14. Cure for Pain – Morphine

Let’s just have some music again.

Morphine were unique.

The band’s frontman was Mark Sandman on two-string bass, with his “mysterious demeanour” and “deep, laid-back croon” [citation: stuff on the internet]. Two-string bass, baritone sax and drums. Who needs more?

Someday there’ll be a cure for pain
That’s the day I throw my drugs away
When they find a cure for pain

Well, here at Threehundredsongs, we hold very little hope of that ever happening. But here are Morphine on the Jools Holland show in 1994:

Mark Sandman passed away onstage in 1999. Best or worst way to go? I’d like to say he died doing what he loved, but he never really seemed particularly happy about anything.

Is there a cure for pain? I wish we could ask Mark.

Artist: Morphine
Album: Cure for Pain
Writer: Mark Sandman
Producer: Paul Q. Kolderie
Released: 1993; Rykodisc

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