Angels & Vampires - Volume I Chapter 3: NYMPHETAMINES: new pills for new thrills

Introduction to chapter 3:

'NYMPHETAMINES - A LIKELY STORY'

BEFORE HE TOOK THE NAME RUFUS HUMPHREY, RUFUS UNPHIRE WAS ONCE A PROTÉGÉ, A STUDENT OF LUTHER MEANS® BACK IN THE DAYS WHEN LUTHER STILL HAD A LICENCE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AND TO DISPENSE THE WISDOM THAT SOMETIMES CAME IN STRANGE COLOURS AND REALLY COOL SHAPES AND BACK IN THE TIME WHEN DR.MEANS STILL CONVERSED WITH HUMANS IN AN EFFORT TO SHARE WITH THE WISE THE WAYS OF THE ACE OF SPADES, AN ANCIENT AND NOBLE TRADITION BEGAN EONS AGO BY THE BROTHERS OF THE ORACLE STAR. LUTHER FOUND RUFUS QUITE USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING, AS RUFUS WAS THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY OF COMPLICATED PERSONS (A NON-COERCIVE ORGANIZATION) AND AS SUCH KNEW MANY OTHER PEOPLE FOR WHOM LINEAR THOUGHT WAS MAINLY A HORIZONTAL CHALLENGE. AND ALTHOUGH THERE WERE SOME WHO FELT THAT RUFUS WAS OVERLY FOND OF ANIMAL TRAINERS HE ALSO HAD A WIDELY RESPECTED REPUTATION FOR HIS TAMBOURINE MAKING, ESPECIALLY THE ONES WITH THE PAINTED LADIES WHOSE BREASTS SWELLED WHEN THE TAMBOURINE WAS STRUCK AND RATTLED. HIS GRANDFATHER TAUGHT HIM THIS USEFUL TRADE WHEN RUFUS WAS A BOY. LUTHER CHERISHED HIS BRIEF TIME WITH RUFUS AND ENJOYED THEIR CONVERSATIONS IN CONJUNCTION WITH A MOST RESOURCEFUL MEDICATION THEN FAVOURED BY DR.MEANS CALLED: NYMPHETHAMINES (IN AEROSOL FORM, NOT THE SUPPOSITORIES!!) ONE DAY, UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE SEASONAL TIDES, AS IT KEPT PACE WITH ITS OWN ECHO ON THE HIGH WATER BREAK, LUTHER SHARED A PLAN WITH RUFUS THAT THE MAN OF A THOUSAND YEARS AND HE HAD ONCE LAID OUT WHICH WOULD USE THE FOUR ACES OF THE CARD DECK TO RECODE EARTH'S MAGNETIC GRID WITH THE SOUND VIBRATIONS ENCODED IN WAVE FORM FROM THE SUBTLE LEVELS OF THE FOUR ACES. AS SONIC HOLOGRAMS WAITING TO BE ACTIVATED FOR A FUTURE TIME. RUFUS ABSORBED ALL OF THIS AND IN THE BACK OF HIS MIND WONDERED WHETHER IT WAS HE OR THE GOOD DOCTOR WHO HAD GONE ABSTRACT...STILL DESPITE HIS CONFUSION HE FELT REALLY REALLY GREAT! 


FROM THE ACE OF SPADES:
LOSING BECOMES TOO EASY

FROM THE ACE OF CLUBS:
WE ARE THE LIVING!

FROM THE ACE OF HEARTS:
PSYCHOTHERAPY

FROM THE ACE ABOVE OUR HEADS:
A WINK AND A NOD…

Story written by SFM
 

Chapter 3
NYMPHETAMINES:
New pills for new thrills
(prescribed by Luther Means)

 

LOSING BECOMES TOO EASY [5:18"]
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
 

WE ARE THE LIVING! [5:00"]
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya
 

PSYCOTHERAPY [3:56"]
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya

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All songs written, arranged, produced and performed by SANANDA MAITREYA
Engineered by Emiliano (Emo) Alborghetti
Assisted by Matteo Cantaluppi
Mixed by Emo and Sananda
Recorded over a few days between October and November 2004 at
Jungle Sound Station in Milano - ITALY
Executive produced by LUTHER MEANS® (and LUTHER MEANS® business!) for TREEHOUSE PRODUCTIONS

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY AND FOR SANANDA MAITREYA
ALL SONGS COPYRIGHT CONTROL


INSTRUMENT REPORT: 

LOSING BECOMES TOO EASY 
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars was Fender Stratocaster through a 'Cry baby' wah pedal through a Fender pro junior amp
Piano was Yamaha P80
And other sounds from Roland VK8


WE ARE THE LIVING! 
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars two Stratocasters (Luther Means and Willhelmina)
one through a Fender Pro Junior and the other through a Fender Vibroverb
and a Gibson Lucille through a pro Junior
Keyboards courtesy of Roland VK8


PSYCOTHERAPY
Drums were by 'Drumsound' (the blue kit)
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars were two Stratocasters (Luther Means® and Willhelmina)
one through a Fender Pro Junior and the other through a Fender Vibroverb
and a Jacaranda Sananda edition guitar through a Cry baby' wah pedal through a Fender pro junior amp
Keyboards courtesy of Roland VK8
All backing vocals and vocals by Sananda

Incidentally I am not receiving any endorsement monies from any of these manufacturers.

I give you this equipment information for people who are equipment nerds like myself!

For more information go to Emo at www.junglesound.com as my memory tends to fade as one session ends and another begins…

THESE TRACKS ARE DEDICATED TO MY MOTHER FRANCES, A HUGE MUSICAL INFLUENCE AND TO PEOPLE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR THE REAL AND TO SONG WRITERS EVERYWHERE. PLEASE WAKE UP! YOUR TIME NEEDS YOU. 
TO ENSURE THE QUALITY OF THESE RECORDINGS NO A&R EXECUTIVES WERE ALLOWED WITHIN A THREE MILE RADIUS OF THE RECORDING SESSION.
ENJOY! AND ALL PRAISES BE TO THE NAME OF YOUR GOD AND OF YOUR ANCESTERS.

November 8, 2004