Mindtrain 02 – 09 August 2011

Sunday, October 2

This edition of Mindtrain presented me with an opportunity my morbid sensibility did not want to pass up, as it fell on the 42nd anniversary of the evening on which Sharon Tate and three others were murdered by Manson Family members at the Polanski home on 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles. At the time of the murders, I was too young to have paid much attention to the news. But I later became rather obsessed with Manson and his followers and what they did. As ‘True Crime’ goes, you can’t deny that it’s a fascinating case and a landmark event in the history of mass murderers. Yeah, I kind of got even more ‘into’ the whole thing during the Industrial music era when groups like Throbbing Gristle made it ‘cool’ to dig Charlie, but I don’t now (nor did I ever) wish to condone what they did to those people. Nevertheless, I continue to be fascinated by the dark extremities to which human consciousness and behavior is capable of venturing.

And so this program is dedicated to Charles Manson and to his followers and his victims, real and alleged, living and deceased. All the music on this show is related in some way to those people and what happened – either directly inspired by Manson, related to Sharon Tate and/or Roman Polanski, or poetically suggestive of the homicidal course of events on August 8th-9th, 1969.

Listen To The Podcast

The playlist gives artist name, song title, and album title (in that order). A space between lines of text indicates the break between sets where track announcements were made.

Playlist for Mindtrain 02 – 09 August 2011

  • Ilhan Mimaroglu / Freddie Hubbard – Sing Me A Song Of Songmy, Part I – Sing Me A Song Of Songmy
  • John Moran – Act 1: The Murders (Night Highway #1) – The Manson Family (An Opera)
  • Death In June – We Said Destroy II – All Pigs Must Die
  • John Moran – Act 1: The Murders (SUBJECT: The Beatles) – The Manson Family (An Opera)
  • Krzysztof Komeda – Through The Closet – Rosemary’s Baby (Original Soundtrack)
  • Death In June – All Pigs Must Die – All Pigs Must Die
  • John Moran – Act 2: The Family (SUBJECT: Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme) – The Manson Family (An Opera)
  • Carmine Coppola & Francis Coppola – Letters From Home – Apocalypse Now (Original Soundtrack)
  • Death In June – No Pig Day (Some Night We’re Going To Party Like It’s 1969) – All Pigs Must Die
  • Current 93 – KillyKillKilly (A Fire Sermon) – The End Of Red Dreams (A Remix By Andrew Liles)
  • Giddle & Boyd – Rocket USA – Going Steady With Peggy Moffitt
  • John Moran – Act 2: The Family (Charlie In A Field, Forever) – The Manson Family (An Opera)
  • The Beach Boys – Never Learn Not To Love – 20/20
  • Oxbow (With Kathy Acker) – The Stabbing Hand – Let Me Be A Woman
  • The Beatles – Helter Skelter – The Beatles (White Album)
  • John Moran – Act 3: The Hall Of Justice (Susan Atkins, On The Staircase Of Justice, Leading To Night Highway #3) / Act 3: The Hall Of Justice (The Family In A Courtroom, Manson Leaps At Judge!) – The Manson Family (An Opera)
  • Psychic TV – Always Is Always – Dreams Less Sweet
  • Psychic TV – Roman P – Godstar: The Singles (Part Two)
  • Krzysztof Komeda – Lullaby – Rosemary’s Baby (Original Soundtrack)
  • John Cale – Leaving It Up To You – Helen Of Troy
  • Current 93 – To Feed The Moon – The End Of Red Dreams (A Remix By Andrew Liles)

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