Talk:Wrapped in Plastic

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Review by J7[edit]


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- The most scathing and biting critique of the hypocrisy of American values on the entire album is found in the song Wrapped In Plastic. It is exceptional for its slow, droning tempo and its decadent yet delicious vocals. The song is an overt reference to the TV series Twin Peaks, and the screams and garbled voices heard on the track are sampled from the final episode of that series. Portrait of an American Family as a whole dabbled with subjects like children, innocence, fiction, and religion. Wrapped in Plastic sums up these themes with phenomenal accuracy, and is perhaps the best song to describe the Portrait of an American Family era. The overall essence of the song is how American families cover their furniture in plastic to “keep the dirt out” whilst unknowingly “keeping the dirt in.” This is an indirect reference to the false personalities families put on when guests arrive in their homes. They regard the children like “steak,” meat to be kept in a restrictive claustrophobic environments, with no room left to breathe. With lyrics and a beat as sick and disgusting as a tiled kitchen painted in white, Wrapped In Plastic stands to this day as one of the best Marilyn Manson songs ever written.