http://www.postfun.com/pfp/features/98/aug/manson.html I disagree with the author's contention that Manson is only a rebellious teen idol. To be sure, many of his songs ("Disposible Teens" and "Lamb of God" spring to mind) reek of teen angst, however, I feel that Manson is more than just another bratty rebellious Christian-turned-Satanist. The ability to shock is an easy skill to come by - simply challenge the norms and they'll react. However, Manson goes beyond being a simple "shock rocker" in his ability to make valid criticisms. The fine technical merit of his work, and his seeming passion for what he does, as well as his extrordinarily lovely sense of humour, also counts in his favor. I enjoy his music, and I think criticizing him as just another fad is unfair.