Fly Farm Blues

« Fly Farm Blues » is a song by rock musician Jack White. The song was written and used for the rock documentary film, It Might Get Loud which featured White, along with Jimmy Page and The Edge. It was released by White’s record label Third Man Records and online.

The song was written by White during the filming of It Might Get Loud a documentary featuring White, after director Davis Guggenheim and he had discussed that songs nowadays are over-prepared and over-produced. Guggenheim, however, disagreed and White wrote and recorded « Fly Farm Blues » in ten minutes. The song was used in the soundtrack for It Might Get Loud. read more

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Freedom at 21

Blunderbuss is the debut solo album by Jack White, released on April 23, 2012 through White’s own label Third Man Records in association with XL Recordings and Columbia Records. The album was released in MP3, compact disc, and vinyl editions. The album was written, recorded, and produced entirely by White in 2011. The first single from the album, « Love Interruption », was released on January 30, 2012 through White’s website and Third Man Records website. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 138,000 copies. The album received Grammy Award nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards, while the single « Freedom at 21 » was nominated for Best Rock Song.

Blunderbuss has its roots in White’s recordings with several artists, including Tom Jones. White was in contact with Wu-Tang Clan member RZA and, when RZA couldn’t attend the session, White felt bad since there was a band that travelled to Nashville for apparently no reason.[citation needed] White decided to record several tracks that he wrote in the last 6 months of 2011, with the band. The tracks would later develop into songs that appear on the album. read more

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Lonely Boy

« Lonely Boy » is a song by American rock band The Black Keys. It is the opening track from their 2011 studio album El Camino and was released as the record’s lead single on October 26, 2011. The song is also the A-side of a promotional 12-inch single that was released in commemoration of Record Store Day’s « Back to Black » Friday event. The single was accompanied by a popular one-shot music video of a man dancing and lip-synching the lyrics.

« Lonely Boy » became one of the group’s most successful singles. It topped several rock radio charts, including the Alternative Songs and Rock Songs charts in the US, and the Alternative Rock and Active Rock charts in Canada.

On the singles charts, « Lonely Boy » was the group’s highest-charting song in several countries, peaking at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 2 on the Australian Singles Chart, and number 33 on the Canadian Hot 100. At the 2013 Grammy Awards, the song won awards for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, while also receiving a nomination for Record of the Year.

« Lonely Boy » is 3:13 in length. The song was written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney with producer Danger Mouse. The song is played in the key of E minor, with only three chords used throughout the song. « Lonely Boy » is set in the time signature of common time with a tempo of 171 beats per minute. According to Auerbach, the guitar riff was inspired by Johnny Burnette’s cover of « Train Kept A-Rollin' ». The guitar line features a dive bomb although Auerbach uses a Boss Super Shifter pedal to achieve the effect.

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Tighten Up

« Tighten Up » is a song by American rock band The Black Keys. It is the third track on their 2010 album Brothers and was released as the record’s first single on May 18, 2010.[3][4] Dan Auerbach told The Sun how the song originated: « That was the last song we did for the record. We had a couple of days off and so did Brian (Danger Mouse) and since we are friends and like hanging out with each other we thought it would be fun to go into the studio and see if we could come up with a tune. We always have a blast when the three of us get together. »[5]
« Tighten Up » has been licensed to appear in the video game FIFA 11, the music video games Rocksmith and Rock Band 3 (as downloadable content for both), the television program Gossip Girl, a Subaru commercial,a Molson commercial and the films I Am Number Four and Bad Teacher. The song has become one of the most successful Black Keys singles in the United States, being their song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and reaching number one on the Alternative Songs and Rock Songs charts.[6] Rolling Stone put the song on its list of the 15 Best Whistling Songs of All Time.[7] At the 53rd Grammy Awards in 2011, the song won Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, while also receiving a nomination for Best Rock Song. Musically, the song is in the key of F sharp minor. Read more…

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