The music was terrific and the visuals were delightful. The many familiar favorites were played with inventiveness and spontaneity. Nothing was stale. The Black Keys had the entire audience on their feet from the first song to the last. All in all this was the most enjoyable concert experience I’ve ever experienced. This was a phenomenal performance. Auerbach radiated energy and the the audience responded in kind. It was the perfect balance of performance and appreciation.

The Black Keys returned to Coachella with a neighborly hello and operated essentially as they have many times before at the festival, having worked their way up from an obscure Akron, Ohio duo on the smallest stages to a headliner in 2012. The production was bigger, with colorful graphics flashing on the huge screens around them, but the music remained rooted in the band’s commitment to jagged rock and blues. “Let’s get moving,” said singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach, wearing a studded black motorcycle jacket and drilling right into the tortured echo and stutter of “Howlin’ for You,” fleshed out with extra players on bass and heaving organ. But the core duo of Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney frequently stripped things back down to just the two of them, ready to bash through the rawest, hungriest riffs and beats of “Your Touch” and other tributes to swampy blues.

The album was written, recorded, and produced entirely by White in 2011. The first single from the album, “Love Interruption”, was released on January 30, 2012 through White’s website and Third Man Records website.[13] The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 138,000 copies.[14] The album received Grammy Award nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards,[15] while the single “Freedom at 21” was nominated for Best Rock Song. Blunderbuss is the debut solo album by Jack White, released on April 23, 2012 through White’s own label Third Man Records in association with XL Recordings and Columbia Records. The album was released in MP3, compact disc, and vinyl editions.

Blunderbuss has its roots in White’s recordings with several artists, including Tom Jones. White was in contact with Wu-Tang Clan member RZA and, when RZA couldn’t attend the session, White felt bad since there was a band that travelled to Nashville for apparently no reason.[citation needed] White decided to record several tracks that he wrote in the last 6 months of 2011, with the band. The tracks would later develop into songs that appear on the album.[16] This album also marked the first time that Jack wrote all the songs in one session, rather than writing the material separately.[16] The album was produced by Grammy winning sound engineer Vance Powell, who has also worked with such names as The Whigs, Kings of Leon, and Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. Jack White has stated Blunderbuss is a record he could not release until now. Read More

“Gold on the Ceiling” is a song by American rock band The Black Keys. It is the third track from their seventh studio album El Camino and was released as the record’s second single on February 25, 2012. The song was certified platinum in Australia and Canada.

Two videos were shot for the song. The first, directed by Reid Long, features footage from the band’s concerts, as well as candid shots of them on tour.

Will Hermes of Rolling Stone called the song’s keyboards “a serrated organ growl backed up with a SWAT team of hand claps” and cited it as an example of Danger Mouse’s prowess as a producer and co-writer.

Summarizing the song, Hermes wrote, “It’s Sixties bubblegum garage pop writ large, with T. Rex swagger and a guitar freakout that perfectly mirrors the lyrics, a paranoid rant that makes you shiver while you shimmy.” John Soeder of The Plain Dealer labeled it one of the album’s finest and said that it sounded like a hybrid of Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky” and Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part 2”.

Harley Brown of Consequence of Sound called the song “bombastic, slightly sleazy” and said that it “best sums up The Black Keys’ almost unbelievably consistent musicianship and success”.

Melissa Maerz of Entertainment Weekly said that the song, “with its swarm-of-bees organs and acid-trip gospel harmonies, could be a lost Nuggets gem”. Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times, writing about the song’s retro stylings, said that it “sounds as if it’s existed forever”.

Sam Richards of NME said that the song’s “brilliantly demented cowboy glam holler… is boosted by the band’s new trio of female backing singers wailing for all they’re worth”.

Blunderbuss has its roots in White’s recordings with several artists, including Tom Jones. White was in contact with Wu-Tang Clan member RZA and, when RZA couldn’t attend the session, White felt bad since there was a band that travelled to Nashville for apparently no reason.[citation needed] White decided to record several tracks that he wrote in the last 6 months of 2011, with the band. The tracks would later develop into songs that appear on the album.[16] This album also marked the first time that Jack wrote all the songs in one session, rather than writing the material separately.[16] The album was produced by Grammy winning sound engineer Vance Powell, who has also worked with such names as The Whigs, Kings of Leon, and Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. Jack White has stated Blunderbuss is a record he could not release until now. Read More

Blunderbuss is the debut solo album by Jack White, released on April 23, 2012 through White’s own label Third Man Records in association with XL Recordings and Columbia Records. The album was released in MP3, compact disc, and vinyl editions. The album was written, recorded, and produced entirely by White in 2011. The first single from the album, “Love Interruption”, was released on January 30, 2012 through White’s website and Third Man Records website.[13] The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 138,000 copies.[14] The album received Grammy Award nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards,[15] while the single “Freedom at 21” was nominated for Best Rock Song.

Blunderbuss is the debut solo album by Jack White, released on April 23, 2012 through White’s own label Third Man Records in association with XL Recordings and Columbia Records. The album was released in MP3, compact disc, and vinyl editions. The album was written, recorded, and produced entirely by White in 2011. The first single from the album, “Love Interruption”, was released on January 30, 2012 through White’s website and Third Man Records website.[13] The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 138,000 copies.[14] The album received Grammy Award nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards,[15] while the single “Freedom at 21” was nominated for Best Rock Song.

Blunderbuss has its roots in White’s recordings with several artists, including Tom Jones. White was in contact with Wu-Tang Clan member RZA and, when RZA couldn’t attend the session, White felt bad since there was a band that travelled to Nashville for apparently no reason.[citation needed] White decided to record several tracks that he wrote in the last 6 months of 2011, with the band. The tracks would later develop into songs that appear on the album.[16] This album also marked the first time that Jack wrote all the songs in one session, rather than writing the material separately.[16] The album was produced by Grammy winning sound engineer Vance Powell, who has also worked with such names as The Whigs, Kings of Leon, and Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. Jack White has stated Blunderbuss is a record he could not release until now. Read More

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