Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon

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"Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon"
Single by Marilyn Manson
from the album The High End of Low
Released May 18, 2009
Format Single
Recorded Hollywood, California, 2008
Length 3:39
Label Interscope
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)
Music sample

"Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon" was the first official 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 also included in the game Saints Row: The Third on one of the in-vehicle radio stations.

Reception[edit]

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 70's 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."[1]

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.[2]

Music video[edit]

Concept and filming[edit]

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[3]

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.[4] 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."[4]

Release[edit]

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,[5] before appearing on the band's official website in uncensored form hours later.

Tracklisting[edit]

UK CD Single

  1. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (Album Version)
  2. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (The Teddybears Remix)

UK 7-inch

  1. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (Album Version)
  2. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (Alternate Version)

UK CD Single Promo

  1. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (The Teddybears Remix)
  2. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (The Teddybears - Ultra-Clean Remix)
  3. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (Album Version)
  4. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (Ultra-Clean Version)

EU CD Single EP [6]

  1. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (Album Version)
  2. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (The Teddybears Remix)
  3. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (Alternate Version)
  4. Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (Clown/Slipknot ~ Fuck The God Damn TV And Radio Remix)

The Slipknot remix will also be released as an exclusive download through Play.com when the album is bought with that retailer.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 67
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 48
U.K. (The Official Charts Company)[10] 114
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[11] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metalhammer.co.uk
  2. ^ Thrashhits.com
  3. ^ MARILYN MANSON Films 'Arma-Goddamn-Motherf**kin'-Geddon' Video. Blabbermouth.net. April 21, 2009.
  4. ^ a b Marilyn Manson 'Arma-Goddamn-Motherf*ckin-Geddon' -- Video. Noisecreep. May 20, 2009.
  5. ^ Marilyn Manson premieres new video. NME.com. May 14, 2009.
  6. ^ Marilyn Manson - Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddom German CD Single Tracklist. Accessdate: May 12, 2009.
  7. ^ The High End Of Low / Play.com Listing Accessdate: May 12, 2009.
  8. ^ "Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon chart stats". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  9. ^ "Diskografi Marilyn Manson" (in Swedish). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  10. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: M - My Vitriol". Zobbel. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  11. ^ Billboard