Smells Like Children

Label
Universal Music Portugal SA
Release date
27 Jun 1996
Running length
16 tracks
Running time
51:51

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Hands Of Small Children (Album Version (Explicit)) 1:34 149
2 Diary Of A Dope Fiend (Album Version (Explicit)) 5:55 168
3 S****y Chicken Gang Bang (Edit Version (Explicit)) 1:19 361
4 Kiddie Grinder (Remix Version (Explicit)) 4:23 367
5 Sympathy For The Parents (Album Version (Explicit)) 1:00 128
6 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Album Version (Explicit )) 4:52 1,718
7 Everlasting C***sucker (Remix Version (Explicit)) 5:13 308
8 F*** Frankie (Album Version (Explicit)) 1:48 91
9 I Put A Spell On You (Lost Highway/Soundtrack Version) 3:36 258
10 May Cause Discoloration Of The Urine Or Feces (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:59 71
11 Scabs, Guns and Peanut Butter (Album Version (Explicit)) 1:01 98
12 Dance Of The Dope Hats (Remix Version (Explicit)) 4:39 268
13 White Trash (Remix Version (Explicit)) 2:47 289
14 Dancing With The One Legged... (Album Version (Explicit)) 0:46 91
15 Rock 'N' Roll Nigger (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:31 131
16 S****y Chicken Gang Bang (Album Version (Explicit)) 5:28 57

About this album

Personnel: Reverend Marilyn Manson (vocals); Daisy Berkowitz (guitar); Twiggy Ramirez (bass); Ginger Fish (drums); Madonna Wayne Gacy, Tony F. Wiggins.
A year on from Portrait of an American Family, Marilyn Manson released the stopgap EP Smells Like Children. Where the full-length debut showed sparks of character and invention beneath industrial metal sludge, Smells Like Children is a smartly crafted horror show, filled with vulgarity, ugliness, goth freaks, and sideshow scares. Manson wisely chose to heighten his cartoonish personality with the EP. Most of the record is devoted to spoken words and samples, all designed to push to the outrage buttons of middle America. Between those sonic collages arrives one new song, retitled remixes of Portrait songs — “Kiddie Grinder,” “Everlasting C*********,” “Dance of the Dope Hats,” “White Trash” — and three covers (“Sweet Dreams,” “I Put a Spell on You,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nigger”), all given a trademark spooky makeover. Musically, it may not amount to much — it’s goth-metal-industrial, as good as the “Dope Hat,” “Lunch Box,” and “Cake and Sodomy” trilogy that distinguished the debut — but as a sonic sculpture, as an objet d’art, it’s effective and wickedly fascinating. It’s exactly what Brian Warner needed to do to establish Marilyn Manson as America’s bogeyman for the late ’90s. [And it also helped enhance his myth for his fans. Smells Like Children originally was released promotionally, complete with unauthorized Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory samples and other unapproved sound bites.

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  • Krypt0n_

    when i first heard "fuck frankie" i was like... WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT??? ahahahah

    3 Feb 4:56pm Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Not their best IMO, but the covers ("Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)", "I Put a Spell on You", and "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger") are excellent! [3]

    27 Jan 5:39am Reply
  • mkdillon2008

    Not their best IMO, but the covers ("Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)", "I Put a Spell on You", and "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger") are excellent! [2]

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • HeartOfAWolf

    Not their best IMO, but the covers ("Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)", "I Put a Spell on You", and "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger") are excellent!

    5 Oct 2014 Reply
  • handcuter

    Oh, how I loved this when I was young and... innocent. [2]

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    ха норм так

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • tcbp

    masterpiece

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Epitymbidia

    Oh, how I loved this when I was young and... innocent.

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • cccarnero

    u shouldn't listen to this while u are stoned

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • liquidvizions

    tore up from the floor up

    7 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DuuNfox

    EVERLASTING COCK SUCKER <3

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ViniciusStilt

    I bet: if he made another album of remixes like this today, not even get close of this masterpiece.

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • xtreEmee

    this album shows how fucked up and druged out they were at the time. Fuck I miss those old days of Manson

    27 Sep 2011 Reply
  • bloody-origami

    Really creepy, badly written drug trip. You have to be just as f**ked up while listening to it as they were, while recording it. Some of the tracks are awesome, though.

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • handcuter

    This whole album is a trip. The atmosphere is enveloping! [2]

    12 Sep 2011 Reply
  • fatalportrait99

    Sweet Dreams is good, the best of this is like.....what the hell?!?!?!?

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • PirateDolly13

    indeed

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • rok2slayr

    creepy as fuck.

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Marilyn-666

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • OprisOvidiu

    lol gerbil with a banjo

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
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