Dope Hat (song)
- for the single see Dope Hat (single)
|Song by Marilyn Manson
|Portrait of an American Family
|July 19, 1994
|August–December 1993 at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California, The Village Recorder and Pig
|Alternative rock, psychedelic rock
|Marilyn Manson, Daisy Berkowitz, Madonna Wayne Gacy
|Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor
"Dope Hat" is the third and final single and the sixth track of the first album Portrait of an American Family. The earliest recording of this song dates back to the band's The Family Jams cassette, released in 1992. While Madonna Wayne Gacy was given a music credit for the song on Portrait of an American Family, curiously his name is absent from the credits of The Family Jams and Refrigerator, two cassettes a demo of "Dope Hat" had appeared on beforehand.
The Family Jams and the Refrigerator version
The Manson Family Album version
- "Dope Hat" — Appears on The Family Jams.
- "Dope Hat" — Refrigerator is identical to The Family Jams With Charles Manson Intro.
- "Dope Hat" — Appears on The Manson Family Album.
- "Dope Hat" — Appears on Portrait of an American Family.
- "Diary of a Dope Fiend" (Remix) — Appears on Smells Like Children and the "Dope Hat" single.
- "Dance of the Dope Hats" (Remix) — Appears on Smells Like Children and the "Dope Hat" and "Sweet Dreams" singles.
The music video, directed by Tom Stern, features the band riding a boat through a psychedelic tunnel directly inspired by the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, which happens to be one of Manson's favorite films. In the video, the band members perform with many children and people resembling the "Oompa-Loompas" from Willy Wonka aboard the boat.
i peek into the hole, i struggle for control the children love the show, but they fail to see the anguish in my eyes fail to see the anguish in my eyes i scratch around the brim, i let my mind give in the crowd begins to grin, but they seem to scream when darkness fills my eyes seem to scream when darkness fills my eyes, it's no surprise fail to see the tragic, turn it into magic my big top tricks will always make you happy, but we all know the hat is wearing me my bag is in the hat, it's filled with this and that my vision's getting fat, the rabbit's just a monkey in disguise stars and pills and needles dance before our eyes they will bite the hand if it is slower than the quickness of their scrutinizing eyes fail to see the tragic, turn it into magic my big top tricks will always make you happy, but we all know the hat is wearing me chicanery will always make you happy, but we all know the hat is wearing me
- According to photos on his MySpace profile, former Marilyn Manson guitarist Scott Putesky, better known as Daisy Berkowitz, used a 1965 Teisco Del Rey to record the solos heard on the album version of "Dope Hat".
- Although the first 8 seconds of the album version of this track seem to be only silence, there is actually a very low-volume siren noise playing which can be heard at higher amplification.
- 1965 Teisco Del Rey - heard in the solos on Dope Hat. MySpace Music. Scott Putesky.