Earlier we wrote about the split album from these Guys with 20 Watt Tombstone in 2016. Now the spring comes close we look forward to more grooving heavy blues, addictive guitar riffs and up tempo beats like in “Claw Machine Wizard”. Left Lane Cruiser already gave us a sneakers preview. Watch here below.
Claw Wizard Machine preview
Left Lane Cruiser made name for themselves as a trash blues duo hailin’ from Indiana. Their record label Tells us: “Claw Machine Wizard” features corky barn burners like “Claw Machine Wizard” and “Booga Chaka”, alongside punked out blues numbers such as “Burn Em Brew” and “High Maintenance”.
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Photo credit: Left Lane Cruiser Press/promotional Material. Credit to the original photographer
Well, last year two powerhouse alternative blues bands released a split album called Death Blues vs. The Dirty Spliff.20 Watt Tombstone from Wisconsin and Left Lane Cruiser from Indiana joined forces to record a raw power album. Their heavy blues is very addictive and features 3 new Left Lane Cruiser tracks and 3 new 20 Watt Tracks!
Whiskey Fueled Blues-driven Rock ‘n’ Roll From Left Lane Cruiser
Starting with Left Lane Cruiser which is a synonym for energetic blues rock with a healthy doses of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Songs like Laid to the Bone and Slow Grind are full of addictive slide guitar tunes and contain some of heavy vocals. “Special Delivery” is remarkable for its rhythmic vocals and that guitar solo is kicking some ass.
Left Lane Cruiser is a whiskey fueled two man frenzy of blues-driven rock’n’roll noise straight from Fort Wayne, Indiana promise to hit you like a shock wave and show you a foot-stompin’ good time.
Heavy Blues Rock Duo
Left Lane Cruiser is comprised of Joe Evans (Freddy J IV) on slide guitar and vocals and Pete Dio on the drums. The raw blues power duo of LLC have practiced through thick and thin to hone a sound unlike any other and have been together long enough to have previously released a couple of self-produced EPs.
“Let your soul drive what you do” is the premise of their music, “give it all you got, and everything is an instrument
20 Watt Tombstone’s fantastic song titles
Besides the fantastic music arrangements of 20 Watt Tombstone you also have to like their song titles. Hits like “Your man’s a Jerk” and “Shitty Ex Girlfriend” make you curious of their music. Well and if you listen to 20 Watt Tombstone you get powerful , raw blues rock built on steady drums, slide guitar and Lemmy-esque vocals.
If the White stripes, The black keys, and Left lane cruiser had an illegitimate love child with Lemmy & Hunter S. Thompson documented the whole thing
Raw and Heavy songs: kick ass Blues Rock
Since the bands formation in 2011, the Wisconsin Duo 20 Watt Tombstone has been receiving an unreal amount of attention, they tell us on their Facebook page. Their brand of brash un-tethered alt. blues rock mixed with Metal,country and punk blends into a sometimes comedic monster that cannot be easily pinned down, and at times seems so over the top it cant be serious.
Remixed Blues Songs: Ramblin´ On My Mind Robert Johnson Remix
Ramblin’ On My Mind was recorded on November 23, 1936 by the great Robert Johnson in San Antonio, Texas. The influence of Robert Johnson in the history of music is huge. From Muddy Waters to Eric Clapton, Johnson’s music was an inspiration for all of them. Beside the musicians who cover Johnson’s music acoustic or in a band, a lot of DJ´s find inspiration for a bluesy remix in Johnson´s music. DJ Chamber remixed the song Ramblin´ On My Mind strikingly. This is a blues remix to remember.
Blues remix by DJ Chamber
DJ Chamber is a globetrotting, and award-winning DJ who has been touring internationally since the age of just 21. Originally from Bristol, UK, but currently living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The remix of Ramblin´ Man contains a steady and groovy drumbeat complimented by remixed vocals of Johnson. When the bass is introduced in this remix you will find a blues / dubstep sound. The song is setup around the continuing guitar sample. DJ Chamber did a great job.
Ramlin’ man DJ Chamber – Blues Remix Robert Johnson
Cover version of Ramblin’ on my Mind
Eric Clapton, Simply Red, Ike Turner, Otis Spann and John Mayall are just a few musicians who covered Ramblin´ On My Mind. Eric Clapton´s version is a revival version of Johnson original recording. Simply Red´s version is almost A capella. John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers made a great honky tonk Blues track of this traditional. You will notice that all cover versions keep the bluesy feeling, like Robert Johnson recorded it.
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
Left Lane Cruiser & James Leg
The raw edged version of Ramblin’ on My Mind by Left Lane Cruiser & James Leg is worth listening. Beside the cool vocals the honky tonking piano tune make this song. It may be the most badass version of Johnson’s song ever recorded.