I don't know how he does it, but the bassist plays with such jangly, determined exuberance that it creeps into your muscles until your body is moving with him and loving every minute of it. Just tenor sax, wah bass, and vocals make up Morphine and it is a perfect recipe for solid towers of song. Turn this album up loud and you will be granted admission into a sinister, penetrating, aching world of music that is truly delicious. Mark Sandman plays the 2-string slide bass and sings with a haunting baritone voice that is smoky, sexy and dramatic. This guy is something very special. You'll see what I mean on "Whisper" and the last song, a thwarted-love ballad that sounds like a lovely lullaby, "Gone for Good" . And song seven, "Super Sex", is just dynamite. A very solid, ground-breaking album.