45 Minutes of Fairytale Endings

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45 Minutes of Fairytale Endings
Zero Cipher - 45 Minutes of Fairytale Endings.jpg
Studio album by Zero Cipher
Released 2 June 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre Rock/Metal
Length 45:01
Label Copro
Producer Duncan Williams
Zero Cipher chronology
45 Minutes of Fairytale Endings
(2003)
Diary of a Sadist
(2005)
Singles from Zero Cipher
  1. ""Last September""
    Released: 2002

45 Minutes of Fairytale Endings is the debut album released in 2003 by the British metal band Zero Cipher.[1] All copies of the album came bundled with a 2nd disc; a copy of Zero Cipher's 45rpm EP.

Trivia[edit]

The 'chapter' tracks are actually interludes that tell the story of the evil Wizard Andy and his plot to kidnap the Princess Arbatina and take over the Kingdom. The Prince Pusillanimous consults with the Arbatina's greasy troll David to find out where she has been taken. He then begins his rescue mission much to the dismay of David who was also in love with Arbatina. After a fight which results in Andy's demise, Pusillanimous and Arbatina are re-united. During a 'secret track' at the end of the album, Pusillanimous leaves Arbatina after he has sexual intercourse with her.

'Magic Time' contains a prominent sample of the quote, 'Alright people, it's Magic Time!' from the 1987 film, Spaceballs.

Despite being only 39 seconds long, 'Oompa Loompa' was one of Zero Cipher's most popular songs. In a live environment, it would usually be played for a longer amount of time with Duncan inciting the crowd to sing 'Oompa Loompa! Stick it up your jumper!' back to the band. The line itself is a bastardisation of a line from "I Am the Walrus" by The Beatles.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
No. Title Length
1. "Chapter One: Introduction"   0:18
2. "Stupid People (Make Me Angry)"   3:32
3. "On The Beginning of the End"   3:46
4. "Chapter Two: Princess' Capture"   0:37
5. "Oompa Loompa"   0:39
6. "Vitriolic HSF"   3:00
7. "Rhatakavita"   0:42
8. "Little Miss Naughty"   2:47
9. "Seven Days Without You"   2:57
10. "Chapter Three: Wedded Bliss"   0:27
11. "Head of David"   2:21
12. "From Signal to Noise"   0:26
13. "Spiral"   3:33
14. "Under The Thumb"   2:03
15. "Chapter Four: Hideous Troll"   0:54
16. "Magic Time"   2:52
17. "When Six Meets Nine"   4:43
18. "Chapter Five: Showdown"   9.21
Disc Two
No. Title Length
1. "Last September"   4:30
2. "Think You Know"   3:25
3. "Filth"   4:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Duncan Williams − vocals, guitar
  • Barnaby 'DJ Force-X' Whattingham – scratch DJ
  • Will Pain − vocals, bass
  • Mark Sanger − drums

References[edit]