▪︎ SONGS FOR SANITY ▪︎

▪︎ RELEASED: September 13, 2005
▪︎ LENGTH: 42:59
▪︎ NO. OF DISCS: 1

▪︎ TRACKLIST ▪︎

1
Damaged
3:04
2
Soul of a Robot
3:34
3
Gein with Envy
2:07
4
Sin
4:08
5
Behind the Nut Love
1:43
6*
Blues Balls
3:28
7
Fiddler’s
3:12
8*
Gods and Monsters
4:10
9*
2 Die 4
4:06
10
Death Valley
3:57
11
Perineum
5:07
12
Dénouement
4:17
© 2005 Shrapnel Records, Inc

▪︎ JOHN 5 ON SONGS FOR SANITY ▪︎

The concept is the love of the guitar, the love of music. I do it not for the money, but just for the true passion for the guitar. If I didn’t do it, I’d probably go insane, that’s why the title is “Songs For Sanity”. I play so much guitar and it’s the only way I can express myself on guitar, I can’t really do it on other recordings. I love to play guitar like that and that’s why I do these records. Playing guitar keeps me sane. I know it sounds a little corny, but it’s absolutely the truth.

John 5 speaking to Guitar9.com April-May 2006

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▪︎ LINEAR NOTES ▪︎

  • Musicians: John 5: all guitars
  • Guest Appearances: Steve Vai: Lead guitar on second half of the two main solos on “Perenium”. Albert Lee: Lead guitar on first solo on “Death Valley”
  • Steve Vai appears courtesy of Epic Records.
  • Bass: John 5, except “Fiddlers” by Larry Klein and Josh Jones
  • Drums: Rodger Carter on songs 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 and Aaron Rossi on songs 1, 2, 4, 7 and 11
  • Keyboards: Sid Riggs except Kevin Savigar plays keyboards on songs 6, 8, and 9
  • All songs written and published by GTR Hack. Music: Chrysalis Music ASCAP except songs 6, 9, 10 written by John 5 and Kevin Savigar and published by GTR Hack Music/Kevin Savigar Music/Chrysalis Music ASCAP
  • Produced by: Sid Riggs (except songs marked with a * produced by Kevin Savigar)
  • Associate Producer: John 5
  • Executive Producer: Mike Varney
  • Mastered by: Tim Gennert at Eugene Productions
  • Engineered and Programmed by: Sid Riggs
  • Additional Engineering: Kevin Savigar
  • Mixed by: Sid Riggs The Mix Room
  • Mixing Assistant Engineer: Shaun Evans (90210)
  • Photography: Maryanne Bilham, Blacksun
  • Photoshop Image Manipulation by: IMagic/David Overturf, Jeff Burdin
  • Graphic Design/Layout: Dave Stephens
  • Studio: The Basement & The Doghouse
  • For the latest news go to: www.john-5.com
  • Publicity: VQPR/Nancy Sayle
  • Special Thanks: Aria Giovanni, Nicole and Jeremy Lowery, Audrey Lowery, May Kay Kirtley, Mark “I Say” Friedman, Gil Martin, Nick Bocott, Norm Harris and everyone at Norman’s Rare Guitars, Andy Gould, Tony Ciula, Leanne Lajoriies, Emma Ludford, Richard McDonald, Mike Eldrid, Chris Flemming, Alex Perez, Red Dave and everyone at Fender Guitar. Chet Haun, Josh Jones, Rodger Carter, Larry Klein, Steve Van, Albert Lee, Ruben Valasco, Aaron Rossi, Dylan McClaron, Christina Lonsdale, Rob Zombie, Robert Knight, Ruda Sepetys, Neil Citron, Jeff Schroedl & Hal Leonard, Rich Mangicaro @Paiste Cymbals, Garrison & DW Drums, Nancy Sayle, Rich Donaleshen, Bob Marlette, John Achenbach, Justin “The Killer” Slater and Ben Grosse.
  • Additional Thanks to: Mike Varney and everyone at Shrapnel Records, Kenny MacPherson, Jeff Brabec, Kira Williams and everyone at Chrysalis Music for their support.
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