The Horror Honeys: Supernatural Sunday Jam ~ 'Personal Jesus'

Supernatural Sunday Jam ~ 'Personal Jesus'


Feeling unknown
And you're all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I'll make you a believer
Take second best
Put me to the test
Things on your chest
You need to confess
I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver

Reach out and touch faith

There aren't many time that I'll ever say I prefer a modern cover of an awesome 80s song, but in this case, Marilyn Manson's cover of Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus just does it for me. Maybe it's my gothy roots, or the deliciousness of seeing Antichrist Superstar himself playing saviour to all of us lost and damned souls. The production value of Manson's videos grows with his bankroll, and while Personal Jesus is understated in its look, it's still gorgeously shot, lit and edited. His makeup is flawless, and who can ignore the bandaids on his stigmata. Aw.

I have a soft spot for Manson, and his updated version of this classic song is true to his sound aesthetic, while still keeping a little 80s glam dirt intact. Preach. ~ HH