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Shadowed Vengeance: The Black Keys, “Ten Cent Pistol”

Six albums in, The Black Keys have kicked up an undisputed knockout—their finest full-length to date. Brothers, this motley collection spots the Akron hoodoo men uncorking their thrilling line of seething blues romps and fueling it further with wrenching soul-squeezed shakedowns.

On “Ten Cent Pistol,” Auerbach and Carney plumb to the depths of soul’s shadowed underbelly – the sinister drum march, foreboding doom and six-string hollow bodied weep signals the funeral procession to come, Auerbach’s sharp rasp details the tale: “there she was / behind the door / she hit them with / her ten cent pistol, / because they ruined her name”


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Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck’s Yardbirds Keep A-Rollin’, “Stroll On”
Aloe Blacc’s Greenback Hustle, “I Need A Dollar”
John Fogerty’s One-Man Band: Blue Ridge Rangers, “Working on a Building”
Sacred Steel Bellows: Robert Randolph & The Family Band, “If I Had My Way”
The Temptations’ Unchained Battle Cry, “War”

FROM THE ASYLUM VAULTS: PATIENT FAVES
‘Get Back’: The Beatles As Nature Intended
The Black Keys Slay Peel Session at Old Corn Exchange
Bob Dylan Plugs In; Folkies Howl in Disgust for “Maggie’s Farm” – 45th Anniversary Edition
Locked and Loaded: The Dead Weather, "A Child of a Few Hours is Burning To Death"
Tame Impala’s Deep Space Trip: “Solitude Is Bliss”
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Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck’s Yardbirds Keep A-Rollin’, “Stroll On”

The short-live Page-Beck association lasted less than six months, assembling triplets of unruly death defying acts of studio recorded musical fisticuffs: “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,” “Psycho Daisies” and “Stroll On.”

Their crowning triumph, “Stroll On,” an unruly overhaul of “Train Kept A-Rollin’,” was featured during a short club sequence in Michaelo Antonioni’s swinging London art flick, Blow Up [see below]. Patients, this cut will hit yer rock 'n roll stethoscopes with fireball force, a sonic meltdown. Yes, the twosome’s double lead wall of racket sounds like a sex act between two consenting locomotives. But this is slashing, doom-laden boogie, a thick flamethrower-swarm of fuzz and feedback on the warpath. The lineup critics referred to as ‘World War Three’ severed ties shortly thereafter.

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Aloe Blacc’s Greenback Hustle, “I Need A Dollar”
John Fogerty’s One-Man Band: Blue Ridge Rangers, “Working on a Building”
Sacred Steel Bellows: Robert Randolph & The Family Band, “If I Had My Way”
The Temptations’ Unchained Battle Cry, “War”
Smokey Voltage: Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs’ “The Devil’s in the Jukebox”

FROM THE ASYLUM VAULTS: PATIENT FAVES
‘Get Back’: The Beatles As Nature Intended
The Black Keys Slay Peel Session at Old Corn Exchange
Bob Dylan Plugs In; Folkies Howl in Disgust for “Maggie’s Farm” – 45th Anniversary Edition
Locked and Loaded: The Dead Weather, "A Child of a Few Hours is Burning To Death"
Tame Impala’s Deep Space Trip: “Solitude Is Bliss”
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Aloe Blacc’s Greenback Hustle, “I Need A Dollar”

Patients, the word is out on Aloe Blacc, neo-soul man number one. The kind of act that rolls with the tide and talks about the struggles of the times. The one-time rapper in duo Emanonc becomes a full-fledged soul stirrer, on the verge with his sophomore full-length, Good Things.

An Ode For The Financially Strapped

No track in 2010 has managed to tap into the doom and gloom of the era like Aloe Blacc’s bold 21st century depression anthem “I Need A Dollar.” Pegged as the entrance theme to HBO’s How To Make It In America--Blacc’s pleading velvet croon heightens with every hook--a piping hot recession jingle that fuses social consciousness with ‘70s soul reflections. Nothing new, but a modernized rendition of these troubling times, that will seize your heart and billfold (hey, hey).

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John Fogerty’s One-Man Band: Blue Ridge Rangers, “Working on a Building”
Sacred Steel Bellows: Robert Randolph & The Family Band, “If I Had My Way”
The Temptations’ Unchained Battle Cry, “War”
Smokey Voltage: Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs’ “The Devil’s in the Jukebox”
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ Nocturnal Bark, “I Put A Spell On You”

FROM THE ASYLUM VAULTS: PATIENT FAVES
‘Get Back’: The Beatles As Nature Intended
The Black Keys Slay Peel Session at Old Corn Exchange
Bob Dylan Plugs In; Folkies Howl in Disgust for “Maggie’s Farm” – 45th Anniversary Edition
Locked and Loaded: The Dead Weather, "A Child of a Few Hours is Burning To Death"
Tame Impala’s Deep Space Trip: “Solitude Is Bliss”
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John Fogerty’s One-Man Band: Blue Ridge Rangers, “Working on a Building”

The Father, Son, and Holy Choogle

In the spring of ’73, John Fogerty was an all-star--a union of one. After cutting ties with Top-40 radio kings Creedence Clearwater Revival, he declared independence from CCR with a smokescreen, saddling up and moonlighting as Blue Ridge Rangers. His eponymous solo record, Blue Ridge Rangers is a one-man show--Fogerty dispatched as arranger, singer, player and producer--delivering pristine treatments to twelve C&W and traditional numbers ranging from Hank Williams’ “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” to George Jones’ “She Thinks I Still Care.”

One of our favorite tracks, the gospel-flavored “Working on a Building” kicks off the second side. Originally cut by Heavenly Gospel Singers, Fogerty absorbed the spiritual from an early Stanley Brothers interpretation. This rendering seizes joyful exuberance with immovable, Creedence-tinged geetar, fiddle, steel, banjo and flushed layers of resonating vocal assaults, effectively capturing the spirit and reshaping it into an industrial-strength soot-smeared rocker of the holiest denomination.

“Working on a Building”
Written by: Lillian M Bowles and Winifred O Hoyle

I'm workin' on a building, I'm workin' on a building,
I'm workin' on a building, for my Lord, for my Lord.
If IIIIIIIIIIIIII were a drunkard, tell you what I'd do,
I'd quit my drinkin', and work on a building too.
[Chorus:]
I'm workin' on a building, I'm workin' on a building,
I'm workin' on a building, for my Lord, for my Lord.
It'a a Holy Ghost building, It'a a Holy Ghost building,
It'a a Holy Ghost building, for my Lord, for my Lord.
If IIIIIIIIIIIIII were a gambler, tell you what I'd do,
I'd quit my gamblin', and I'd work on a building too.
[Chorus]
If IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII were a preacher, tell you what I'd do,
I'd keep on preachin', and I'd work on a building too.
[Chorus x3]

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Sacred Steel Bellows: Robert Randolph & The Family Band, “If I Had My Way”
The Temptations’ Unchained Battle Cry, “War”
Smokey Voltage: Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs’ “The Devil’s in the Jukebox”
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ Nocturnal Bark, “I Put A Spell On You”
Robert Plant and Band of Joy’s Divine Rumble, “Angel Dance”
Inescapable Barbed Joy: The Wright Specials, “Ninety-Nine and a Half Won’t Do”

FROM THE ASYLUM VAULTS: PATIENT FAVES
‘Get Back’: The Beatles As Nature Intended
The Black Keys Slay Peel Session at Old Corn Exchange
Bob Dylan Plugs In; Folkies Howl in Disgust for “Maggie’s Farm” – 45th Anniversary Edition
Locked and Loaded: The Dead Weather, "A Child of a Few Hours is Burning To Death"
Tame Impala’s Deep Space Trip: “Solitude Is Bliss”
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Sacred Steel Bellows: Robert Randolph & The Family Band, “If I Had My Way”

Pedal steel gunslinger, Robert Randolph harnessed esteemed producer T-Bone Burnet’s well-tuned ear for counsel on We Walk This Way - his first studio album in four years. He was rewarded with a history lesson, excavating over a century of rock, blues and gospel. Randolph voices, “T-Bone opened my eyes to great archival music. He's a link between the past and the present."

This 11-song collection is a first-class work, including revamped dupes of Bob Dylan's "Shot of Love," "Walk Don't Walk" by Prince and John Lennon's "I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama.” But it’s the exorcism and renovation of Blind Willie Johnson’s gospel-blues number “If I Had My Way” that leaps out at our rock ‘n roll stethoscopes. Featuring an ace guest spot on slide and vocals by Ben Harper; the barnstorming track’s vivid wails burn with turpentine grace and give reason to drop kudos on the lawless strut of We Walk This Way.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band: Robert Randolph, pedal steel, vox; Danyel Morgan, bass; Marcus Randolph, drums

We Walk This Way
is out now on Warner Bros.

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The Temptations’ Unchained Battle Cry, “War”
Smokey Voltage: Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs’ “The Devil’s in the Jukebox”
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ Nocturnal Bark, “I Put A Spell On You”
Robert Plant and Band of Joy’s Divine Rumble, “Angel Dance”
Inescapable Barbed Joy: The Wright Specials, “Ninety-Nine and a Half Won’t Do”
Kings of Leon and their Big Rock, "Mary"

FROM THE ASYLUM VAULTS: PATIENT FAVES
‘Get Back’: The Beatles As Nature Intended
The Black Keys Slay Peel Session at Old Corn Exchange
Bob Dylan Plugs In; Folkies Howl in Disgust for “Maggie’s Farm” – 45th Anniversary Edition
Locked and Loaded: The Dead Weather, "A Child of a Few Hours is Burning To Death"
Tame Impala’s Deep Space Trip: “Solitude Is Bliss”
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The Temptations’ Unchained Battle Cry, “War”

Nineteen sixty-nine, the newly christened socially conscious, psychedelic Temptations are given first crack at the Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong-penned crusade against bloodshed in Vietnam for Psychedelic Shack - the third album featuring the rumbling vocal attack of soul belter Dennis Edwards. For their rendition The Tempts’ give “War” a boot camp shelling complete with urgent get-up-and-go vocals, fiery backing and sergeant major shouts, "hup, two, three, four.”

The track was so potent that Motown received thousands of letters begging them to release "War" as a single. Motown’s management viewed the song as too controversial, handing it off to Agent-Double-O-Soul, Edwin Starr to inject it with his own venomous punch.

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Smokey Voltage: Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs’ “The Devil’s in the Jukebox”
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ Nocturnal Bark, “I Put A Spell On You”
Robert Plant and Band of Joy’s Divine Rumble, “Angel Dance”
Inescapable Barbed Joy: The Wright Specials, “Ninety-Nine and a Half Won’t Do”
Kings of Leon and their Big Rock, "Mary"
Doris Troy’s Sturdy Soul Caper, “You Give Me Joy Joy”

FROM THE ASYLUM VAULTS: PATIENT FAVES
‘Get Back’: The Beatles As Nature Intended
The Black Keys Slay Peel Session at Old Corn Exchange
Bob Dylan Plugs In; Folkies Howl in Disgust for “Maggie’s Farm” – 45th Anniversary Edition
Locked and Loaded: The Dead Weather, "A Child of a Few Hours is Burning To Death"
Tame Impala’s Deep Space Trip: “Solitude Is Bliss”
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