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Marilyn Manson covers unexpected ’80s classic

It's not the first '80s cover from the industrial metal rocker, but it's maybe the best.
NUERBURG, GERMANY - JUNE 02: Marilyn Manson performs on stage during the first day of Rock Am Ring on June 2, 2012 in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Peter Wafzig/Redferns via Getty Images)
Published Jun. 17, 2018
Updated Jun. 17, 2018

Could it be that Marilyn Manson is the latest to honor the band Toto by covering Africa? No, that's ridiculous. Maybe Safety Dance by Men Without Hats? Come on. No, Manson has just released his own take on Cry Little Sister by Gerard McMann – one of the most memorable tunes on The Lost Boys soundtrack back in 1987. Listen to it here.

I'm not really a Manson fan – Charlie or Marilyn – so I can't tell how off-the-beaten-path this is for him. Movieweb.com kindly offers that the industrial metal vocalist also has redone Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams Are Made of This and Soft Cell's Tainted Love (itself a cover of a 1964 recording by Gloria Jones.)

It's shouldn't really be a surprise than any musician wouldn't want to cover a tune from The Lost Boys. The soundtrack was probably as beloved as the movie was in the late '80s and featured songs such as Good Times (INXS with Jimmy Barnes), a cover of The Call's I Still Believe (by Tim Cappello) and even a cover of The Doors' People Are Strange by Echo and the Bunnymen.

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