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Gave Up

Like "Help Me I'm in Hell," this has an entirely different video than before. The new video for "Gave Up" has Nine Inch Nails playing in Le Pig Studios, the Sharon Tate house. Marilyn Manson (sans make-up) pretends to play guitar on this version, and even sings backup vocals. Former NIN live bandmember, Filter's Richard Patrick, also plays on the track.

The following was originally written for Empyrean Magazine (May 1995), but was never published. Reprinted in The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, Marilyn Manson's autobiography.
A few days later I [Manson] got a phone call: "Hey, it's Trent."
And I'm like, "Hey, what's going on."
And he said, "Well, you'll never believe where I'm at. I'm living at the Sharon Tate house." It was funny because when I first met him I tol dhim that one of my dreams was to record "My Monkey," our revision of a Charles Manson song, at the house where Sharon Tate had lived. I liked the irony of it. And lo and behold, Trent was there now.
He said, "Why don't you come out? We're shooting a video for one of my songs, and I want you to play guitar in it."
I told him, "Well, I don't really play guitar." But I went out there anyway and pretended to play guitar in a video that wqas never actually released. It was a song called "Gave Up."

Here's some reader feedback:

Marilyn Manson is wearing a Genatorturers' Master/Slave T-shirt which is a friend of mine's band here in Tampa, Florida. I just thought it was interesting beacause back then Manson was a shitty south florida band that liked other unpopular bands and now he is in the big times.

director: Jon Reiss
producer: Adam Stern
cameraman: Gary Tieche
editor: Peter Christopherson & Scott Richter

The computer screen (Opcode Studio Vision Pro). Notice the words "fuck you steve".

Marilyn Manson sings backup.

M. Manson, apparently pretending to play the guitar.

A reader has informed me that this is ex-bandmember Richard Patrick.

Richard Patrick again.

A reader has informed me that this is Brian Liesegang of Filter.


By arkmay@pobox.com. This page last updated June 20, 1998.