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Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys - BUNKER BUDS

Submitted for the APRIL 2020 Stay Home. Make Music special RPM Challenge 2020 - rpmchallenge.com


BUNKER BUDS - was written and recorded in a 24 hour time-span on the 29th and 30th of April 2020 for the RPM Challenge.

All of the songs were created as a SOLO effort with stream-of-consciousness and improvisational recordings; then mutated in the WIREFOREST mind-grapes of composer/band leader Walter Sickert.


released May 1, 2020

Walter Sickert - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Samples

A SteamCrunk WIREFOREST Production
A Dirt-Fi Recording recorded with String and Tin Cans

Composed, recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered
by Walter Sickert @ WIREFOREST studios - WitchCastle USA

Art & Design by Walter Sickert

April 30th, 2020

A note from Edrie

Hi Friends

This very special RPM Challenge record is brought to you by the COVID 19 pandemic and the MA Stay THE FUCK at Home order.

It's been quite a (to borrow a phase Walter coined on their nightly dystopian talk show BUNKER BUDS) mindfuckitude to be isolated from everyone and everything we hold dear except our tiny little family. One would think this solitude would be relaxing, perhaps even pleasant, but with the fact that our bread and butter income of performing LIVE for you all disappeared on 3/13, 2020 with very little promise of it starting back up again any time soon - we've been scrambling to find ways to put food on our table.

Walter started a nightly broadcast from the aether called BUNKER BUDS to connect to you, to feel less lonely, and to bring you all some much needed levity. After the 1st few days people started to ask for ways they could support us and we ended up signing up for a VENMO account (@armyoftoys) and ever since then, YOU ALL have been tipping us EVERY SINGLE DAY and have 100% saved us from not having food and from loosing our home.

We could not be more grateful to you for the support. The future is uncertain, the arts sector is decimated, and a return to "normal" is just not going to happen (at least not any time soon) so this support has been invaluable.

Walter made this record with a deep feeling of gratefulness to you. Thank you, seriously - the support has been amazing!

Please enjoy this little piece of our isolation - from our BUNKER to yours;


- Edrie, Walter and Wednesday Alice

BUNKER BUDS can be seen here M-F @9pm and Sa/Sun at 4pm (kids edition)


VENMO ID: @armyoftoys
PAYPAL: paypal.me/armyoftoys





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Musically sophisticated and immensely talented, wildly unusual and diverse in material and presentation, a Dada-esque circus carnival run amuck, and just plain good ‘not-always-so-clean’ fun

Improper Bostonian - Act to Follow
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