Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Black Keys


The Black Keys are a pair of guys out of Akron, OH playing drums and juke-joint rocking blues guitar. If you enjoyed the raw early days of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, these guys should bring back some warm bouron-fueled memories. The riff on "10A.M. Automatic" is as immediately catchy as JSBX's "Afro" and the solo at the 2:32 mark is worth the price of admission alone.

Just be glad you don't live next door to their practice space. You'd never sleep and you'd have to blast your TV till your dog's ears bled.

The Black Keys - 10A.M. Automatic
The Black Keys - All Hands Against His Own

3 comments:

Nico said...

Thanks murf! You da' man.

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Loved these guys. Great find.

Flatlander said...

Larry, I'm glad you like them. I should lend you some JSBX since there is a similar sound to these guys, the R.L. Burnside album you like and JSBX. If we grab lunch tomorrow, I'll bring it with me.