Joe proceed to tell me and Kurt Cobain the sordid history of the White album and the song.
The term ‘helter skelter’ was far less well known in the US.
To the psychopath Charles Manson it was a coded prophecy for an apocalyptic race war (or Armageddon).
This is why Kurt at one point drew an “X” on his forehead and had his picture taken.
They went back to California to the movie studios and filmed the original music video for Photograph with the stabbing knife at the beginning and using images of Marilyn Monroe.
I had been a longtime fan of the actor Johnny Depp dating back to his first appearance in 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street and knowing the origin of the song starred in the 2005 remake of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.“Sippin’ from a bottle of vodka double wine”, was inspired by a photo of Joe Elliott of Def Leppard (see left) and the 1981 Def Leppard song Me & My Wine.“He had tattoos up and down his arm”, I was referring to Tommy Lee of Motley Crue.I stuffed part of the sock into the front of the costume leaving part hanging out.Everyone thought it was funny and Anthony Kiedis and Flea jumped up from the crowd and said they wanted to do that.Hutch wanted me to see the movie because of one of the actresses was Aussie Nell Campbell. Frankenfurter costume and then pushed out onto the stage.Just for fun I asked Tommy Lee for one of his socks.Costa had a daughter by the name of Nikka Costa who would go on to perform the song I wrote titled “Everybody’s Got Their Something.” This inspired me to write the song “Candyman” performed by Christina Aguilera.It would also draw a connection to Pour Some Sugar On Me which I co-wrote with Joe Elliott and other songs I made up as well.Not know what they had in mind, the world actually found out.I also remember hearing Kurt say there is an Adam & The Ants song called Dirk Wears White Sox released in 1979.