Blues rock duos are ten-a-penny, all over the place, making a guitar, vox and drums racket, minimising their touring budgets and making soundchecks easy. But everywhere there must be scores of unemployed bassists, kicking their heels and twiddling their thumbs. Please, blues rock duos, think of the bassists.
I've never felt the urge to check out The Black Keys that deeply. Their 2008 album Attack And Release, produced by Dangermouse, didn't do much for me and I never got any further with them though recently they've been garlanded with Grammy awards and had praise heaped upon them. Last year's Brothers album passed me by also. I may be prepared to change my mind based on this song, a 7" B-side, free download and magazine freebie. This is Ohio (not the Neil Young song) and between them Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney kick up a right storm.