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Podcast Episode
Season
Ten
number
501
Type
Album Review
Post Date
8/18/2020

Morphine

501 Cure For Pain by Morphine

Cure For Pain

Label
Rykodisc
Release year
1993
Producer
Paul Q. Kolderie, Mark Sandman

Morphine's unique instrumentation and influences are the true alternative to 90s guitar rock, as evidenced by their 1993 album Cure For Pain

Were the 90s just Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and various other grunge bands and their followers? Of course not, but revisiting Morphine's 1993 album Cure For Pain makes a strong case that the true alternative of the decade never bubbled up to MTV TRL, Clear Channel playlists, or Rolling Stone covers. A horn driven, blues and jazz influenced rock band that channeled Tom Waits and The Velvet Underground was never going to sell ten million albums. But along with fellow outsiders like those in Soul Coughing, The Jon Spencer Blue Explosion, and others, there was room on college radio and 120 Minutes for more askew views of what rock and pop meant.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Buena
  • 24:28 - Thursday
  • 29:53 - A Head With Wings
  • 32:42 - I'm Free Now
  • 35:56 - Let's Take A Trip Together
  • Outro - Cure For Pain

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