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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
While it may not be as stellar as their future releases would be, Morphine's debut album, 1992's Good, did a splendid job of introducing the Boston trio's highly original sound. While it was the alternative crowd who immediately latched onto Morphine, their music was geared more toward the jazz scene -- a wailing saxophone, lead bass played with a slide, and lyrics influenced by '50s beat poetry were all-important ingredients. The opening title track remains one of the band's darkest, while other selections are a bit more upbeat -- "Have a Lucky Day" and the inappropriately titled "The Saddest Song"; all the while, the band excels at creating different moods with each ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
While it may not be as stellar as their future releases would be, Morphine's debut album, 1992's Good, did a splendid job of introducing the Boston trio's highly original sound. While it was the alternative crowd who immediately latched onto Morphine, their music was geared more toward the jazz scene -- a wailing saxophone, lead bass played with a slide, and lyrics influenced by '50s beat poetry were all-important ingredients. The opening title track remains one of the band's darkest, while other selections are a bit more upbeat -- "Have a Lucky Day" and the inappropriately titled "The Saddest Song"; all the while, the band excels at creating different moods with each successive track. Other highlights include the mid-paced "Claire" and "The Only One," the slight salsa feel of "You Speak My Language," the frantic "Test-Tube Baby/Shoot'm Down," and the more calm and sultry "You Look Like Rain." On their next release, Cure for Pain, Morphine would improve further on the strength of their songwriting and cutting-edge sound, but Good still contains more than a few standouts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/1993
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • UPC: 014431026324
  • Catalog Number: 10263
  • Sales rank: 36,064

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Morphine Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Group
Dana Colley Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Vocals
Billy Conway Drums
Jerry Deupree Drums
Jim Fitting Bass Harmonica
Mark Sandman Organ, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Tritar, Slide Bass
Technical Credits
Morphine Producer
Billy Conway Contributor
Jerry Deupree Contributor
Tom Dube Producer, Engineer
Paul Q. Kolderie Producer, Engineer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Mark Sandman Producer, Contributor
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