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The song was written by the band's eponymous vocalist along with original guitarist and bassist Daisy Berkowitz and Gidget Geinrespectively, and was produced by Manson with Trent Reznor.
The song was also took infuence from Manson's lifelong fascination with abortion and an interaction he had with an anti-abortion protester.
A gothic rock and hard rock song, the track received a mostly positive response from music critics, who described it as both nightmarish and well-produced, while Manson garnered acclaim for his vocal performance. The song features saxophone played by Sugarsmack vocalist Hope Nichollsand an audio sample of the televised suicide of R. Budd Dwyer. According to Berkowitz, the writing of the song marked a change of direction for Manson, after which he began to write more politically-charged songs.
Its music video was directed by Rod Chong and released in The clip garnered acclaim from critics, and the song reached number 11 Tourettes - Nirvana - In Utero the Canadian Hotthree years after its initial release.
Abortionist David Gunn was shot and killed in at an anti-abortion protest by Michael Frederick Griffin, a Christian fundamentalist. At his trial, Griffin claimed to have been manipulated into killing Gunn by John Burt, a pro-life leader and former member of the Ku Klux Klan. Gunn's death was, in the words of Slate ' s Dahlia Lithwick"the first targeted killing of an abortion doctor in America". InManson wrote in Rolling Stone that Gunn's death "was the ultimate hypocrisy I witnessed growing up: that these people killed someone in the name of being 'prolife.
Manson has said that the murder "almost made me laugh, but it made me mad. When you think about it, it's so fucking backwards, despite the whole Christian belief of love thy enemy and all that.
Manson remembered: "I had this thing that I bought at a magic shop in Florida that shot cotton-wad fire things out of the palm of your hand, and I drove up to him one day and said the devil 's got a message for you and I shot the fireball at him and he ran.
When deciding the direction of Portrait of an American FamilyManson and band-mate Daisy Berkowitz decided that it would comment on what they saw as the hypocrisy of the U. It was weirdness. We played up weirdness rather than anything socially pointed. We got more social and political as things went on. Like with our song, 'Get Your Gunn' that definitely wasn't something that we started out doing.
The titles of the two latter songs are puns based on songs from the White Album. Recordsparticularly Ministry. Budd Dwyer shot himself, including the sound of the gunshot that killed him. Schafer of Stereogum ranked the song eighth on his list of "The 10 Best Marilyn Manson Songs", saying that "While the remainder of Portrait Of An American Family comes across as undercooked, even for an early-'90s alt-metal album, 'Get Your Gunn' feels lean and vitriolic.
Sadly, Manson seldom matched its aggression again. Sandra Schulman of the Sun-Sentinel said that the song is "Horrifyingly good, loopy music, with discordant riffs that crawl under your skin and stay there. The soundtrack to every nightmare you've ever had. Kelly 's " Do What U Want " as "tracks that provoked, thrilled and shocked their listeners. Paradise (Piano / Vocal) - Vanessa Carlton - Ordinary Day (Special Tour Edition) America, the far-right blamed the Columbine High School massacre on "Get Your Gunn"; Manson responded to this claim by saying that "In my work I examine the America we live in, and I've always tried to show people Get Your Gunn - Marilyn Manson - Manson Massacre the devil we blame our atrocities on is really just each one of us.
Jones wrote that the song created an amount of controversy comparable to that sparked by " Fuck tha Police " by N. A and " Blurred Lines " by Robin Thicke. The music video, directed by Rod Chong, features Manson performing in an abandoned house. It is one of four Marilyn Manson music videos where the band's frontman has eyebrows. Although it was rarely aired by the network, it was shown on Headbangers Heavy Water - Imaginears - Beyond The Imaginary EP. Manson told The New York Times that MTV wanted to censor the use of the word "goddamn" in the track's chorus, commenting "They wanted the word God bleeped, which is assbackward because damn is the cussword.
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