Friday, October 22, 2010

Lyric Love: The Black Keys' "Sinister Kid"

I got a tortured mind
And my blade is sharp

A bad combination In the dark
-The Black Keys, "Sinister Kid"

My God I love The Black Keys. Their music is the exact kind of soulful rock and roll I live for. I'm a sucker for a good beat, and The Black Keys have an uncanny ability to create a beat so fierce that I can't help but picture myself having some misguided sexual moments while wearing some fabulous shoes. I knew I wasn't the only one with this reaction to their music, but nonetheless I was surprised to read in a recent SPIN that the "oddest" place The Black Keys heard their music was in a strip club, prompting this piece of dialogue:

"It's not obvious stripper music," says Auerbach.
"We make music for hipster strippers."

Amen to you, The Black Keys.

I only caught a bit of their set at Lollapalooza, but I'm seeing their NYE show and I can't imagine a better way to start 2011. Last year I was at Lincoln Hall catching The Fiery Furnaces, and I wasn't especially satisfied with their set. Not taking that chance this year, and will be undoubtedly living the good times as I ring in the next 365-day cycle.

Check out "Sinister Kid" below, its full lyrics HERE, and as always, click their pic for more.

Props to Rome from Bellum Pax for bringing this lyrical beauty to my attention.

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