This Day In Music 28.04.2016
Daisy Berkowitz was born on April 28, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Scott Mitchell Putesky. He was the lead guitarist and co-founder of the heavy metal group Marilyn Manson.
Putesky's first instruments were the flute and the snare drum, and in 6th grade joined the school's chorus, for which he apparently had a talent.
In the late 1970s, when Scott was in his preteen years and punk had given way, he found admiration for artists such as Bowie and Talking Heads, influences that are apparent in his later work.
His stage name, Daisy Berkowitz, is derived from the Daisy Duke character from 1970s sitcom Dukes of Hazzard and David Berkowitz, serial killer nicknamed "Son of Sam".
Putesky's first band, "The Flying Eggbeaters" featured schoolmates Tom Wolf and Jim Neuman as drummer and bassist. This gave him the experience needed to later go on to other bands, such as "Blue China" and "Ear Wacks".
Putesky and Brian Warner (aka Marilyn Manson) met at a Fort Lauderdale club called The Reunion Room and later at a local after-party in December 1989. The two created the concept of Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids.
Putesky, who had at this point developed his own poetry but not yet worked lyrics into his music, began to meet up with Warner and brainstorm character and show/event ideas, after Warner asked for help starting a band as a creative outlet for his poetry writing. Putesky played guitar, bass and keys, programmed a Yamaha RX-8 drum machine, and taught Warner about vocal performance, recording and arranging. Input from both parties gave the band its darkly psychedelic style.
Putesky left the band before 1996's Antichrist Superstar was completed, however he is credited for six songs on the record.
Abandoning the Daisy Berkowitz moniker in favor of his own initials SMP, Putesky began recording demos for his first solo project,
He had musical material for it but it did not have a name. After visiting the historical tourist site Coral Castle (Homestead,FL) he became fascinated with the bizzare coral rock sculptures created mysteriously by Ed Leedskalnin. Can you guess the name of the first structure you reach upon entering Coral Castle? Throughout late 1996 and 1997,Scott wrote and recorded as many as fifteen new songs for the first Three Ton Gate demo called 3x3 (three by three). Scott played all instruments and recorded all the vocals. After some consideration,he wondered about working with a female vocalist again and discovered Tyreah James
In July 2010 Putesky officially joined electro-punk band Kill Miss Pretty but revived Three Ton Gate shortly afterward (2011).
Announced in April 2013, Putesky created a new band with !PAU3, called "The Daisy Kids".