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The Black Keys — Gold On the Ceiling
Album: El Camino
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7.7

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Total ratings: 948









Released: 2011
Length: 3:40
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Down in the waves
She screams again
Roar at the door
My mind can't take much more
I could never drown

They wanna get my
They wanna get my
Gold on the ceiling
I ain't blind
Just a matter of time
Before you steal it
It's alright
Ain't no blood in my eye

Clouds covered Love's
Barbed-wired fence
Strung up, strung out
I just can't go without

I could never drown

They wanna get my
They wanna get my
Gold on the ceiling
I ain't blind
Just a matter of time
Before you steal it
It's alright
Ain't no blood in my eye

They wanna get my
They wanna get my
Gold on the ceiling
I ain't blind
Just a matter of time
Before you steal it
It's alright
Ain't no blood in my eye
Gold on the ceiling
I ain't blind
Just a matter of time
Before you steal it
It's alright
Ain't no blood in my eye
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Drums and over driven guitar.  An all male and new version of the White Stripes.  Love it
 Sturff wrote:
I am sooooo tired of the keys, perhaps I listen to paradise toooooo much?
 
You could always listen to the "Mellow Mix", or "The World/ Etc Mix"!
 folkes.tom wrote:
Reminds me a little of "Spirit in the Sky"
 
I can see that.
Reminds me a little of "Spirit in the Sky"
It's good to hear this again.  At first, I thought they were saying, "Come, Holy Spirit" ... and since then I've been trying to figure what gold on the ceiling is.
I am sooooo tired of the keys, perhaps I listen to paradise toooooo much?
I always dig some Black Keys! Thank you so much Radio Paradise for introducing them to me! {#Dancingbanana_2}
My younger boy made a video of his school trip to Russia, and used this music for sequence where he showed images of the gold leaf ceilings in the Winter Palace.
 Jared wrote:

It's a bloody shame not being in Amsterdam period.


 
Amsterdam is meh. It is not my favourite european city by far and I visited most of them (the big ones) twice or more. Rome, Paris, Barcelona, London, Florence, Sevilla, Granada, Berlin and even an odd place like Riga are more worth a visit.
The beginning of this makes me think of the keys on Space Truckin' by Deep Purple. Tired of it, though; I'd much rather hear some old DP!
Ran here to vote this as a '1' and found I had already!  Go me.
 rdo wrote:

their 15 minutes are just about up....



 
doubt it. These guys are damn good at what they do and show some variety. This one's irresistible. I keep hearing local cover bands doing Black Keys songs.
Really have to turn RP OFF when this shite comes on. Buh Bye

their 15 minutes are just about up....


my favourite on El Camino {#Dancingbanana}
garage/grunge/pop - not.  crunchy, like fredriley said.  me like.
 joelbb wrote:
These guys are solid, old school rockers with talent.  I don't have any of their recordings, but everything I hear on RP I like.

 get the first one.  it's primal blues, voodoo, good and sticky for the earhole 


 justin4kick wrote:

They´re playing in Amsterdam tonight and it´s a bloody shame I am not there.



 
It's a bloody shame not being in Amsterdam period.

Akron boys make good. Some others to come from there, Devo and Chrissie Hynde. Must be something in the water.
Thanks...
Enough. No more. Please.
Can't help but turn the volume up on this one...{#Dancingbanana}
Leon Russel vocals. A little Dr. John funk. Deep Purple toxic rock buzz. What does it all mean, oh what does it all mean?
borannoying
While I like this, it literally makes my ears buzz.  Don't like that buzzy thingamajig or the pedal the guitar's using.
 jhorton wrote:
All you BK haters should see the conga line down the middle of my trailer park when this one comes on!
 
{#Roflol}I'd love to see a photo of that! Yep, I can see this as good conga line material, right enough. Crunchier than a bag of gravel. 9 from the head-banging Nottingham jury.
Hot poop

They´re playing in Amsterdam tonight and it´s a bloody shame I am not there.


Saw them in Lisbon just last week. Absolutely wonderful. 
 
 Sloggydog wrote:
Best modern rock band by about a million miles.  Turn it up and go nuts.

John Lee Hooker followed by the Black Keys.  If something like Cream's White Room comes on next I will know you are just trying to blow my speakers. 
 
{#Lol}
{#Bananajumprope}
These guys are solid, old school rockers with talent.  I don't have any of their recordings, but everything I hear on RP I like.
The show in SB two nights ago was off the hook. My ears are still ringing.
Everyone of their songs sounds like an anthem... really don't care for them. Bought tickets to their Toronto show just so I could see The Shins open up then left {#Lol}
 fuzzy wrote:
.... Maybe they will rename themselves the White Keys. {#Eh}
 
...good point.....thats what i thought...anotherone from *blunderbluss*???????................{#Think}
You can pretty much play the whole album at "11" 
I'm hearing bits of "Spirit in the Sky" ... love it! {#Dancingbanana}
Is "Gold on the Ceiling" a euphemism for something?
Guitar sounds like the stones  Sympathy for the Devil.
 
Party time!
All you BK haters should see the conga line down the middle of my trailer park when this one comes on!

I might have to go buy another box of wine! 
Is anyone elses rating drop down list missing the 11?
A little less black keys in 2012 would be a great thing. Still a strong 7 but please, more of the obscure bands.
HEY MAN, u said if i sent in a big check u wouldn't play these guys anymore....what's the deal?...$16.83 was all i had at the time..it was big to me....plus that'll get u at least half of a shiitake pizza in ur neighborhood...c'mon dude!
My Earworm has been activated again.
 Gish05 wrote:
Ehh... I am not too fond of the Black Keys these days. Never really was, but I did enjoy Thickfreakness. I think they're pretty overrated despite the success and acclaim they've enjoyed over the past few years.
 



It's pretty hard for The Keys to be "overrated" when they've pretty much been banging away doing their thing in relative obscurity for almost a decade before the mainstream rock press and programmers caught on. All I can say is congratulations to the boys for breaking through big time on their terms. It's still refreshing to see "non-manufactured" rock stars in 2012.
Best modern rock band by about a million miles.  Turn it up and go nuts.

John Lee Hooker followed by the Black Keys.  If something like Cream's White Room comes on next I will know you are just trying to blow my speakers. 
Ehh... I am not too fond of the Black Keys these days. Never really was, but I did enjoy Thickfreakness. I think they're pretty overrated despite the success and acclaim they've enjoyed over the past few years.
 Troutnskibum wrote:
This is about as crunchy as you can get.
 
"Crunchy" is the best adjective I've seen so far for the Black Keys. Absolutely spot on. And this feckin' ROCKS! As do the other songs from this album, which to my shame I still haven't pulled my finger out to buy. 9 from the blown away Nottingham jury.
Love this band but this song creates 'Earworm'.
 rtrudeau wrote:
My only complaint about this song is the way it gets stuck in my head.
 



Yeah,chewing gum for the brain box .
My only complaint about this song is the way it gets stuck in my head.
This is about as crunchy as you can get.

Incendiary !


I'm shakin ma big ass to this

Enter bananas!

{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Bananasplit}
That throbbing bassline makes me feel ootzy all over
Best song of the year so far. 9.
Love this band... I hope this has staying power. Cause it does have power.
Watched this Duo live in Australia at the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival. Sensational !The Listener that said ' Tripe ' must have some in his ears or simply has bad taste and should find another music stream. I'd bet that Nashville is his thing !
 ckcotton wrote:
MUCH better then the first track played here (Lonely Boys)...

Rockin!

 
 
Agreed!  I was having doubts about this album when I first heard "Lonely Boys"....  Liking these other tracks better.  Still not as good as the Brothers album though, IMHO.  They set the bar high with that one!  {#Wink}
10!
 dcoy wrote:


Oh yeah, bring on the tripe!
 
Only decent use of tripe is for sausage casings.
The Keys though are pretty good
 dcoy wrote:


Oh yeah, bring on the tripe!
 
Here here! To the tripe, the jam, the riff, the hook, the tune that makes me smile and my body shimmy and shake!
 Propayne wrote:
If this is pop tripe then I dig pop tripe.
 

Oh yeah, bring on the tripe!
If this is pop tripe then I dig pop tripe.
 Proclivities wrote:
Good tune, but that's obviously not an El Camino on that cover.  I guess the album title refers to a literal translation of the phrase.  {#Doh}
 
This may have been covered on another song page. "El Camino" of course is the highway—or the road on which all bands tour eventually. The Plymouth Voyager van on the cover is their old touring van. Neat if not clever. Great tune, BTW.

I like it! This one always wakes me up and gets me moving. {#Dancingbanana}
 meinthecorner wrote:

 Sounds like POP TRIPE to me!
 
Geez, such a spoilsport.
This song rocks! In fact the entire album does. They seem to have left the Bluesrock, but it proves to me that they are evoluting...
 hubcapsally wrote:
 WonderLizard wrote:
Right now they can do nothing wrong.

 
I'm on that page too!{#Clap}
 
Oh yes, they can, and this song is proving that to me. Sounds like POP TRIPE to me!


 WonderLizard wrote:
Right now they can do nothing wrong.

 
I'm on that page too!{#Clap}
This group continues to impress me. Great stuff!{#Bananasplit}
Right now they can do nothing wrong.
I like these guys but a lot of what I've heard on this album all sounds very similar.
{#Dancingbanana}BananajamBananasplitBananapiano
 2cats wrote:
Got my CD from Amazon yesterday.  On the wrapper is a silver sticker that says, "Play Loud."
 
I carefully removed that sticker and affixed it to the CD cover after removing the wrapper. And I follow the directive happily.

Such a belting album!
Heir apparent to ZZ Top!  An 8 out of the gate for me.
 ferwoman wrote:
First listen, it's a solid 7 right out of the box. So far every tune you've played from this album has been GOOD; I think this is one to buy now!
 
Yup

BK  - Growing on me
It's good - I like it!

Still - I wonder if their sound lasts for another album in that style!
I doubt it.
First listen, it's a solid 7 right out of the box. So far every tune you've played from this album has been GOOD; I think this is one to buy now!
MUCH better then the first track played here (Lonely Boys)...

Rockin!

 
By Jove - this is good. I need this in my collection. 

 Proclivities wrote:
Good tune, but that's obviously not an El Camino on that cover.  I guess the album title refers to a literal translation of the phrase.  {#Doh}

 
Reckon so, either 'the path' or 'the way'. Another new track from this album, another reason to flash the cash and add to my burgeoning CD collection, most of which has been acquired on the basis of hearing new artists on RP (thanks, Bill & Becky!).

 2cats wrote:
Got my CD from Amazon yesterday.  On the wrapper is a silver sticker that says, "Play Loud."
 
I ordered as well, coming tomorrow I hope!!!! :)

Got my CD from Amazon yesterday.  On the wrapper is a silver sticker that says, "Play Loud."
First time I've heard it. A solid 7. It'll grow on me, when I hear it again, it's an 8. 

Sounds good,  Lonely Boy is good too on this CD


Great song Bill! Thanks a bunch!!!
Another great addition Bill!  8+
Good tune, but that's obviously not an El Camino on that cover.  I guess the album title refers to a literal translation of the phrase.  {#Doh}


First time hearing for me...lovin' it. :)  8.
The Black Keys have swayed me with this one... literally... I am swaying right now!
Had me rockin in my seat. 
Yea Bill!  Tear up the new albumn!
I've just GOT to buy this album....thanks, Bill!!!

{#Bananajumprope}
I love, love, LOVE this album! {#Dancingbanana_2}This track is one of my favs, but there's really not a bad song on the whole album.