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If someone told us The Black Keys' debut was recorded 40 years ago with a cheap tape machine on a hot night in a backwoods juke joint, we'd probably believe it. Delta bluesman Junior Kimbrough's "Do the Rump" conjures a hypnotic groove with just one pounding snare, a wailing slide guitar, and Dan Auerbach's lustful and slightly distorted voice. Their "She Said She Said" amplifies the angst of The Beatles' original, with double the fuzztone and a drum part even more powerful than Ringo’s.

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Get the green vinyl!

I have most of these guys CD's. Came across this record today at Rasputin's in green vinyl. This record is amazing. If you have been furloughed, laid off, or just lost your shirt in the stock market, take thirteen bucks and go buy this record. It will make you feel better.


i'll be your the theme song to hbo's hung! great song. also check out new dan auerbach, eddie skuller, jack white...

By far their sickest album

I've been listening to these guys for about 4 or 5 years i guess, and though my favorite songs are split amongst all of there albums, to me, this album really tells you who the Black Keys are. It's rough, gritty, teeth clinching blues rock that makes you sing along even when you don't know the words. I should say try to sing along though, because these vocals are INSANE!!


Formed: 2001 in Akron, OH

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

It's too facile to call the Black Keys counterparts of the White Stripes: they share several surface similarities -- their names are color-coded, they hail from the Midwest, they're guitar-and-drum blues-rock duos -- but the Black Keys are their own distinct thing, a tougher, rougher rock band with a purist streak that never surfaced in the Stripes. But that's not to say that the Black Keys are blues traditionalists: even on their 2002 debut, The Big Come Up, they covered the Beatles' psychedelic...
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