About “Running With The Devil”
“Running With The Devil” is a hidden song by Blanche from their album If We Can’t Trust The Doctors.
A Gothic country cover of the Van Halen song. “Running With The Devil” is the opening track on Van Halen’s eponymous debut album in 1978. The song features Eddie Van Halen’s distinctive guitar riffs, Alex Van Halen’s powerful drumming, Michael Anthony’s driving bass, and David Lee Roth’s memorable vocal performance.
“Running With The Devil” was a commercial success, peaking at #84 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and helped propel Van Halen to multi-platinum sales status. The song’s influence on the development of hard rock and heavy metal cannot be overstated, and it remains a beloved classic in the genre to this day.
About If We Can’t Trust The Doctors
Blanche’s 2004 album If We Can’t Trust The Doctors is a hauntingly beautiful record that blends folk, country, and blues influences into a unique and captivating sound. The album’s 11 tracks are full of intricate instrumentation, from banjos and fiddles to organs and electric guitars, all supporting the stunning vocal performances of singer-songwriter Dan John Miller and his wife, Tracee Mae Miller.
The album’s lyrics are dark and poetic, exploring themes of death, love, and loss. Standout tracks include the opening track “Who’s to Say,” a haunting meditation on mortality, and “Do You Trust Me?,” a mournful ballad that showcases Dan John Miller’s emotive vocals.
If We Can’t Trust The Doctors is a compelling and atmospheric record that showcases Blanche’s unique and inventive approach to Americana music. Fans of artists like Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and Gillian Welch will find much to love here, and the album is a testament to Blanche’s enduring influence on the alt-country scene.
How to find “Running With The Devil”
On CD: Play through track #12 (“Someday”)
Listen to “Running With The Devil”
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