Here's one person's take on it.
I’ve recently read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and have noticed quite a few similarities and/or reference to this book in MM musical works. These are a few of them;
This album has to have the most reference to Huxley and what he writes about in this book. Firstly for a quick over-view of the book (although I recommend you read it it’s a good book) check out this site http://www.huxley.net/
there are probably better ones however basically I can’t arsed to find them lol.
Here are some quotations from the song Coma White;
‘There's something cold and blank behind her smile’
‘You were from a perfect world
A world that threw me away’
‘A pill to make you numb
A pill to make you dumb
A pill to make you anybody else
But all the drugs in this world
Won't save her from herself’
First of all this title of the song its self it Coma and a common theme in Huxley’s book is a drug called ‘Soma’ which the government gives out in order to control the masses. A victim of this drug is the one of the main characters, John’s mother, who near to the end of the book has become reliant on this drug and is slowly killing herself. The quotation ‘You were from a perfect world ect.’ Reflect how John "The Savage" feels towards Lenina and how he can’t live in this ‘perfect world’ as they won’t let him.
Another similarity I found in this book and mechanical animals are seen in this extract from the ‘hidden track’ on the album;
‘Millions Of Capsules And Mechanical Animals
A City Full Of Dead Stars And A Girl I Called Coma White’
This is saying this world is just full of drugs and these clones which they call people. The reference to a girl called ‘Coma White’ is either to, Lenina, the girl that John loved or to his mother who had been taken in by these drugs and this world.
These next quotations are taken from the song ‘Target Audience (Narcissus Narcosis)’.
‘Am I sorry you killed the Kennedy's and Huxley too?’
‘And I see all the young believers
Your target audience’
‘your father's your prison you see’
The first one is obvious really if that’s who Manson was referring to. The next two quotations I feel refers to how in Huxley’s book people are brainwashed into thinking certain things and that family is disgusting and not needed. Also the name itself, ‘Narcissus’ meaning, any of several widely cultivated bulbous plants of the genus Narcissus, having long narrow leaves and usually white or yellow flowers. And ‘Narcosis’ meaning, a condition of deep stupor or unconsciousness produced by a drug or other chemical substance. So together they give, as I see ‘soma’.
The Golden Age Of Grotesque;
Not as much referencing as I found however there was something in the song ‘Ka-Boom ka-Boom’;
‘It's a depraved new world’
This mirrors what John “The Savage” keeps saying all the way through the book however slightly different ‘O’ Brave New World’
So yeah this is how I interpret these songs regarding Huxley, however I also except the other reasons for these songs like Coma and Adam and all that and I was Just wondering if anyone else has noticed these similarities or if its just me lol