Dope Hat

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"Dope Hat"
Single by Marilyn Manson
from the album Portrait of an American Family and on Smells Like Children as remix version.
Released 1995
Format CD single
Length 14:52
Label Nothing Records
Marilyn Manson singles chronology
"Dope Hat
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
Music sample

"Dope Hat" is a promotional single from Marilyn Manson's debut album, Portrait of an American Family. It was first recorded for a demo tape released in 1993, entitled The Family Jams.

The song was remixed on the band's 1995 EP, Smells Like Children, under the titles of "Diary of a Dope Fiend" (reference to the Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley) (a slower, more ominous version) and "Dance of the Dope Hats" (a faster and more synthesized version). The music video was inspired by Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, particularly the Wondrous Boat Ride scene.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Tom Stern, features the band riding a boat through a psychedelic tunnel on a river of blood directly inspired by the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, one of Manson's favorite films. The boat is carrying the band members, young children & the Oompa Loompas from the aforementioned movie. CGI effects in the video were created by Xavier Guerin. The video also includes bizarre images in the background, such as a hand breaking an egg and blood coming out of it, a fish coming from the inside of a melon cut in half, etc. The video depicts a sort of "evil" and drug-induced Willy Wonka's boat ride. The video came out in 1995.

Formats and track listings[edit]

U.S. promotional CD single
  1. "Dope Hat" - LP Version - 4:18
  2. "Diary of a Dope Fiend" (EP Version) - 5:57
  3. "Dance of the Dope Hats" (Remix) - 4:37

See also[edit]

Dope Couture, the makers of Dope hats.

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