''Thickfreakness'' is the second album by American blues-rock duo The Black Keys, released in 2003. It is their debut release for the Fat Possum record label. - WikipediaFour years ago, guitarist Dan Auerbach rode down to Oxford, Mississippi to spenda day playing with cantankerous blues legend T-Model Ford. He's been hookedon the blues ever since. Auerbach and his shaggy partner drummer Patrick Carneydon't have much of a pedigree, mind you, but the pair apprenticed by spreadingthe Mississippi juke joint gospel in the smoky bars and clubs dotting the Midwesternlandscape. A proper baptism be damned: the Black Keys play the Delta blues asinterpreted by their Fat Possum labelmates Mississippi Fred McDowell and JuniorKimbrough. The sound is dirty, raw-boned and surprisingly austere: Jon Spencernever understood the authority of the blues until R.L. Burnside stepped intothe picture to set him straight, but the Black Keys reach in deep and lodgethemselves directly in your gut.