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Local Record Producer Releases Album of Charles Manson's Music

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Charles Manson is known for a lot of things. Grotesque violence, for instance. Co-opting young minds. But a lesser known fact is that the criminal mastermind was also a musician. In fact, it was his desire to record an album that led him to the house on Cielo Drive where he committed the murders for which he became infamous, which was owned by musician and producer Terry Melcher. And now, a local record producer has released an album featuring some of Manson's songs.


The LA Times reports
that 26-year-old Manuel Vasquez pressed and distributed a 40-minute vinyl of Mansons' songs, which are described as "nasal, bluesy folk music" and notes that people might not get on board with it right away, but that those that are interested are very interested:

"They're going so fast I may have to do a second pressing," Vasquez told the Times.