5/25/17: Morphine

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Last week my special feature on the Fuzz Factory was the one and only Morphine. A three piece band from Boston led by vocalist/bass player, Mark Sandman. I was fortunate to have seen Morphine in concert five times way back in the 1990’s. Mark Sandman tragically died of a heart attack mid-performance in 1999. In case you’re not familiar, Morphine featured drums, saxophone and bass guitar. That might not seem like much but it was so much more than the sum of it’s parts. Morphine’s sound was low and thick. In my not so humble opinion, Morphine was the greatest rock & roll band without a guitar that ever was! The feature also included Treat Her Right, a band led by Mark Sandman before he formed Morphine. I also played a song from Twinemen, a band featuring the surviving members of Morphine.

No particular reason to feature Morphine this week. Perhaps because it’s the end of the school year and I’m in search of a cure for pain.

Listen to the Fuzz Factory, Thursdays from 8-10 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

Here’s the playlist:

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Douchebags On Parade – Mudhoney

Away – Toadies

Dead End Friends – Them Crooked Vultures

Mind Your Manners – Pearl Jam

Little Cream Soda – The White Stripes

Gold – Mount Carmel

Faith To Believe – Liquid Jesus

Burn In Hell – Tenderloin

Point Of View – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Troubled Land – King Loser

Mexican Radio – Polvo

Guilt – Smoke

All Tricked Out – Leslie

Fresh Blood – Eels

Duna – Nap

Gathering Of Ancient Tribes – Goat

Copernicus – The Afghan Whigs

I Wanna Be Your Friend Again – Concrete Blonde

Turn Me Loose – The Record Company

Hitched – The Kills

Sharp Sounds – The Sheepdogs

I Think She Likes Me – Treat Her Right

You Don’t Need Money – Treat Her Right

Spinner – Twinemen

You Speak My Language – Morphine

Moons Of Jupiter – Morphine

All Wrong (Live) – Morphine

Yes – Morphine

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