based Walking Papers releases their self titled
debut album. The most known member in the band is
ex. G'n'R bass player Duff McKagan. With fourteen
tracks in the playlist I was hoping that they had
loaded the gun with a big doze of black powder. It
didn't sound as I had imagined with the hard
rocking bass player in the team... No this is
closer to a post-grunge blues rock album.
Barrett Martin (ex-Screaming Trees Mad Season) and
relatively unknown singer and guitarist Jeff
Angell, who has had a quiet career making records with his
two previous bands 'Post Stardom Depression' and 'The Missionary
Position' are the
two members with known careers to me. Jeff sings
with a big passion and has a gravel roughness in
his voice that sounds nice in my ears...
It's very quiet and quite introspective songs which are
delivered. No party songs or so, no very
mature and controlled songs. Mike McCready from
Pearl Jam contributes on some tracks and overall
it's a little lame for my taste and I've had a hard time
to find any specific favorite tracks. The two best songs
are 'Capital T', which is a groovy blues/rock song with some
extras within and 'Red Envelopes' with juicy and groovy guitars.
If they had put up five or six more songs of that caliber
I would have been more satisfied.
This isn't strong enough for me. Too many sleeping
If you are a fan of The Missionary Position, Pearl
Jam or maybe Black Crows then you are in the target group.
I want more energy, passion and energetic rock n
Jeff Angell – lead vocals, guitar, piano
Duff McKagan – bass, backing vocals
Benjamin Anderson – keyboards, backing vocals
Barrett Martin – drums, percussion, upright
bass, keyboards, backing vocals.