With only a two-string bass, a saxophone and drums, Morphine were able to craft a sound both unique and familiar. They drew upon rhythm and blues, jazz, and old school rock & roll while never fully embracing those styles and never using guitars. Their trademarks instead became their “low rock” sound, the captivating, relaxed baritone of their singer, and, of course, that smooth saxophone present on every song. The Boston trio held onto an avid cult following for almost a decade until things tragically came to a halt for the band in 1999.
In 1989, Mark Sandman, a skilled bass player who had been coming into his own as a vocalist, was a man without a band. His group, Treat Her Right, led by former Pink Cadillac singer... Read More