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Album: El CaminoReleased: 2011Charted:
Singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach told American Songwriter magazine that he roped in three "local girls" to sing the gospel harmonies on this track about the illusionary nature of material success.
The song was used as the musical backdrop for the 2012 NCAA March Madness tournament during its transmission by the TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV networks.
Directed by Harmony Korine, the mastermind behind the cult movies Gummo and Kids, and shot on raggedy VHS tape, the song's music video turns the Black Keys duo into babies, strapped to giant versions of themselves.
The Black Keys went to legal war against the advertising agency representing Pizza Hut for ripping off this song in a TV commercial for the American restaurant chain's Cheesy Bites Pizza. The lawsuit is part of a trend, which finds artists crying foul over advertisers using tracks that sound very similar to their music.
The band titled the album El Camino
, which is a car of the 1970s, but there's a Plymouth Grand Voyager minivan on the cover. They explained to Interview Magazine
that they were basically trying to make the stupidest record cover of all time.