You’ve Been Listening To Songs Written By Charles Manson And Didn’t Know It

April 13, 2020

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There is a lot of controversial music out there, but you may not know that cult leader Charle Manson had quite a musical career with his songs being covered by many big-name musicians and bands.


 After listening to the album “Lie: The Love and Terror Cult”, Axel Rose thought “Look at Your Game Girl” had real merit, not taking into consideration that fans might object. When it was featured on Guns N’ Roses’ 1993 album “The Spaghetti Incident?” fans and critics alike voiced their anger and concern about the band covering the song knowing Manson was behind it and that he might profit from sales.


To appease critics and fans, the studio left the song’s listing off of all new printings but the song remains on “The Spaghetti Incident?”. Manson’s share of the royalties are assigned to Bartek Frykowsk, son of Manson’s victim Voytek Frykowski who was murdered alongside his friend Sharon Tate on August 9, 1969.



This isn’t the only Manson song that hit radios with covers by major artists. Covers include: The Beach Boys’ “Never Learn Not to Love”, Merilyn Manson’s  “Sick City”; Sonic Boom sang “Mechanical Man”, GG Allin did “Garbage Dump,” and Crispin Glover covered “Never Say Never to Always.” Here are just a few of the music videos for the songs. Enjoy.

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