Posted in music on September 5, 2012

Charles Manson - "Just Fucking Around"
Charles Manson

Manuel Vasquez defends the unusual product he's selling. But not everyone's buying it.

Vasquez is the 26-year-old co-owner of [LA's Beauty Is Pain Boutique] who produces records in his spare time. His latest release features music written and performed by convicted mass murderer Charles Manson.

"I've gotten some hate mail from it. There are people not appreciating the release of music by him," he said. "People say they don't understand why I'd want to associate myself with this or why I would be interested in releasing it."

Even his parents tried to talk him out of pressing and selling the 40-minute vinyl album.

"They're in their mid-50s and they grew up with a fear of Charles Manson," Vasquez acknowledged. "They don't want to have anything to do with him. They asked why I was doing it and did I know what I was getting into -- did I fully understand the extent of what it means?"....

...."I usually tell people that the perspective they have of Manson is what he was convicted for in 1969, not for what he became in prison," Vasquez said. "He is somebody who is obsessed with ecology and saving the earth, the environment and animals. Life is his obsession, not death."

The album's title, a vulgarity that means wasting time, reflects Manson's own description of his guitar playing that was recorded in the 1980s in a room above the prison chapel at California Medical Facility in Vacaville. Manson later gave the tape recording to a friend who eventually passed it on to a third person. After years of "badgering" that person for it, Vasquez obtained the tape last year.

With Manson's encouragement, he said, he set about creating an album. [LA Times]

That's a pictures of the record, that I found on eBay, above. That all said, this is not the first time in recent history that a new Charles Manson record has been released. In fact, a four part series of Charles Manson LPs is also coming soon .

I'm not sure if Beauty Is Pain is selling their new record online, though you can buy a Che Guevara t-shirt from them on Etsy.

The Hollywood store also hosts in-store shows. Not surprisingly, one of those in-stores featured another controversial figure with a fondness for swastikas - Boyd Rice, as you can see in the video below...

Boyd Rice @ Beauty Is Pain Boutique Hollywood 4-1-10



Comments (24)

Dumb as fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 10:03 AM

The charles Manson interviews on YouTube are a really good watch.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 10:52 AM

Yes he can!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 10:53 AM

All for free speech, he should be able to release this, but this douche deserves some street justice

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 11:21 AM

This is SO ALT! zOMG!

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 11:53 AM

total asshat. I like how the majority of that story is about how people keep asking him why he is releasing it but there really isn't an answer to that question.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 11:58 AM

Timed to coincide with the DNC. Sales are gonna spike in Charlotte.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 12:08 PM

I wish the guy had the temerity to just say, "I'm only releasing this because I know it'll cause slight ripples and I like the attention that comes with being the guy who released a Charles Manson album".

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 12:21 PM

I had bootlegs of his albums, and they were terrible.

The only good use I found for it was to use it as a DJ bomb at a party that was terrible. Made some kid throw on the CD saying it was the "next big thing," but it was just Manson singing about a garbage dump.

Bad idea all around.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 12:42 PM


Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 12:58 PM

The answer is simple. Nobody gives a fuck about his useless LA "art label" or anything he puts out, so this is good controversy. Magic Bullet has put out Manson records. So have others. This isn't a new thing that is happening. Ignore.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 1:02 PM

Keep up the good work...
Always, Manuel Vasquez,
Records Ad Nauseam / BIP
Los Angeles, Ca

Posted by Manuel Vasquez | September 5, 2012 1:46 PM

^ Obama supporter
and dumb as fuck right there

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 2:14 PM

^from the Redundancy Department department

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 2:14 PM

Come on guys, he's into the environment now! That clearly absolves him of anything he did in the past. Fuck those people his followers killed, who cares about them anyway.

And Hitler loved dogs. You fucking loser.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 5:37 PM

Personally, I love Manson's "Lie" LP.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 6:20 PM

Just ordered my copy. Thank you BV!

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 8:09 PM

This is better than that new David Byrne album.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 9:27 PM

free charles manson

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 11:40 PM

how can i get 1 copy of just f'n around lp

Posted by steve zoul | September 10, 2012 8:53 PM


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Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 6:53 AM

New York Fags. Long live Manson!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 11:19 AM

Greate Manson...

Posted by PIQ | May 16, 2014 7:04 PM

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