Irresponsible Hate Anthem

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"Irresponsible Hate Anthem"
Irresponsible Hate Anthem cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Antichrist Superstar
Released October 8, 1996
Recorded 1996 at Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana
Genre Industrial metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal
Length 4:17
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson, Twiggy Ramirez
Composer Daisy Berkowitz, Madonna Wayne Gacy
Producer Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie, Marilyn Manson
Media

"Irresponsible Hate Anthem" is the first track on the 1996 release Antichrist Superstar. The song attracted attention due to the liner notes of Antichrist Superstar, which state that [Irresponsible Hate Anthem was recorded live on February 14, 1997], despite the fact that the album was released on October 8, 1996 and is a studio recording.

As the album is cyclical, with both opening and closing seconds including the distorted phrase "When you are suffering, know that I have betrayed you," when the album is placed on loop, the pacing between these sentences on "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" matches that of the additional distorted recitation found in the preceding, ninety-ninth track. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" also contains an additional opening chant, "And all the children sing: 'We hate love, we love hate.'"

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February 14, 1997[edit]

When asked by Guitar World about Zim Zum, who had recently joined the band, Marilyn Manson claimed "He plays the first track on the album, which is a live track. It hasn't really been recorded yet," in reference to "Irresponsible Hate Anthem," with Twiggy Ramirez adding, "We figured out time travel." Manson goes on to explain, "Our keyboardist uses his computer with a lot of old Hebrew Kabbalism and numerology, complicated equations that only he understands. But that, combined with extreme drug abuse, has given us the ability to capture and record things from different eras. We recorded "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" in February of next year."[1]

Lyrics[edit]

  I am so all-american, I'd sell you suicide
  I am totalitarian, I've got abortions in my eyes
  I hate the hater, I'd rape the raper
  I am the animal who will not be himself
  fuck it
  Hey victim, should I black your eyes again?
  Hey victim,
  you were the one who put the stick in my hand
  I am the ism, my hate's a prism
  let's just kill everyone and let your god sort them out
  fuck it
  everybody's someone else's nigger/I know you are so am I
  I wasn't born with enough middle fingers/
  I don't need to choose a side
  I better, better, better, better not say this
  better, better, better, better not tell
  I hate the hater, I'd rape the raper
  I am the idiot who will not be himself
  fuck it
  everybody's someone else's nigger/I know you are so am I
  I wasn't born with enough middle fingers/
  I don't need to choose a side

Trivia[edit]

  • The song has been played on every tour since the Smells Like Children tour in 1995/1996, A year before the official release.
  • The song was composed in 1994, over 2 years before the official release.

References[edit]

  1. Guitar World interview with Marilyn Manson and Twiggy Ramirez. September 1996.