Of all the bassists featured in this, er, feature, Mark Sandman of Morphine was perhaps the most unconventional and inventive. He's also sorely missed. Mark's unique approach to bass - he played slide on a two string homemade instrument - in turn gave Morphine their unique sound.
Sadly, Mark passed away in 1999. His passing didn’t result in the usual explosion of retrospective interest in an artist’s body of work. As it is, Morphine remain one of those bands that people turn each other onto. Let's hope we've done just that here. Incidentally, Waterstone Musical Instruments has produced a Mark Sandman Tribute Bass. We’ll take a blue one thanks.