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The Black Keys — Run Right Back
Album: El Camino
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Released: 2011
Length: 3:17
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Before she hits the ground
She's going to want to explore
Never step aside
Never run and hide

She holds it all up under
That pretty head of hers oh
It comes screaming out
In an electric shout

She's the worst thing
I've been addicted to

Oh no
Oh no
Oh no
I run right back
Run right back to her
I'm going to jump the track
I run right back I'm sure

I run right back to her
I run right back to her
I run right back to her

Well she's a special thing
She doesn't read too much oh
There is no doubt
She's written about

Finest exterior
She's so superior, Ohh
But she wont allow
And I want it now

She's the worst thing
I've been addicted to

Ah no
Oh no
Oh no
I run right back
Run right back to her
I'm going to jump the track
I run right back I'm sure
I run right back to her

I run right back to her
I run right back to her

Oh yeah-yeah
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Very very interesting. Ce mélange rythmique animal-cité et cette guitare juste sublime. J'adore le son de ce groupe et leur talent
 sfyi2001 wrote:



Yeah!
That nasty guitar sound - Norman Greenbaum's 'Spirit in the Sky' 

EXACTLY!  ...very true!

 

 ottovonb wrote:
I try to like them, I know I should like them, I just can't. 
Forgive me. 
That nasty guitar business at the end is pretty cool though.
 


Yeah!
That nasty guitar sound - Norman Greenbaum's 'Spirit in the Sky' 




Are over 60s welcome on this 50+ thread? I like it!
One of the most interesting group of the moment. I LOVE !!!! Partulary the duo drum-guitar



                              Dan Auerbach channels Russell DaShiell on this {#Cheesygrin}



Good for you TILFAN, love early jazz, I have couple hundred albums and more CDs Oscar, Duke and Ella, Sarah Ray etc.  Classical takes a lot more concentration but it has the widest range of instruments and far more complicated than R&R.  Expand your mind.
The Black Keys regret that their song was played immediately after one by Steve Miller.
 
I am starting to hear it now that you mention it...
 

kz1300a1 wrote:
Kind of Jeff Lynne ish?
 


 Stingray wrote:
Where is music from their new album?

 
Hopefully in the recycle bin
Where is music from their new album?
Another one of the 50+ contingent (ignore the user name!) who love the Black Keys..  esp the references back to 70's glam rock...
 rdo wrote:
I am having a hard time escaping this band.  Between Monsters and Men and these guys...there seems no escape...

 

Both bands caught my attention and I have tolerance and mild fondness for both but the trend toward folk is a bit too rapid for my ears lately. I have been taking refuge in some old jazz (Miles, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson), classical, and of course RP.
Kind of Jeff Lynne ish?
 tutakea wrote:
simply horrible!

 
Dude, he played it again the next night. Dude. 

3/15/14 edit: Bill, you are seriously over-playing this song and its wah-wah chicken guitar sound. Familiarity breeds contempt followed by homicidal thoughts.

Please, skip to the next track. 
simply horrible!
these folks are not aging well....
This is mediocre at best. Not saying too much for mediocre. 
This album is the best. Interesting to note how their first album was so raw and pure and this one (produced by Danger Mouse) was a little highly-produced -- but still very good stuff. I hope they don't lose that edge.
Really like this band... This is the 50something thread, right?
 Geecheeboy wrote:
Bears repeating: Went to the concert in Simpsonville SC last week, guest of my son, the lawyer.  Rained just before, an outdoor venue.  Turned into a mudhole.  We survive the blinding lights of Flaming Lips who opened, got splashed with mud by people falling behind us. During the Black Keys a pretty young woman slips up to me and puts her arm in mine, snuggles up to me and says "you're in the wrong place, aren't you."  I thought, well yeah, but everyone is getting splashed by mud.  Then it occurs to me that I am probably the oldest person around for several miles (58 this year, this concert my birthday present). She smiled a drunk smile at me and disappeared.  My son asks "what was that all about?" "Don't tell your mother" was all I could manage.

 
You get the anecdote of the day award! Don't worry about it. We all get older - little miss smarty-pants will, too. I hope she stays as interesting and fun as you are, as she goes through life! 
Bears repeating: Went to the concert in Simpsonville SC last week, guest of my son, the lawyer.  Rained just before, an outdoor venue.  Turned into a mudhole.  We survive the blinding lights of Flaming Lips who opened, got splashed with mud by people falling behind us. During the Black Keys a pretty young woman slips up to me and puts her arm in mine, snuggles up to me and says "you're in the wrong place, aren't you."  I thought, well yeah, but everyone is getting splashed by mud.  Then it occurs to me that I am probably the oldest person around for several miles (58 this year, this concert my birthday present). She smiled a drunk smile at me and disappeared.  My son asks "what was that all about?" "Don't tell your mother" was all I could manage.
 25demayo wrote:


Turned 55 last month and totally agree. What a fun sound. My foot be tapping....{#Bananajam}

 
Lovin' my fifties so far. Only 53, though....
WooHoo it's Friday.........
 old_shep wrote:
This album sounds like it was recorded in a gas station bathroom.

 
Nothing quite like those shiny white ceramics to deliver a 'hard' sound...........{#Drummer}{#Bananajumprope}
 old_shep wrote:
This album sounds like it was recorded in a gas station bathroom.
 
Close, I believe it's was a Firestone store in south Akron. You really know your filthy bathrooms.
YES!!!

 
Wardleader wrote:
I'll be 57 this year and the Black Keys sound like what a rock band should sound like, fury of the heart, what it wants, what it lost, set to drums.   Not music for shopping.
 


 Wardleader wrote:
I'll be 57 this year and the Black Keys sound like what a rock band should sound like, fury of the heart, what it wants, what it lost, set to drums.   Not music for shopping.
 

Turned 55 last month and totally agree. What a fun sound. My foot be tapping....{#Bananajam}
I'll be 57 this year and the Black Keys sound like what a rock band should sound like, fury of the heart, what it wants, what it lost, set to drums.   Not music for shopping.
 old_shep wrote:
This album sounds like it was recorded in a gas station bathroom.
 
Is that a bad thing?
This album sounds like it was recorded in a gas station bathroom.
Good music to have the party going. But then again I am 50+ and my friends stopped buying new music in the eighties. So I guess I have my own party.
Love it.

70's style guitar/drums work, but with a modern feel to the vocals.

Right now, these guys can just do no wrong.  
Gloriously raunchy
 juanos wrote:
can't stand them... time to change station
 
Yes, change the station; of course that's your right and your privilege.  But you're missing an opportunity — as are all others who use the PSD button — to practice tolerance.

Sadly, tolerance is a trait that seems to have almost completely disappeared from the planet.

C'mon, y'all!  It's three minutes of music!  Have we so little tolerance remaining that we won't even sit through three minutes of less-than-ideal music?
I am having a hard time escaping this band.  Between Monsters and Men and these guys...there seems no escape...
can't stand them... time to change station
I try to like them, I know I should like them, I just can't. 
Forgive me. 
That nasty guitar business at the end is pretty cool though.
 jt1 wrote:
Ever wondered why comparing something to a dog's testicles is a good thing...for humans...I can see why a dog may think that its own testicles are good?
 
Yes, I'm not particularly fond of my OWN, truth be told. Nor anyone else's.
 fredriley wrote:

{#Lol} Yep, I was doing the same with volume turned up to 11, though I was a bit more decorous by keeping my windows closed, not out of shame but so's the traffic noise didn't spoil my enjoyment of this album. This is one crunchy stompin' metalfitter of a rock album, not a duff track on it. The dog's bollox.
 
With a reconmendation like that I think I'll have to invest in this one.
Ever wondered why comparing something to a dog's testicles is a good thing...for humans...I can see why a dog may think that its own testicles are good?
soundtrack 2012. Yessss!
This album and Let England Shake (PJ Harvey) were easily personal favorites for 2011. Nothing else even came close.
 rlr511 wrote:
these people drive me crazy.  please make it stop!!!{#Frustrated}
 
They drive me crazy too - please give me more, more, more! {#Bananajam}

Pure, unadulterated, back to basics, crunchy rock and roll. Unbeatable, and the best album I've bought in the last year.
Another nice little hook........7..
A hear an over-caffeinated Norman Greenbaum! {#Angel}
these people drive me crazy.  please make it stop!!!{#Frustrated}
I was just thinking that this would make a great ring tone!
 scraig wrote:
CONCERT IN SB TOMORROW! WOOHOO! NO, I'M NOT EXCITED AT ALL!
 

Where is it?  In the bowl?  I love that venue.
CONCERT IN SB TOMORROW! WOOHOO! NO, I'M NOT EXCITED AT ALL!
I like them. I like this song. But somehow, it's much better when hearing a song in between others, like here on RP, than hearing an entire album. I have this one, but an entire album is a bit much. And I don't have that quickly with other bands.
Still, to hear it here on RP, is great....
 BikeCoachDave wrote:
I admit it, I didnt like this band at all, until I watched the story about them on CBS Sunday morning. They are honestly just 2 guys from a basement that didnt give in, nor give up. Suddenly I am listening to them with new ears and while Im not ready to populate the Ipod with them just yet, I am kinda digging some of their songs. Shouldnt work that way, but it did.
 
I feel exactly the same way.  That CBS Sunday Morning story gave me a whole new perspective - and respect - for these guys.  Now I'm sorry I missed the chance to see them live in a small dive somewhere.  I hate stadium shows.
gets better every time i hear it. especially late night, coming home from a kick - ass local show...hearing this keeps the momentum going.
love. 
 Bozo wrote:
This is what rock and roll is all about  gutsy, sweaty, kick-ass.... From two guys?
 
absolutely!
Just got this album via Amazon and a 99 cent sale they had over July 4th.  It really is good and I really am that cheap.
 BikeCoachDave wrote:
I admit it, I didnt like this band at all, until I watched the story about them on CBS Sunday morning. They are honestly just 2 guys from a basement that didnt give in, nor give up. Suddenly I am listening to them with new ears and while Im not ready to populate the Ipod with them just yet, I am kinda digging some of their songs. Shouldnt work that way, but it did.
 
Sometimes, knowing the background story can change an entire outlook.
I like me some Black Keys
 fredriley wrote:
Have mercy! I'm dying for a 'comfort break' (as those across the Pond call it) but RP keeps playing 8+ songs. FFS, please play a sucko-barfo so's I can escape before I wet my office chair (or worse)!
 
LOL - just thinking the same thing!!
 onelittlemoose wrote:
I was just playing the Black Keys while driving an hour ago. First day of summer, windows down, Very Loud. I turned heads, probably because I'm supposed to be too old to do that. 
 
{#Lol} Yep, I was doing the same with volume turned up to 11, though I was a bit more decorous by keeping my windows closed, not out of shame but so's the traffic noise didn't spoil my enjoyment of this album. This is one crunchy stompin' metalfitter of a rock album, not a duff track on it. The dog's bollox.
I was just playing the Black Keys while driving an hour ago. First day of summer, windows down, Very Loud. I turned heads, probably because I'm supposed to be too old to do that. 
This is what rock and roll is all about  gutsy, sweaty, kick-ass.... From two guys?
8 to 9

LOVE.

needed to hear this today.
 Nadine wrote:
qotsa?
 
okay...I'm not the only one who hears that:

Quote: "What resonates is the committed simplicity of their music; the uncluttered brutal guitar and drums brings back the early southern garage blues sounds of Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, and adds the modern eerie desert metal sounds of Queens of the Stone Age — Run Right Back has an uncanny Josh Homme darkness about it."

Source:  https://laraquettedepingpong.blogspot.de/2012/03/review-black-keys-el-camino.html

qotsa?
The backing group left the stage, leaving just 2 guys on stage to do...............what? This tune!
Damn it was good, loud, sweaty, surrounded by air guitarists - all the things R & R is supposed to be.
Damn Bill..you just played 5-6 songs in a row that you don't usually  play to death and you rocked it..thanks..
I like the band but truly feel that this whole album is burning out through overplay.
I admit it, I didnt like this band at all, until I watched the story about them on CBS Sunday morning. They are honestly just 2 guys from a basement that didnt give in, nor give up. Suddenly I am listening to them with new ears and while Im not ready to populate the Ipod with them just yet, I am kinda digging some of their songs. Shouldnt work that way, but it did.
Very......................  very cool
...my favorite CD for going north from Ft. Nelson, B.C. (usually at night for some strange reason)
black key is also my mute button.
 
 Sjaaks wrote:
YEAH BABY!! Only 6 more hours till they'll blow me away in Klokgebouw Eindhoven!

o/

 

Seeing them tomorrow night in Charlotte, NC with The Arctic Monkeys. Can't wait!
Have mercy! I'm dying for a 'comfort break' (as those across the Pond call it) but RP keeps playing 8+ songs. FFS, please play a sucko-barfo so's I can escape before I wet my office chair (or worse)!
They seem to have found a previously unrealized vein in me and I can't seem to pump enough of their music into it...
The whole CD just hits repeat and repeat in my car, my new addiction!
                                                          {#Dancingbanana}  Martha Quinn{#Dancingbanana}
Heavy rotation?

 socalhol wrote:
I always laugh when I hear the word "El Camino" (or see one driving around) — reminds me of Brad Pitt at the car rental counter in the movie "The Mexican" — watch the clip here.  Hilarious!

 
THAT is friggin' FUNNY!

I always laugh when I hear the word "El Camino" (or see one driving around) — reminds me of Brad Pitt at the car rental counter in the movie "The Mexican" — watch the clip here.  Hilarious!

Sounds good on first listen....will be interesting to see if it develops into a firm favourite or loses my interest with a few more plays.
 Sjaaks wrote:
YEAH BABY!! Only 6 more hours till they'll blow me away in Klokgebouw Eindhoven!

 
'Kinell! You sure do get value for your gig ticket ;-). Reminds me of the old footballer joke:

A player gets talent spotted by a premier league club coach while playing for a Sunday league side. He's finally about to play his first big match for the new club and the coach says, "Look, I have to warn you that you're going to get pulled off at half time." "Brilliant! At my last club all we got at half time were oranges and a sports drink."

YEAH BABY!! Only 6 more hours till they'll blow me away in Klokgebouw Eindhoven!

\\o/

 marmelock wrote:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR!
 
wow, it's beginning to sound like that.

Packaging and title



The vehicle on the cover is not the album's namesake, a Chevrolet El Camino (top), but rather a Chrysler Town & Country (bottom) that the duo used to tour in.

The album was named for the Chevrolet El Camino, a coupé utility car, after the duo saw it on tour and thought it would be a "cool" title.<5><11> Despite the album title, the vehicle on the cover is not an El Camino but rather a Chrysler Town & Country van that the band toured in at the beginning of their career.<11><12> "El camino" is Spanish for "the road" or "the path". The band found out the phrase's meaning after selecting it as an album title, and they joked about the record taking on deeper meaning afterwards.<11> The interior sleeve booklet for the album features images of various vans from Akron, Ohio.<11>


Got this as a present for the wife.  It's pretty good, but I preferred Brothers. 
The're from Akron, Ohio, just a few miles down the road.

Not much of a Spanish influence there.  Maybe they had a flat tire in Gilroy on the old 101 or something.

I remember still seeing the bells on the side of the road that far north as a kid.


I dug my heels in and steadfastly (and mulishly) refused to like this band.  However, "El Camino," from what I've heard so far, has stuck a metaphorical crowbar into my biased and stubborn mind and pried the lid off. I think I might have to buy this CD before I get a migraine.
Ok, that's it, enough already - I'm getting the CD. This is the dog's feckin' bollox. 9 from the rockin' Nottingham jury.
 BillG wrote:

Nah. I think they're just messing with us.
 
I read that "El Camino" refers to the road to success and the van was their gigging transport along that road. I love these guys and Brothers was the best album to come out that year. Nice to see some fresh, well played rock n roll.

 Proclivities wrote:


I believe the album title refers to a translation of the phrase "el camino" ("the way", "the path", "the road"? - I don't know much Spanish), but it would have helped to have an actual Chevy El Camino on the cover.
 
Nah. I think they're just messing with us.
 ick wrote:
I got some news for the Black Keys... that vehicle is not an El Camino!
 

I believe the album title refers to a translation of the phrase "el camino" ("the way", "the path", "the road"? - I don't know much Spanish), but it would have helped to have an actual Chevy El Camino on the cover.
 ick wrote:
I got some news for the Black Keys... that vehicle is not an El Camino!
 
The CD booklet features a whole series of not-El-Camino minivans. I have no idea what they're getting at by that, but I do know that the whole album is excellent. 
this one is SOOOOOO much better then the first track released that's been over played already
Don't get it? It's a bargain basement el camino of the new, econo age...

 
ick wrote:
I got some news for the Black Keys... that vehicle is not an El Camino!
 


 ick wrote:
I got some news for the Black Keys... that vehicle is not an El Camino!
 
Dutt nach Leverkusen!

Great interview on NPR with these 2 guys the other day.
I got some news for the Black Keys... that vehicle is not an El Camino!
ALBUM OF THE YEAR!
Picked it up Wednesday.

A GREAT CD!