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Walking Papers
Walking Papers
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 4 October, 2013
Playing time: 51:32

Seattle 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 pills. 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 roll.
Line up:
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.

01. The Whole World's Watching
Your Secret's Safe With Me
Red Envelopes
Leave Me In The Dark
The Butcher
Two Tickets
I'll Stick Around
Capital T
A Place Like This
10. Independence Day
11. Already Dead (Kill Room)
12. Two Tickets And A Room (Kill Room)
13. Leave Me In The Dark (Orchestra)
14. The Whole World's Watching
      (Moore Theater With Mike Mc Cready)
Label: Loud & Proud Records
Distribution: Loud & Proud Records
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 10 October, 2013
Website: www.walking-papers.com