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Originally released in 1995, Yes was Boston-based trio Morphine's third album. Featuring Mark Sandman on vocals and slide bass, Dana Colley on baritone sax, and Billy Conway on drums, Yes hit #1 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart, expanding the group's substantial cult following and the appeal of their noirish, guitar free, "low rock" sonics. Critical acclaim for the album and stand-out tracks, including singles "Honey White" and Super Sex," paved the way for Morphine's major label deal the following year. The new audiophile reissue of this alt-rock classic pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
In a rock & roll world divided between guitar bands and synth bands, Morphine exist in a no-man's zone. The Boston trio has neither guitars nor keyboards and gets by with just drums, sax, and bass. In a pop universe where every singer, guitarist, and keyboardist instinctively goes to a higher note to attract attention, Morphine stay hunkered down low. Billy Conway's tuned drum kit, Dana Colley's baritone sax and Mark Sandman's baritone vocals and two-string slide bass all occupy the same low-end band of the sound spectrum. Morphine's odd configuration would have no more than novelty value if Sandman's songs weren't so good. This album's first single, "Honey White," for instance, rides the back of a fast, angular baritone riff to describe a pretty, young girl hooked on drugs. In the dark comedy of Sandman's rock-noir purr, Honey tells her dealer, "You'll get me when I'm old and wizened and not a day before that." He replies, "It won't be that long." The beat and the humor are essential, for otherwise these jazzy, elliptical mood pieces would become unbearably pretentious. The broken relationship described in "Radar" is a pop cliché, but it's given new life by the shattered R&B riff and by the nit-picking bickering of lines like "If I am guilty, so are you. It was March 4, 1982." In similar fashion, modern paranoia and sexual gamesmanship are nailed to the wall in "Sharks" and "Whisper" respectively. --Geoffrey Himes
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This is one of the best by this Boston based group! It's jazzy/blues/alternative style with deeply written words that shoot through your soul!Published on May 30 2003 by pdxbeautiful
Its not a bad CD until you compare to their other work. It lazy, mentally and musically. When Sandman see's his self-respect crawling across the floor, his first thought is of... Read morePublished on April 5 2002 by somebodysbrother
If you've never heard of Morphine, this tape represents them well. Mark Sandmans' lyrics are honest and funny, his voice sultry, and what a great sounding band. Read morePublished on June 7 2000
This is an unlikly combination of instrments, well string-slide bass is a hard to find instrument, but the group is good, I like their sound, a three pice combo of Barri. Read morePublished on May 4 2000
From the opening track-Honey White, to the last, Gone for Good, I was hooked deep. Mark's passing has ripped a unfillable hole in our planets musical landscape. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2000 by Rick Hobbs
I got the chance to see Morphine Live at the 9:30 club in Baltimore about 3 months before Mark Sandman died (on my birthday) and they totaly blew me away. Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2000