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The Black Keys — Mind Eraser
Album: El Camino
Avg rating:
7.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1215









Released: 2011
Length: 3:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When I need to replace her
I am the Mind Eraser
Anything goes, yeah, any-thing goes
Got this sin in our brain
That she ain't gonna see me again
See me again, this I know
But Oh, deep down I can't let go

Oh, now let it be over, over
Oh, now let it be over, let it be over, over

Seein' me stack up my woes
Into a wall, around a rose
Mind erodes, and now she knows
Oh, it hurts so, I can't let go

Oh, don't let it be over, over,
Oh, oh, don't let it be over, let it be over, oh oh
Oh, don't let it be over, over
No, dont let it be over, over, oh.
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Bill: "We created the RP Rock Mix because sometimes, you just want to ROCK".

🤘Rock on, Bill! 
 ppopp wrote:
Just sounds so syrupy.
 
That's kinda the deal.  With the thing.  Know what I'm sayin'?
In lieu of todays event.....great choice  !!

Netflix releases El Camino...( Breaking Bad Movie)
When I hear these guys lately I think of Wells Fargo and I don't like it.
#lostcred
 diannemck56 wrote:
{#Roflol}TURN IT UP{#Bananajam}

 
My thoughts precisely! {#Cool}
{#Roflol}TURN IT UP{#Bananajam}
Simple but very effective song. Which seems to be their trademark.
Song Eraser would be better. Worst production on the planet. Just sounds so syrupy.
Just go see them, they are the real shiznit.
They know how to add a hook to a song, but bad guitar playing, mediocre vocals... I think they reflect the lack of good/inspired hard rock bands out there today. 
That's why RP is magic! 
 
Doves - Cumpulsion
The Stone Roses - Love Spreads
The Black Keys - Mind Eraser
Sixteen HP! 
 On_The_Beach wrote:

That megaphone mic sound seems to be their thing.
It does get old after a while.

 
Bullshit. Sorry.  {#Heartkiss}
 BillG wrote:

I think this has been pointed out before:

El Camino = The Road
Van on cover = Black Keys' faithful touring vehicle for years 

 
Indeed.

And I've been the son of a bitch in these lyrics too. 
 Spliff wrote:
You would think they could have found an old El Camino for the CD cover.

 
I think this has been pointed out before:

El Camino = The Road
Van on cover = Black Keys' faithful touring vehicle for years 
 oldsaxon wrote:
I like it too but they could have bought a better mic for the vocals.
 
That megaphone mic sound seems to be their thing.
It does get old after a while.
 diannemck56 wrote:
This sounds like it should be in a Tarantino movie... I like.

 
I like it too but they could have bought a better mic for the vocals. 
You would think they could have found an old El Camino for the CD cover.
This sounds like it should be in a Tarantino movie... I like.
Right now, this is my favorite BK song. Love that bass line...
There songs are good, but I find listening to, and watching these guys live MUCH more interesting than listening to their records.
 TracyAnnDicke wrote:
I have a really awesome idea guys.

Let's just listen to the music!!~
 

I have an even better idea.  If you don't like reading comments...let's just listen to the music AND not read the comments.  
Pfffft.  Justin Bieber is like, so much better.  {#Rolleyes}
I have a really awesome idea guys.

Let's just listen to the music!!~
As a previous poster commented, the redundancy is amazing. I was convinced this was a different song, that I decided I liked a lot and gave it a rating before realizing it was a different song, but so similar I was momentarily confused. Needless to say redundancy on RP gets triple penalty points.
Helluva an album: Motown, T.Rex, rock and roll, etc.
 sirdroseph wrote:


That's cause they all sound exactly the same which is fine but does not do well with repitition. I couldn't even listen to a whole album of these guys.  I mean there is nothing wrong with them and all but one of their songs every blue moon works better.
 
Try Bronski Beat or Erasure with a pink Martini!
Not their best song - still a 7 (and I hate all this 7's here!).
 minimole wrote:
I saw a review on iTunes describing this album (in a good way) as "flashy trash" - quite agree. Love it, and looking forward to this:
https://www.au.timeout.com/melbourne/music/events/3280/the-black-keys

(check out the video - love the way he looks a bit hesitant but is all over it by the end!) 
 
THAT is my new most favorite video ever!!!!
Thanks for the link!!! 
No they don't manage to, and they're not pushing the edges. They're poseurs pointing at something and falling short.
 
coloradojohn wrote:
I like the way, for me anyway, these guys manage to pull off a certain 70s-style grit and growl...could be heralding another rich and tuneful artistic era, with solid roots and a new and re-invigorated sense of exploration and pushing the edges back again!  ROCK IT, RP!
 


 sirdroseph wrote:


That's cause they all sound exactly the same which is fine but does not do well with repitition. I couldn't even listen to a whole album of these guys.  I mean there is nothing wrong with them and all but one of their songs every blue moon works better.
 
Not to me friendo.  I could hear a 5 second blast from any track they have done and instantly give you the album.  I mean just the difference in production styles from say Rubber Factory and El Camino gives it a totally different slant for me.
How bout a Black Keys eraser? All their songs sound the same, stupid and annoying, grating, yuk. Stupid!

Why not play some old Free or Black Oak Arkansas? Black Keys are over-rated and on my last nerve, every time. Why, RP? 

Let it be over!!
 Sloggydog wrote:

Totally disagree.  If you're going to be obsessed it might as well be with the awesome Black Keys as they don't have any bad songs.
 

That's cause they all sound exactly the same which is fine but does not do well with repitition. I couldn't even listen to a whole album of these guys.  I mean there is nothing wrong with them and all but one of their songs every blue moon works better.
One catchy song after another. They keep amazing me.
I just keep falling deeper in love with these guys and their sound.  There's nothing like a band or a muscian/artist who truly has their own sound.  The eyes closed and "I know who this is" instant slap.  A tip of my hat to The Black Keys, may they continue their art without compromise.
I saw a review on iTunes describing this album (in a good way) as "flashy trash" - quite agree. Love it, and looking forward to this:
https://www.au.timeout.com/melbourne/music/events/3280/the-black-keys

(check out the video - love the way he looks a bit hesitant but is all over it by the end!) 
Excellent stuff. keep it coming.
the black keys are the new black

very good stuff
 symthy wrote:
I think it's about time to tone down the black keys obsession Bill.....  7 plays this month, it's only the 13th and that's just this song....
 
Plays in past month = plays in last 30 days.  7 plays = once every 4 days or so.  Seems about right for this excellent recent release. It'll be down to a couple of times per month before much longer.
 symthy wrote:
I think it's about time to tone down the black keys obsession Bill.....  7 plays this month, it's only the 13th and that's just this song....
 
Totally disagree.  If you're going to be obsessed it might as well be with the awesome Black Keys as they don't have any bad songs.
I think it's about time to tone down the black keys obsession Bill.....  7 plays this month, it's only the 13th and that's just this song....
Oh, now let it be over, over Oh, now let it be over, let it be over, over.

I kept agreeing.

Saw them over the weekend at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. One of the best shows I've seen in a very long time. Those guys bring it. 4 stars........ Funny, as I write this Baltimore from Randy Newman comes on. I'm leaving now.


I hope Heart is getting some residuals for that riff they stole borrowed.  Oh what the hell, there are only like ten chords you can do on a guitar without having 6 fingers so rock on.
Next time I bay an album it will be El Camino!
That´s so cool combination: Twillight Zone and Black Keys! Congrats Bill!
WHAT is that riff from?  Heart?  Does anyone else hear it?  "Quite some ti-iiime.  I been sitting it out."

Right?  Am I straight on, or what? Tongue Out 
 Jelani wrote:
Shot of Vodka,top with shot of Kahlua, top with club soda.
Place straw at bottom of glass, suck hard and fast until empty. 
Repeat until mind is erased. 

Ahhhh, the memories.
 

Yes lack of, this drink is most aptly named, I have lost many a night on this one!{#Eek}
there is no nedd to downgrade them for me. there were down from the beginning.
 rdo wrote:
I am downgrading the Black Keys.   I have heard enough of them.  They are played on a lot of stations.   I don't like them.  There.
 

Yea I am with you on that, you think that is bad though you should try the drink!{#Drunk}{#Stop}
I am downgrading the Black Keys.   I have heard enough of them.  They are played on a lot of stations.   I don't like them.  There.
I like the way, for me anyway, these guys manage to pull off a certain 70s-style grit and growl...could be heralding another rich and tuneful artistic era, with solid roots and a new and re-invigorated sense of exploration and pushing the edges back again!  ROCK IT, RP!
Nice! I upgraded from 7 to 8 hearing it tonight. Thanks for playing it!
 slippery wrote:
If only they had a lyricist of the same caliber as their skills as instrumentalists they would definitely be contestants for best band out there today.
 
But they don't, and no matter how talented these two are at crafting catchy, rock ditties that recall some of the best rhythm and blues influences from bygone eras, their music will never transcend the level of "good" to the level of "great."

My worthless advice: lose the effects on the vocals and start writing music that's actually about something lest your audience begin to suspect that there's no there, there.

Would anyoone  out there trade me several average cds for this one ?     anyone ?
 fredriley wrote:

I know what you mean, though I'm not sure you're right, at least going by the second album songs I've heard so far on RP. This is a pretty standard rock number, right enough, but the others had the variation and 'chunkiness' that I remember from their last album. I hope they do keep their originality as they managed to pack a lot of innovation into a standard guitar & drums combo.
 
Not their second album Fred. . . this is their seventh. . . 
 BillG wrote:

Or lack thereof... :-)
  Yeah, that too! :-)


Me too. The Black Keys are flying up the like list.
Like 'em more, the more I hear 'em.
If only they had a lyricist of the same caliber as their skills as instrumentalists they would definitely be contestors for best band out there today.
These guys are good.   
 Jelani wrote:
Shot of Vodka,top with shot of Kahlua, top with club soda.
Place straw at bottom of glass, suck hard and fast until empty. 
Repeat until mind is erased. 

Ahhhh, the memories.
 
Or lack thereof... :-)
Shot of Vodka,top with shot of Kahlua, top with club soda.
Place straw at bottom of glass, suck hard and fast until empty. 
Repeat until mind is erased. 

Ahhhh, the memories.
 dsd wrote:
Black Keys 2.0—good stuff but I suspect it is adios to their original sound.  They will now become a great rock and roll band.  Nothing wrong with that, but I somehow feel they were already passed that......
 
Hmm. I thought they were already a great rock'n'roll band. BTW, isn't this 3.0?


 dsd wrote:
Black Keys 2.0—good stuff but I suspect it is adios to their original sound.  They will now become a great rock and roll band.  Nothing wrong with that, but I somehow feel they were already passed that......
 
I know what you mean, though I'm not sure you're right, at least going by the second album songs I've heard so far on RP. This is a pretty standard rock number, right enough, but the others had the variation and 'chunkiness' that I remember from their last album. I hope they do keep their originality as they managed to pack a lot of innovation into a standard guitar & drums combo.

  Great song, one of my favorite bands.
Black Keys 2.0—good stuff but I suspect it is adios to their original sound.  They will now become a great rock and roll band.  Nothing wrong with that, but I somehow feel they were already passed that......
LOVE this band.
This is cool
 Seems everything I've heard on this album so far I like.