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The album is a collection of remixes and covers, with a few originals. This was the only song to get a lot of attention.
This paved the way for Manson's next record, Antichrist Superstar, to debut at #3 on the US pop album charts. The top 2 spots were held by Celine Dion and Kenny G.
Around the time this was released, Manson was gaining a cult following of alienated white suburban teens.
This became a hit thanks to MTV, which declared this a "Buzzworthy" video and put it in heavy rotation.
This was produced by Nine Inch Nails leader and Manson's mentor, Trent Reznor.
Manson often comes up with song inspiration in his dreams, but the idea to cover this song came from his first acid trip, according to his autobiography The Long Hard Road out of Hell
. He says that he hallucinated a "slower, meaner" version of the dance hit playing, sung in his voice. (thanks, Stefano - Old Bridge, NJ)
In Manson's auto-biography, he related to this song by mentioning that he met people who wanted to be abused by him; and who wanted to use him as well. (thanks, Renae - Mill Grove, PA)
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."
Shaun Morgan of Seether
Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.
Kristian Bush of Sugarland
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.