As with his shtick of staying in the back of The Raconteurs’ press photos, Jack White allegedly plays a background role in The Dead Weather as he returns to his original instrument, the drums. Really though it seems a lot more like everybody’s playing everything. And let’s be honest, who else could possibly be responsible for the soon-to-be-classic line, “All the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service”? The Dead Weather are a supergroup in every sense of the term, excepting that label’s implication of laziness. Alison Mosshart (The Kills) took the lion’s share of vocal duties on the debut but on this LP it is often impossible to tell who’s singing. In addition to vocals, Mosshart splits guitar work with Jacks White and Lawrence (The Raconteurs). Lastly we have Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) on damn near everything, but mostly bass and synth. Most similar to The Kills, The Dead Weather kicks out dirty, grungy, Detroit Rock City throwback jams that should make veterans like MC5 or Iggy & the Stooges stand and salute. Sea of Cowards should quell any doubts of this group’s verity. Read full review at

The Dead Weather – The Difference Between Us

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