|Released September 01, 1991|
Scavenger (1991) New West Motel (1993)
Release date 1 September 1991
Label Sub Pop
Artist The Walkabouts
Producer Gary Smith
|Recorded September/October, 1990|
Genres Alternative country, Alternative rock
Similar Cataract, Acetylene, See Beautiful Rattlesna, Trail of Stars, New West Motel
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Scavenger is the fourth album by The Walkabouts released September 1, 1991 on Sub Pop Records. It received national exposure in the United States through NPR. The album is available in various forms (CD, cassette, digital download) from Amazon.com and as digital download from iTunes Store in the US and the United Kingdom among others.
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- Track listing
- Critical reception
Scavenger was produced by Gary Smith and features guest appearances by Brian Eno and Natalie Merchant.
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All songs written by The Walkabouts, except were noted. All lyrics written by Chris Eckman, except were noted.
- "Dead Man Rise" – 3:27
- "Stir the Ashes" – 3:45
- "The Night Watch" – 3:28
- "Hangman" – 4:59
- "Where the Deep Water Goes" – 3:11
- "Blown Away" – 3:43
- "Nothing Is a Stranger" – 4:18
- "Let's Burn Down the Cornfield" (Randy Newman) – 2:51
- "River Blood" – 3:03
- "Train to Mercy" (string arrangement by Mark Nichols) – 9:27
The album was recorded at Steve Larsons Studios in Seattle during September and October 1990. Mixing was done in October 1990 at The Carriage House, Stanford, Connecticut. "River Blood" was remixed by Gary Smith and Matt Lane in December 1990 at The Carriage House. Additional recordings were done in the Skyline Studios, New York. The album was mastered at the Skyline Studios.
strings on "Train to Mercy"
Jason Ankeny writing in a positive review for Allmusic said: "like its predecessors, Cataract, [Scavenger] refines the Walkabouts' sound even as the band's scope broadens."
1Dead Man Rise3:28
2Stir the Ashes3:46
3The Night Watch3:29