“Mark Sandman was still playing guitar for Treat Her Right when he put together the band Morphine as a side project. Always a prolific band builder, Mark was playing in at least five bands at the same time when Morphine took off- including the Hypnosonics, Morphine, Candy Bar,THR and Sandman. It was while Mark was busy shopping the Kramer-produced Sandman tapes he’d recorded in New York (featuring the song “Deep Six” which they’d re-mixed almost a compulsive number of times) that David Alcott (AKA Dave Champagne) approached him to join Treat Her Right.”
There are some days, when I really miss bands like Morphine. I’ve just started working in a project, very miniminalist, but heavily inspired by groups like them and others. It takes more creativity to play simple, than to fill a page full of notes.