Watch Marilyn Manson star in disturbing 16-bit video for his cover of David Bowie’s ‘Cat People’

Manson's guest feature on Shooter Jennings' cover of Bowie's 1981 single gets the visual treatment

Marilyn Manson has been cast as a 16-bit character in the video to his cover of David Bowie‘s ‘Cat People’.

Manson has recorded the cover of Bowie’s 1982 single with Nashville country singer/songwriter Shooter Jennings. The song appears on the latter’s recent album, ‘Countach (For Giorgio)’, a covers record that comprises entirely of songs by dance music pioneer Giorgio Moroder. ‘Cat People (Putting Out Fire)’ was co-written and produced by Moroder, and featured on Bowie’s album ‘Let’s Dance’ after it was the theme song for the 1982 film Cat People.

The video for the song has now been released. Shot entirely in 16-bit, Manson and Jennings both appear in the animation form in the near nine-minute video that features sex scenes, gruesome murders and human-to-animal transformations.


Watch the NSFW video below.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Jennings explained how the collaboration with Manson came about.

“I invited him out to a party at this bar, and I said, ‘Hey, you know ‘Cat People’? You want to do that song on this record, ’cause you’d sound awesome doing it,'” Jennings said. “And he was like, ‘I sing that song every night before I go onstage. That’s my song I warm up to.’ So one night I went over to his house at three in the morning and brought all my recording gear.”