Flashback Video: Young Marilyn Manson Explains the “Sexual Thrill” of Death and Mosh Pits on Phil Donahue’s Talk Show
This Saturday, July 19, marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Marilyn Manson’s debut album, ‘Portrait of an American Family.’ We’re counting down to that date this week and celebrating the Antichrist Superstar’s two decades of rock and shock.
In this classic clip from 1995, fear-baiting talk-show host Phil Donahue is moderating a show exploring the dangers of moshing. For some reason–likely to get a rise out of the audience of petrified parents–Donahue brings out Marilyn Manson, Twiggy Ramirez and Madonna Wayne Gayce. We’re not sure what the parents are more shocked by, Manson’s progressive views on the connections between sex, death, amusement parks and moshing…or how elegantly he articulates them!
To jump straight to Manson’s appearance, go to 23:30 in the following video.