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The Black Keys — Tighten Up
Album: Brothers
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Released: 2010
Length: 3:29
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I wanted love, I needed love
Most of all, most of all
Someone said true love was dead
And I'm bound to fall, bound to fall for you

Oh, what can I do? Yeah

Take my badge, but my heart remains
Lovin' you, baby child
Tighten up on your reigns
You're runnin' wild, runnin' wild, it's true

Sick for days, so many ways
I'm achin' now, I'm achin' now
It's times like these I need relief
Please show me how, oh show me how to get right

Yeah, it's out of sight

When I was young and movin' fast
Nothin' slowed me down, oh slowed me down
Now I let the others pass
I've come around, oh come around 'cause I found

Livin' just to keep goin'
Goin' just to be sane
All the while I know it's
Such a shame

I don't need to get steady
I know just how I feel
I'm tellin' you to be ready
My dear
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Still always sounds like the drummer has as much difficulty keeping pace with the music as I have listening to it.  Tighten up!
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
I'm guessing these guys have heard of Garland Jeffreys.
 
Garland Jeffreys? That's a name I haven't seen or heard in a while.
I'm guessing these guys have heard of Garland Jeffreys.
Sounds like a cross between Lenny Kravitz and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Hard to imagine a worse combination. Except maybe famine and plague.
Nice heartbreak set... Good timing. 
Fingers crossed they are back closer to this sound next album. 7 albums I love and one I am not so keen on.  Don't get me wrong I don't hate it but when you are so into a band and after how both Brothers and El Camino had blown me away ok seems somehow like a massive dissapointment.  But hey why am I talking about that one when we were listening to Brothers.
I love this song!
 dkeifer wrote:
The Black Key's song is awesome...to bad they are all the same one awesome song...ho hum, bored with it now


 
I haven't listened to them enough to say I completely agree with you, but I do wonder whether this song's going to fall into the "make it stop" category 10 years from now. 
I liked the Black Keys the first time around when they were the White Stripes...
I really like this song, but man am I tired of it (not rp's fault, regular radio plays it ALL THE TIME)
This is a really good tune  
If you get the chance to see them live, do not pass it up. They are the real deal!
 Tippster wrote:

6 songs is too much?  How many does U2 have?
 
U2 has a more but at least the play list is more varied.  I am getting tired of this also.  Actually never thought much of it to begin with.

Thanks Bill, Makes Monday bearable.


 Dave_Mack wrote:
OK, I'm tired of the Black Keys now. I dig their cool, 60's sound, but there's just too much of them in the playlist, for my taste.
 
6 songs is too much?  How many does U2 have?
one of the ugliest songs played here. really do not understand why anybody would want to hear this crap
My daughter, now 17, saw these guys at Milwaukee Fest earlier this week...and I'm green with envy. {#Lol}
OK, I'm tired of the Black Keys now. I dig their cool, 60's sound, but there's just too much of them in the playlist, for my taste.
 fredriley wrote:

Consider it mentioned. So is the vid online, and if so do you know where? I love the crunchy minimalism of this band, encapsulated by the CD cover. Back to basics rock, a bit like the White Stripes. Reckon I'll have to splash out for this CD as all the songs from it played so far on RP have been terrific. 9 from the blasted away Nottingham jury.
  I am with you! Saw them in a french tv show. They were really awsome! Nice guys by the way!

The Black Key's song is awesome...to bad they are all the same one awesome song...ho hum, bored with it now

Enough already. It's a decent song, but I feel like I'm being force fed. Like, ten times a day. Now please play something obscure from the Stranglers to cleans the pallet. Please! 
 neen49 wrote:
The whole CD is most xlnt~

 
I'll second that!

The whole CD is most xlnt~

 inklip wrote:
I look forward to that great feeling of a great song coming on —- two years from now. PLEASE don't over-play this (as in: not again for at least a week).
 
 
I've listened to a bit of npr music stuff and they overplay this one(at least every day likely twice) though not as bad as clear channel does with say Florence and the Machine (4 -5 times a workday)
Of course the cc "Nonstop New Rock" station plays friken Beastie Boys 5 times a day at least and only the same 4 songs from License, with Intergalactic tossed in once in a while. None are new nor are they rock.

This guys continue to grow on me!  Me likey much!!!!{#Music}
I look forward to that great feeling of a great song coming on —- two years from now. PLEASE don't over-play this (as in: not again for at least a week).
 
*lots* of airplay and related venues ... very good for the band—kudos!—{#Cheers} ... but it is an eerie feeling when one thinks one is listening to "the radio" instead of to RP ... {#Sunny} I actually bought the whole album and it is pretty good

This is such a sexy song.  I love it!
 mfcrowe wrote:
Now if Bill will only follow this with archie bell and the drells song of the same name {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}
 
Love it!

 fast_eddie wrote:
Still awesome after all this time!!
 

You mean like all eight months since this album came out?
Yep, that's amazing.

Best album of 2010. Another successful RP referral. Thanks again, Bill. I owe you big time.


Still awesome after all this time!!
 DrCyKosis wrote:
I saw them on SNL last Saturday with Jim Carrey.  I absolutely LOVE a band that perform live...great show!
 
Perhaps the BEST thing about that particular episode of SNL.  Loved it!
Ditto on the hilarity of their video for this tune.  Creative and funny.  I wonder if the woman in the video is the mother of the little girl attracting the attention of the young brothers?

My new favorite band!  The only disappointment is that I didn't get into them earlier.  
 fredriley wrote:

Consider it mentioned. So is the vid online, and if so do you know where?
 
Just effing google. . .ah hell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpaPBCBjSVc

And yes, totally hilarious video.
 DrCyKosis wrote:
I saw them on SNL last Saturday with Jim Carrey.  I absolutely LOVE a band that perform live...great show!
 
I agree — that was one of THE BEST performances I've seen on SNL in a long time

 mfcrowe wrote:
Now if Bill will only follow this with archie bell and the drells song of the same name {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}
 

Why not?
TURN THIS SHIT UP ! {#Mrgreen}
 acolt wrote:

If it hasn't already been mentioned, the video for this is hilarious

 
Consider it mentioned. So is the vid online, and if so do you know where? I love the crunchy minimalism of this band, encapsulated by the CD cover. Back to basics rock, a bit like the White Stripes. Reckon I'll have to splash out for this CD as all the songs from it played so far on RP have been terrific. 9 from the blasted away Nottingham jury.


I saw them on SNL last Saturday with Jim Carrey.  I absolutely LOVE a band that perform live...great show!
 deepwoodskev wrote:
officially overplayed
 
Never!
Love that bridge.
Now if Bill will only follow this with archie bell and the drells song of the same name {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}

{#Hearteyes}Oh yes!  I dig "The Black Keys"



This is a life saver right now!!
 deepwoodskev wrote:
officially overplayed
 


Officially awesome.

If it hasn't already been mentioned, the video for this is hilarious.


officially overplayed
Nominated for a Grammy-YEA!

Makes my list of top ten records/albums/CDs/downloads of 2010.
Tighten up for this song! An incredible album....{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Kiss}{#Nyah}{#Notworthy}{#Wave}
this song ROCKS!
Okay you convinced me, I'll listen to the album on Spotify.{#Bananajam}
7>8
Good morning to You from Bob via The Black Keys.
Hell yeah! Always when I'm stuck and don't want to listen to my own stuff I listen in to RP and then something like the The Black Keys comes along... I love you!
Another great, GREAT discovery thanks to RP!!!

{#Dancingbanana_2}
Black Keys
 oldman wrote:
Great Album it's been spending a great deal of time playing through my iPod{#Clap}
 

100% AGREEMENT!
Great Album it's been spending a great deal of time playing through my iPod{#Clap}
What a cool song - i love the return to guitar and drum driven music - and these guys are helping to lead the way. What a great switch in the middle of the song too - it took me a while to realize it was the same song (and the Keys taboot) because it is not their usual sound. And they pull it off!
Man, I just dig these guys! From Akron, OH, home of Devo, Chrissie Hynde. Must be the smell of rubber in the air that is so inspiring!
I dig it. Lots of soul.
these guys are amazing!
Wow! These guys are pretty tighten up as a band!

TBK
{#Yell} {#Beat} {#Pray} {#Skull}
 flatpicker wrote:

Great stuff!

Gonna see these guys tonight.


 
They're fun.  I saw them in Akron a couple times before they made it big.

I'm really liking this song, and the video is hilarious.

Great stuff!

Gonna see these guys tonight.


Maybe it's just that I'm not in the mood for caterwauling vocals (and I rather love Geddy Lee, so this isn't an insult) and noisy music.  I'll give it another chance, because I know there's talent here. For now, though, not my cup of tea...
The comment to this song is Outstanding.
I like this album more and more with each listen. Thanks, Bill.
I just ordered all of their cds ...kinda like it, too.
 Propayne wrote:
Me likes. 
 
Me too!

Me likes. 
The Black Keys are the next great American band. Mark my words.
To me it sounds as if the engineer wasn't watching his VU meters in relation to the vocal mic.

(ala Jack White)

 PFM wrote:
I prefer Archie Bell & the Drells version.
 
This is NOT the music we tighten up with.

Though it kinda sounds like the music that Amy Winehouse might get tight with.

Actually, the song's OK by me, but not that memorable.

The Black Keys are gods of rock...enough said.  Actually come to think of it not really as i haven't heard them on RP before.  Every album a masterpiece.  Solidly reccomend this album, Thickfreakedness and Rubber Factory and thats not to say the other three don't rock too.  Then there's the live factor...just go see them if you get the chance.


I prefer Archie Bell & the Drells version.
Good tune: a lot of different influences all going on simultaneously.  Cool sound.
Retro - me likey!
solid, bluesy rock& roll, perfect for a Friday before the 3 day weekend!
This is kind of nice.  The drumming is pretty great and it has a sort of sixties quality.  A nice rhythm segue in the middle, too.  I like it.