The Black Keys have made available for a short time a FREE download of a song they recorded this week at “Dan’s House” on their MySpace Page. Their cover of Zappa-BFF Captain Beefheart’s “I’m Glad” from their 1967 debut Safe As Milk was recorded on Thursday and made available on Friday! The track will be available for one week (May 9th) and then removed (hopefully with another Free gem like this one!!). Although with a pedigree like Beefheart, you might expect crazy dadaist freakouts, this song is a bluesy soulful slow dance with a great psychedelic buzzing guitar solo in the bridge.
By the way, if you haven’t bought the Dangermouse-plus-Black Keys effort Attack and Release you should. The reviewers on Amazon are very mixed about this album since it is more “produced” than their last albums, but I really like it. I think it was a good idea for this two-piece to let some outside influence in.