February 28, 2012 – 4:24 am

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BBC Radio 1 - Zane Lowe Show 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Maida Vale Studios, London; February 14, 2012. Excellent radio broadcast.

Least we all get stuck in a timewarp listening to “old” music, here are The Black Keys (relatively new, only been around since 2001). The group’s latest release, El Camino, was seen by many critics as among the best of 2011.

Time magazine wrote: “A stellar rock ‘n’ roll album is increasingly hard to find. So it’s refreshing to hear the Black Keys avoid looped samples and other digital effects in favor of cool, classic rock music that places heavy emphasis on the guitar. El Camino is an 11-song exercise in garage rock that’s as just dirty and dingy as the vintage Chevrolet utility coupe for which it is named… From the reverb-heavy Gold On The Ceiling to the wailing electric-guitar riffs on Run Right Back, the Black Keys have made good on an old sound.”

The Black Keys, from Akron, Ohion, might have been blues-based when they started out but they apparently also wear their influences on their sleeves - one keeps hearing shards of Led Zep; Next Girl and I Got Mine have Hendrix written all over and Dead And Gone might even be a U2 send-up.

Listening to this, one gets the feeling that no matter how much you want things to change, somehow, they continue to stay the same. Still, an enjoyable and entertaining romp.

Thanks to Ianwoollam who shared the show at Demonoid. The tracks were originally shared as MP3s, 192 kbps.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Howlin’ For You (5.5MB)
Track 02. Next Girl (4.6MB)
Track 03. Gold On The Ceiling (5.5MB)
Track 04. Thickfreakness (4.8MB)
Track 05. I’ll Be Your Man (4.9MB)
Track 06. Your Touch (4.4MB)
Track 07. Little Black Submarines (6.8MB)
Track 08. Dead And Gone (5.8MB)
Track 09. Tighten Up (5.4MB)
Track 10. Lonely Boy (4.7MB)
Track 11. I Got Mine (7.6MB)

Dan Auerbach - vocals, guitar
Patrick Carney - drums
Gus Seyffert - bass
John Wood - keyboards

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  1. 13 Responses to “THE BLACK KEYS - BBC 2012”

  2. well i dont know if its because i requested this band that u finally got around to posting something by them but im glad u did. i love these guys. they are incredible. i think they are one of the very few new bands that have an enormous amount of talent. they actually play their instruments. and they do it well mind u.
    i know there are other bands out there that are great too. i highly recommend my morning jacket.
    in any event–thank u very much for this posting.

    By darth on Feb 28, 2012

  3. I was hoping to get something like that from my favourite music blog. And here it is – a BBC radio broadcast from the 2012 tour. On January 31st I saw the band live in Zürich. A great show by a band who’s standing at the crossroads: One way leads to stardom and fame, the other back to the underground circuit. I think with El Camino the Black Keys are walking right into the mainstream rock arena. But that’s ok. Cheers Tony

    By tony lauber on Feb 28, 2012

  4. Awesome addition! I love the classic rock on the site, but love the newer bands. The Black Keys are one of the best live out there, and this is a great addition. One request–next up, Red Hot Chili Peppers?

    By John on Feb 28, 2012

  5. Never heard of this group. Clicked on Tighten Up and it sounds very good.

    Something new for me…thanks for the share.

    By JALtheImpaler on Feb 29, 2012

  6. Thank you very much! This sounds awesome!

    On the topic of newer bands…. do you have any MASTODON to share with us? They are a porgressive power metal band……like if YES mated with METALLICA.


    By The Russian Assassin on Feb 29, 2012

  7. Can’t believe there aren’t more comments for this great “new” band. If you’d like 4 more shows go here-
    and type in The Black Keys where it says ’search this blog’. Sorry but it wouldn’t let me send a direct link of the search.

    Nice choice Darth.

    By sking on Mar 1, 2012

  8. A million thank you’s for this great, great recording. I finally figured it out and am enjoying it as I write this. One of the better newer bands out there today…

    By lostintokyo on Mar 10, 2012

  9. Thank you so much! I been looking for this since the night it was broadcast- it will be so good not to have to rely on Youtube every time I want to hear it :)

    By Lokksley on Jun 27, 2012

  10. Thank you guys, fucking good quality!

    By Samuel on Jun 29, 2012

  11. the black keys did a set last year for their 2nd appearance on acl which aired last nite.

    The Black Keys opened the night up with a flawless set that included ‘Your Touch,’ ‘Lonely Boy,’ ‘Weight of Love,’ ‘fever,’ ‘Gotta Get Away’ and ‘Little Black Submarine. This marked the Keys’ second appearance on ‘ACL’

    if u wish to watch their set as well as the other set by the other band that played.. feel free -

    By darth on Feb 1, 2015

  12. Nice comments darth….i was at this show and they were brilliant….lets keep the postings on the music bigO

    By Dale on Feb 28, 2017

  13. Dale, that is not darth…

    By ScarRad on Mar 1, 2017

  14. oops…didn’t notice the date. untypical of his style of writing tho.

    By ScarRad on Mar 1, 2017

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