New York: ESP Disk, 1974. ESP-2003. Vinyl record. 12 x 12 in. NF in VG+ sleeve. Item #5483
The debut studio album of musician and convicted murderer, Charles Manson. Released after a failed collaboration with the Beach Boys and while Manson was in jail, LIE: The Love and Terror Cult record cover reproduces a Life Magazine cover about the Manson family, removing the letter F from “Life” and a text which read, “The dark edge of hippie life.”
Originally put out in a small run by Phil Kaufman under the label Awareness Records, this is the second pressing and the first by ESP-Disk. A strange artifact of psychedelic folk rock, violence, and the end of the hippie era.