One listen. I really can't make up my mind. It's so eclectic. Some of it very Raconteurs like, some of it more like the quirkier White Stripes stuff. There is definitely something there though, and it'll be getting played a fair bit in the next few days. Some belting songs on, some I'm not sure what to make of yet.
As for his previous lives, White Stripes was him being very weird and her hitting shit like a monkey. Very hit and miss, but the stuff I thought was good I thought was very good.
I saw the Raconteurs play an instore on Oxford Street whilst promoting Broken Boy Soldiers. There were unreal, even in half an hour playing a stripped-down semi-acoustic set without all the electronic toys. Brendon Benson so, so talented. I think they'd had only brought the bare bones needed and when Jack broke a string halfway through a song they carried on that, and the next few whilst a roadie fixed it, improvising and compensating brilliantly. A band I would LOVE to see play a full gig. There was a 45 minute highlights clip of them playing Glastonbury or Reading or somewhere just after Consolers of the Lonely came out, I must have watched in all the way through with iPlayer turned up to 11 (I hope that is deliberate btw) four or five times.
One of the reviews I bought this off said he was also in a band called the Dead Weather I'd never heard of....?
The two singles of Blunderbuss.
I like them both, both very different:Love Interruption
And Sixteen Saltines