One of the most unique, original and unusual rock bands to burst onto the alternative scene in the 1990s, Morphine was originally formed by vocalist/bassist Mark Sandman, saxophonist Dana Colley and drummer Jerome Deupree (later replaced by Billy Conway) in Cambridge, Mass in 1989. They expertly combined blues, jazz and rock elements into a very distinct style, anchored by Sandman’s deep, crooning, beat-style vocals. Cure For Pain is the band’s second album for Rykodisc, originally released September 14, 1993. Jerome Deupree 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’.