This is an exceedingly chill song. It’s really exciting in its simplicity, but deeply passionate by way of Eric Burdon’s electrifying vocals, talking or singing. It’s great fun to sing along to, but just as much fun to play in the background while you’re otherwise occupied with whatever you’re into spilling.
A couple of random teenagers just walked into the store and gave my coworker and me these little flowers, telling us that whatever we’re doing we’re doing it well. We definitely needed this today. #hotmesses
This song will always remind me of my cousins in Michigan. These are the same cousins who had Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” on 45 (read my blog about it here), so they will always be connected to each other.
It was the 80s, and we all wore T-shirts with random words on them. Angie had a huge white shirt that said KISS OFF in black capital letters that she used to sleep in when we’d visit our grandparents in Cincinnati. She also had one that said FRESH on it. Her sister Tonya said it stood for “fresh boobs.” I used to carry a tape recorder with me whenever we were all together, so I have it on tape that she said it! I thought it was hilarious.
These guys are really fucking good!
Welshly Arms - Run Right Out Of Here [Official Audio Video]
To those of us in Northeast Ohio, The Black Keys are just Dan and Patrick, super talented dudes who made it big yet never forget their roots. It’s not that we’re not impressed with them—we totally are! But we still see them as ours, no matter where they live or how many Grammys they win. They’ll always be local boys to us.
“Sweet Emotion” smells like cigarettes, hairspray, leather fringe, and dirty sex. That’s the recognizable scent of rock and roll.
I was not a burnout in school, but I did kind of think they were cool because they didn’t give a fuck. They partied hard, broke the law, and fucked around, as did all the popular kids, but at least the burnouts were honest about it. I respected that.