Walter Trout: Ordinary Madness (2-LP, 180g Vinyl, Red Transparent Vinyl, Ltd.)
(Provogue) 11 tracks, gatefold cover
2020 release. For Walter Trout, there is no 'us' and 'them'. Across his five-decade career, the great US bluesman's music has always been a lifeline and call-to-arms, reminding listeners they are not alone. Now, as the world seeks solace from a tragedy that has touched us all, he comes armed with a boundary-exploring new studio album and eleven searingly honest songs that bring his fans even closer.
'There's a lot of extraordinary madness going on right now, ' considers Trout, of the pandemic crisis. 'This album started because I was dealing with the flaws and weakness inside me. But it ended up being about everyone.' Ordinary Madness was completed mere days before the US shutdown, it's cathartic songcraft and themes of shared troubles couldn't chime better with a period in which our souls and spirits are under fire from tumultuous global events.
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