Cure for Pain

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Cure for Pain
Morphine-Cure for Pain (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Morphine
Released September 14, 1993
Studio Fort Apache North, Cambridge, MA.; Q Division Studios, Somerville, MA.
Genre Alternative rock
Jazz rock
Length 37:11
Label Rykodisc
Producer Paul Q. Kolderie,
Mark Sandman
Morphine chronology
Good
(1992)
Cure for Pain
(1993)
Yes
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
NME8/10[2]
Q4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[4]

Cure for Pain is the second album by alternative rock band Morphine, released through Rykodisc in 1993. Jerome Deupree, the band's original drummer, quit due to health problems during the recording of the album and was replaced by Billy Conway.

The tracks "Sheila" and "In Spite of Me" were prominently featured on the soundtrack of the 1994 independent film Spanking the Monkey. The video for "Thursday" also appeared on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head. The track "Buena" also appears in the first season of The Sopranos and in the Daria episode "The Teachings of Don Jake". In 2014, the album placed eighth on the Alternative Nation site's "Top 10 Underrated '90s Alternative Rock Albums" list.[5]

As of 1995, it has sold 107,000 copies in United States and over 300,000 copies worldwide.[6] As of 2017 combined sales of Cure for Pain and Yes are 661,000 sold copies in United States. [7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mark Sandman except for "Dawna", written by Dana Colley.

  1. "Dawna" - 0:44
  2. "Buena" - 3:19
  3. "I'm Free Now" - 3:24
  4. "All Wrong" - 3:40
  5. "Candy" - 3:14
  6. "A Head with Wings" - 3:39
  7. "In Spite of Me" - 2:34
  8. "Thursday" - 3:26
  9. "Cure for Pain" - 3:13
  10. "Mary Won't You Call My Name?" - 2:29
  11. "Let's Take a Trip Together" - 2:59
  12. "Sheila" - 2:49
  13. "Miles Davis' Funeral" - 1:41

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Personnel[edit]

with:

  • Billy Conway - drums on tracks 9 & 11; cocktail drum overdub on track 8
  • Jimmy Ryan - mandolin on track 7
  • Ken Winokur - percussion on track 13

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Country Year Peak
position
Weeks charted
ARIA Albums Chart[8] Australia 1994 74 11
Recorded Music NZ[9] New Zealand 1994 25 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Cure for Pain – Morphine". AllMusic. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  2. ^ "Morphine: Cure for Pain". NME: 29. January 8, 1994.
  3. ^ "Morphine: Cure for Pain". Q (89): 98. February 1994.
  4. ^ Berger, Arion (March 24, 1994). "Morphine: Cure for Pain". Rolling Stone (678). Archived from the original on March 29, 2007. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (11 February 1995). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Morphine Live Set From 'Like Swimming' Tour to Resurface on Vinyl Package". Billboard.com. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  8. ^ Kent, David (compiler); Australian Chart Book 1993-2005: The Hit Singles and Albums from 13 Years of Australia's National Charts; p. 130
  9. ^ [2][dead link]

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