Some boxers are like Roy Jones Jr. in his prime and are damned near impossible to hit, some are like Pacquiao and just overwhelm opponents with power & handspeed, while others are like a young Tyson and eschew all style points for pure power. Left Lane Cruiser are like Tyson, and with All You Can Eat, their second album with Alive Records, they’re throwing haymakers from the opening track “Crackalacka” and their power is showing no signs of waning some 9 tracks later as they close with “Waynedale”.

Those familiar with Left Lane Cruiser know exactly what I am talking about. Those that aren’t familiar with this duo from Fort Wayne, Indiana, I gotta ask…why not? Left Lane Cruiser is Freddy J. Evans IV on vocals and guitar assault, while Brenn Beck is responsible for drum abuse and an array of other sounds including washboards and mouth harps. Folks that come around ninebullets with any regularity know that I’ve been singing the praises of these guys since before they were signed to Alive Records, and I can assure you that I will not be stopping with All You Can Eat. Matter of fact, one could say that the band has actually gotten better thanks to the production talents of Jim Diamond. The recording quality of All You Can Eat is night and day better than the previous albums, leaving every instrument clear and audible at high volumes (and believe me, I’ve put it to the test).

So, next time you find yourself in the need of blues-fueled, rock-driven cd in the midst of a whiskey rage, then this, the newest entry to the 9b.net Essential Listening list, is exactly what the doctor requires. You like this site? You’ll love this disc…trust me.

Left Lane Cruiser – Crackalacka
Left Lane Cruiser – Black Lung
Left Lane Cruiser – Broke Ass Blues

Left Lane Cruiser’s Official Site, Left Lane Cruiser on myspace, Buy All You Can Eat


  1. VERY much looking forward to this one and the review sounds just like I hoped it would be! I’m on a huge BOMP trip lately and since nowadays you can’t say BOMP without saying ALIVE this couldn’t have come at a better time! I’m excited!

  2. I’ve been listening to this pretty hard the last couple of days. Really love the song Hard Workin’ Man. Also love the drumming on this one, he knows when to groove, he knows when to fill.

  3. Im still have a tough time listening to these guys..I know IV is a big fan of them and Biram also (they are very similar to me). I guess its just not my cup of tea b/c I cant stand the lead singers voice, but the band is great.

  4. Great album by one of my favorite bands….I picked up this CD while up in Denver for the Great American Beer Fest. Cranked it every minute I’ve been in my truck since.

  5. Picked up Bring Yo Ass to the Table on your recommendation and haven’t turned back yet. I’ve got family around Ft Wayne so sometime i’ll have to see a hometown show.

  6. ok, so I just listened to it the first time…and, damn, it’s heavy. am I the only one who thinks they must’ve listened to a lot of Kyuss?? I do like the album, but at the same time I hope they don’t follow that direction even further. right now I think Bring Yo Ass was way better, but as I said, it’s still a pretty damn good record and it’s not very unlikely that it’ll still grow on me after the initial ‘shock’…

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