QotD: My Favorite Record Review

I was glancing at CNN.com this morning when I saw a story on a couple of men, one of whom is the grandson of Charles Manson and the other of whom thought he might be Manson’s son. Because my mind works the way it does, I was reminded of a review I read a few years ago of Manson’s album Lie. Having done my share of music criticism over the years, I can attest that it’s typically pretty easy to slag an album, but of course, an album from Charles Manson offers its own challenges in that regard.

I wish I could find the review now — I believe it may once have been at allmusic.com, but that is no longer the case. Still, the last line has stuck with me:

“Charles Manson is nearly as good a musician as he is a human being.”

(And despite the temptation, I’m not going to use the “family” tag on this post.)

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1 Response to QotD: My Favorite Record Review

  1. I read that story, too – can you imagine someone being disappointed that Charles Manson wasn’t your relative? I remember reading in Helter Skelter that a lot of the “Family’s” children had been placed in adoptive homes and wondering what the psychological impact would be of finding out you came from that. It did say their records were sealed, but I’m sure that can be gotten around somehow. Ugh…

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