Sweet Young Thing Ain’t Sweet No More | Mudhoney.
∟Marilyn Manson_ Portrait of an American Family (1994)
I wanted to use a photo in [the album]’s booklet of me naked on a couch when I was a kid. When you hold up something to people, usually what they see in it is what’s inside them in the first place. And that’s what happened because the lawyers at Interscope said, ‘First off, that picture’s going to be considered child pornography, and not only will no stores carry the album but we’re subject to legal retribution from it.’ They said if a judge were to look at it, the law states that if a photograph of a minor elicits sexual excitement then it’s considered child pornography. I said, ‘That’s exactly my point. This is a photograph that was taken by my mother, and it’s extremely innocent and very normal. But if you see it as pornography, why am I the guilty person? You’re the person who’s got a hard-on. Why aren’t you punished? That’s still a point I’d like to make. People’s morality is so ridiculous: If they get excited by it, then it’s wrong.
— Marilyn Manson
Kurt’s ideas for a DVD, which later turned into “Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!”
This is out of our reach
This is out of our reach and it’s grown
This is getting to be
This is getting to be drone I’m a negative creep I’m a negative creep and I’m stoned I’m a negative creep I ‘m a negative creep and I’m … Daddy’s little girl Is not a girl no more This is out of our range This is out of our range and it’s crude This is getting to be This is getting to be like drone I’m a negative creep I’m a negative creep and I’m stoned I’m a negative creep I’m a negative creep and I’m … Daddy’s little girl Is not a girl no more
[1994’s] Jar of Flies was crazy man. We had already done Sap, so we had set a precedent. Between Dirt to the dog record [aka 1995’s Alice in Chains], we were going to do another ep. I think it was after we had planned on having a vacation. Before the vacation, the guys were like, “We want it to be more of a band thing — so don’t write a bunch of shit to bring in.” I’m like, “ok, that’s cool — no problem.” I went on vacation and didn’t play my guitar at all. We booked a week and came in off of vacation. Everybody gets in, and they’re like, “ok, what have you got?” Walked in with nothing, and walked out seven days later with that record — pretty much from scratch. I think I might have had “Don’t Follow” from the Dirt tour in Europe, when we were just burned — you can feel that in the lyrics. Everything you hear on that record was written, recorded, and produced in a week. To this day, it’s the only ep to reach or debut at number one. - Jerry Cantrell