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The Walkabouts

Postby Jimbo » 29 Nov 2017, 16:51

Just discovered these guys and gal online. Only one BCB reference here and it's a glower from Six String in Now Playing. What a band! What songs! Super prolific! Americana, Grunge, Young-y, Richmond Fontain-y, Any other fans?
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Re: The Walkabouts

Postby Osgood » 29 Nov 2017, 17:37

I remember hearing a record of them in the 90s and loving it, can't recall the name. For some reason I never explored any further. I'd love to get some recommendations.
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Re: The Walkabouts

Postby Nick » 29 Nov 2017, 17:41

I think the world of them. Nighttown is one of the great noir albums.
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Re: The Walkabouts

Postby Nick » 29 Nov 2017, 17:43

This is a cracker. A great one to accompany a late night glass of single malt.

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Re: The Walkabouts

Postby Jimbo » 29 Nov 2017, 18:05



Quirky covers? Call the Walkabouts!
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Re: The Walkabouts

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 29 Nov 2017, 18:47

I appreciate that they recorded their own version of Nilsson’s Pussycats album. That got me to listen a little deeper than I otherwise would have. That was several years ago though, and I can’t say that I’ve listened much since. I do recall liking a respectable amount of what I heard.
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Re: The Walkabouts

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 29 Nov 2017, 20:36

I still follow hem with their doomy, dusty art school rock and two great singers that have been known to go solo from time to time.
I believe Travels in the Dustland is their latest official album up to now.
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Re: The Walkabouts

Postby Neige » 30 Nov 2017, 08:30

Love them to bits, especially when they're adding strings to the mix.
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Re: The Walkabouts

Postby Six String » 30 Nov 2017, 23:30

I knew Felix would be along soon. He introduced me to the band, so thanks again for that. I'm still a fan. :D

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Re: The Walkabouts

Postby Geezee » 01 Dec 2017, 10:36

I could've sworn I contributed to this thread but apparently not, oh well...
Love these guys - Devil's Road is one of my favourite albums of the 90s, has a real countrified Fleetwood Mac vibe with some gorgeous production. Was very sorry to hear they disbanded last year - I saw their Chris+Carla guise but never the full Walkabouts team.
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Re: The Walkabouts

Postby HarryIrene » 01 Dec 2017, 12:28

Was listening to their 'Satisfied Mind' covers album the other night. Such a great record. Brilliant versions of Nick Cave's Loom Of The Land and John Cale's Buffalo Ballet as well as Robert Forster's The River People. They put out a lot of great albums back in the day. Deserved more success.
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Re: The Walkabouts

Postby Geezee » 01 Dec 2017, 14:11

Indeed, very good covers band. They've done a few Townes covers that are great.
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