‘The Night’ Is Still Young in Morphine’s ‘Journey of Dreams’
There are bands, and there are true originals. Morphine were most definitely in the latter category. The three- (sometimes four-) piece employed baritone or tenor saxophone, an altered bass (comprised of anything from two bass strings to a single bass string with two guitar strings) and drums to create their truly unique compositions, crafting LP after LP of enthralling work until "bassist" Mark Sandman's onstage passing in 1999.
Morphine: Journey of Dreams tells the story of the Boston band, who blazed trails and created a sound entirely their own during their decade of existence. In the above clip, the band discusses the tail end of their career — when both drummers Jerome Deupree and Billy Conway combined forces on a few dates — and The Night LP, a recording that would prove to be their swansong. Check out this CLRVYNT exclusive above for the first time.
Morphine: Journey of Dreams is out on DVD October 21 (via MVD) and VOD October 16. In addition, screenings are scheduled for NYC and L.A. in the next week or so, and details on those events are below. Make sure to check out Vapors of Morphine, featuring members of the original band.
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Saturday, Oct. 15 — 3 PM @ Rough Trade (in-store performance) — Vapors of Morphine
Saturday, Oct. 15 — 8 PM @ Union Pool — Film Screening
Saturday, Oct. 15 — 9:45 PM @ Union Pool — Vapors of Morphine
* Los Angeles
Wednesday, Oct. 19 — 7:30 PM @ Hotel Cafe — Film Screening
Wednesday, Oct. 19 — 9:15 PM @ Hotel Cafe — Vapors of Morphine