Guns, God and Government
Video by
ReleasedOctober 29, 2002
Recorded1999–2001
GenreAlternative metal, heavy metal, industrial metal
Length79:49 (DVD concert)
29:53 (The Death Parade)
72:59 (Blu-ray concert)
LabelEagle Rock
DirectorPerou, Duncan Black, J. T. Harding, Steve Macauley, Blue Leach
ProducerMarilyn Manson, Geoff Foulkes, Mark Hurry, Daniel Catullo III
Marilyn Manson chronology
God Is in the T.V.
(1999)
Guns, God and Government
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Blu-ray.com4/5[1]
Classic Rock7/10 stars[2]
Ultimate Guitar Archive8.1/10[3]

Guns, God and Government is the third live video album by American rock band Marilyn Manson, released on October 29, 2002 on the formats VHS, DVD and UMD, documenting the tour of the same name. The DVD contains live performances that switch between visuals of various shows from United States, Japan, Russia and Europe while maintaining a single consistent music track.

On November 16, 2009, the live performance of the October 8, 2001 concert in Los Angeles was released in Blu-ray format. The re-release documents the concert in full instead of a montage of live performances as previously released in the 2002 DVD version. "The Death Song" was removed from this edition since it wasn't shown on the pay-per-view telecast when originally premiered.

Both releases contain additional content in the form of a short film titled "The Death Parade" that was mixed by Rogers Masson and Marilyn Manson. It features a backstage look at the band's tour including cameos from such artists as Ozzy Osbourne, Joey Jordison and Eminem.

Release

Track listing

  1. "Intro" / "Count to Six and Die" – 2:16
  2. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" – 3:46
  3. "The Reflecting God" – 5:34
  4. "Great Big White World" – 5:02
  5. "Disposable Teens" – 3:56
  6. "The Fight Song" – 4:19
  7. "The Nobodies" – 3:56
  8. "Rock Is Dead" – 3:13
  9. "The Dope Show" – 4:14
  10. "Cruci-Fiction in Space" – 5:02
  11. "Sweet Dreams" / "Hell Outro" – 6:14
  12. "The Love Song" – 3:13
  13. "The Death Song" – 3:28 (DVD only)
  14. "Antichrist Superstar" – 4:20
  15. "The Beautiful People" – 5:05
  16. "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes" – 4:08
  17. "Lunchbox" – 9:02
  18. "Outro" – 2:16 (unlisted)

Technical specifications

DVD

Blu-ray

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[4] Platinum 15,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[5] Platinum 10,000^
Germany (BVMI)[6] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 25,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Atanasov, Svet (October 29, 2009). "Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government, Live in L.A. Blu-ray Review". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Udo, Tommy (February 2010). "Marylin Manson – Guns, God and Government". Classic Rock. No. 141. p. 96.
  3. ^ "Guns, God And Government – Live In L.A. (DVD) Review". Ultimate Guitar Archive. December 17, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 DVDs" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association.
  5. ^ "Canadian video certifications – Marilyn Manson – Guns, God and Government". Music Canada.
  6. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Marilyn Manson; 'Guns, God and Government')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  7. ^ "British video certifications – Marilyn Manson – Guns, God and Government". British Phonographic Industry.Select videos in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Guns, God and Government in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  8. ^ "American video certifications – Marilyn Manson – Guns, God and Government". Recording Industry Association of America.