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Herbie Hancock

Vein Melter (9:10)

Vein melter is a short story told in musical form by a genius. It is an insight into heroin abuse. It starts with the addict's heartbeat and a short, chirpy refrain which probably represents the addict's satisfaction at scoring. Then comes a clash - that is the hit. His heartbeat becomes louder and more pronounced now and we witness the effect the drug has on the user. The high is expressed by some of the most…

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