Left Side Rock

The gentleman in the interesting suit is Brian Olive, a former member of The Greenhornes (who made some not terribly interesting 70s rock revival with Jack White). Brian has released a rather good 60s psyche influenced album (Two Of Everything), which was one of the selections the last time Weatherall played his 6 mix show. It’s produced by The Black Keys Dan Auerbach, so has those vintage, valve amp sounds nailed down, but it’s well worth looking out for if you like that kind of thing. This song opens the record.


>Please Think Of The Bassists

Blues rock duos are ten-a-penny, all over the place, making a guitar, vox and drums racket, minimising their touring budgets and making soundchecks easy. But everywhere there must be scores of unemployed bassists, kicking their heels and twiddling their thumbs. Please, blues rock duos, think of the bassists.

I’ve never felt the urge to check out The Black Keys that deeply. Their 2008 album Attack And Release, produced by Dangermouse, didn’t do much for me and I never got any further with them though recently they’ve been garlanded with Grammy awards and had praise heaped upon them. Last year’s Brothers album passed me by also. I may be prepared to change my mind based on this song, a 7″ B-side, free download and magazine freebie. This is Ohio (not the Neil Young song) and between them Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney kick up a right storm.