Do The Rump
I'll Be Your Man
Run Me Down
She Said, She Said (Alternate Version)
Heavy Soul (Alternate Version)
Yearnin' (Alternate Version)
No Fun (Vinyl Only)
240 Years Before Your Time
The Big Come Up is the debut album by the American rock duo The Black Keys, released in 2002 on Alive Records. The blues-rock duo includes singer and guitarist, Dan Auerbach, and drummer, Patrick Carney. The album was created in Akron, Ohio, also known as the Rubber City.
As the two began to grow up, they realized that rubber companies, such as Goodyear, were a dying industry. They knew they were not guaranteed an automatic job by achieving a college degree, so the two dropped out of college to pursue their musical career. They began producing "The Big Come Up" in their basement. Carney and Auerbach recorded the album in Carney's basement, using two microphones bought off of Ebay. They recorded their album on an 8-track tape recorder because there was no longer a need for a needle, it did not break or shatter, and it could be played in the car.The cheap equipment gave the album a grainy, lo-fi sound, almost as if it had been recorded in the 1960s.
This made their album sound unprofessional, but in turn, gave them a sense of authenticity that was largely based on other popular rock artists, such as The White Stripes. The record contained thirteen songs. Eight of them were their own original tracks, and five were cover songs. These cover songs included covers of Muddy Waters, Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside. They also released an EP that included covers of the blues song "Leaving' Trunk" and the Beatles' song "She Said, She Said".