MORPHINE Released Alluring ‘CURE FOR PAIN’ Masterpiece LP Twenty-Five Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

13 September 2018

Band: MORPHINE (Cambridge, Massachusetts, US)

Album: CURE FOR PAIN – the band’s second LP

Released: 14 September 1993 – 25 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: “With their cult following growing, Morphine expanded their audience even further with their exceptional 1994 sophomore effort ‘Cure for Pain’. Whereas their debut, Good, was intriguing yet not entirely consistent, ‘Cure for Pain’ more than delivered. The songwriting was stronger and more succinct this time around… Like the debut, most of the material shifts between depressed and upbeat, with a few cacophonic rockers thrown in between… And again, Mark Sandman’s two-string slide bass and Dana Colley’s sax work help create impressive atmospherics throughout the album. Cure for Pain was unquestionably one of the best
and most cutting-edge rock releases of the ’90s.”

Score: 4.5/5 – Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Morphine was, especially sonically, one
kind of a band. Intriguing, gripping, multi-layered, heavy-hearted and totally
impassioned. ‘Cure For Pain was their striking masterpiece, in sound and vision.

THREE TOP TRACKS: Buena / Thursday / In Spite Of Me

* BUENA – here’s the steamy 1994 Dutch TV session (starts at 1.25)…

* THURSDAY – here’s a striking live clip…

* IN SPITE PF ME – touching humdinger…

ALBUM in full…

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MORPHINE: Facebook / VAPORS OF MORPHINE: Website – Facebook


R.I.P. Mark Sandman

(photo: Facebook Morphine)

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