Dope Hat

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"Dope Hat"
"Dope Hat" cover
Promotional 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
Writer(s) Marilyn Manson (lyrics)
Daisy Berkowitz, Gidget Gein, Madonna Wayne Gacy (music)
Producer(s) Trent Reznor
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 re-record) 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 and 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

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