After nearly a decade of delivering their own high-octane, scuzzed-up take on North Mississippi rural blues as a duo, Left Lane Cruiser have recently expanded into a threesome for their latest studio album, Dirty Spliff Blues. Led by founding member Freddy J IV (aka Joe Evans) on vocals and slide guitar, and now joined by Joe Bent on bass and skateboard slide guitar (yes, he uses his skateboard as an instrument) and Pete Dio on drums & assorted other junk, this three-headed hydra, birthed in either Fort Wayne, IN or Hades depending on who you ask, still whips up the same frenzied mess of trashed-out punk/blues that LLC is known for. But on Dirty Spliff Blues theres a decidedly more rock n roll approach to their mean-ass blues.
Songs such as Tangled Up In Bush or Skateboard Blues still slink like snakes in the grass, but tracks such as the pile-driving opener Tres Borrachos, Cutting Trees, She Dont Care and Dirty Spliff Blues rock with a newfound intensity, and thats saying a lot for a band long known for both their intense, sweat-soaked live shows and in-the-red recordings. Of course, LLCs very backbone the Blues is also evident throughout, from the hip-shakin groove of Elephant Stomp to, well, really just about every damn song on the record.
Any way you roll it from the new cover art created by renowned artist William Stout to the THC-laced sh*t-kickers Dirty Spliff Blues smokes like no other Left Lane Cruiser album before it.
Along with their music being featured in the hit television series Breaking Bad and receiving critical acclaim across the globe, Left Lane Cruiser have also toured relentlessly over the years, sharing the stage with artists such as Robert Belfour, T Model Ford, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Bob Log III and many others, and are also regular performers at the Deep Blues Festival now held annually in the cradle of the blues, Clarksdale, MS
Reviews are in! "Not just dirty, but filthy." CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
"The bands truly broken bad and theres no looking back." I-94 BAR Subtle it aint, but Dirty Spliff Blues packs one hell of a punch, a breathless 40 minutes of brawler blues that shows Left Lane Cruiser can deliver quality as well as quantity.Rich Chamberlain The BLUES MAGAZINE.
|A3||Whitebread N' Beans|
|A4||Tangled Up In Bush|
|B1||Dirty Spliff Blues|
|B3||All Damn Day|
She Don't Care
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