I’m the baddest man alive, and I don’t plan to die
When the grim reaper come I look him right in his eye
I plus up in the face of the witch of the East
Tell a great white shark to go and brush his teeth
I’m the man who stole the golden fleece”
They say if you go to the place where two roads meet at midnight that the devil will meet you there. They say that, in return for your soul, the devil himself will tune your guitar, and you’ll be able to play the blues like no one else. Faustian legends like this always seem so implausible, so farfetched. That is, until you hear just the right mournful melodies. The pain that drips from strings and spills out of woefully borne lyrics. The Black Keys send you to the edge of belief on this one, tag-teaming with the always impressive RZA. The bluesy rhythms of the Black Keys drive the engine of the Wu-Tang legend’s cavalier ranting. The track is featured in The Man With the Iron Fists, co-written and directed by RZA. Naturally, he produced heavy-hitting soundtrack, too.