Mark Lanegan – Houston Publishing Demos 2002
Mark Lanegan is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is known for his baritone voice, which has been described as being “as scratchy as a three-day beard yet as supple and pliable as moccasin leather” and has been compared to Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. Lanegan began his musical career in 1984 as the frontman of the psychedelic grunge band Screaming Trees. Following the end of the band, he became a frequent collaborator of Queens of the Stone Age and featured on their albums Rated R, Songs for the Deaf, Lullabies to Paralyze, Era Vulgaris, and …Like Clockwork. Lanegan has also collaborated with various artists throughout his career, including Kurt Cobain, with whom he recorded an unreleased album of Lead Belly covers. He also performed with Layne Staley and Mike McCready in the band Mad Season. Houston Publishing Demos 2002 is his 10th studio album, released on August 2015, although it was recorded thirteen years earlier. Musicians who played on the album include Lanegan collaborator Mike Johnson, guitarist Ian Moore, and Willie Nelson’s longtime harmonica player Mickey Raphael.
Label: Ipecac Recordings
Cat. # IPC171LP