Sunday, March 16, 2008

John Moran - The Manson Family - An Opera

A visitor passed this one my way the other day. His blog is called "Twisted Perceptions" and also had some nice stuff by Moondog there for download. This album was written by John Moran, known for his connection with Phillip Glass, and is just what it says it is - a modern opera - including classical instruments, sound effects, guitars, and the vocal talents of Iggy Pop. Very interesting and very good quality production. I would like to have seen the stage performance. Anyway, these are not my links so I can't guarantee their longevity. Check it out, though, as this is another example of how the Manson myth and music continue to influence popular culture. Even though Charlie has fallen out of favor with the media for bigger boogeymen in recent years he was on the front page of CNN today.

Download part 1

Download part 2