A Perfect Circle: So Long, Marilyn

Marilyn by Bert Stern, 1962

Rock supergroup A Perfect Circle (featuring members of Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, and Marilyn Manson’s bassist) are releasing their first album in fourteen years this week.¬† One of their new tracks, ‘So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish‘ (after the whimsical title of a Douglas Adams novel), nods to deceased stars like David Bowie and the original MM with a mixture of nostalgia and cynicism (the Monroe reference may also be a nod to Elton John’s ‘Candle in the Wind.’)

“Ticker tape parade
Our hair and skin like
Like Marilyn Monroe
In an empty wind …”