Artist: WATKINS & BROOKS POSTON, PAUL
Title: Young Girl
Format: One-sided 7"
Label: Helter Skelter
|"Breathtaking, innocently sinful folk obscurity from Paul Watkins & Brooks Poston of the Manson clan, developed in their wholly insular community of impulse, drugs, violence and marked creativity. Young Girl reveals a softer, affecting beauty, the antithesis of their well-known exploits at the fringes of sadism and hatred: a spontaneous convergence of raw, self-taught instrumentation and the stupefyingly gorgeous voice of these outcastes. Fallen down a rabbit hole beyond their own comprehension, their song elaborates the fable of a similarly embattled youth, assaulted by the harsh landscape of adulthood and her struggle to retain the purity of childhood, free from the insanity of maturity and civilization. A search for key answers of adolescence and a simultaneous refutation of the intellect, Young Girl reminds us that even in the depths of darkness, ignorance and despair, the most beautiful specimens of creation and transcendence can flourish." -Helter Skelter|