW.
Heart-Shaped Eyes self-portrait by Manson. Art direction and design by Marilyn Manson and Liam Ward.
Management: Tony Ciulla at Ciulla Management. Business Management: David Weisse @ Weisse & Associates Inc. A&R: Mark Williams @ Interscope Records.
Booking agents: Rick Roskin, Chris Dalston, Emma Banks @ CAA.

[edit] Cover gallery

[edit] Personnel

  • Marilyn Manson – vocals, percussion, lyrics, producer, photography, polaroid photography, art direction and design
  • Tim Skold – guitars, bass, keyboards, music, engineering, programming, producer
  • Sean Beavan – mixing
  • Perou – photography
  • Nela Koenig – photography
  • Anthony Silva – photography
  • Evan Rachel Wood – polaroid photography
  • Liam Wood – art direction and design

[edit] Trivia

  • A download card was released with the album in Hot Topic stores in 2007, which allowed downloadable bonus tracks. Most of which were availible on the album's international versions and respective singles.
  • When promotion for Lest We Forget concluded the band returned to the studio and recorded eight embryonic songs – some of which had vocals, and one notably a tribute to Andy Warhol. They were the starting stages for the recording of the album.
  • Manson cited this as his most personal and important album of his work (as of 2007).
  • The album's working titles were "When the Heart Guides the Hand" and "Putting Holes in Happiness".

[edit] External links

Marilyn Manson discography
Studio albums Portrait of an American FamilyAntichrist SuperstarMechanical AnimalsHoly Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)The Golden Age of GrotesqueEat Me, Drink MeThe High End of LowBorn VillainNinth studio album
EPs Smells Like ChildrenRemix & RepentThe Nobodies: 2005 Against All Gods MixHot Topic download cardSlo-Mo-Tion Remix EP
Demos The Raw Boned PsalmsThe Beaver Meat Cleaver BeatBig Black BusGrist-o-LineLunchboxAfter School SpecialThriftLive as HellThe Family JamsRefrigeratorThe Manson Family Album
Compilations The Last Tour on EarthLunch Boxes & Choklit CowsLest We Forget (The Best of)iTunes Essentials: Marilyn MansonSecond remasters compilationLost & Found