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Don't Panic just because Marilyn Ruined Halloween

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Like Vincent Gallo, LAist dates girls half our age.

So the other day when one of our gfs was reading some older posts, she objected when we made fun of Panic! at the Disco, an easy target if ever there was one.

Although it's very difficult to debate the musical plusses of a group like PATD with a young lady who has clearly lost her mind, at some point we, too, lost our mind after a back rub, two greyhounds, a front rub, and an indepth presentation between Panic, Marilyn Manson, and Danny Elfman.

The reason we date young is because only a woman of her generation would have successfully convinced us that Panic! did a far better job at "The Nightmare Before Christmas" opening tune, "This is Halloween", than Mr. Manson. Which breaks our heart since we love the dark prince.

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But it's almost like Dita's husband had a plane to catch and he accidentally ran over the song with his wall of sound lacking any finese. The original uses several different singers, each dynamicaly unique. Some don't even sound like they're faintly related. Meanwhile Manson does every voice almost exactly the same. Bah humbug!

Above, PATD's version and after the jump Marilyn's take, as well as the original.

And yes, we will be throwing on the 3-D glasses to see the redone version across from Hollywood & Highland, and then see if walking on Hollywood Blvd. with 3D glasses isn't scarier.

2006 Marilyn Manson version: