Not a “new” album as such but a compilation of favourite tracks, as nominated by former drummer Brenn “Sausage Paw” Beck, “Beck in Black” hangs together really well. Six of the 14 tracks are previously unreleased and a few others are re-mastered so there’s plenty of value here for glued-on fans. – READ THE REVIEW HERE
Playing as a three piece with drums, bass, guitar and vocals the set was every bit as loud and intense as I anticipated. Blasting his way through the strings of two guitars during a 90 minute set, undeterred Freddy told stories while the band jammed as he re-strung the guitar ahead of the next glorious punky blues onslaught. It was obvious that they were having a blast and were thrilled to be playing here. The set was mainly of originals but as well as a Robert Johnson cover I loved the references to “native music” covers that they played, The Troggs and Dr. Feelgood. “Nobody knows Dr. Feelgood like you guys know them, it’s an honour to play it on this sacred ground!” Standing close to the 60s Shure tower speakers the volume was intense but it was an honour for me to hear them in this way. – READ THE REVIEW HERE
Beck in Black is a great starting point for Left Lane Cruiser virgins. If you are a fan of hard rocking, down and dirty, post punk blues rock you will want get to know Left Lane Cruiser and Beck in Black is a the perfect introduction.
The Review: 8.5/10
Can’t Miss Tracks
– Amy’s in the Kitchen
– Zombie Blocked
– The Pusher
The Big Hit
– The Pusher
In this case, “outtakes” doesn’t equate to “fillers.” There’s some dope punk blues in here, recommended whether you’re new to Left Lane Cruiser or already a big fan. Beck In Black is a new place from where to get your Sausage Paw fix. – READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW HERE
RUSSIAN DATES :
July 25th at the club Volta (Moscow) and July 26th at the club the Mod (St. Petersburg).
Canadian roots-rockers broaden the scope of the blues.
Sulfur City are a Canadian blue-collar roots-rocking outfit fronted by the electric washboard-playing vocalist Lori Paradis. Their visceral brand of blues is sparked by the passionate expression of meaningful narratives, as they power their way through grunge, punk, funk, soul and Cajun influences. – READ THE REVIEW HERE
As a taster for the band ‘Beck In Black’ is a great place to start and the older songs have certainly motivated me to check out their earlier albums. However it’s a strong album in its own right with plenty of classic Left Lane Cruiser to enjoy, with a few songs offering a more mellow side to the band. – READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW HERE
Parker Griggs is the man with the axe throttle and there isn’t a chance he misses to blow your mind. After a simple greeting to the audience, he kicks it into top gear with the electrifying opener I Just Don’t Know. The sound is by turns heavy metal, Jimi Hendrix-inspired blues madness and a thick wad of wandering riffs, screeches, wah-wah effects and feedback that never becomes what is commonly called a wank fest. There are times where there seems to be no end to Griggs’ creativity, yet he balances all this with an ear to keeping the framework of the song intact. – READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE
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