Left Lane Cruiser & James Leg to Release “Painkillers”

June 11, 2012 - By Trigger  //  News  //  11 Comments

Take the insane punk blues of the two-piece Left Lane Cruiser, add the shirtless, sweat-drenched James Leg from the Black Diamond Heavies, and then put them in charge of reviving some of the most legendary songs in blues music, and you’ve got an album dangerous enough to require a prescription. Jim Diamond on bass and the 66-year-old Harmonica Shah on harp round out the lineup assembled for Painkillers, the new cover album due out 6/26/12 on Alive Natural Sound Records.

I normally don’t get this hot and bothered by cover albums, but when you include pound for pound my favorite Taj Mahal song, the funky “Chevrolet,” my favorite Rolling Stones tune, the rolling molasses of “Sway,” and other such high caliber songs from John Lee Hooker, Jr. Kimbrough, Led Zepplin and Jimi Hendrix, it’s enough to get you pitching a tent in your music pants even if you come to the blues from the outside looking in.

This album has some monster songs on it. Just wait until you hear it!

Painkillers can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

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  1. Sad Days Lonely Nights (Jr. Kimbrough)
  2. She’s Gone (Hound Dog Taylor)
  3. Come to Poppa (Bob Seger {W. Mitchel/E. Randle})
  4. Red Rooster (Willie Dixon)
  5. If 6 Was 9 (Jimi Hendrix)
  6. Shake It (John Lee Hooker)
  7. Ramblin’ On My Mind (Robert Johnson)
  8. Chevrolet (Taj Mahal {E. Young/L. Young})
  9. When The Levee Breaks (Led Zepplin, M. Minnie)
  10. Sway (The Rolling Stones {Jagger/Richards})

11 Comments to “Left Lane Cruiser & James Leg to Release “Painkillers””

  • OK, you got me excited. She’s Gone by Hound Dog Taylor is a great one, too.


  • LLC is among my top 5 out there right now so naturally Im excited for it. And when was the last time you heard a Hound Dog Taylor tune? I know for me, I was 15 years old lol.


  • Thanks for this Triggerman! Man, this looks like a great selection. LLC are one of the best, I don’t have all their albums yet, but I’m working’ on it. A Junior Kimbrough track, whoa! One of the first Blues artists I ever got in to, thanks to his collaborations with Charlie Feathers.


  • I think both james leg and cruiser will be at Bayport BBQ in two weeks. maybe they will play together.


    • I believe Mr.Leg had to back out of the BBQ for health reasons. wish I could go to this,just couldn’t afford it though.


  • this record is gonna be ill. can’t wait to hear this.


  • thanks for postin’. cant wait to blare this all over town!


  • interesting. though even with ‘lil red rooster’, ‘sway’, and ‘if 6 was 9′ it’s a pass for me.
    maybe it’s the vocals. there was only one capt. beefheart and he passed on when don vliet did. however, it is nice to see new artists doing older non-mainstream material.


  • This is gonna be awesome!


  • FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!


  • Hell yeah !!!
    I got the vinyl today (thank you alive for speed) this is a killer! Just one thing, I think the doctor who wrote the prescription, in the illicit substance abuse, “red rooster &” shake it “are reversed in the track list and on vinyl.
    But, really thank you doctor prescribing this makes me the most good!
    the fucking good music alive in the best of times!



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