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LEFT LANE CRUISER’S NEW ALBUM “CLAW MACHINE WIZARD” SOME OF THE NASTIEST ROCK ‘N ROLL TO BE PUT ON WAX.

With a fresh new album the Blues is once again in the perfectly unsafe hands of Left Lane Cruiser. Oh Yeah! This new full-length studio album called, Claw Machine Wizard is what I really looked forward to. You’ll find 10 songs of gut-stomping’ heavy blues from this Indiana-based band.  

Left Lane Cruiser ‘s Claw Machine Wizard stands out for its diversity

Claw Machine Wizard really stands out for its diversity. Expect crazy riffs, Changing tempo’s, heavy vocals and gritty edges on this album. Overall you’ll hear in all songs the Left Lane Cruiser trademark but as an album individually you’ll find out these Guys went into a new direction on Claw Machine Wizard.

Left Lane Cruiser – Still Rollin’

Left Lane Cruiser back to duo format

This is already the seventh studio album for Alive Naturalsound Records from the Fort Wayne, Indiana-based blues rockers. Founder Freddy J Evans IV (guitar/vocals) has returned to the duo format the band has been known for since their inception over 10 years ago (save for the expanded three-piece on their last album of new material, Dirty Spliff Blues). The decision to pare the band back down was made by Freddy. “Left Lane Cruiser was born as a two-piece and our attack and style of blues just works better as a duo,” admits the frontman in their official press release.

Claw Machine Wizard gets better every time

Claw Machine Wizard gets better every time you listen to it. You’ll find at least 4 hits on this album and they’re worth listening all day. “Still Rollin'” is a song based on a heavy blues riff and further contains some fantastic lyrics. “Booga Chaka” stands out for the slide guitar based groove. “Liquor Store” starts as a slow blues song but then quickly turns into a wall of sound. Here they also show how to bring a guitar solo like real Rock ‘n Rollers.  “High Maintenance” is one of the grooviest songs on this album and here I really like how the vocals complement the music so fucking good.

LEFT LANE CRUISER – Booga Chaka

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Preview of new Left Lane Cruiser Album Claw Machine Wizard 

Good news for all heavy blues rockers. Left Lane Cruiser is set to release their new record “Claw Machine Wizard” on Alive Naturalsound records.  On this album, the band returns to its original two-man format. 

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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Album | Death Blues vs. The Dirty Spliff featuring 20 Watt Tombstone and Left Lane Cruiser

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.

 

Your man’s a Jerk

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Remixed Blues Songs: Ramblin´ On My Mind Robert Johnson Remix

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.

Find more about DJ Chamber here.

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.

Eric Clapton

Simply Red

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.

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