Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon

"Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" is the second single released by Marilyn Manson from their May 29, 2009 album The High End of Low. It has been remixed by the Teddybears. The song was released for download on May 5, 2009, along with the pre-order of The High End of Low. The song was included in the game Saints Row: The Third on one of the in-vehicle radio stations.

"Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon"
Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon.jpg
Single by Marilyn Manson
from the album The High End of Low
ReleasedMay 18, 2009
FormatSingle
RecordedHollywood, California, 2008
Genre
Length3:39
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)Marilyn Manson, Twiggy Ramirez and Chris Vrenna
Producer(s)Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna, Jeordie White, Sean Beavan
Marilyn Manson singles chronology
"We're From America"
(2009)
"Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon"
(2009)
"No Reflection"
(2012)

ReceptionEdit

Metal Hammer describes "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" as having

"Heavy basslines, a stomping back-beat and a very traditionally Manson glam-chorus are the order of the day. It's this glam rock tinge that really shines through on the track, nodding to his penchant for decadent [1970s] rock but with an old school Manson industrial shade [...] He may not be as dangerous as he once appeared but it is good to hear Mazza using one of those many middle fingers he was born with once again."[3]

Thrash Hits gave the song a positive review, saying "‘Arma-goddamn-motherfucking-geddon’ rides Ramirez’s rubbery honk of a bassline into a fist-pumping, glam-stomp of a chorus," and included it as one of the top tracks of the album.[4]

Music videoEdit

Concept and filmingEdit

On April 3, Polydor Records alluded to the previously unconfirmed music video for "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon," saying it will be available no earlier than April 17. On April 6, behind-the-scenes video clips and photos of the song's music video, directed by Delaney Bishop[5]

In one scene, Manson stands at a podium similar to the one used during live performances of "Antichrist Superstar", however rather than the podium bearing the era's shock logo, a slightly different logo containing a dollar symbol appears instead. Several of these logos are also hung from the backdrop behind Manson. Another scene involves Manson standing on the hood of a police cruiser singing, while he is crowded by bystanders holding picket signs.

Manson has revealed that the music video was filmed using "30 or 40 cameras," but only two of these cameras make up the footage seen in the final video. Manson went on to tell that he is interested in releasing "the 30-camera angle version" as well.[6] Manson also claimed that the song was inspired by an instance where he was driving to the studio and witnessed a 'ruckus' with the police, and that it has a very intentional "Adam Ant/Gary Glitter throwback vibe."[6]

ReleaseEdit

UK television station Channel 4 announced that they would premier the music video during the early hours of April 18, however this did not occur and the station later explained that "due to unforeseen circumstances, the video was not delivered to Channel 4 in time to screen it." They also reported that because other stations had been screening it, Channel 4 did not plan to air it in the future; curiously, this explanation is false. Universal Music later reported that the music video was expected to premier around May 5, however this date was not met either. On May 14 however, the music video, in which Manson and bassist Twiggy Ramirez, Chris Vrenna and Ginger Fish appear, debuted on NME.com in censored form,[7] before appearing on the band's official website in uncensored form hours later.

Formats and track listingsEdit

All lyrics by Marilyn Manson; all music by Twiggy and Chris Vrenna.

  • UK CD single (6 02527 06494–9)
  1. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Album Version) – 3:39
  2. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Teddybears Remix) – 3:29
  • EU CD single (6 02527 08500–5)[8]
  1. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Album Version) – 3:39
  2. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Teddybears Remix) – 3:31
  3. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Alternate Version) – 3:40
  4. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Clown/Slipknot - Fuck the God Damn TV and Radio Remix) – 4:23
  • EU 7-inch single (6 02527 06495–6)
  1. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Album Version) – 3:39
  2. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Alternate Version) – 3:43
  • EU promo CD (MMARMCDP1)
  1. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Album Version) – 3:39
  2. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Clean Radio Edit) – 3:39
  3. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Teddybears Remix) – 3:29
  4. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Clean Teddybears Remix) – 3:29
  • French promo CD
  1. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Album Version) – 3:39
  2. "We're from America" (Album Version) – 5:04
  • US promo CD (INTR–12602–7)
  1. "Arma... geddon" (Ultra-Clean Edit) – 3:38
  2. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Album Version) – 3:39
  3. "Arma... geddon" (Ultra-Clean Teddybears Remix) – 3:29
  • US promo 7-inch vinyl (INTR–12602–7)
  1. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Album Version) – 3:39
  2. "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon" (Clown/Slipknot - Fuck the God Damn TV and Radio Remix) – 4:23

Credits and personnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The High End of Low and "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon".[9][10]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Czech Rock Singles (ČNS IFPI)[11] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 67
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 15
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 48
UK Singles (OCC)[15] 114
UK Physical Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 12
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[17] 37

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grierson, Tim. "Marilyn Manson - 'The High End of Low' Review". About.com. Archived from the original on 30 May 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2015.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Robb, John. "Marilyn Manson's High End Of Low Reviewed Track-By-Track". The Quietus. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  3. ^ Metalhammer.co.uk
  4. ^ "Thrashhits.com". Archived from the original on 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  5. ^ MARILYN MANSON Films 'Arma-Goddamn-Motherf**kin'-Geddon' Video. Blabbermouth.net. April 21, 2009.
  6. ^ a b Marilyn Manson 'Arma-Goddamn-Motherf*ckin-Geddon' -- Video. Noisecreep. May 20, 2009.
  7. ^ Marilyn Manson premieres new video. NME.com. May 14, 2009.
  8. ^ "Marilyn Manson | Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon | Maxi-CD". EMP Merchandising. Warner Music Group. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2009.
  9. ^ The High End of Low (digital booklet). Marilyn Manson. Interscope Records. 2009. 6 00753 25404–2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  10. ^ Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (digital booklet). Marilyn Manson. Interscope Records. 2009. 6 02527 08500–5.CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI | Marilyn Manson". ČNS IFPI. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Marilyn Manson – Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Marilyn Manson – Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  15. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: M - My Vitriol". Zobbel. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  16. ^ "Official Physical Singles Chart Top 100; 24 May 2009 - 30 May 2009". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  17. ^ "Marilyn Manson Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2017.