On March 6, 1970, a collection of home recording made by Charles Manson was rele…

Written by on March 6, 2018


On March 6, 1970, a collection of home recording made by Charles Manson was released as an LP entitled “Lie”. Manson was on trial at the time for his role in the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders, and was trying to raise money for legal expenses.

2,000 copies were released on Awareness Records. The cover is a parody of the December 19, 1969 Life magazine cover, which featured Manson along with the headline “The Love and Terror Cult”. The two covers are identical; however the “F” in “LIFE” has been deleted and the line “The dark edge of hippie life” has been removed. The date and price are replaced with the Awareness Records logo.

Although it wasn’t a commercial success, the album received critical praise by some reviewers, including the All Music Guide, and it retains a following among Americans interested in the Manson case. There have been multiple covers and samples of the songs made by musicians including Marilyn Manson and Guns N’ Roses. The original Awareness pressings are highly collectible.

Did any of you ever buy this record?

Manson died last year. RIH Charlie.




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