View Full Version : Great Big White World (and Mechanical Animals) / Spaceman

12-28-2013, 03:41 AM
I have no idea if it was said before, I searched here but got nothing so if its nothing new, feel free to delete this.

Well, we all know Great Big White World, so I´ll just post Spaceman here.


Besides the similar sound between this song and the album, there are a few connections that make me think that this had a big influence over how Mechanical Animals turned out.

Manson - Babyloon zoo:

And I dreamed I was a spaceman // Spaceman, I always wanted you to go into space man
Because it's a great big white world and we are drained of our colors, In a world so white what else could I say? // It's time to terminate the great white world, Morbid fascinations television takes control, Decimation diffrent races fall
Inauguration of the Mechanical Christ // Intergalactic Christ

And there´s also the themes, television, religion, ¨Spaceman¨ talks about ¨Homophobic jokes, Images of fascist votes¨ 2 subjects well represented in the MA era. Keep in mind that Babylon Zoo came before Antichrist Superstar.

12-28-2013, 04:01 AM
Also, there is a song on their album, ¨Dont feed the animals¨ which reminded me of the title Mechanical Animals.

12-28-2013, 12:43 PM
I have nothing useful to add here, only this amazing Kovenant cover of said song:


01-01-2014, 10:41 AM
I've never heard Manson himself cite it as an inspiration in any interviews, but if he and Twiggy weren't influenced by this, I'm a kitten.