Win a souped-up version of a Black Keys classic
Happy 10th birthday El Camino! The comments and accolades flowed thick and fast when we presented readers with the chance in July to win a copy of the Black Keys’ latest album, Delta Kream, which honours the Mississippi hill country blues tradition that influenced them starting out. Kiwi fans who entered those competitions commented on the positive effect of earlier albums — first major commercial success Brothers, and El Camino, which had tracks such as Lonely Boy, Gold On The Ceiling and Little Black Submarines propel the album into worldwide prominence when it was released in 2011. The release of El Camino was tinged with sadness for their growing Kiwi fan base when the duo had to cancel their much-anticipated appearance at Big Day Out that year due to exhaustion. They were back with a vengeance, however, when in 2012 their Spark Arena concert drew such comments as ” . . . banging roof-raiser Gold On The Ceiling and, best of all, Little Black Submarines, which escalates from an acoustic serenade to a wild and noisy epic with an all-in crowd sing-along” and . . . of course, Lonely Boy, with its distinctive twanging intro.” We’re delighted to be able to offer up, for fans and the curious alike, the opportunity to win one of four copies of the stunning 10th-anniversary edition four-cd set of El Camino. Featuring a remastered version of the original album, a previously unreleased Live in Portland, Maine, concert recording, a BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe session from 2012, a 2011 Electro-vox session and an extensive photo book — this is a must-have for the fans and a brilliant introduction for those about to experience the magic of the Black Keys for the first time! Fun fact — check out this promotional video for El Camino’s original release — https://www. youtube.com/watch?v=b — Q9fskiosm If the salesman in the video seems familiar, you’re dead right — he is. That’s none other than Bob Odenkirk otherwise known as Saul Goodman, the unethical lawyer in smash-hit crime drama Breaking Bad. Everyone, it seems, is keen to be a part of the Black Keys story — grab a copy now to ensure you are too!