Retail chain, Circuit City will be selling the latest Marilyn Manson album Holy Wood (In the Valley of the Shadow of Death) with an alternate album cover.
The original cover art shows Manson crucified, missing his jaw. The Alternate cover will be a close up of the shock rockers face. The original cover art will be covered with a cardboard sleeve featuring the less offense image of Manson.
Marilyn had the following to say about the Circuit City decision on his web site:
The irony is that my point of the photo on the album was to show people that the crucifixion of Christ is, in deed, a violent image. My jaw is missing as a symbol of this very kind of censorship. This doesnt piss me off as much as it pleases me, because those offended by my album cover have successfully proven my point.
Not surprisingly Kmart and Walmart will
not carry the album with either version.