Walkabouts, The / Devil's Road
Album: Devil's Road   Collection:General
Artist:Walkabouts, The   Added:Sep 2014

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-09-19 Pull Date: 2014-11-21
Week Ending: Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 26 Oct 19 Oct 12 Oct 5
Airplays: 4 3 1 1 1 3 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 22, 2023: Music Casserole
The Light Will Stay On (Demo)
4. Nov 19, 2014: Brownian Motion
Forgiveness Song
2. Nov 20, 2014: TRAINING PARTY!
Forgiveness Song
5. Nov 17, 2014: in The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand
Christmas Valley (no strings)
3. Nov 20, 2014: Meow
The Light Will Stay On
6. Nov 13, 2014: The Sunset Life
When Fortune Smiles

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2014-09-15
Deluxe re-issue of Seattle band's 1996 release: All things Tindersticks, Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, The Triffids, Anita Lane, Mazzy Star, Tarnation. Female vocals often front this glorius melding of all things rootsy, cinematic, dark, western. The stuff of David Lynch and Tarantino have wet dreams of. Carla Torgerson (vocalist) did a duet (Traveling Light) with the Tindersticks. Use of string arrangements, vibes/tubular bells, pedal steel, acoustic guitars places this in the hallowed halls containing all the aforementioned bands. Disc 2 is special heretofore unreleased tracks: They are demos, a live track, plus versions without string arrangements (giving them rawer, more rock and roll feel, which I, myself, prefer).

1) (5:29) fem vocs, pretty, epic with string arrangements
2)* (4:51) darker toned, but brightens up with strings
3) (3:25) strummy driving with hammond organ, male vocals bring to mind a Triffids/Cave storytelling ballad
4) (5:09) male vocs, big dark with piano, epic balladeering
5) (5:22) slow mindful, female vocs, piano and strings dominate the drama
6) (5:06) male vocs, bigger sound, almost rockin
7)* (5:36) dramatic with tubular bells, dark, fem vocs
8) (4:17) upbeat, fem vocs
9)* (4:36) starts with carnival sounds, male vocs to this upbeat rocker
10) (6:06) slow waltz dark ballad, fem vocs with vibes
11)* (7:23) pedal steel gives this a slight alt.western flare, piano, male/fem duet, male fronted, balladeering, nice

1) (3:46) devils road demo version, male vocs, rocking
2)* (5:54) version of first track without strings, I prefer this sparser less dramatic version
3)* (5:14) stringless version of track 5 above, fem vocs, i like this one
4) (6:06) string-free track 10 above, nice, rather Tarnation'esque
5) (3:50) live, rockin, organ upbeat, male vocs

Track Listing
1. The Light Will Stay On   9. Fairground Blues
2. Rebecca Wild   10. The Leaving Kind
3. The Stopping-Off Place   11. Forgiveness Song
4. Cold Eye   12. Devil's Road (Demo)
5. Christmas Valley   13. The Light Will Stay On (Demo)
6. Blue Head Flame   14. Christmas Valley (No Strings)
7. When Fortune Smiles   15. The Leaving Kind (No Strings)
8. All For This   16. Devil's Road (Live At The Bad)