the black keys – the big come up 2002

On paper, two Ohio white guys forming a drum-and-guitar blues duo seemed like the last thing the world needed in 2002. Fortunately, the guys revisiting the tried and true were guitarist-vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney a.k.a. the Black Keys. With the former’s blown-cone distortion and slinky riffs, and the latter’s positively Bonham-esque way of inhabiting each change with a loose power, they smacked judgment out of one’s brain before anyone could call it cliche. Taking cues from Fat Possum-centric blues legends like Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside (both covered here on the first two tracks) and garage fetishists like Billy Childish and Jack White alike, the Akron duo arrived with swagger on these 13 tracks. Tackling covers traditional (like Sleepy John Estes’s “Leavin’ Trunk”) and non (the Beatles’s “She Said, She Said”) and their own workouts (the aptly titled “Heavy Soul”), THE BIG COME UP wins on the strength of Auerbach’s ravagedly expressive vocals–which match the egdes in his guitar tone crag for crag.

song of the day

September mix in advance

01. The xx / Basic Space
02. Arcade Fire / City With No Children
03. Aloe Blacc / I Need A Dollar
04. The Black Keys / Sinister Kid
05. Oliver North Boy Choir / Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
06. Mississippi John Hurt / Good Morning Miss Carrie
07. Charlotte Gainsbourg / Dandelion
08. White Hinterland / Bow & Arrow
09. Phoenix / Love Like A Sunset [Animal Collective Deakin’s Jam]
10. Eddie Floyd / Bring It On Home To Me
11. The Radio Dept. / Never Follow Suit
12. JJ / My Lif

video of the day

live double album here from the black keys cant recommend this one enough its just full of awesomeness so go grab it .

part 1 –

part 2 –

the black keys – the black keys 2007

sorry about the image guys this is all i could get anyway its a live e/p from these guys given away free with the mojo magazine back in 2007 .


ok readers new venture here new band in the making and getting there watch out for some recordings coming your way soon with a twist stayed tuned for more . and any idea’s of a band name feel free to say .

ramblings about nothing

well the last post went down like a pair of concrete boots , but ill leave it up for a while incase any of you guys want it . couldnt sleep last night so started digging thru my record collection , and came up with a few gems like golden smog best of album so when i get round to it i will upload and post .

oh and i will get back to my black keys discography soon .