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Charles Manson: Music Mayhem Murder Paperback – August, 2002

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Sanctuary Publishing (August 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860743889
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860743887
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,125,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Chris Wilson on November 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
Everything about Charles Manson's 1969 crimes has been obsessively applied to paper, but the books keep rolling out with machine-like precision. Now we have the 2002 tome "Charles Manson: Music, Mayhem, Murder" penned by England's Tommy Udo. I purchased it at the discount bookstore, sold by the back cover mentioning the author heading west "on a hunt for answers." I thought to myself, "Hey, that's kind of cool," assuming it would be interesting to see the tale told from a modern-day perspective. Unfortunately, all he's willing to investigate is a Sunset Boulevard head shop (that is, no doubt, selling this book at this moment).

Udo is a fine writer, and he knows his music, but he offers absolutely nothing new to the case. His main theme appears to be an attempt to document Manson's supposed growing influence in today's vast rock music scene, flamed by the likes of Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson. He makes some mildly interesting points, and I enjoyed the terrific quotes by Marilyn Manson following the Columbine tragedy. The very cult Udo smugly warns is rising around the Manson mythos is, however, fueled by shady books such as this. He tries to connect a few distant dots with interesting bits of trivia involving the Metal, Goth and Industrial scenes, but there's not enough documentation or knowledgeable interviews to support his leaky proclamation.

A number of factual errors are so inexcusable as to be surreal, and substantially weaken the book as a whole. Roman Polanski's first film as a director after the crimes was not "Chinatown" (page 40).
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By A Customer on October 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
There are many more worthy books on the Manson case out there then this one. I patiently waited for publication, and was hugely disapointed in the whole book. It is an excellent music history but as far as anything on Manson goes it is just the same old same old...full of factual errors that even someone new to the case would spot...
Save your money and either borrow a friends copy (if they're unlucky enough to have purchased it) or borrow it from the library where I am sure no one will steal it as they have all the good books on Manson...
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By A Customer on November 4, 2003
Format: Paperback
To some people, they might not like this book, but doing my term paper on Manson, it was very helpful because I was showing the relationship between Manson and music. If you are reading this book just for factual information, there is better information available; but if you are reading this book for what the attended purpose is for: to understand how Tommy Udo relates music to Manson's famous history.

One of the reasons why this book is so good is because Udo did not just write about Manson, he actually asked people their point of view of Manson. Some girl said that she thought Manson was cool and Udo asked her some questions back and you could totally see that she knew almost next to nothing about Manson. Udo takes many points of view in to consideration when he wrote this book. Overall it is a good book and I think you should buy the book ONLY if you are interested in reading about the relationship of Manson and music.
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