Mark Lanegan – The Winding Sheet
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. He also formed The Gutter Twins with Greg Dulli in 2003, released three collaboration albums with singer Isobel Campbell, and has contributed to releases by Melissa Auf der Maur, Martina Topley-Bird, Creature with the Atom Brain, Moby, Bomb the Bass, Soulsavers, Tinariwen, The Twilight Singers, and Unkle, among others. The Winding Sheet is his debut studio album, released on May 1990 on Sub Pop. The album was Lanegan’s first solo work, and is notable in its departure from the characteristic sound of Screaming Trees, with a much more stripped down sound that defined Lanegan’s solo work largely for the rest of the decade.
Label: Sub Pop
Cat. # SP61