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Morphine: worrying music from bass-bothering, Southern-Fried lurkers - The Audiophile Man
Title: Cure for Pain Label: Music on Vinyl The band was formed in 1990 by Mark Sandman (who died in 1999 during a performance in Italy) the vocalist and bass man along with Dana Colley on sax plus Jerone Dupree on drums. And this band is classed as indie rock. I’ll give that a few seconds. That’s right, indie rock and one of the three band members plays sax. There’s no guitar here. The result is that Sandman tends to use his bass as a rhythm guitar while the sax acts as a lead guitar with drums rolling underneath. Sandman, who played a bass guitar with just two strings, explained that, “Most bass players just play the bottom two strings anyway. And you don’t play chords on a bass. And I was using a slide. I was liking the sounds I was getting with the slide, so I just took everything off at first except one string. And that was pretty much what I used on the first album. Then, by the time we recorded Cure for Pain, I was up to two. And I’ve basically held it there.” The group has a real ‘Deep South’ feel about it. That …