Tag: King Mud

4 stars ★★★★ review of KING MUD from the ROOTS MUSIC REPORT

Guitarist Freddy J IV and drummer Van Campbell hammer their righteously raucous blues bashin’ into a set of strikingly distinct stand-alone smokers. These veterans of blues-rock outfits, respectively, Left Lane Cruiser and Black Diamond Heavies, don’t forget ballads as well. All executed with no sacrifice of power or grit. Standouts include “Rat Time”, “Arthur’s Hooked” […]

8.5/10 review of KING MUD from MAXIMUM VOLUME

The key to KM’s fabulousness is as downright primal as the music they make. The band is a two piece featuring Left Lane Cruiser man Freddy J and Van from Black Diamond Heavies. The former released an album last year charmingly entitled “Dirty Spliff Blues” and the latter are about the only band who can […]

Nice 8.5/10 review of KING MUD via BLUES ROCK REVIEW

The added bluesy piano and groovy harmonica easily make “Suzy’s Cookies,” the big hit of the album. Giving off a smooth, chill vibe, you may feel like you are hanging out in King Mud’s garage listening to the guys jam out. This song is just as awesome as the title. – READ THE REVIEW HERE

KING MUD reviewed in BLURT magazine

The Upshot: As much pound as boogie, as much snarl as soul—what’s not to like? BY MICHAEL TOLAND The line between the blues and rock & roll can be as fine as the hair on a baby’s head, and few walk that line as deftly as the bands on the Alive roster. In that spirit, […]

Nice NO DEPRESSION review of KING MUD “Victory Motel Sessions”

Supergroup — the word alone is pretentious. Super to who, and why? To my recollection there’s been far more terrible black wax than collectible records made by bands coined supergroups. King Mud is the antithesis of this theory. The dynamic duo of Left Lane Cruiser’s Freddy J IV on guitar, the holder of my very […]