Mark Sandman (Morphine)


With his distinct slide / strum approach and two string bass – the late Mark Sandman helmed alternative “low rockers” Morphine for five remarkable studio slabs and archival live releases. 


Melding blues, jazz, beat generation, and traditional rock – Sandman was a prolific composer with a baritone croon who also experimented with variations on the traditional bass with one and three string configurations, sometimes incorporating guitar strings and altered tunings.


Mark was also a comic artist (The Twinemen), a name which Morphine drummer Billy Connelly adopted for an ensemble that paid tribute to the late bassist.    


Mark Sandman Sound & Vision….


“Cure for Pain”




Dig Les Claypool paying tribute to Mark with Morphine on “Honey White”