Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Black Keys

Live at Lollapalooza 2007

Add this one to fill out your collection. All of the other Black Keys albums are posted on the hip and fantastic "The Garage Brothers" site  (link on the right sidebar) You can't go wrong with any of these.

Biography by Richie Unterberger

The two-man duo comprising the Black Keys, singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, were in their early twenties when their debut, The Big Come Up, was issued in 2002. From Akron, OH, they play close-to-the-bone, raw blues-rock, the only instrumentation being Auerbach's guitar, Carney's drums, and the occasional organ. Auerbach had a fine, mature, lived-in blues voice for one so young, and the group's material worked in funk, soul, and rock influences from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and James Brown that avoided undue repetition of the overdone chord progressions and stock riffs common to so many such acts. Before the year's end, the band inked a deal with Fat Possum. The Black Keys' second album, Thickfreakness, was recorded in 14 straight hours one day in 2002. To prepare for its April 2003 release, the duo was handpicked by Sleater-Kinney as the opening act for their winter tour of North America. Rubber Factory followed in 2004 and earned notices as one of the best records of the year. A live DVD arrived in 2005, followed by the Chulahoma EP and the full-length Magic Potion in 2006. Three years later, the Keys issued the Danger Mouse-produced Attack & Release, an album rumored to have originally been planned as a collaboration between the duo and Ike Turner prior to Turner's death in December 2007.


Girl Is On My Mind

Just Got To Be

10am Automatic

The Breaks

Stack Shot Billy


Set You Free

Everywhere I Go

Your Touch

Grown So Ugly

I Got Mine

No Trust

Have Love, Will Travel


Johnny Royal said...

Black Keys kick ass!!!!

Thanks for everything & Happy Holidays!!

Johnny Royal