Archive for the 'Morphine' Category

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Compared to his contemporaries, Morphine’s Mark Sandman came off like more of an out-of-place beat poet than the zeitgeist’s ‘slacker’ guitar sound of the day. With a presence tapped in to the lineage of Tom Waits and Bukowski, Morphine worked the noir and worked it hard. They dubbed their sound “low rock.” No one else […]

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

In 1995 and 1996 I was lucky enough to catch Morphine, live, three times during the Yes tour. Truly a club band if there ever was one, Morphine’s noir musical vision was all blue cigarette smoke, beat poetry and style. Below, J. Neas reflects on the last great Morphine album – the third in their […]