Showing posts with label Cielo Drive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cielo Drive. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I really like this video and song!  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  I hope you have a very happy turkey day!!! :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of "Paul Revere & The Raiders" Talks About Terry Melcher, Cielo and Manson

Mark Lindsay and Terry Melcher at Cielo Drive
By Nancy Adamson

Lindsay recently gave an exclusive interview to the Reporter-Telegram in which he talked about his current tour, his music, and a few life-changing moments in his life that include falling off a 75-foot cliff, living in the infamous house where the followers of Charles Manson brutally murdered five people -- including actress Sharon Tate -- in 1969, and traveling around the country in an RV with his wife and three cats.

Linsday said 1967 was a magical year. "We were gonna change the world. Well, it didn't work out quite as well as we thought. We might have been in a war in 1967 but the music of that period is a slice of kinder, gentler times when things were a lot less stressful."

Regarding Cielo Drive:
"We lived there about two years," Lindsay said. "About two or three months before the lease was up, Terry and Candy Bergen started having this big, torrid affair. I'd come home off tour and they would be on the couch or wherever doing what lovers do. I told Terry I felt like a third wheel and wanted to move out. So I did."

While many officials and prosecutors claim Manson picked that address because he wanted revenge against Melcher for rejecting a music collaboration, Lindsay said that wasn't the case.

"Everybody speculated that Manson sent his minions up there to get rid of Terry because he was angry about not getting a record deal. But Terry and I talked about it later and Terry said Manson knew (Melcher had moved) because Manson or someone from his organization left a note on Terry's porch in Malibu," Lindsay said.

Lindsay still says he gets creeped out thinking about that period so he'd rather focus on what keeps him busy nowadays.

In February, Lindsay released "Like Nothing That You've Seen," ultimately described by Little Steven on Sirius/XM Radio's "Underground Garage" as the "coolest song in the world." A full album will be coming out this summer via online outlets such as Amazon and iTunes.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Nine Inch Nails: Points of Departure

By Joe Robinson--  No band is an island. The best songwriters tend to be sponge-like soaker-uppers of music, film, fine art, literature and other forms of culture, be they popular or obscure, and these influences often find their way into the music, helping listeners branch out and develop new interests.
With Points of Departure, we use our favorite groups as springboards for broader cultural investigations and highlight some of the cool things you might get into via your record collection. This week: Nine Inch Nails.
Trent Reznor has always insisted that when he moved to the posh Benedict Canyon section of Los Angeles to record his 1994 sophomore album, 'The Downward Spiral,' he had no idea he'd moved his studio into the house that was the scene of the notorious 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and friends at the hands of Charles Manson's so-called “family” members. But that didn't stop his morbid fascination with Manson once he found out.

Reznor named the studio “PIG” — a reference to the word Tate's killers scrawled with her blood on the house's front door — and made further reference with song titles 'Piggy' and 'March of the Pigs,' introducing Manson's gruesome insanity to a whole new generation. 

“I'm not personally infatuated with serial killers [and] by no means do I wish to glamorize them,” said Reznor, who also recorded Marilyn Manson's debut album at PIG. “From living in that house I've met every person in the world you can imagine who's obsessed with that whole thing and it's given me more of a perspective on it.”