The Mechanism of Desire

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The Mechanism of Desire
The Mechanism of Desire cover
Video by Marilyn Manson
Released February 14, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Surrealism
Length 2:12
Label Nothing, Interscope
Director Marilyn Manson
Producer Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson video chronology
Guns, God and Government World Tour
"The Mechanism of Desire"

The Mechanism of Desire is a two minute videoclip uploaded to by Marilyn Manson on February 14th, 2003, as an introduction to the The Golden Age of Grotesque era. It depicts the band in their new attire, consisting of suits resembling those of Nazi military bandsmen during the Second World War, accompanied by clips of Manson's then-girlfriend Dita Von Teese and close-ups of Marilyn Manson's face.

The video is accompanied by a soundtrack in which a speech by Alfred Hitchcock (see below) can be heard, followed by the audio of "Baboon Rape Party".

The video is no longer available on Manson's official website but can be found on various video streaming websites.


Perhaps I should mention
That we have decided
That this, a flip or homicide
Is a little special
A little too macabre for the squeamish

Therefore we have labelled it
"For juveniles only"
Adults will not be permitted to listen
Unless they are accompanied by their children