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Heart Of Garbage: Inside The Manson Family

Peter Murphy, Hot Press, 2001

MADISON, WISCONSIN, USA. June 7, 2001. Take a walk down East Washington Avenue, past the Pontiac workshops, car dealerships, gas stations and establishments with names like Scooter Therapy and Roadway Transmission, and you’ll come to a squat redbrick building with grey doors. Like most facades that house extraordinary goings on – nuclear fallout shelters for example, or the redneck store in Pulp Fiction – it seems pretty nondescript from the outside. Looking at this anonymous structure, a line from ‘Love Street’ comes to mind: "I wonder what they do in there?"

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