08 February 2009

DAN AUERBACH: Keep It Hid – 2009 – Album review

DAN AUERBACH: Keep It Hid – 2009 – Album review
HIGHLIGHTS: Heartbroken, In Disrepair – The Prowl - Street Walkin’ – Goin’ Home
SOUNDBITE: “The rain was hard and the ghosts was talking/ My mind was gone and I was street-walkin”

It must be admitted - Keep It Hid - the debut solo venture by Black Keys' guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach - isn’t a million miles away from the sound of The Black Keys. Mind you, if you grant that there are four key (groan) elements to the ‘Keys sound – Auerbach’s tortured blues howl and blistering guitar playing being two and the others being Patrick Carney’s syncopated beats and lo-fi production - and then we accept that the first two weren’t likely to be absent on an Auerbach solo effort and acknowledge that Keep It Hid features lo-fi production and some not-un-Carney-like beats – the similarity shouldn’t come as a revelation. Apparently you can take the man out of The Black Keys but not…READ THE REST AT MONKEYBOXING.COM

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