I really like the Big Lebowski, I would never advise watching it sober but under the right circumstances it’s downright hilarious. Also Jeff Bridges is awesome.
So you can imagine my delight when I was trawling Bandcamp to find a song entitled “Big Lebowski” by the Russian country stoner band know as Stoner Train. If someone had told me 3 dudes from Moscow would have made southern fried music with a banjo, harmonica, guitar and drum kit, I would have called you a crazy person and proceeded to run the other way. However, this is exactly what Stoner Train brings to the table.
First of all, they have a full time harmonica player, how badass is that? The tunes are all solid, foot stompin’ southern shitkickers. A big meaty guitar riff and hammering bass drum provide the backbone while the harmonica howls along. The vocals are the perfect amount of rough and ready, perfect for the relatively simple lyrics and structures. It’s the kind of music you would expect to hear from some southern backwater town in the good old United States of ‘murica. Except it’s not from anywhere even remotely close. It just goes to show the influence that music can have, even half a world away.
If your not a tightwad this album is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a swing in your step. Oh and the other thing? It’s free! So yet again you get this awesome music for the low cost of nothing at all. So go give it a listen and give your hillbilly side some love.