Samples in Marilyn Manson songs

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Marilyn Manson has sampled numerous parts of songs, movies, and other audio into its songs. This page will attempt to catalog each usage.

Demos[edit]

The Beaver Meat Cleaver Beat[edit]

"Red (in My) Head" samples:

  • "He didn't exactly kill her, it was an accident" said by Layne (Crispin Glover) from the 1986 film River's Edge
  • "I killed a girl once, it was no accident, I was in love" said by Feck (Dennis Hopper) from the 1986 film River's Edge
  • "He's still killing her" said by Matt (Keanu Reeves) and Tim's (Joshua Miller) little sister from the 1986 film River's Edge
  • "I mean they're evil, you had to kill her" said by Layne (Crispin Glover) from the 1986 film River's Edge

Grist-o-Line[edit]

"Dune Buggy" samples:

  • Tex Watson saying, "We would swoop down on the town, and kill everyone that wasn't beautiful."

After School Special[edit]

"Choklit Factory" samples:

  • "There was a strange man there, I think he was a tinker. He stood right behind me looking up at the factory, and just before he left he said, 'nobody ever comes in and nobody ever goes out.'" said to Grandpa Joe by Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • "Where's the chocolate?" said by Violet Beauregarde (Denise Nickerson) from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • "Little surprises around every corner but nothing dangerous!" said by Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • "Don't lose your head," then, "well, almost everything" said to Augustus Gloop by Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

The Family Jams[edit]

"Dope Hat" samples:

  • A keyboard effect from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
  • An interviewer saying, "Manson Family, your friends," followed by Charles Manson's response, "The Manson Family was a music group. The music group I had was called The Family Jams, and all the girls sang in the music group, and all the guys played in the music group. It had nothing to do with the occult, it was a music group!"
  • "Who put the goddamn hat on the bed?" said by Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon) from the 1989 film Drugstore Cowboy]
  • "The Great HooDoo will perform a feat of prestidigitation" said by Magician Horatio HooDoo (Charles Nelson Reilly) from the 1971 television series Lidsville
  • "Prepare to meet your doom!" said by Magician Horatio HooDoo from the 1971 television series Lidsville
  • "Hahahahahaha." said by Magician Horatio HooDoo from the 1971 children's television series Lidsville

"Strange Same Dogma" samples:

  • "Burn, you fucker, burn!" said by Connie Marble (Mink Stole) in the 1972 film Pink Flamingos
  • "We can surprise him," from the 1972 film Pink Flamingos.
  • "This is unreal," said by Layne (Crispin Glover) from the 1986 film River's Edge.

"Let Your Ego Die" samples:

  • "I said you fucking die" said by Black Francis of the alternative rock band the Pixies (one of Manson's favourite band's at the time) to bassist Kim Deal on an untitled track on the bands' 1988 album Surfer Rosa.

Refrigerator[edit]

"Cake and Sodomy" samples:

  • "Help!"
  • "White trash" said by Peggy Gravel (Mink Stole) from the 1977 film Desperate Living

"Lunchbox" samples:

"My Monkey" samples:

  • Charles Manson saying, "The world of madness is a lot bigger than the world of saneness," taken from The Charles Manson Interviews.
  • Charles Manson saying, "Sanity's a little box," taken from The Charles Manson Interviews.
  • Charles Manson laughs and says, "I sing like this!" taken from The Charles Manson Interviews.
  • Charles Manson saying, "I'm the king of this whole planet... I'm gonna rule this whole world," taken from The Charles Manson Interviews.

"Misery Machine" samples:

  • Velma (Pat Stevens) asking, "Uh, oh... Why is the motor making that strange noise?" followed by Fred (Frank Welker)'s response, "I don't know Velma, and I don't like it," taken from the 1976 children's television series The Scooby-Doo Show.
  • Shaggy (Casey Kasem) asking, "Where are we?" followed by Scooby (Don Messick)'s response, "I don't know..... Uh-uh, oh my gosh!"
  • James Brown singing, "I'm gonna ride you to Hell, until you are dead. I'm gonna ride you to Hell, until you..." from the song King Heroin.

Studio Albums[edit]

Portrait of an American Family[edit]

"Cake and Sodomy" samples:

"Lunchbox" samples:

  • A woman saying "It's just one more way that Satan strangles our society.".
  • "Fire" and "I bring you..." from the 1968 song "Fire" by Arthur Brown (featured on The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
  • "It's the most beautiful thing. It's beautiful to be made into a tattletale or forced to admire authority or sell yourself for a piece of candy." said by Paul (Marlon Brando) from the 1972 film Last Tango in Paris
  • "I'm making my lunch!" said by Crispin Glover from the 1990 film Wild at Heart(1990)

"Organ Grinder" samples:

  • "Come along." said by The Child Catcher from the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • "Come and get your lollipops." said by The Child Catcher from the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • "If there are children here, my friend, you will die, hahahaha!" said by The Child Catcher from the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

"Dope Hat" samples:

  • "Who put the goddamn hat on the bed?" said by Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon) from the 1989 film Drugstore Cowboy
  • "The Great HooDoo will perform a feat of prestidigitation" said by Magician Horatio HooDoo (Charles Nelson Reilly) from the 1971 television series Lidsville
  • "Prepare to meet your doom!" said by Magician Horatio HooDoo from the 1971 television series Lidsville
  • "Hahahahahaha." said by Magician Horatio HooDoo from the 1971 children's television series Lidsville

"Get Your Gunn" samples:

  • "No... no... don't... this is gonna hurt someone..." and various screams from the live broadcast of Bud Dwyer shooting himself during a press conference.

"Wrapped in Plastic" samples:

  • "Come here Laura" said by The Man from Another Place (Michael J. Anderson) in the 1990s television series Twin Peaks
  • "Meanwhile" and screaming from the final episode of the 1990s television series Twin Peaks'

"Dogma" samples:

  • "Burn, you fucker, burn!" said by Connie Marble (Mink Stole) in the 1972 film Pink Flamingos
  • "They're afraid of the dark, imagine that. Come on mother, I want you to meet my friend!" said by Paul (Marlon Brando) from the 1972 film Last Tango in Paris
  • "You are so pretty."

"Snake Eyes and Sissies" samples:

  • "Killing is killing whether done for duty, profit or fun," said by Richard Ramirez during a court appearance.
  • The resonating synth sound, by The Electronic Halloween Music Ghosts.

"My Monkey samples:

  • "Why are the children doing what they're doing? Why does a child reach up and kill his mom and dad and murder his two little sisters and then cut his throat?" said by Charles Manson
  • "Raise up children, kill your moms and dads?" said by Charles Manson
  • "...where nothing is real but the medication and their numbers and then they cut their wrists and write 'I love you God' all over the walls and hang themselves on the ventilators." said by Charles Manson
  • "Sanity is a little box." said by Charles Manson
  • "...make you." said by Charles Manson
  • "...break you." said by Charles Manson
  • "Look out" taken from the song "Helter Sketler" covered by Charles Manson

"Misery Machine" samples:

  • "I would like to face reality, let me tell you there's over three-thousand groups operating in this country today and the number is growing. As Christians we gotta take on the armor of Christ and go to battle against Satan.", source unknown
  • "Beep beep. Beep beep. His horn went beep beep beep." taken from the song "Beep Beep" by The Playmates
  • "Go home to your mother, doesn't she ever watch you? Tell her this isn't some communist day care center. Tell your mother I hate her, tell you mother I hate you." said by Peggy Gravel (Mink Stole) from the 1977 film Desperate Living
  • A phone ringing (from the same film; in fact, the ring directly follows the above speech.)
  • A message left on the Spooky Kids answering machine by an angry mom, saying "I want my son off of your mailing list. I have already contacted the post office for your pornographic material that has been received in the mail. My next stop is my attorney. I do not want this number called anymore and do not want anything delivered to my address. If I receive anything else from this band or this group, my next phone call will be my attorney and you will be contacted. Thank you and good bye."

Antichrist Superstar[edit]

"The Beautiful People" samples:

  • Tex Watson saying, "We would swoop down on the town, and kill everyone that wasn't beautiful."

"Tourniquet" samples:

  • "This is my lowest point of vulnerability" said by Marilyn Manson. According to page 237 of The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, he recorded the sample alone in the New Orleans studio while in the depths of his AS-recording-period depression, and time-inverted the waveform to create "a distress call heard by no one but myself". Interestingly, in this passage from his autobiography Manson writes that the words he spoke were "This is my most vulnerable moment", which differs from the message actually produced by reversing the audio. [1]
  • "Perhaps I have weakened her body. I want to control her." said by Marilyn Manson

"Minute of Decay" samples:

  • "From a dead man, greetings," from the 1984 film Nineteen Eighty-Four, based on the novel by George Orwell.

Mechanical Animals[edit]

"I Want to Disappear" samples:

  • "Now children it's time for recess, please roll up your sleeves," from the 1980 film Brave New World

The Last Tour on Earth[edit]

"Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes" samples:

  • "And to die in dignity. Sing to the..." backmasked in the first few seconds of the song, sang by children in 1984 film Nineteen Eighty-Four, based on the novel by George Orwell.

Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)[edit]

"The Love Song" samples:

  • "Last night... I think he should have suffered... longer," said by Marguerite Claverie in reference to the death of her son Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of United States President John F. Kennedy.

"The Death Song" samples:

  • "(You reign now) in heaven with Jesus our King" from "Immaculate Mary - Lourdes Hymn".

"Coma Black" samples:

  • "A loved one laid his head in her lap, red roses fell to the floor, and the world stood still."

"Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing) samples:

  • A six shooter being loaded and fired.

The Golden Age of Grotesque[edit]

"Thaeter" samples:

  • During seconds 14 - 17 of the album version of "Theater" (youtube) a squeaking sound is heard. This is the sound of Marcello Mastroianni's hands rubbing against a car window in Federico Fellini's (youtube).

"Spade" samples:

  • "Both of us aren't going to last. I'm not going to talk to him. I tell him to feel while I have a bad idea about doing this. He molds and twists trying to keep back the feelings welling up and up. But I realize why he did this to me." taken from an instructional video on breaking up aimed at women stuck in a controlling or abusive relationship.

"Obsequey (The Death of Art)" samples:

  • "They taste tension because it is their life. Chrome complemental. Stop Looking for ourselves. Bored towards most of it. We have grown to complain. The hole we have to fuck her. I'm still captive, hide in the distortion. It's a shame I'm still expected to wave. Though we have no disgruntled. We are lower girls. Man, girls, good evening. Nothing is more propaganda than the world. Tired of them stabbing. I am a... Forever but still I am a door to all of the worst who are jittery. Crazy people pretend me to not give a fuck. And we are made of a dry contact, without the people we aren't alive. We are cows scraping up our genitals, we saved our best milk. Propaganda is not done. Break down me. Then the faces will evolve. Let's just see the only child . The bored are to be of devoured, but not you," from the 1963 film .
  • "Let's see what we will bring. We will hide. We have grown just to die. Does it... Their propaganda is not heavy. I have grown bored with their best milk. Evolve. Contact them. Complimental. Tell them to hide. Bored out of this world. No one will answer us. Girls. No one is more abnormal or unimportant than, like them. I tried, I fucked them still. No more establishing. Bored. Don't accept them. About. Our life. Chrome. Bite their bullet. There is fresh something. But all I'm trying to do. Is about their lifestyle is fucked. Without those people we grow disgruntled. Propaganda has always worked. They are very dull. I expected their lives. Girls. There has to be something," also from the 1963 film .

Eat Me, Drink Me[edit]

"Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery samples:

"You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" samples:

  • "Pants can always come off, pants can always come off." said by Marilyn Manson
  • "Pussy, pussy, pussy..." said by Marilyn Manson (can be heard in the right speaker just after the "pants come off" sample)

"EAT ME, DRINK ME" samples:

  • "I hear voices in my head." said by Marilyn Manson

The High End of Low[edit]

"Four Rusted Horses" samples:

  • Speech at the end of its first chorus, and through some of the following verse.

"WOW" samples:

  • A woman speaking in German, at both the beginning and ending of the song.
    • "Du küsst mich und berührst mich," meaning "You kiss me and touch me."
    • "Es fühlt sich gut an," meaning "It feels good."
    • "Es fühlt sich so gut an," meaning "It feels so good."
    • "Ich will einfach mit dir zusammen sein," meaning "I just want to be with you."
    • "und es genießen," meaning "and enjoy it."
    • "Ich mag es, wenn du," meaning "I like it when you."
    • "Sei nicht überrascht, wenn ich dir in die Augen sehen kann," meaning "Don't be surprised, I can look you in the eyes."
    • "Ich mag es, wenn du es mit mir tust," meaning "I like it when you do me."
    • "Ich mag es, bloss nicht aufhörn," meaning "I like it, just do not stop."
    • "Es fühlt sich einfach so gut an," meaning "It just feels so good."
    • "So gut," meaning "So good."

The Pale Emperor

"Slave Only Dreams to Be King" samples:

  • "The human Will, that force unseen, The offspring of a deathless Soul, Can hew a way to any goal, Though walls of granite intervene. Be not impatient in delay, But wait as one who understands; When spirit rises and commands, The gods are ready to obey." - Quotation from As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen
  • "- You can't help me by explaining the lyrics, because I won't do it, you understand that right? - I just told you."

Heaven Upside Down[edit]

"Revelation #12" samples:

  • "Bands of kids running up and down the street just beating people and throwing bottles at them."
  • "Playing god, playing god, playing god..."

"Saturnalia" samples:

  • "Ailanrutas si siht. This is saturnalia."

EPs[edit]

Smells Like Children[edit]

"Kiddie Grinder" (Original Version) samples:

  • "If there are children here, my friend, you will die, hahahaha!" said by The Child Catcher (Robert Helpmann) from the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'
  • "Come along kiddie winkies!" said by The Child Catcher from the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • "Come children, come and get your lollipops." said by The Child Catcher from the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

"Everlasting Cocksucker" (Original Version) samples:

  • "Oompa Loompa Doompa-De-Do" said by the Oompa Loompas from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • "You can suck on it, and suck on it, and suck on it, and it will never lose flavor... Never. At least I don't think they do, a few more tests." Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

"I Put a Spell on You" samples:

Remix & Repent[edit]

"Man That You Fear (Acoustic Requiem for Antichrist Superstar)" samples:

  • "Adulters, fornicators, drunkards, and thieves, and liars. Ah, I mean you know there's just... It just doesn't fit with Christianity."

Singles[edit]

"Get Your Gunn"[edit]

"Revelation #9" samples:

  • "She looks like a real woman when she takes her clothes off," among several other samples.
  • "Cobra!" from G.I. Joe.

"Mother Inferior Got Her Gunn" samples:

  • A speech by evangelist David Ring.

"Lunchbox"[edit]

"Down in the Park" samples:

  • "...interference. You are receiving this broadcast as a dream. We are transmitting from the year one, nine, nine, nine. You are receiving this broadcast in order to alter the events you are seeing. Our technology has not developed a transmitter strong enough to reach your conscious state of awareness, but this is not a dream. You are seeing what is actually occurring for the purpose of causality violation." from the 1987 film Prince of Darkness.
  • "Everything I have left to prove, a light for you. Pictures that I keep in my dictionary, and let the world know."

Soundtracks[edit]

Lost Highway[edit]

"Apple of Sodom" samples:

  • "You'll never have me" from the 1997 film "Lost Highway".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. NK's The Devil's Notebook.