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Black Keys: Proud To Be Luddites

by | 20th, May 2014



FANS of the Black Keys are, like the band themselves, people who look back at a fabled ‘golden age’ of rock that doesn’t actually exist.

See, a lot of fans of bluesy dadrock will tell themselves that, once upon a time, music was made by ‘real’ people who played ‘real’ instruments. Everything was honest. The lunatic were ruling the asylum and people were able to express themselves artistically in a way that people aren’t now.

Of course, that’s complete piss. Music has always been a cesspool and decade on decade, there was exactly the same amount of great music and complete dreck thrown toward the public.

However, bands like the Black Keys know this, but they still need to hit out at modern stuff because their fans like it when they go after popular music, despite the Black Keys themselves being big sellers and just as commercial as anyone else, doing the festival circuit, TV shows and the like.

After drummer Patrick Carney called Justin Bieber ‘irresponsible’ recently, which of course, all the fun musicians are, he’s now having a go at the latest Michael Jackson project.

He thinks it is “bullshit”.

The album, ‘Xscape’ is released on the same day as The Black Keys album, ‘Turn Blue’. The Black Keys album, you’d assume, features skuzzy drumming, lightly fuzzed guitar, cod-soulful vocals and a solo here and there. ‘Xscape’ on the otherhand, features

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