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James Baker - drums Joe Bludge - guitar, vox
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The Devil Rides Out
The Painkillers second album Love Cancer, came out in October 2008. Featuring killer songs, guest appearances from some of the country's finest musicians, trash, more trash, and a bit of folk soul for good measure, Love Cancer was produced by Laurie Sinagra and rock'n'roll bad boy Mick Blood (Lime Spiders) and will be a hit with punk, folk and rock souls alike:
“Love Cancer traverses a range of styles, from raw and powerful garage with James’ snarling vocals and Joe’s meandering guitar on Rock And Roll Heart, to the blue-grassy feel of the traditional number Gypsy Davy, through to the album’s more contemplative and Dylan-esque moments like Hard on a Man.” Drum
Following on the heels of the band's critically acclaimed 2006 nugget, Drunk on a Train, Love Cancer showcases the two-piece punk-folk vibe of Baker and Bludge perfectly. Tracks from both releases are now available for preview on the band's busy myspace page!
Joe Bludge: Known around Western Australia as the hardest working man in folk, outside of The Painkillers he has released a split vinyl single with the wonderful Josh Fontaine, and supported the likes of CW Stoneking, James Cruickshank, Laura Veirs, Bon Iver, and Abbe May.
James Baker: James Baker is a member of the ARIA Hall of Fame and the WAM Hall of Fame, and is one of the most seminal musicians to come out of Western Australia. Original drummer, songwriter and impresario for The Victims, The Scientists, The Hoodoo Gurus, The Beasts of Bourbon and The Dubrovniks. Be assured, his evergreen rock and roll heart pumps as well as ever here!
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Rock n Roll Heart
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Phwoarrr, cannot cope with this excellence until i've had my third coffee. Overwhelmingly stoked about this
, triple j
Great rolling backbeat and guitar work on this song. The only criticism I have is to flesh out the lyrics. I'm all for repetition in a song like this...
, triple j
I love these kind of conversational songs. This tune doesn't do much, but it has an energy in the rolling drums and scratchy guitars that makes it st...
, triple j
A fast paced rocky/roots tune. It opens with an powerful drum beat that keeps the energy the whole way though and gets you tapping away. The lyrics a...
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