Black On Blues

Usually, younger bands are supposed to pay tribute to older, legendary, seminal-type bands, often by covering their songs on tribute albums. That’s just how it works. But in an inversion of the formula, Iggy Pop and Cream/Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker have teamed up to record an exceedingly faithful cover of the Black Keys’ still-kinda-new single “Lonely Boy.” The track will appear on a new tribute album called Black On Blues, in which blues veterans take on Black Keys songs. Download the Iggy/Ginger version below.

Black On Blues is out 7/17 on Cleopatra.

Comments (9)
  1. ginger baker left the house?

  2. Not quite adding anything or make this song worse.

  3. I like the energy in Charlie Winston’s cover better. Cute video too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiuqWBWkDwA

  4. Ginger is an underrated spice.

  5. I know they’re old men, but they are legends and can do better than this, especially Ginger Baker’s drumming. It’s borderline amateur-ish at times (changing drum patterns mid-stream, miss-timing/miss-hitting cymbals or other drum parts here or there).

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