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Cure for Pain

Morphine Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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7. In Spite Of Me
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Cure for Pain is a most unlikely artistic breakthrough from a thoroughly unlikely band. Fronted by saxophone and two-string slide bass guitar, Morphine earned a modicum of critical praise for their prior recording, Good, but Cure for Pain has a harder edge and a distinctly bigger sound. "Buena" urges the listener, with singer and bassist Mark Sandman's best come-hither baritone voice, "closer to the front of the stage," and then "Candy" tells a love-lost story that could come right out of Tom Waits's book. But for all the strange possibilities inherent in a guitarless band that plays off their singer's wry lyrics, Morphine's sophomore effort shows their versatility, their ability to be a rock band in a very unrock, rolling-baritone-saxophone way. Alas, singer Mark Sandman perished in action on an Italian stage on July 3, 1999. --Andrew Bartlett

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Morphine ~ Cure For Pain

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5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS CD April 22 2004
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Format:Audio CD
You will not be disappointed. It is a masterpiece.
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Primal, poetic, beautiful..............
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5.0 out of 5 stars yeah it's that good Aug. 25 2003
Format:Audio CD
... this cd however got me into this band. awsome awsome awsome cd. i actually put it on at work today ... then 2 songs later were grooving to it. it's one of those cds. it's one of my favorite albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Let me add my 5 stars Aug. 19 2003
Format:Audio CD
Ths album is simply fantastic- not a weak song on it. However, I'm sure this album will not fit everyone's taste. This is music stripped down to its bare essentials. If you like the overblown pretentiousness of Radiohead, perhaps you should steer clear of this band.
It's a damn tragedy Mark Sandman has passed- yet another talent gone way before his time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy Sax and Languid Lyrics July 9 2003
By J. Eure
Format:Audio CD
"She had black hair like ravens crawling over her shoulders
All the way down
She had a smile that swerved
She had a smile that curved
She had a smile that swerved all over the road"
The lyrics rock as much as the music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Moody Vibes June 5 2003
By 1
Format:Audio CD
Morphine does what great bands do - they find their groove and stay there...slipping around a strong back beat and keeping the production sparse and clearly defined.
This a great album. I love "Head with Wings" the most. You can not go wrong with this....unless you're waiting for gutar solos....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good... June 1 2003
By A. Ort
Format:Audio CD
I bought this one on a whim way back when it was first released (still don't remember exactly why...). It slowly grew on me as I paraded around the country for a summer. Seems everywhere I went, there was Morphine.
I actually got see them live while visiting Austin, Texas (stood next to Mark Sandman without even knowing it before the show...). What a show. A two-string bass, a saxophone and some drums jam beyond belief. Who woulda thunk it!
While this was not their first recording it was the one that hooked me in. While in San Fran, there they were. While in Seattle, there they were. It was kinda bizarre. Anyhow, I gathered a whole bunch of folks to see them in Seattle without them every having heard the album. They were a bit skeptical but went anyhow. They were hooked.
I can't really explain it but the music and the lyrics really draw you in. At once dark and a bit wry, they are also quite witty and intelligent and catch the listener a bit off guard at times. It's quite fresh and quite effective and it really rocks. If you're looking for something a bit different than much of what passes for music today, this is a great twist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Soulful Sadness Feb. 3 2003
By Ludmila
Format:Audio CD
My ex-boyfriend and I were hanging out in our apartment when this CD came on the stereo. I had only heard of Morphine at that point, yet had never actually heard them. Ironically enough (or not), although I liked the album when I heard it the first few times, it wasn't until my breakup with the aforementioned ex-boyfriend that this album really gripped me, and when I finally realized its true genius. I was driving around with a friend, right after the break-up, when "Candy" came on. "Are you sure you want to hear this song right now?" she inqured. "Of course," I replied, in all of my self-torture, and even played "In Spite Of You" once or twice too, in between tears. This album is absolutely gorgeous, especially if you are suffering. (And if you're not suffering, then you'll be able to just enjoy its candid beauty, I'm sure). The title is more than appropriate for this collection of sad, soulful, and well, just plain gorgeous, songs. . . There is really no way to classify this album in one genre, but it is an outstanding combination of jazz, blues, and rock and roll. Musically, it is genius. Lyrically, as well. And every tune is heartfelt and poignant, and pulls right at those proverbial heart-strings, but never in a bitter or excessive way. . . This album is a remarkable companion to heartache/heartbreak, but is user-friendly enough that it can be listened to in almost any mood. Ironically enough, perhaps, it provides great background music to a romantic trist. Or even when you're hanging out alone in your pad, sipping a glass of wine, perhaps, and just wanting to hang out and be mellow. These guys have real and true talent, and every song is an emotional venture into the human psyche. And each song is exquisite, beautiful, intense. . . Read more ›
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