Satisfied Mind

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Satisfied Mind
Satisfied Mind.jpg
Studio album by
Recordedat Avast Studios, Seattle by Kevin Suggs, September 1993
GenreAlt-country, folk rock, indie folk, Americana
LabelSub Pop, Glitterhouse
ProducerKevin Suggs & The Walkabouts
The Walkabouts chronology
New West Motel
Satisfied Mind
Setting the Woods on Fire

Satisfied Mind is the sixth album by The Walkabouts released in 1993 on Sub Pop Records. [1] It consists entirely of covers of roots music and compositions by modern singers-songwriters, including songs authored by the Carter Family, Gene Clark, Mary Margaret O'Hara, John Cale, Nick Cave, Patti Smith and Charlie Rich.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Satisfied Mind" (Jack Rhodes & Joe Hayes) – 4:47
  2. "Loom of the Land" (Nick Cave) – 5:59
  3. "The River People" (Robert Forster) – 5:17
  4. "Polly" (Gene Clark) – 4:15
  5. "Buffalo Ballet" (John Cale) – 3:28
  6. "Lover's Crime" (Pee Wee Maddux) – 2:52
  7. "Shelter for an Evening" (Gary Heffern) – 3:04
  8. "Dear Darling" (Mary Margaret O'Hara) – 2:27
  9. "Poor Side of Town" (Johnny Rivers) – 4:31
  10. "Free Money" (Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith) – 5:17
  11. "The Storms Are on the Ocean" (The Carter Family) – 5:01
  12. "Feel Like Going Home (Charlie Rich) – 8:17
  13. "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?" (Traditional) – 4:10

Release history[1][edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Germany 1993 Sub Pop Records LP SP 116/294
CD SPCD 116/294, EFA CD 08294-2, G-0294[3]
November 12, 1993[4] Glitterhouse Records SP 116/294, GRCD 294
United States 1996 Creative Man CMD 029


The Walkabouts
Additional musicians
Technical personnel


The cover photo ("Herman in the Wheatfield") was found at Grandma's Village Antiques. The cover design was made by Modern Dog.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Jason Ankeny writing in a highly positive review for Allmusic said: "Satisfied Mind represents the purest evocation to date of the Walkabouts' aesthetic and its standing at the crossroads of country, rock, folk, and punk."[2]


  1. ^ a b The Walkabouts at Discogs
  2. ^ a b c Jason Ankeny (1993). "Satisfied Mind, The Walkabouts > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
  3. ^ "Sub Pop, The Walkabouts, Satisfied Mind". Sub Pop Records. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  4. ^ "Glitterhouse, The Walkabouts, Satisfied Mind". Glitterhouse Records. Retrieved 2012-11-14.