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Charles Manson Song Writer and Musician

Updated on November 16, 2017
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Charles Manson Album Lie

Charles Manson Song Writer and Musician

Charles Manson, the infamous cult leader connected with multiple brutal murders, is also a song writer and musician. His first album called Lie: The Love Terror Cult, was recorded in 1968 and wasn't released until 1970. Just in time to help Manson pay for his legal defense.

Not only did Manson produce one album but he has gone on to produce more music.

With help from the drummer and founder of The Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson, Manson got his songs produced.

After Charles Manson was charged and convicted of his crimes, recordings of songs written and performed by him were released. Many famous musicians have covered his recordings since.


Never Learn Not to Love by The Beach Boys

Beach Boys

Prior to the murders, Charles Manson and Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson became friends back in 1968. Wilson introduced Manson around and even helped him get recording sessions for his album. The Beach Boys did a cover of Charles Manson’s song “Cease to Exist,” but changed the name of the song to “Never Learn Not to Love.” The Beach Boys released the song 1969, this was a year before Manson’s album came out, and Manson did not get any writing credit for the song on the Beach Boys album.

Look at the Game Girl, by Guns and Roses

Guns and Roses

Guns and Roses fifth album, "The Spaghetti Incident," contains a cover of Charles Manson’s “Look at Your Game Girl” as a hidden track. They released the album back in 1993 and royalties Manson earned from the Guns and Roses went towards the lawsuit against him, so Manson himself got nothing.

Sick City by Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson re-recorded Charles Manson's song "Sick City," and released it for all his fans on Valentine's Day back in 2000. Marilyn Manson got his stage name from Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson, which he considers the two biggest icons of the 60s. Charles Manson wrote to Marilyn Manson from prison.

Other Famous Musicians

There were other famous musicians who re-recorded Manson's music from the Lemonheads, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Crispin Glover.

Manson released "One Mind," in 2005 from prison and he re-released it in 2014 on his website Charliesarts.

Synopsis

Although many famous artists re-released Manson's songs he never received any royalties for his work because the son of one of his victims, Bartek Frykowski, sued him and was awarded $500,000 back in 1971. The judgment for the case expires every ten years and Frykowski’s lawyer has been renewing it on his client’s behalf. Manson's royalties have accumulated over 1 Million dollars as of 1993 which all has gone to Frykowski leaving Manson broke.

The songs Manson wrote are creepy and dark to say the least, but I guess we can't expect anything less with the man behind the music.

Manson is a killer, murderer, and down right bad man, but even from behind bars he has the right to express himself and he does it with his music.

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      ahorseback 

      8 months ago

      His "right o express himself " was ended , as all his social/civil rights when he was granted life in prison and became a felon , How is it we can put Timothy McVeigh to death yet Charles Manson becomes the folk hero for some? I have long seen the idiocy of our legal wrangling as out of balance , I think this folk hero all but proves it out .

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