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Morphine: Mark Sandman — Exponent of low rock and low life

Tom Cox, The Guardian, 13 July 1999

MARK SANDMAN, who has died aged 46 after collapsing on stage at a gig outside Rome, was the central figure in Morphine, America's premier exponents of "low rock". This term, invented by the band, referred to their low-register sounds — achieved with Mark's two-string bass and Dana Colley's baritone saxophone — and tales of low-register living.

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