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The Black Keys — Good Love (w/ Billy Gibbons)
Album: Dropout Boogie
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7.5

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Released: 2022
Length: 3:34
Plays (last 30 days): 9
Good loving is so hard to find
Everybody wanna waste your time
Waste your time, yours and mine
A good love is hard to find

Good loving is so hard to feel
You got nothing till you find the real deal
Find the real, there it is
A good love is hard to feel

Don't you rush it, gotta take it slow
You can't listen to the friends you know
'Cause they don't know what you know
But good love is hard to know
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This is some solid ZZ Top. Who the Fan Boys backin up Billy G?
hey Bill! this song always reminds me of Los Ageless by St. Vincent, which you never play 🤔
itsme_bygolly wrote:

I'm feeling a ZZ-Top influenced guitar driven riot.

Can't imagine why...
c.

Just noticed why. Billy Gibbons was the secret sauce.
 itsme_bygolly wrote:

I'm feeling a ZZ-Top influenced guitar driven riot.

Can't imagine why...
c.

I'm feeling a ZZ-Top influenced guitar driven riot.
I keep thinking this is new Gary Clarke Jr.
Great album.  Best of the year easily, to my ears.  In fact, the best album I've heard in long time...
TV dinners!
                         yes
Currently this is showing as played only in the main mix.  I'm surprised it isn't playing in the rock mix...  Good hearty riffs.
 garydgould wrote:

Really enjoying the new album, dripping with fresh rock infused blues 


My fave kind of blues. And blues infused rock, my fave kind of rock. 
 sunward wrote:

What a brilliant collaboration! I have it at 9. 

The combination of Gibbons' deep blues experience and singular Texas blues-rock chops with Auerbach's Mississippi blues expertise works beautifully. I came across this from a review by Guitar.com that sums it up well: 

"Initially turning up to the studio just to hang out, Gibbons was presented with Auerbach’s Gibson Trini Lopez - formerly owned by legendary bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell. Following a 45-minute jam session with this prized instrument, Good Love was birthed. Gibbons’ approach sounds markedly different to Dan’s in a number of ways. In lieu of Auerbach’s crackling fuzz and intentionally half-baked suggestions of melody, Gibbons’ slick scale runs, coruscating bends and slick flourishes are typically tasty." https://guitar.com/review/albu...
9 here too, thanks for the review link, LLRP!!

What a brilliant collaboration! 9-->10. 

The combination of Gibbons' deep blues experience and singular Texas blues-rock chops with Auerbach's Mississippi blues expertise works beautifully. I came across this from a review by Guitar.com that sums it up well: 

"Initially turning up to the studio just to hang out, Gibbons was presented with Auerbach’s Gibson Trini Lopez - formerly owned by legendary bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell. Following a 45-minute jam session with this prized instrument, Good Love was birthed. Gibbons’ approach sounds markedly different to Dan’s in a number of ways. In lieu of Auerbach’s crackling fuzz and intentionally half-baked suggestions of melody, Gibbons’ slick scale runs, coruscating bends and slick flourishes are typically tasty." https://guitar.com/review/albu...
So much 2022 music popping up on the playlist. Thanks Bill and Rebecca for keeping RP fresh. 
ZZ Keys or Black Top - loving this!
Wow! The Black Keys are one of those bands who put out a boatload of mediocre ...stuff, and then they come up with something excellent like this.
Really enjoying the new album, dripping with fresh rock infused blues 
This interview about Billy Gibbons joining The Black Keys is a good read.

"I knew he was in town so I sent him a text, very off-the-cuff. I said,
“If you’re free later, stop by, Pat and I are in the studio,” explains
the guitarist/vocalist. "He just showed up. He brought a bottle of red
wine, no guitars. I handed him a guitar he had never played, and an amp
he never played. He plugged it straight in, turned it all the way up,
and it sounded exactly like Billy Gibbons.
Hmmmm, hmmmm! Swampy...
Never heard you wax so lyrical about a song Bill. It just has to be standout. I bought the album without even hearing the whole track. Glenn from Reading UK
CRUNCHY 
Good to hear you, Bill! I still enjoy RP after more than 20yrs. Hope you and Rebecca are doing fine. 

Cheers from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

BTW. Great band, groovy song