The Black Diamond Heavies

After the original third founding member, Mark “Porkchop” Holder left the band, keyboardist and vocalist James Leg and drummer Van Campbell continued as a two-piece of devastating power.  Combining blues, soul, raw and frenetic punk energy with musical virtuosity and a deep knowledge of blues, gospel and rock and roll in all its various forms, they released three superb albums on the Alive label: Every Damn Time, A Touch Of Someone Else’s Class (a collection of covers) and Alive As Fuck! (recorded at the Masonic Hall in Covington, Kentucky).

Black Diamond Heavies - Alive As Fuck album cover
Black Diamond Heavies – Alive As Fuck album cover

Check out the band’s page at the Alive Records website here http://www.alive-records.com/artist/black-diamond-heavies/

Here’s a live version of their “Leave It In The Road”, recorded in Sydney in December 2008.  Cracking!

 

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