MARK LANEGAN’S solo albums are sufficiently dissimilar in tone from those of his regular group, Screaming Trees, to make listeners wonder where his true interests lie.
His records often employ a much more acoustic tone, and address much more serious, personal concerns.
The Winding Sheet was released in 1990 and the album included a cover of the Leadbelly folk number “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” from the aborted sessions with Cobain and Novoselic; it became the basis for Nirvana's version on MTV Unplugged.
In 1994 Lanegan's brilliantly assured follow-up, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost featured Johnson in a prominent role. Afterwards, Lanegan recorded the final Screaming Trees album, 1996's Dust.
With the Trees in hiatus, Lanegan resumed his solo career with distinguished releases such as1998's Scraps at Midnight and 1999's I'll Take Care of You which drew on Lanegan's interest in roots music.
In November of 2003, after a short stint as vocalist with Queens of the Stone Age, the newly formed Mark Lanegan Band released Here Comes That Weird Chill: Methamphetamine Blues, Extras, and Oddities, an EP that anticipated the Lanegan Band's first full-length album. Bubblegum was released in August of 2004.
In 2008, Lanegan, had at this point been collaborating on and off with QOTSA and released Saturnalia as part of the duo the Gutter Twins, with whom he'd been touring as part of Dulli's outfit the Twilight Singers for the past couple of years.
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