Dat deze Walking Papers niet eerder aan bod kwamen is zo'n typisch geval van 'door het bos de bomen niet meer zien', eerder dan een 'dertien in een dozijn' typering. Hun low-key blues rock springt net voldoende boven de grijze massa in het genre uit om te kunnen boeien, Angell heeft een karakteristieke stem, de drums beuken, de gitaar scheurt en de keys geven het nummer een aparte toets.
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“I wrote Creation Reproduction and Death while contemplating how much time we have left, how we’ll spend it and who will we spend it with? It’s a question we can only answer for ourselves compounded by the pressure that we may not know if we made the right decision until there is no time left to do anything about it." (Jeff Angell)
Walking Papers is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 2012. The band was formed by singer/guitarist Jeff Angell of The Missionary Position, and drummer Barrett Martin formerly of Screaming Trees. Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and keyboardist Benjamin Anderson (also of The Missionary Position) were invited to contribute to the band's first album and then were added as official members. Their self-titled debut album, produced by Angell and Martin and mixed by Jack Endino, was released on August 16, 2013 and featured contributions by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.
The band was then inactive for several years, and returned with the album WP2 on January 19, 2018. McKagan was unable to tour behind the album due to commitments with Guns N' Roses, and was replaced by Dan Spalding. Martin was also unable to tour and was replaced by Will Andrews from Ten Miles Wide. The band also added second guitarist Tristan Hart Pierce and saxophonist Gregor Lothian.