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Morphine — Cure For Pain
Album: Cure For Pain
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Released: 1993
Length: 3:08
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I've found a cure for pain
I throwed the drugs away !
Long Live                                                                                                                        Radio Paradise
My rating is:                                                                                                                     8- Most Excellent
 danielharrigan wrote:
Another reason why I love Radio Paradise. They play stuff I've completely forgotten about. 
 

I agree Daniel as I find myself getting older I am gravitating more and more to non commercial radio
Another reason why I love Radio Paradise. They play stuff I've completely forgotten about. 
I like the bass sax of Morphine, creates a unique sound, very identifiable.
Hot Stuff.
This outstanding track has such a unique sound.  Swing and groove.  The bass and sax together are just sublime!  The album is a joy!
{#Devil_pimp} zesty !
 hencini wrote:
I kicked off my buddy's wedding reception with Sandman's "toast": 

"I propose a toast: To my self-control— see it crawling helpless on the floor..."

Brilliant song, brilliant album.  I've said it before: If you don't like this album, you don't like music.  : ) 

 
Couldn't agree more. Can't tell the same about their other albums but this album is one of the best I've ever bought!
Nothing like bad ass SAX!
 nate917 wrote:

Mark Sandman died on stage of a heart attack.  I never heard that it was drug induced.

 
From the Wikipedia entry on Mark Sandman:
Sandman collapsed on stage on July 3, 1999 at the Giardini del Principe in Palestrina, Latium, Italy while performing with Morphine. His death, at the age of 46, was as a result of a heart attack. He was survived by his girlfriend Sabine Hrechdakian, parents Robert and Guitelle Sandman and sister Martha Holmes. Morphine disbanded following his death, although the surviving members briefly toured with other musicians, as Orchestra Morphine, a tribute to Sandman and in support of the posthumous release, The Night. His death has been attributed to cigarettes, heavy stress and the temperature of over 100 degrees on the night of his death.

 hencini wrote:
I kicked off my buddy's wedding reception with Sandman's "toast": 

"I propose a toast: To my self-control— see it crawling helpless on the floor..."

Brilliant song, brilliant album.  I've said it before: If you don't like this album, you don't like music.  : ) 

 



Here are some things I've said before:

"I don't need to wear a condom, I mean, when am I going to be in West Africa again?"

"I know we just met in this bar, but if you say your cousin's a good contractor, that's all I need to hear."

"There's no way a black man will get elected President of the U.S. - not in a million years."

"Nobody wants to watch a show about mobsters. Their moral ambiguities just won't make for good drama."

And finally...

"Asians can't play basketball."
Always loved the combination of their instruments and vocals.
I kicked off my buddy's wedding reception with Sandman's "toast": 

"I propose a toast: To my self-control— see it crawling helpless on the floor..."

Brilliant song, brilliant album.  I've said it before: If you don't like this album, you don't like music.  : ) 

 Synth80s wrote:
This is a damn fine album from end to end.  Some of Morphine's other albums are a bit hit and miss, but this one is a straight up winner.
 
I second that too; this one's a masterpiece
 Synth80s wrote:
This is a damn fine album from end to end.  Some of Morphine's other albums are a bit hit and miss, but this one is a straight up winner.
 
agreed!!
Nice!
This is a damn fine album from end to end.  Some of Morphine's other albums are a bit hit and miss, but this one is a straight up winner.
Medicate me baby
To the best of my knowledge, Mr Sandman was not a junkie, and as a listener commented, died of a heart attack associated with a congenital heart problem during a performance.

 
denbear wrote:
Imagine what he could have done hadn't he been a junkie and killed himself.
 


 denbear wrote:
Imagine what he could have done hadn't he been a junkie and killed himself.
 
Mark Sandman died on stage of a heart attack.  I never heard that it was drug induced.

Imagine what he could have done hadn't he been a junkie and killed himself.
 anotherlistener wrote:
Percocets and rum coolers!
 
{#Puke}

Me an Percocet don't get along....

RP appears to be addicted to Morphine.
Percocets and rum coolers!
"I propose a toast!
To my self control.
See it crawl helpless on the floor."
Excellent album!
 BCarderMA wrote:
This song brings me pain.
 
You shouldn't have thrown your drugs away.

One of the best, if not THE best song from Morphine, IMHO.

Why?
Because your from the state of Morphine?
 
BCarderMA wrote:
This song brings me pain.
 


Throw my drugs away ?!?!?!?   {#Skull}
NEVER!

This song brings me pain.
Lumpee wrote:
A saxaphone is a woodwind, not a brass.
Yes, hence the use of the reed in the mouth piece.
papaman wrote:
MORE WITCHES!
Burn her!
papaman wrote:
A yes but what else can you build with wood?
MORE WITCHES!
smackiepipe wrote:
But if she weighs the same as a duck, then she's made of wood. and therefore..... A WITCH!
A yes but what else can you build with wood?
Lumpee wrote:
A saxaphone is a woodwind, not a brass.
But if she weighs the same as a duck, then she's made of wood. and therefore..... A WITCH!
rKokon wrote:
Is the baritone saxophone the only brass instrument on this song, or is there another as well?
A saxaphone is a woodwind, not a brass.
Yesss! So good to hear this on RP. Someday there'll be a cure for pain That's the day I throw my drugs away
Jacksonstat wrote:
I really enjoy their sound. It's just so :cool:.
Me too. I love how it often sounds like vinyl played at the wrong speed. And this is just sublime for a quiet late Sunday night.
lixy wrote:
A certain Bill from California already came out with it; RP, Radio Panacea!
I'm sorry, but Morphine(the drip I.V.type) beat him to it. the pain is so lovely.
Morphine wrote:
Someday, there'll be a cure for pain.
A certain Bill from California already came out with it; RP, Radio Panacea!
mamashannon wrote:
Really? Nirvana and Soul Coughing to Morphine is heaven{Nirvana} to me!!
:biggrin:
Alpine wrote:
This is good. Thank God. I was ready to change the station.
Really? Nirvana and Soul Coughing to Morphine is heaven to me!!
This is good. Thank God. I was ready to change the station.
gradys_kitchen wrote:
Morphine was the one-trick pony I never grew tired of.
Kind of a back handed compliment, Can't say I disagree though. Love Morphine. One of the best small club shows I have ever seen!
Morphine was the one-trick pony I never grew tired of.
I could see slow dancing to this if the stupid DJ had ever heard of Morphine. Just swaying in the arms of a hottie!!!!
love this song. Sandman was awesome. rip.
Great song Was lucky enough to see Morphine in a small venue in Cambridge, around 1994 or so. RIP Mark Sandman
ScottN wrote:
Sounds a bit, just a bit, like Joey Ramone (R.I.P.) doing the vocals. It's late... I think I'll get some rest
I was thinking the same exact thing. I LUV THE RAMONES!!!!!!
ScottN wrote:
Sounds a bit, just a bit, like Joey Ramone (R.I.P.) doing the vocals. It's late... I think I'll get some rest
I thought the same thing....
Being the angst master that I am, I have to love this dreg of a song!
tony620d wrote:
boy, it doesnt take much to 'wow' you guys.
Ooooh. You must have awesome music taste or something....
Is the baritone saxophone the only brass instrument on this song, or is there another as well?
just bought this cd after hearing cuts here in paradise...tasty
How many band name / song titles could be dictionary entries? Not many I bet :)
Sounds a bit, just a bit, like Joey Ramone (R.I.P.) doing the vocals. It's late... I think I'll get some rest
I really enjoy their sound. It's just so :cool:.
boy, it doesnt take much to 'wow' you guys.
I think this song gets better & better every time I hear it.
Platypus wrote:
baritone sax, 2-string fretless bass, and drums... what more do you need? :D
Indeed. Bari is one of my two favorite Saxes. Tenor is the other. This song seems happier than their others. Am I imagining this? ;) edit: and the song ends with a Tenor! Cool.
This is one of their total best. I used to sing along in my car, or try to, anyway...Mark's bass voice was too much for my fragile alto.
Taken in a lot of shows in my day, Morphine at the Bowery Ballroom, NYC. Top 10 for sure.
I was suddenly thinking of a rather different song! Heeeey, hey baby, I wanna know, won't you be my girl?! Could be a cure for pain :-k
Time to get an actual guitar already!
these guys will always remind me of the mid 90's - "cure for pain" is a great disc.
Morphine was (I suppose with the possible exception of Radiohead) the first rock band of the 21st century (just a touch ahead of their time). Their brand of "low pop" was a totally new sound for the gen X-ers who needed a reprive from the uninspired post-grunge cookie-cutter alt-rock dominating the radio. Personally, by the late '90's I needed a reminder of the days of the inventive mid-to-late '80's fringe and alternative pop-rock I loved along with the shadow of the of the slinking opiate swagger of the post-punk late '70's CBGB's scene. Mark Sandman's lyrics were spiked with the ironic humor of Morrisey with the dark, soulful vocalese of Matt Johnson (The The) or David Sylvian. The music was unlike anything I heard before and like everything I loved before (stretching the preconceptions of what a three-piece rock band was supposed to sound like (this was not Rush or the Police or Husker Du). Drums, baritone sax and a bizarre, homemade three-string slide bass?!? A guitarless blend of the Smiths and Television and John Coltrane-- never heard that before and never will again. I miss this band (and most importantly Mark Sandman) more than any other (except maybe the Beatles), but it's influence still lingers with bands like the Strokes as well as groups trying to build a cross-over trip-hop/rock movement. I posit that Morphine is as much responsible for the success of the movement that brought us the Strokes and Spoon et al. as were Television and Iggy Pop by reintroducing what I like to call down-beat "smack" rock. Suffice it to say then that I liked 'em . . . a lot.
Morphine came in from nowhere in the early nineties and flat out blew me away. Unlike anything I'd heard--melodic, sparse arrangements, that gutteral low-end growl of the two-string bass, sinewy and steamy tales of love gone wrong or elsewhere. It was as cerebral as primal. Smart and sexy. Sandman was a real innovator. The sound of no guitars rocking. May his legacy live on for the enjoyment of generations to come.
Great band, too bad...
I, like some others, was late to the party for these guys. This album is incredible. "Cure For Pain", "Buena" and "In Spite Of Me" are all GIANT favorites of mine. "Let's Take a Trip Together" and "I'm Free Now" are excellent also. I wish I would have gotten to know them a little earlier. Wish Sandman was still around, also.
Morphine should be a staple on RadioParadise. They play anything remotely bad?? That\'s a big NO! Let\'s up the dosage ;)
Originally Posted by happymedium: Play more morphine :cool:
yah (pimp) ;)
Play more morphine :cool:
:clap: cure my pain...
:notworthy:
wherrrrrrre have I been I\'ve never heard of them or this song?! I like it...sad to hear about the loss though.
I\'ll throw my drugs away! :clap:
He is MISSED. What a great sound and nice songwriting too. :cool:
:cry: such a shame we\'ll never hear/see any more from marc & morphine-- please keep playing more here!
Now all I need is a Cure for Sitting at a Computer... That\'s the daaaaaaay, I\'ll throw my keyboard away! Thanks Bill-great song
call me stupid... when i first heard this back in \'94, i thought it was joey ramone!?!!?? sorry. but that was good, i always liked the ramones. this turned me on to morphine which is a good thing too! unfortunatly, now they\'re both gone. :cry:
My girlfriend turned me on to a lot of good music - we drove up to Berkley to see Morphine a while back only to find the concert had been cancelled. Later that tour... well, you know. Major bummer, I heard they did a great show. Check out \"Treat Her Right\" if you can\'t get enough.
More-phine. What a tragedy that Marc Sandman died. At least, unlike a lotr of other casualties (Hendrix, Morrison, etc.) he died on stage doing what he loved, instead of drowning in his own barf. Sandman created his own sound. Most people never get to that point.
Originally Posted by Platypus: baritone sax, 2-string fretless bass, and drums... what more do you need? :D
a singer who isn't deceased. :cry:
baritone sax, 2-string fretless bass, and drums... what more do you need? :D
Love the Morphine! I heard this song for two seconds and said \"Thank you!\" I looked, and sure enough it was Morphine. My, oh my, what those boys do with a sax.