According to a recent L.A. Times article, a new vinyl of unreleased music by Charles Manson (yes, this Charles Manson) has already hit the shelves and, according to the man who put out the record, Manuel Vasquez, it has “sold about 200” copies to people weird enough to enjoy music made by a psychotic cult leader.
Vasquez, who turned to a friend of Manson’s to secure the tapes that he recorded at a prison medical facility, used Kickstarter to press and release 500 copies of the album. Vasquez, not a professional publicist, says the music has a “nasal, bluesy folk music-like sound,” and “[m]ost people won’t like it. It probably requires an acquired taste.” In addition to the novelty of owning music made by a guy with a swastika tattooed on his face, fans can look forward to the fact that none of this music has ever been released on any of the already released albums by Manson, which number around 20. The album, available now, exclusively, at Vasquez’s L.A. area store Beauty Is Pain Boutique (road trip!!), also features artwork by Manson.
For those of you unaware of who Charles Manson is or anything related to the 1969 murders for which he is associated and incarcerated, then I refer you to this video.