Seasick Steve - Walkin’ Man

The crackle and hissing give it an authentic sound... However, that is the only thing that could be said to be genuine about this plodding, lyrically trite track.

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Released 10 Nov 2008 | | By Simon Ridley | Rating: 2
Seasick Steve - Walkin’ Man

The former hobo returns with yet another middle-of-the-road blues number. Listening to this single is almost like going back to the early blues recordings of Robert Johnson, the crackle and hissing on 'Walkin' Man' give it an authentic sound. However, that is the only thing that could be said to be genuine about this plodding, lyrically trite track released from 'I Started Out With Nothing And I Still Got Most Of It Left'.

The only reason that he seems to be forging a career with his gravelly vocals and basic guitar playing is that a record company executive somewhere must have thought that the world needs someone honest in the music world. Don't waste your time with Seasick Steve's new one, just keep walkin' man.