Friday, February 22, 2013

The Ballad of Brenda McCann

  

One of Charlie's fiercest, most loyal peons had a song composed in her honor. Miss Nancy Pitman aka Brenda McCann was in the mind of The Shangs when they wrote this haunting, mellow groove. Funny, but when I think of Brenda McCann, I picture a mosh pit blaring National Socialist black metal-type melodies. Enjoy:








26 comments:

AustinAnn74 said...

Not one comment? Am I losing my touch?

Panamint Patty said...

Patty hates it when that happens...

CarolMR said...

Wasn't Brenda the one who supposedly accompanied Charlie when he supposedly visited Cielo after the murders? According to Ed Sanders, I think, Brenda was the most violent of the Manson girls. So why didn't Charlie send her to Cielo and Waverly? IMO, Brenda was the prettiest of the Manson girls.

Matt said...

Carol, I don't believe that ever happened. Like many aspects of this story I think it's just legend. No way would he have gone up there that night. Five bloody bodies and he's going to risk getting caught up there? I'll never believe it.

CarolMR said...

Thanks, Matt. I've heard the story so many times that I just assumed it was true.

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AustinAnn74 said...

Pretty is not the word I would use to describe Brenda. I think she was extremely doggy. Of course, with a good shower, a razor & shaving cream, a trip to a salon, and a little bit of vitamins, exercise, and proper nutrition would of done this girl hella good. Oh, and tweezers for those pubies above her eyes!

candy and nuts said...

Ann-Im no beauty queen so I dont like to make sarcastic judgments on peoples looks-people have complained how the Col makes fat jokes-well what you are posting about Nancy's looks kinda falls into the same realm-

AustinAnn74 said...

Last time I checked, we are on a Manson Family blog. Does it really matter what ANYONE thinks of ANYONE ELSE? I don't think so. Don't take it personal.

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starship said...

I believe someone went back to Cielo that night. Too much eveidence of it to ignore. If not Charlie, then who?

Matt said...

Specifically which evidence, starship. Refresh my memory if you have a few minutes...

candy and nuts said...

Ann last time I checked you posted this and cried no response insofar as this video song this has been around for many many years noone responded because your posting OLD news-and Ann apparently you CARE what people look like with your comments

candy and nuts said...

I actually felt a tinge of sympathy for ANn when the COl ripped her a new one over Bobbys life I guess he was right

starship said...

The blood map. The killers not wiping anything down but then it's pretty well wiped. The steamer trunks. The glasses. The towel tucked neatly under the noose around JS neck. The blood smears on ST body. The sounds heard across the canyon hours later.

starship said...

The incredibly credible and lucid Garrettson with his one eyed baby tale.

Just kidding.

starship said...

The blood map. The killers not wiping anything down but then it's pretty well wiped. The steamer trunks. The glasses. The towel tucked neatly under the noose around JS neck. The blood smears on ST body. The sounds heard across the canyon hours later.

Matt said...

At Waverly Leslie did a very credible wiping job. What is to say that Pat, Sadie or Linda didn't do the same at Cielo?

Matt said...

And with all of that in play, why didn't Bugliosi chase after that angle like a bloodhound?

starship said...

At Waverly they stayed long enough to eat a snack, get showered change clothes. Not so at Cielo.

As for Bugliosi, again, he proved what he could prove. This goes for motive too...if he had the proof it had something to do with drugs he would have used it.

Remember, so many things about the scene at Cielo don't make sense. And the tales the killers tell, which are consistent enough, don't explain it all either. SA threw the towel back into the living room. But somehow it ends up tucked neatly underneath Jay's noose. Further, the cops initially on the scene believed that it appeared that both ST and JS had been moved, attacked outside and then their bodies placed back inside. It was their first gut reaction to the site that lay before them.

And, no one ever accused CM that he went up there after the murders. He offered up that info himself...more than a year later too I believe? It is only with that premise in mind that the scene that was found in the daylight makes any sense at all.

A.C. Fisher Aldag said...

I'd thought that the ballad of Brenda McCann was an older, historic Irish tune, revived by a modern pop group...?

Panamint Patty said...

Wow, AC. Really? That's interesting.

Panamint Patty said...

Patty had to red more because she is interested, The Pop band that recorded the ballad in 1990 were called "The Shangs." On their wesite, they admit being into Manson stuff (see http://theshangs.ca/History-of-The-Shangs/Index.html):

"Delicate bossa nova influenced numbers were interspersed with sonically howling intrumentals utilizing garbage can drums and feedback and strange filmscape vignettes that recalled "Zabriski Point" et el. And too, ethereal, biographical songs such as their ode to Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) " Dennis" appeared -early examples of what has become somewhat of a Shang's trademark - songs of pop culture tragedy...Rounding out The Shang's debut and all things Feminine Complex were odes; ( " Queen Mindy","Complex Contemplation") and too, references and observations alluding to the girls of Charles Manson's "family". According to Ed, "My brother and I were interested in Sharon Tate, her life and films and subsequently her death. And the Manson Girls were part of that. They became themes in some of our songs mainly for their sheer weirdness and audacity".

orwhut said...

Now I've got, The Ballad of Brenda McCann, stuck in my head.

william marshall said...

Charlie has said and retracted several times he went to Cielo crime scene to see what his children had done