Greatest Hits (2007 bootleg)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits cover
Bootleg by Marilyn Manson
Released 2007
Recorded August 1993–February 26, 2007 in various locations
Genre Alternative metal, heavy metal
Format 2 Compact discs
Length 107:24
Label Star Mark Compilations
Producer Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold, Ben Grosse, Michael Beinhorn, Dave Sardy, Dave Ogilvie, Sean Beavan
Discogs Discogs-logo.jpg View at Discogs
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Greatest Hits is a best-of bootleg by Marilyn Manson, released in 2007 by Star Mark Compilations. The bootleg consists mainly of highlighting tracks from the band's studio albums, but also contains songs featured on various film soundtracks. The back cover of Greatest Hits includes the Interscope Records logo and a copyright to the label, despite Interscope not being involved with this unofficial release in any way. In 2009, the album was reissued with more recent imagery and a revised track listing that includes tracks from The High End of Low.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" – 5:05
  2. "mOBSCENE" – 3:26
  3. "Personal Jesus" – 4:06
  4. "Rock Is Dead" – 3:09
  5. "Putting Holes in Happiness" – 4:31
  6. "The Love Song" – 3:16
  7. "Tainted Love" – 3:19
  8. "Disposable Teens" – 3:01
  9. "If I Was Your Vampire" – 5:55
  10. "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)" – 5:03
  11. "This Is the New Shit" – 4:19
  12. "The Fight Song" – 2:55
  13. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" – 4:51
  14. "The Beautiful People" – 3:38
  15. "The Dope Show" – 3:40
  16. "Get Your Gunn" – 3:18
  17. "Tourniquet" – 4:28
  18. "Lunchbox" – 4:34
  19. "Coma White" – 5:38

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag" – 4:10
  2. "The Death Song" – 3:29
  3. "New Model No. 15" – 3:40
  4. "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" – 3:52
  5. "Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth" – 3:34
  6. "The Nobodies" – 3:35
  7. "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger" – 3:31
  8. "Highway to Hell" – 3:49
  9. "You and Me and the Devil Makes 3" – 4:24
  10. "Ka-boom Ka-boom" – 4:02
  11. "Mechanical Animals" – 4:33
  12. "This Is Halloween" – 3:23
  13. "Vodevil" – 4:39
  14. "In the Shadow of the Valley of Death" – 4:09
  15. "The Reflecting God" – 5:36
  16. "(s)AINT" – 3:41
  17. "Antichrist Superstar" – 5:13
  18. "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes" – 3:59
  19. "Long Hard Road Out of Hell" – 4:20

Album credits[edit]

Love him or hate him, the self-proclaimed "Antichrist Superstar," Marilyn Manson, was indisputably among the most notorious and controversial
entertainers of the 1990s. Celebrated by supporters as a crusader for free speech and denounced by detractors as little more than a poor man's Alice
, Manson was the latest in a long line of shock rockers, rising to the top of the charts on a platform of sex, drugs, and Satanism. Though widely
dismissed by critics, his brand of metal nevertheless struck a major chord with the youth market – on the strength of a masterfully orchestrated
marketing campaign, he became a mainstream anti-hero, much to the chagrin of conservative politicians and concerned parents. Manson was born
Brian Warner in Canton, OH; at the age of 18, he relocated to Tampa Bay, FL, working there as a music journalist. In 1989, he became friends with
guitarist and fellow outsider Scott Mitchell; they decided to form a band, with Mitchell rechristening himself Daisy Berkowitz and Warner adopting
the name Marilyn Manson.

With the addition of bassist Gidget Gein and keyboardist Madonna Wayne-Gacy, the group – originally dubbed Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids
began self-releasing cassettes and playing gigs, their gothic stage show notable for Manson's elaborate makeup and homemade special effects.
Jettisoning their drum machine in favor of one Sara Lee Lucas, the band's sound began taking on a harder edge, and by 1992 they were among the
most popular acts in the south Florida area. In 1993, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor came calling, offering both a contract with his Nothing Records
label as well as the chance to open for NIN the following spring; Manson accepted both offers, and the group's debut LP, Portrait of an American
, appeared during the summer of 1994. With new bassist Twiggy Ramirez replacing Gein, the group's notoriety began to soar. Most infamously,
during an appearance in Salt Lake City, Manson ripped apart a copy of the Book of Mormon while on-stage. The Church of Satan's founder, Anton
, also bestowed upon him the title of "Reverend."

While some onlookers dismissed Manson's behavior as crass audience manipulation, his cult following – comprised almost entirely of disaffected
white suburban teens – continued to swell, and with the release of 1995's Smells Like Children EP the band broke into the mainstream, propelled by
their hit cover of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)." Berkowitz quit a short time later and was replaced by guitarist Zim Zum; their
next LP, 1996's Antichrist Superstar, debuted at the number three spot on the pop album charts. As Manson's popularity grew, so did the furor
surrounding him. His concerts were regularly picketed by civic groups, and his music was the subject of widespread attacks from the right-wing and
religious fronts. Again, however, his quick embrace of the media spotlight called into question the true sincerity of his revolutionary aims. With a
cover story in Rolling Stone and a best-selling autobiography, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, some onlookers doubted whether Manson had sold
his soul to Satan, or just sold his soul, period. The glam-inspired Mechanical Animals followed in 1998, with the resulting tour yielding the live Last
Tour on Earth
a year later.

Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) came out at the end of 2000. The band toured to support the album in 2001, and during a July
show in Michigan
, Manson was charged with criminal sexual conduct after performing an alleged offensive act on a security guard. December saw
Manson's version of "Tainted Love" appear on the Not Another Teen Movie soundtrack while another security guard filed a civil suit alleging Manson
had rubbed his pelvis on the guard's head. The July 2001 sexual conduct charges were lowered to a misdemeanor in January 2002 and the civil suit
was dropped soon after. May 2003 saw the release of The Golden Age of Grotesque, which spent a week
on top of the album charts and ended up on more than a few critics' year-end Top Ten lists. In April 2004
the album Lunch Boxes & Choklit Cows appeared, credited to Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids – Spooky
Kids being the name of Manson's earliest band. Manson fought the release and court-ordered some
artwork removed that was too close to the art to which the singer owned the copyright. At the end of
September the Lest We Forget collection was released, covering the highlights of Manson's career and
including a new cover version of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus." Late in 2005 it was announced that a
new album was nearly finished, but it wasn't until 2007 that Eat Me, Drink Me would arrive. The album
was produced by Manson and Tim Skold and mixed by longtime associate Sean Beavan.

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  • The album credits are taken from Allmusic.