Walking Wounded PhotoWalking Wounded frontman Jerry Giddens conceived his band as a socially conscious folk-rock outfit equally informed by Heartland rock and the dramatic, messianic aspirations of U2's Bono. Half of Walking Wounded's 1986 self-titled debut was recorded live at a Hollywood club as a trio sans percussion; it was followed by 1987's The New West, which featured a more stable lineup.

That lineup was tossed out the window for 1989's Raging Winds of Time, on which Giddens was backed by two members of Train Wreck Ghosts - ex-Plimsouls guitarist Eddie Munoz and ex-Pop guitarist Roger Prescott - plus Havalinas drummer Chalo Quintana. That year, Giddens also released a solo LP, Livin' Ain't Easy. Walking Wounded closed out its recording career in 1991 with Hard Times. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide