ScoreKeeper Re: Marilyn Manson Interviewing Danny Elfman & Manson's Cover Of NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Tunes!!
Published at: Oct. 26, 2006, 8:33 a.m. CST by merrick
Greetings! ScoreKeeper here with something wickedly delectable that is sure to percolate your inner geek. SpoilerOrange sent in this link to a five minute video of Marilyn Manson interviewing Danny Elfman in conjunction with the new release of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN 3D. Both volley questions and answers before concluding with Manson engaging Elfman in a droll little game of Mad Libs!
You can observe the ensuing madness here: HERE.
Marilyn Manson, along with several other artists, recorded covers of Elfman’s tunes from the film which will be released on a new 2-disc special edition soundtrack CD later this week. I’m not going to lie. I’m not a fan of Marilyn Manson and when I heard he was doing a cover of “This is Halloween” my eyes rolled in apathy. Upon listening to the song however, I found it to be pretty good. It’s inherently characteristic of the cover artist with the spirit of the original well preserved; criteria I find essential in a good cover song. The same could also be said about Fiona Apple’s rendition of “Sally’s Song,” however, I’ll still take the originals every day of the week.
The set may be worth acquiring for the four original Elfman demos alone: “This is Halloween,” “Making Christmas,” “Oogie Boogie’s Song,” and “Kidnap the Sandy Claws.”
But I digress. This post is more about shedding light on the Manson/Elfman interview which alone could be the coolest thing to emerge from the special edition CD release of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. If you’re interested in hearing four of the five covers that are on the CD, you can hear those HERE.
Aren’t you scared? Well, that’s just fine.