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The band recorded four studio albums from 1992 to 1999. While never a major commercial or radio success, the band were a favorite of music critics during the '90s, and their stripped-down jazz and blues-influenced sound helping them stand out in the decade's AlternativeRock scene.

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The band recorded four studio albums from 1992 to 1999. While never a major commercial or radio success, the band were a favorite of music critics during the '90s, and their stripped-down jazz and blues-influenced sound helping helped them stand out in the decade's AlternativeRock scene.


The band recorded four studio albums from 1992 to 1999. While never a major commercial or radio success, the band garnered considerable critical acclaim during the '90s, and their stripped-down jazz and blues-influenced sound helping them stand out in the decade's AlternativeRock scene.

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The band recorded four studio albums from 1992 to 1999. While never a major commercial or radio success, the band garnered considerable critical acclaim were a favorite of music critics during the '90s, and their stripped-down jazz and blues-influenced sound helping them stand out in the decade's AlternativeRock scene.


Morphine were an American alternative rock trio formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989, intensely loved around the UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} area. Mark Sandman, a former guitarist and vocalist with the blues rock band Treat Her Right, formed Morphine with saxophonist Dana Colley, and they were joined by alternating drummers Jerome Deupree and Billy Conway. The band recorded four studio albums from 1992-1999, when Sandman [[AuthorExistenceFailure suffered a fatal heart attack onstage]], with a fifth and final album following in 2000. Morphine called their music "low rock" due to the predominance of low-end sounds: Sandman's voice, his two-string slide bass, and Colley's baritone sax. Generally, their songs had no guitar.

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Morphine were an American alternative rock trio formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989, intensely loved around the UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} area. Mark Sandman, a former guitarist and vocalist with the blues rock band Treat Her Right, formed Morphine with saxophonist Dana Colley, and they were joined by alternating drummers Jerome Deupree and Billy Conway.

The band recorded four studio albums from 1992-1999, when 1992 to 1999. While never a major commercial or radio success, the band garnered considerable critical acclaim during the '90s, and their stripped-down jazz and blues-influenced sound helping them stand out in the decade's AlternativeRock scene.

The band broke up in 1999, after
Sandman [[AuthorExistenceFailure suffered a fatal heart attack onstage]], with a onstage in Italy]]. A fifth and final album following in 2000. Morphine called their music "low rock" due to the predominance of low-end sounds: Sandman's voice, his two-string slide bass, and Colley's baritone sax. Generally, their songs had no guitar.

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* WordSaladLyrics: Mark Sandman's lyrics were sometimes written in a stream-of-consciousness, beat poet-influenced style. The biggest example might be the refrain of "Super Sex":
-->Automatic taxi stop electric cigarette love baby
-->Hotel rock 'n' roll discotheque electric super sex


* AwesomeMcCoolname: Mark Sandman. Yes, that was his real name.



* JohnnyMcCoolname: Mark Sandman. Yes, that was his real name.


Morphine were an American alternative rock trio formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989, intensely loved around the UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} area. Mark Sandman, a former guitarist and vocalist with the blues rock band Treat Her Right formed Morphine with saxophonist Dana Colley, and they were joined by alternating drummers Jerome Deupree and Billy Conway. The band recorded four studio albums from 1992-1999, when Sandman [[AuthorExistenceFailure suffered a fatal heart attack onstage]], with a fifth and final album following in 2000. Morphine called their music "low rock" due to the predominance of low-end sounds: Sandman's voice, his two-string slide bass, and Colley's baritone sax. Generally their songs had no guitar.

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Morphine were an American alternative rock trio formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989, intensely loved around the UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} area. Mark Sandman, a former guitarist and vocalist with the blues rock band Treat Her Right Right, formed Morphine with saxophonist Dana Colley, and they were joined by alternating drummers Jerome Deupree and Billy Conway. The band recorded four studio albums from 1992-1999, when Sandman [[AuthorExistenceFailure suffered a fatal heart attack onstage]], with a fifth and final album following in 2000. Morphine called their music "low rock" due to the predominance of low-end sounds: Sandman's voice, his two-string slide bass, and Colley's baritone sax. Generally Generally, their songs had no guitar.



* AlliterativeTitle: "'''S'''uper '''S'''ex", "'''G'''one for '''G'''ood"

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* AlliterativeTitle: "'''S'''uper '''S'''ex", "'''G'''one for '''G'''ood"'''G'''ood".



* DaysOfTheWeekSong: "Thursday", about a once-a-week tryst with a married woman.

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* DaysOfTheWeekSong: "Thursday", about a once-a-week tryst with [[YourCheatingHeart a married woman.woman]].



* {{Instrumentals}}: "Miles Davis' Funeral", "Lilah", "Lisa", "Dawna", "Sundayafternoonweightlessness", "Bo's Veranda" "I Know You (Part 1)", and "I Know You (Part 2)". All are [[MinisculeRocking rather short]].
* JohnnyMcCoolname: Mark Sandman. Yes, that's his real name.
* LoopedLyrics: "I'm Free Now"

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* {{Instrumentals}}: "Miles Davis' "Music/MilesDavis' Funeral", "Lilah", "Lisa", "Dawna", "Sundayafternoonweightlessness", "Bo's Veranda" "I Know You (Part 1)", and "I Know You (Part 2)". All are [[MinisculeRocking rather short]].
* JohnnyMcCoolname: Mark Sandman. Yes, that's that was his real name.
* LoopedLyrics: "I'm Free Now"Now".
* OneWordTitle: The albums ''Good'' and ''Yes'', as well as songs like "Buena" and "Thursday".



* {{Sexophone}}: Colley could definitely apply this trope at times.

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* {{Sexophone}}: Colley could definitely apply this trope at times.times.
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* JohnnyMcCoolname: Mark Sandman. Yes, that's his real name.


* {{Instrumentals}}: "Miles Davis' Funeral", "Lilah", "Lisa", "Dawna", and "Sundayafternoonweightlessness", all are [[MinisculeRocking rather short]].

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* {{Instrumentals}}: "Miles Davis' Funeral", "Lilah", "Lisa", "Dawna", and "Sundayafternoonweightlessness", all "Bo's Veranda" "I Know You (Part 1)", and "I Know You (Part 2)". All are [[MinisculeRocking rather short]].


* {{Instrumentals}}: "Miles Davis' Funeral" and "Lilah", both [[MinisculeRocking rather short]].

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* {{Instrumentals}}: "Miles Davis' Funeral" and Funeral", "Lilah", both "Lisa", "Dawna", and "Sundayafternoonweightlessness", all are [[MinisculeRocking rather short]].



* {{Sexophone}}: Colley could definitely apply this trope at times.

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* {{Sexophone}}: Colley could definitely apply this trope at times.
times.


Morphine were an American alternative rock trio formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989, intensely loved around the UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} area. Mark Sandman, a former guitarist and vocalist with the blues rock band Treat Her Right formed Morphine with saxophonist Dana Colley, and they were joined by alternating drummers Jerome Deupree and Billy Conway. The band recorded four studio albums from 1992-1999, when Sandman [[CreatorExistenceFailure suffered a fatal heart attack onstage]], with a fifth and final album following in 2000. Morphine called their music "low rock" due to the predominance of low-end sounds: Sandman's voice, his two-string slide bass, and Colley's baritone sax. Generally their songs had no guitar.

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Morphine were an American alternative rock trio formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989, intensely loved around the UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} area. Mark Sandman, a former guitarist and vocalist with the blues rock band Treat Her Right formed Morphine with saxophonist Dana Colley, and they were joined by alternating drummers Jerome Deupree and Billy Conway. The band recorded four studio albums from 1992-1999, when Sandman [[CreatorExistenceFailure [[AuthorExistenceFailure suffered a fatal heart attack onstage]], with a fifth and final album following in 2000. Morphine called their music "low rock" due to the predominance of low-end sounds: Sandman's voice, his two-string slide bass, and Colley's baritone sax. Generally their songs had no guitar.

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Morphine were an American alternative rock trio formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989, intensely loved around the UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} area. Mark Sandman, a former guitarist and vocalist with the blues rock band Treat Her Right formed Morphine with saxophonist Dana Colley, and they were joined by alternating drummers Jerome Deupree and Billy Conway. The band recorded four studio albums from 1992-1999, when Sandman [[CreatorExistenceFailure suffered a fatal heart attack onstage]], with a fifth and final album following in 2000. Morphine called their music "low rock" due to the predominance of low-end sounds: Sandman's voice, his two-string slide bass, and Colley's baritone sax. Generally their songs had no guitar.

!!Discography:
* ''Good'' (1992)
* ''Cure for Pain'' (1993)
* ''Yes'' (1995)
* ''Like Swimming'' (1997)
* ''The Night'' (2000)

!!"Anyway I'd like to see a little more trope":
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''S'''uper '''S'''ex", "'''G'''one for '''G'''ood"
* BadassBaritone: Sandman, as part of the whole "low rock" thing.
* DaysOfTheWeekSong: "Thursday", about a once-a-week tryst with a married woman.
* DealWithTheDevil: Addressed in both "Buena" and "Honey White", sounding much like a metaphor for drug use, especially on the latter.
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Miles Davis' Funeral" and "Lilah", both [[MinisculeRocking rather short]].
* LoopedLyrics: "I'm Free Now"
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Sandman at times. If you're curious how [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]] would have sounded singing with Music/SonicYouth, he's pretty close.
* {{Sexophone}}: Colley could definitely apply this trope at times.

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