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Just Livin My Rock & Roll Life

by Bleu Lane

Southern Rock meets Hard Rock meets the Blues.
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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1. Rock Me Drop Me
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2. Black Moon Groove
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3. What Goes Around Comes Around
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4. Oh Baby
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5. Losin' End
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6. Breaking Us In Two
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7. Set Free
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8. One More Night
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9. Everything I Want
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10. We Live For Rock
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11. Church of da Blues
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12. Just Livin' My Rock 'n' Roll Life
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Blues and Rock Guitarist Bill Lane and crew.


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Knick Knaak Publishing

What you miss about blues, rock and everything in between!
Guitarist Bill "Bleu" Lane's latest album featuring original music of the Blues/Rock/Southern variety. He has been around for years and well known with a lot of the genre's finest guitarists. His current album features a line up of crack players from Atlanta, Nashville, Austin and London.

You feel the inspiration as many of the tracks were one takes in the studio. That's saying alot. Most bands take countless times before getting anything right. You feel the energy, it was as if you were at a performance.

Highlights are Church of Da Blues and the fluid soloing on Livin' My Rock'n'Roll Life. All in all it's taste. You take what you get from others and make it your own. That's what creates a style, and Bill's is his own. Buy this album.

Valerria Lera

Why Don\'t We See More Music Like this Anymore!
I really love this album. Every song is really good. Each song has a different feel or texture. Starting with the Hard Rock opening song that immediately sends you off on a journey that leads you to old friends and new ones who come out to see this group whenever they play. You can get the feeling of being out there every night playing while the crowds sometimes seem to be old friends who are just faces in the crowd to finding old friends who have been lost over the years who now revitalize this band when they come out to support them.

The second song is a smoking Western Swing Country Blues that spotlights the talents of the band when each guitar and the keyboards take their turn during the lead breaks and the final tag of the song.

The third song takes us back to the late 1980\'s version of Bad Company when Brian Howe fronted the band instead of the great Paul Rodgers. The fourth song is a ripping Blues diddy that is the only song the band members did not write but arranged to highlight band leader and 1st lead guitarist, Bill \"Bleu\' Lane, soloing all over the background while keyboardist, Jim Brown, who penned, \"Have You Forgotten\", for Darryl Worley and \"It\'s Five O\'clock Somewhere\" for, ALan Jackson, tears it up on keyboards.

Losin\' End has Lane one again showing why he is one of the best kept secrets in Southern Rock tearing it up on guitar while Brown once again fills in the background with piano fills then takes the last solo as the song fades. This song is about being on the road. The good and bad that that brings to a journeyman guitarist like Lane who has been floating around for years on the club, hall, and auditorium scene playing in one band or another waiting for that lucky break that never seems to come along.

Breakin\' Us In Two is just straight up 12 bar Blues. The tasty licks on this song are just right. No overdoing the solos or fills the leads are so tasty that I often find myself listening to them several times rather than going on to the next song.

Set Free is about gangs and getting away from them. You might have gotten another feeling from this song but if you listen carefully you can pick up the lyrics that Stephen Fredrick laid in to this song leaving each kid growing up around the gangs and gang life a way to see through the dangers of being a gang member and how to find a way to walk away.

One More NIght is more like the original Bad Company. It is just straight up Rock & Roll. No frills. No deep seeded meaning just a simple Rocker about missing your loved ones and wanting to be closer to them.

Everything I Want is more like the 1970\'s Lynyrd Skynyrd. Great lyrics. keyboards, and another outstanding solo from Lane who ends with lead guitar duos with Matt Stauffer on the final solo.

\"Church Of Da Blues\" is my favorite song on this CD. It chronicles Lane\'s life in the business and how the business has often left him with nothing to show for it but just his shoes and his guitar. A sorry set of circumstances when someone who plays as Lane does to have had so little recognition from the record industry when he plays the way he does. Sad too that a really great album like this holds on as new listeners find it across the web and praise it so highly but the record industry has passed up on.

Just Livin\' My Rock & Roll Life, the title song, brings us back to the time when Gibson Les Pauls and Marshalls were tearing up the airwaves and bringing us songs that were longer than 3 & 1/2 minutes long. If you have seen this band live you would know that their shows are 3 & 1/2 hours long with this song raging on for more than 20 minutes. What you hear in this song on this album is just the opening lines of the guitars ripping it up as the band ROCKS through it ending each concert with this tune sending the patrons home with the song ringing in their minds for weeks after.

I personally have had the experience to see Lane in different bands over the years but this is his best effort to date. I would suggest anyone who wants an album you can listen to from the first song to the last without having to skip over any song on the album get a copy of this album and stick in your CD player in your car and just roll on down the highway. You will not be disappointed.

Jack Holden

What Rock Albums Ought To Sound Like!
I first heard Bill "Bleu" Lane back in the 1980's when he lived in Memphis and was playing all over town. I have seen him play with some of the best guitarists around and Bleu's playing with them made them sound even better because he made them step it up a notch or two.

This album is among my favorites. I play it every day because so many of the songs have special meaning to me. I like "Set Free", "Losin' End", "One More Night", "Breaking Us In Two" and the title song the most but still enjoy the rest of the songs on this CD that lift me up when I am feeling blue. My wife and kids love this CD too. I come home from work and find my sons cranking it up while they try to figure out the songs so they can play them at local clubs when they perform in their own band.

The fact that this CD was really a demo done for the publisher and indie label is something in itself. I mean I hear groups that have rehearsed material for months that do not sound half as good as this CD does. One take indeed!

So "Bleu" keep on rocking bro., because there are few guitarists like you with the feel and tone you have and have had for years. Your sweet melodic riffs make me hope that you will be bringing us more real soon. I miss albums like yours as I never hear anything close to this from the radio stations around Memphis or anywhere else for that matter. If you are working on your next album I hope your label will put something behind you so that I can come out and see you play around here again. For the rest of you taking a look at "Bleu" for the first time I suggest you get this CD. I promise you that you will not be disappointed.

I can honestly say that Memphis misses you too. Come on back real soon "Brother William" cause there are very few who sound as good as you. Stevie Ray Vaughan once wrote: "From one brother to another: Soul To Soul"; when describing your playing and feel. Wherever you are now I hope you will be coming here again soon.