Sunday, November 30, 2008

LIE: The Love and Terror Cult

I know Will's against posting duplicates on this blog, but I figured I'd make an exception for this album. See this originally came out in 1970 in a limited run of 2,000 copies on a made up label called Awareness Records as "LIE: The Love and Terror Cult" (2144).

Producer Phil Kaufman later peddled the recordings around to other labels in hopes of getting a wider circulation, and eventually made an agreement with ESP-Disk who put out the album again in 1974 as "Charles Manson Sings" (ESP-2003).

As time went on more and more pressings of this started to appear, such as an Argentinian bootleg, a French issue with a different sleeve, and in 1987 the junk UK label stealing the label name of the original release, put out the most readily available reissue of the album on both cheap LP & CD.

And gradually as time went by and these tapes were pressed, repressed and bootlegged to high heaven, the quality started to deteriorate considerably.

That is why I'm choosing to post my rip of the original 1970 album, no mastering, no quality loss, nothing. Just as it was meant to sound when it was released. This pressings thick vinyl has kept the sound as pristine as it can, and I've ripped it first to wav, then converted it to high quality 256kbps mp3.

Download "LIE: The Love and Terror Cult" @ 256kbps

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Poor Old Prisoner Boy

Poor Old Prisoner Boy
The 55th Anniversary album.

This record contains 55 minutes of live-music, recorded at Vacaville in the early 80's.

Many thanks to:
Nicholas Schreck, Boyd Rice, Aleister Crowley, Anton LaVey, John Aes-Nihil, Nick Bougas, Bobby Beausoleil, Neul Emmons, Lynette Fromme, Genesis P. Orridge, Kenneth anger, Oliver Strahl, Roman Polanski, and finally, Sharon Tate for inspiration.

This record is dedicated to Paul Richard Polanski

Limited edition of 555 copies.

This is a much better quality vinyl rip than the one I did before, so if you have the other one, it is worth replacing it with this.

The music itself is an unedited version of the "Live At San Quentin" tape, so although you'll think "I've heard this before" well yes, but you've only heard selections from this tape. On this album you'll find many sections that were edited out of the other release, and when you look back on things this was the original release from 1989, long before Grey Matter got their hands on it in 1993 and cut it all up.

Since the record sounds like it's cut a little too slow I altered the pitch (through my turntable not computer) and now it sounds like it's playing at the right speed & pitch, so Charles voice doesn't sound too low and murky.

Also on my previous rip near the end of the B-Side, noise overtook the recording, at first I thought my stylus had worn completley out, but it actually turned out to be static built up in my stereo cable linking to my computer. Once I replugged it everything was fine, so I now have a full 55min rip with no static available here for you guys.

Enjoy, and don't forget to comment!

Download "Poor Old Prisoner Boy" @ 256kbps Quality

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Never Learn Not To Love

Well this will be my first post on here, as some may not know Psyche has graciously invited me to join as an author for the blog, which I am honored to do.

What I have uploaded here is a compilation I've been working on for a little while now entitled "Never Learn Not To Love". It is a collection of recordings by artists; all of whom cover a song written by Charles Manson. So no Charlie himself isn't found on these recordings, but his words are.

It took me a good amount of research and searching to track down these 8 tracks but I think it's a cool idea, and it'll be nice for fans to hear other artists' takes' on these songs. Artist features on this compilation include everything from The Lemonheads to The Beach Boys, so it really contains a variety of music styles.

Thanks to bob who helped me remember to add "Arkansas Revisited", it's in there now...hopefully I didn't forget any other obvious ones.

The artwork was also designed by me, and it's really just something I threw together in a few minutes, nothing real special but it gets the job done.

Well enjoy, and don't forget to comment!

01. The Lemonheads - "Home Is Where You're Happy"
02. Psychic TV - "Always Is Always"
03. Red Kross - "Cease To Exist"
04. GG Allin - "Garbage Dump"
05. Guns N' Roses - "Look At Your Game, Girl"
06. Marilyn Manson - "Sick City"
07. The Lemonheads - "Clang Bang Clang"
08. The Beach Boys - "Never Learn Not To Love"
09. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - "Arkansas Revisited"

Download "Never Learn Not To Love" @ 256kbps

New Vids And More!

A while back when we had a promo making spree here I got some really cool submissions and they keep coming! These are two that I recently received from Gobacktogo and L_N_K. They are even better than the ones from the contest so I'll use them as needed. They also seem to be getting some hits on Youtube. The above pic is a scan I took of one of Manson's original business cards that was sent to me by George and Sandra before the original ATWA site went down back in 2000 or so. By the way, I'm not familiar with a "Summer of Hate" release from sessions in '67 but it sounds like it could be the "Psychedelic Soul" stuff under a different name. You can look through the blog archives and the links should still be up for that one. If there is some unique material included on that release I would be glad to post it here. As far as "Death Dealers" goes, it's interesting but I don't ever reference murder here and I don't want to include things that glorify that aspect of Manson's history. It's all about the music and words of Charlie, himself, here and I don't think he'd dig being included on something called "Death Dealers". I do appreciate the link, though, Daniel and check your email. I sent you something. Anyway, enjoy the vids everyone!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Charles Manson - I'm On Fire

This is the single for "I'm On Fire" with a flipside of "Hallways Of The Always". These tracks are cut from the "Live At San Quentin" and "Commemoration" releases and could serve as a decent introduction to Manson's prison music. One should keep in mind, though, if not familiar with his work that the prison stuff is quite different than the early recordings like "Psychedelic Soul" or "Lie". Still, this is a small download and a couple of interesting and quite popular tracks. Thanks again to Daniel for the link. Artwork is included.

Download "I'm On Fire" @ 256

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday

Today is Charlie's birthday. I think I speak for the rest of the followers of this blog when I say we hope this day finds him in good health and strength. He is 74 today and I would imagine that getting thrown in the hole for any minor infraction of rules is taking its toll. Still, by all accounts he is a survivor and we wish him well.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Some Spoken Word & A Request

Spotlight gave me this link to share with you all. It's a compilation of spoken word material and phone conversations from Manson on a wide variety of subjects. Included in the download is 11 phone conversation tracks, some of which you can find elsewhere here, but the best part is the first track that's tagged as "Anthology". This one is over 80 minutes long and is a sort of oral history of Manson's life in his own words, compiled from various interviews and such. Apparently this was put together by Keith Christopher Kosiewicz. In addition to following a pretty coherent chronology, it also kind groups his quotes by subject in much the same way as "Superstar" does as a documentary. Thanks for the share Spotlight!

Download "Spoken Word Anthology"

Also, ADSLINK asked me to post his request for a torrent he ran across sometime ago. Supposedly, it's an interview with Charlie that was broadcast on the radio in Berkeley. Here's the thumbnail from the old torrent so you can see how the file was tagged. If anyone has this one, a link would be appreciated.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


At long last, Gobacktogo has provided me (and you) with this classic underground spoken word compilation. And I must say that this vinyl rip sounds crystal clear! "Fear Power God" was put out by a magazine called "Birth of Tragedy" sometime in the late 80's, if I remember correctly. Although I never saw their magazine, I'm glad they gave us this compilation that's tracklist reads like a roster of some of the most extreme and revolutionary free-thinkers of the 20th century. This was probably the first spoken word record that really got my attention as a teenager. A little bit of everything here and a true uncensored introduction to outsiders and rebels like Lydia Lunch, Allen Ginsberg, Anton La Vey, and Jello Biafra. I'm including it here, of course, because Charles Manson is among the stellar list of contributors. Mostly, though, I'm including it because I honestly think everyone should hear it. Especially if there is even one person represented on the album that you have never heard of. Long live freedom of speech! At least until they find a way to silence us on the internet.

Thanks again Daniel, I guess this just about completes my wish-list here. Of course, any new contributions of Manson material not represented here are always welcome.