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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (1990 – 1999)

Morphine was formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States in 1990 by Mark Sandman (vocals, bass) and Dana Colley (saxophone). Jerome Dupree became the group’s drummer in 1991 prior to the release of their debut album, Good. “Low Rock” is Morphine’s unique combination of jazz, blues and pop/rock, sung with darkly comic and ironic lyrics. Their guitarless sound relied on an unusual combination of baritone/tenor sax, percussion and a two string slide bass.

While “Good” earned the band critical notoriety and substantial underground cred, they did not — with this release or any subsequent — break into the mainstream. After the release of Good, the band replaced Dupree with Billy Conway, a former bandmate of Sandman. Morphine’s 1992 release of Cure for Pain, promoted by heavy touring, received some mainstream positive attention, selling over 300,000 copies worldwide and spawning a chart hit in many countries with the single Buena

Subsequent releases include Yes and Like Swimming.

On July 3, 1999, Mark Sandman collapsed on stage in Palestrina, Italy, a suburb of Rome. He was pronounced dead of a heart attack at the scene. He was 46. Morphine released The Night — arguably their best effort — posthumously in 2000.

After Sandman’s death, the remaining band members reformed and continued to record as Twinemen and later as The Ever Expanding Elastic Waste Band

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  • ArkaneRain

    pure butt sex

    2 hours ago Reply
  • Tymbolic

    ultimate late night music

    19 Jul 1:26pm Reply
  • treeffeed

    AWESOME

    17 Jul 6:10pm Reply
  • Nabrik

    I wish they could give a concert. But, unfortunatelly, it's impossible.

    14 Jul 6:25pm Reply
  • Waaning

    15th

    4 Jul 11:01am Reply
  • Acid-oh

    Hello Mark

    3 Jul 9:19pm Reply
  • mandybula1995

    Марк Сэндмен что ты делаешь....прекрати....и прекратил

    23 Jun 3:55pm Reply
  • Morbid_soul

    @Amrabart, thnx captain obivous

    22 Jun 5:23am Reply
  • Amrabart

    Morphine is not just a band... it's also a bitter crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3·H2O, extracted from opium, the soluble salts of which are used in medicine as an analgesic, a light anesthetic, or a sedative

    21 Jun 1:38pm Reply
  • olujni_mornar

    ''if one band can be 'the best drinking music' and 'the best hangover music', i'll take it anytime. Morphine is that kind of band.'' <- this

    29 May 8:49pm Reply
  • imperviam

    who doesn't like morphine? phh

    19 Apr 12:56am Reply
  • Susi_Bellamy

    Morphine is not just a band... it is also an analgesic.

    15 Apr 6:55pm Reply
  • eitzenchemical

    if one band can be 'the best drinking music' and 'the best hangover music', i'll take it anytime. Morphine is that kind of band.

    15 Apr 1:50pm Reply
  • Kjetsaa

    Morphine is not just a band... it is also a narcotic, (2) Jaja.

    11 Apr 7:31am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Gods!

    3 Apr 12:59am Reply
  • StayXFree

    Always down for this in relaxation mode.....Great band.

    1 Apr 5:18pm Reply
  • Amrabart

    truly incredible band, end of story

    28 Mar 4:50pm Reply
  • MrProrok

    I know you, Pt. 2 - pure sex.

    23 Mar 10:53pm Reply
  • MrProrok

    If someone doesn't like Morphine, he didn't hear Morphine [6]

    23 Mar 10:52pm Reply
  • diadosfinados

    Morphine is not just a band... it's also a genre. [3]

    22 Mar 3:58pm Reply
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