Charles Manson Life Sentence

Charles Manson Life Sentence - An album of songs recorded by notorious mass murderer Charles Manson has been flying off the shelves at a boutique in Hollywood, California.

The record is described as "nasal, bluesy folk music" by Manuel Vasquez, 26, co-owner of the Beauty Is Pain boutique and the person responsible for the release.

So far, Vasquez has sold a "couple hundred" copies of the vinyl recording, which retails for $18 and includes never-before-heard tracks of Manson playing guitar. Some of the material, which Vasquez said he obtained from an "old friend" of the convict, dates back to the 1980s.
Charles Manson Record Selling Well

"It's him singing and playing guitar and also reciting some poetry and spoken word type stuff," Vasquez said. "[He] sounds like an old blues man or a raw country singer."

Vasquez, who communicates with Mason mostly through the mail, admits to receiving hate mail following the release.

"There are people not appreciating the release of music by him," he told the LA Times. "People say they don't understand why I'd want to associate myself with this or why I would be interested in releasing it."

The album is however selling well and Vasquez has said that he may soon need to do a second pressing. Manson, incarcerated at Cochran State Prison, does not get a cut of any profits from the record.

Vasquez, who was not alive when the "Manson family" terrorized Southern California in the late 1960s with its "Helter Skelter" killing spree, said he wanted to produce the album because he believes Manson’s Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial was violated.

"I wouldn’t say [he's] innocent, but he was denied his constitutional rights in court," Vasquez said. "I wanted to raise awareness of that."

The album is not the first to feature Manson's music. Over the years about 20 vinyl or CD compilations have been produced including releases by the Beach Boys, Guns ‘N Roses and Marilyn Manson. The songs on the new album have never been released, however, Vasquez said.

Manson’s next chance at freedom will come in 15 years, when he is 92 years old.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198358/Criminal-record-California-store-selling-album-recorded-Charles-Manson-prison.html#ixzz25d9scC16

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