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Morphine — A Head With Wings
Album: Cure For Pain
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Total ratings: 551









Released: 1993
Length: 3:34
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 copymonkey wrote:
Well, seeing as on most of their songs they use only bass, drums and sax—losing the sax would make the songs a little dull, no?
 
{#Roflol}{#Clap} True enough. The one song I've heard from them without sax was absolute dullsville. It's nice to hear a band without a lead guitar or synth, for a change. If you don't like saxes then you'll not get on with Morphine, for sure, but personally I love the blarting, rasping baritone sax :o)

Yes. Yessiree.
5 or 6?  Always room to grow then!
some people just don't appreciate good junkie music.
 Finn_Ninja wrote:
Ugh.  They should replace the blarting sax with Homer yelling "sax-a-ma-phone" over and over again.  Then it might be tolerable. 
 

{#Lol}  {#Yes}
A lot of complaints i can't get out there.  I'm a proper morphine addict these days.  Just gotta get a fix from time to time.  I think its fine to have just one sound if its your sound.  Other notable examples to back this up include the smiths, the cure, smashing pumpkins and i could go on but really feel the point is made.
Ugh.  They should replace the blarting sax with Homer yelling "sax-a-ma-phone" over and over again.  Then it might be tolerable. 
Like some of Morphine's stuff, but not a big fan of this song.
MUCH better ! ;)
Gobits!! Watch yourself!!!
 mandolin wrote:
"I got a hit with Wings."


 
If I got head with Wings... it would have to be from Linda...  {#Daisy}

"I got a hit with Wings."


Play in tune, for f**ck's sake.


 Papernapkin wrote:
A one sound band.
 

True, but what a sound.  I'm a sucker for Morphine.
A one sound band.
 cathenley wrote:
My gosh, that is creative!!

Otomi wrote:
Chin, me lo perdí. Me encanta esta rola.











 
YES, and it'll make you dizzy if you keep staring on it too long

My gosh, that is creative!!

Otomi wrote:
Chin, me lo perdí. Me encanta esta rola.











here's your brain on drugs.
Yeah!
I really like Morphine, but I don't like this one.
copymonkey wrote:
Well, seeing as on most of their songs they use only bass, drums and sax--losing the sax would make the songs a little dull, no?
Maybe give the guy a cowbell?
jjbix wrote:
i love the slutty sax!
mmmmmmm :drool:
i love the slutty sax!
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EssexTex wrote:
It's too repetitive...the sax is so bold in every song..it's like they didn't want to say to the guy "Hey we don't need you on this one"
Well, seeing as on most of their songs they use only bass, drums and sax--losing the sax would make the songs a little dull, no?
Strangely, Morphine gives me a headache.
It's too repetitive...the sax is so bold in every song..it's like they didn't want to say to the guy "Hey we don't need you on this one"
Nice to hear this band. Would be great to hear what Mark would be coming up with now were he alive. You're missed Mark!
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
This tune would be right at home in a Quentin Tarantino movie but it's really quite amateurish! The sax solo blows and it must have taken all of 5 minutes to come up with such deep lyrics! :rolleyes:
Seems like Morphine is a like it/hate it kind of band. I happen to like it. Fortunately, it looks like most of us do too. Anyway, it's undeniable that they had a very distinctive sound. It's too bad that I only ever hear it on RP.
eastcoast wrote:
I have never rated them above a 3
I liked it. Gave it a 7. :chef: Would like to hear Let's Take a Trip Together.
I have never rated them above a 3 princeofpeoria wrote:
:puke:
I like the sax solo the best.Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
This tune would be right at home in a Quentin Tarantino movie but it's really quite amateurish! The sax solo blows and it must have taken all of 5 minutes to come up with such deep lyrics! :rolleyes:
That's some serious baritone sax honking! Sure wakes you up. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
:puke:
Ahhhhh... sliding on down with Morphine. Minimalist and deconstructed... 2 string bass played with a slide... the honking of the sax... takes me a different place. You are missed Mark Sandman. :chillpill:
TimeWaster wrote:
I hated the sax at first, but it grew on me by the end of the song. I can't decide now whether I like the song or not. Part of me thinks it's dumb, but then it's kinda catchy. Maybe when I hear it again, I'll know.
I agree with you, I hated the sax at first ... and still do.
RobK wrote:
Such a badass sound, thanks for playing these guys. They may be one of many bands who are gone forever but at least they have new life here on RP.
Just the singer guy is gone forever. The rest of them are in a band called Twinemen. They played outside here last summer at a little bar and they were fabulous. Check out twinemen.com
bokey wrote:
Whoa boy.Any idea why this is being played?
Bill lost a bet?
I like the raunchy sax.
This tune would be right at home in a Quentin Tarantino movie but it's really quite amateurish! The sax solo blows and it must have taken all of 5 minutes to come up with such deep lyrics! :rolleyes:
I hated the sax at first, but it grew on me by the end of the song. I can't decide now whether I like the song or not. Part of me thinks it's dumb, but then it's kinda catchy. Maybe when I hear it again, I'll know.
Rock music that incorporates saxophone is just unbearable. I agree with a previous comment - a one gives this song too much credit!
...hmmm...
In the '80s it was John Lurie who scratched my lounge-lust... Today, Morphine. Thanks for introducing me to them, Bill!
Whoa boy. Any idea why this is being played?
yeah,pretty dumb, isn't it? the sax sounds like someone taking classes being drunk
I wish I could rate this a zero. A one gives it too much credit.
Another one for the mondegreen file: At first I thought he was saying, "head-wound dings." Yeah, it's Monday.
How about a little variety in the song, maybe an adjective or two. Big wings? Fluffy wings? ANYTHING.
ChardRemains wrote:
I hate the sax. hate it hate it hate it. sorry. I hate it.
That's a shame - I love it, it makes this track. You can't beat a good deep honk :)
Such a badass sound, thanks for playing these guys. They may be one of many bands who are gone forever but at least they have new life here on RP.
I hate the sax. hate it hate it hate it. sorry. I hate it.
cool, cool, cool. other descriptions just don't fit!
And my workday comes full circle -- starting and ending with Morphine. Quite appropriate for someone who works at a pharmaceutical plant!
Farquwaar wrote:
So does DUMBO!!!!!
Paint it pink and you might be onto something! :nyah:
So does DUMBO!!!!!
all Morphine sounds the same to me. but i LIKE the sound! a 7!
um...this song is slightly annoying
:razz:
:cheesygrin:
brighthue wrote:
Head With Wings: :propeller:
WINGS, not propeller!
:devil_pimp: They were so incredibly cool. Head With Wings: :propeller:
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
I agree the saxophone really does it for this song. I give this an 8.
If you like this - look for "The Secret of My Excess" by Ron Hawkins ( Lowest of the Low) .... enjoy. Double Baritone Assault !!
zair99 wrote:
Er... are you having fun?
yeah.... yeah....
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
I agree the saxophone really does it for this song. I give this an 8.
right on jack jefferson, totally really does it.
Me likey Morphine :cowboy:
tony620d wrote:
yeah.... yeah.....
Er... are you having fun?
Gorky wrote:
Man, that sax is DIRTY !!!! Most excellent :-)
I agree the saxophone really does it for this song. I give this an 8.
tony620d wrote:
i gotta radio repeat radio repeat
tony620d wrote:
i gotta repeating posts.. repeating posts
GOD HERE WE GO AGAIN SAME OLD REPEATING SONG SAME OLD REPEATING PLAYLIST 60 GRAND MADE IT! TIME TO THROW THE REPEATING PLAYLISTS BACK ON YAHOOOO LETS GO TO THE BEACH!
tony620d wrote:
i gotta saxaphone.. a saxaphone.. i gotta saxaphone yeah!
yeah.... yeah.....
tony620d wrote:
i gotta radio repeat radio repeat
yeah.... yeah....
tony620d wrote:
i gotta repeating posts.. repeating posts
yeah....yeah.....
algrif wrote:
I love the blues, but I've never been a fan of this plodding boring style which so many white bands seem to produce
you call this the blues?
Man, that sax is DIRTY !!!! Most excellent :-)
I love the blues, but I've never been a fan of this plodding boring style which so many white bands seem to produce
i gotta saxaphone.. a saxaphone.. i gotta saxaphone yeah!
i gotta repeating posts.. repeating posts
haha thats pretty funny down there im funny sometimes..
i gotta radio repeat radio repeat
ploafmaster wrote:
Go post somewhere else, man. It doesn't matter if he rates every song he hears a "1." That doesn't mean a thing about his music knowledge. And your personal attacks don't speak highly of your genius, musical or otherwise. Why do you have to personally attack him because he doesn't like the music you or even most people do? I love Coldplay, U2, and Radiohead, but I'm not personally affronted because this fella hates my tunes. Blow off steam some other way or leave everyone else alone.
I rate every one of your posts a "1". Hope you're okay with that. ;)
thewiseking wrote:
the influence of the lizard king is all over this. im digging it.
Interesting irony there - when Morphine was a "local" band in Boston, they were part of the scene at this joint called the Lizard Lounge.
2nd shot of Morphine of the afternoon. :tongue: Nice! :clap: (Though any other album would have been prefered.) :cheers:
SEXY
Not their best, but still cool stuff. I like Buena and Super Sex better. But at least we're getting a little variety, which is what I like about RP!!!
Oh hell yes. Morphine, especially this album is fantastic. For white guys playing a 2 string bass, drums and a sax, they got the blues....PLUS, is there a better rock death than dying on stage during a performance? R.I.P. Mark S.
the influence of the lizard king is all over this. im digging it.
This is loverly... transported back to the college dorm... oh my...
Anything with a Baritone Sax cannot be bad.
camarkim wrote:
I need some morphine after being subjected to this.
Maybe that's why they picked the name -- they HAVE to know how bad they suck. This set has gone down the tubes. MUTE.
cool song........ \:D/
I swear there's another song, called maybe "The Shape I'm In" that is the same melody? (Same tempo, even?) Am I nuts? Maybe that's not the name at all... Confused.
Loving that sax. Thanks BillG!
ploafmaster wrote:
Go post somewhere else, man. It doesn't matter if he rates every song he hears a "1." That doesn't mean a thing about his music knowledge. And your personal attacks don't speak highly of your genius, musical or otherwise. Why do you have to personally attack him because he doesn't like the music you or even most people do? I love Coldplay, U2, and Radiohead, but I'm not personally affronted because this fella hates my tunes. Blow off steam some other way or leave everyone else alone.
I thought I was here to listen to some music. I didn't know that "Group" was in session. Well, I've got some gripes too.....Hey, why is no one listening to me?.....Oh the heck with it....I'll just go back to listening to my music, .....Ahhhhhh, Morphine, such an elixir for the soul, ...like it or not (pimp)
Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
This from someone with like six pages of 1s on their rating sheet. From Coldplay to U2 to Radiohead to you name it. You are right. Nobody else knows anything. We should all check with you. The fucking musical genius.
Go post somewhere else, man. It doesn't matter if he rates every song he hears a "1." That doesn't mean a thing about his music knowledge. And your personal attacks don't speak highly of your genius, musical or otherwise. Why do you have to personally attack him because he doesn't like the music you or even most people do? I love Coldplay, U2, and Radiohead, but I'm not personally affronted because this fella hates my tunes. Blow off steam some other way or leave everyone else alone.
...I miss opiates...these guys know opiates... S.
rsfc_carp wrote:
Do these people have ANYthing that's even the slightest bit different from every single other thing they've ever done? I mean really, isn't this just the same damn crap pumped out over and over with different names on the 'tunes'? Jeez. Take the second lesson, guys.
This from someone with like six pages of 1s on their rating sheet. From Coldplay to U2 to Radiohead to you name it. You are right. Nobody else knows anything. We should all check with you. The fucking musical genius.
When this song first started, I thought I was listening to the guy from Timbuk 3. Then I realized the music wasn't like anything they'd play, and the lyrics were completely uninspired, so I knew it couldn't be them.
(pimp)
camarkim wrote:
I need some morphine after being subjected to this.
Amen. I think I'd like to barf in the saxaphones and listen to them gargle.
I need some morphine after being subjected to this.
rsfc_carp wrote:
Do these people have ANYthing that's even the slightest bit different from every single other thing they've ever done? I mean really, isn't this just the same damn crap pumped out over and over with different names on the 'tunes'? Jeez. Take the second lesson, guys.
I agree, but they have a cool sound, like plastic saxes.
Ahhhhh, was jonesin' for my dose of Morphine...Thanks feels soooo good.
Morphine's gotta take a break, bleh. :stop: :headache.gif:
Do these people have ANYthing that's even the slightest bit different from every single other thing they've ever done? I mean really, isn't this just the same damn crap pumped out over and over with different names on the 'tunes'? Jeez. Take the second lesson, guys.
So you've got a head with wings, head with wings, head with wings, head with wings, head with wings, head with wings. Too bad there's nothing to go with those wings - like some interesting lyrics :!:
Al_Koholic wrote:
RP has really got me hooked on Morphine. (guess I'll have to stop drinking :drunk: ) Like everything I've ever heard.
We Bostonians have been lucky to know about Morphine since they came out. WFNX 101.7 played them frequently in the early 90s.
Ergh... erm... sorry this is doing nothing for me. Repetitive lyrics, uninspired music.... and the "singing" is.. well.... it's grating on my... oh.. its done ... priase be... :(
A little Morphine is definitely on the musical resolution list for next year!!!!
AHHHHH A cure for pain. and a head with wings... this is some FINE Mophine.
Love that bari or is it bass sax........cool!
mig7 wrote:
He certainly doesn't have a head for writing good music
boooo! the lyrics are fab. a good soundtrack if you are a private eye. a great choice after james brown. thanks bill!
RP has really got me hooked on Morphine. (guess I'll have to stop drinking :drunk: ) Like everything I've ever heard.
It's a rather damp day mid-afternoon in mid-October. The leaves have had their colour change, and are falling from the trees. It was an early night last night at Biddle's bar in downtown Montreal. I was catching up on a bit of work I really have no interest in doing... turned on RP....and this song summed up my current malaise perfectly. .
mig7 wrote:
He certainly doesn't have a head for writing good music
I am always amazed that a group that I think is one of the greats can be so disliked by another. This was a unique band with unique musical skills. Not to mention that these guys were great guys when you met them in person. They are very down to earth. Mark was a great guy, and he is sorely missed. :cry:
Patrick wrote:
Love that guitar. (heh heh) Written too late at night. I'm showin' the :drunk: emoticon, but I need the "smoke 'em up" emoticon.
I think you mean this one...
Patrick wrote:
Love that guitar. (heh heh) Written too late at night. I'm showin' the :drunk: emoticon, but I need the "smoke 'em up" emoticon.
If I'm not mistaken, they had no guitar, just a bass and the sax. Am I right, anybody?
I listen to morphine's album, over and over everyday. Daisuki!!