“Revolution”

Lurching out of the speakers like a CPR'ed Screamin' Jay Hawkins jam, this is the first glimpse of the forthcoming collaboration between New Orleans rock & roll royalty Dr. John and crate-digging guitarist-cum-producer Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. "Blind eyes of justice," intones the Doctor before reciting a checklist of modern horrors, while horn chortles and a snappy Motown rhythm buoy the dark spirits. Then comes a trippy, waltz-tempo breakdown, and a suggestion that we "pray on it right now" – which he does, with a supremely badass Farfisa solo. Amen, brother.

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From The Archives Issue 1153: March 29, 2012