Marilyn Manson has a long history of compelling covers, from his take on the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams Are Made of This" to his take on Soft Cell's "Tainted Love." Now, he's put that mall goth spin on Gerard McMahon's "Cry Little Sister," the theme song from the 1987 vampire flick The Lost Boys.
The clip was directed by Bill Yukich and stars the shock rocker bathed in blue light. It also features a "supernatural experience" that Manson says took place while making the video.
Manson recorded his cover of "Cry Little Sister" for the soundtrack to Josh Boone's X-Men horror spinoff film The New Mutants, but that film was postponed until next year. So, instead of keeping it under wraps for another year, he decided to share his version with the world today.
Cry Little Sister is a song by British musician Gerard McMahon, who was also known as G Tom Mac. It's a synth-rock track that was featured in the 1986 cult teen vampire movie The Lost Boys and has since been covered by Eminem, Lil B, and Krayzie Bone.
The original song was written by Gerard McMahon and Michael Mainieri and performed by McMahon for the soundtrack to The Lost Boys in 1987. It has also been remixed multiple times and is included on several different versions of the G Tom Mac album Heaven Upside Down.
Manson's cover of "Cry Little Sister" was released in 2018. It is available for download at iTunes.