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Old 04-18-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default Jack White's "Blunderbuss"

Jack White's debut solo effort is being released in a few days. The whole album is currently streaming for free on itunes. Check it out.

Here's videos for the first two released singles...

SIXTEEN SALTINES
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Overall, i think it's a great album. There are some real jams on it. Particularly I'm Shakin, Sixteen Saltines, Freedom At 21, Weep Themselves To Sleep. He covers a lot of ground on the album, it has a very mish-mashed White Album feel to it, and it totally works.

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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I haven't read it yet, but remembered there was an interview with him in last Saturday's Guardian. so, here is the online version:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012...ct-blunderbuss

I have never owned any of his various bands albums, but I always like to read up on what the real musicians of the world are up to.

and y'know, I didn't like it much at first, but I really quite like the Bond tune he knocked out, and of course, the WS stuff I have heard on the radio has always been good. A friend made me up a various tape one time and included a few of their tunes, there was one that started off about a squirrel or something, I liked that one. haha, think it was a squirrel anyway, haven't heard it for a few years.
Anyway, like my guitar skills, my knowledge is limited on his work. haha

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I haven't read it yet, but remembered there was an interview with him in last Saturday's Guardian. so, here is the online version:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012...ct-blunderbuss

I have never owned any of his various bands albums, but I always like to read up on what the real musicians of the world are up to.

and y'know, I didn't like it much at first, but I really quite like the Bond tune he knocked out, and of course, the WS stuff I have heard on the radio has always been good. A friend made me up a various tape one time and included a few of their tunes, there was one that started off about a squirrel or something, I liked that one. haha, think it was a squirrel anyway, haven't heard it for a few years.
Anyway, like my guitar skills, my knowledge is limited on his work. haha
That song is Little Acorns. Great tune! Mort Crim is the voice in the beginning saying the following:


when problems overwhelm us
and sadness smothers us
where do we find the will
and the courage to continue?
well, the answer may come in the caring voice of a friend
a chance encounter with a book
or from a personal faith
for janet help came from her faith
but it also came from a squirrel
shortly after her divource
janet lost her father
then she lost her job
she had mounting money problems
but janet not only survived
she worked her way out of dispondencey
and now she says life is good again
how could this happen?
she told me that late one autumn day
when she was at her lowest
she watched a squirrle storing up nuts for the winter
one at a time he would take them to the nest
and she thought
if that squirrel can take care of himself
with the harsh winter coming on
so can I
once I broke my problems into small pieces
I was able to carry them
just like those acorns
one at a time

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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Thanks, and I forgot about the spoken word intro, yeah, that was a good intro to the song.

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I have never owned any of his various bands albums, but I always like to read up on what the real musicians of the world are up to.
if yer into that sort of thing, then check out this article on jack. i've been a fan of his since he was a nobody, and this is one of the best articles i've read on him....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/ma...2&pagewanted=1

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Thanks, and I forgot about the spoken word intro, yeah, that was a good intro to the song.

Jack is an acquired taste. Sometimes he is incredible, yet other times he is really out in left field. I enjoy most of his stuff, but it took awhile for some of it to grow on me...

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Album came out today! go check it out!

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Jack is an acquired taste. Sometimes he is incredible, yet other times he is really out in left field. I enjoy most of his stuff, but it took awhile for some of it to grow on me...
what has he done that seemed out of left field to you? i often have an instant connection with most things he's done.

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The one thing that always strikes me about him, is his actual music is always very simple and almost sophomoric. It's all catchy as hell, don't get me wrong, but I kinda think is he to music what Roger Corman or John Carpenter were to filmmaking.

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Got to get my hands on this soon.

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The one thing that always strikes me about him, is his actual music is always very simple and almost sophomoric. It's all catchy as hell, don't get me wrong, but I kinda think is he to music what Roger Corman or John Carpenter were to filmmaking.
some of his music is really simple. thats one of the things i like about it most, actually. it's so simple and primitive, but creative as hell. its actually very difficult to flourish creatively with such simple methods. but when someone can do that, i find it completely enthralling. thats what the ramones did, thats what the stooges did...and so many other amazing rock and roll bands. i dont think something being technical makes it better than something that isnt. i've seen people finger the hell out of a fretboard and it comes off completely hollow compared to a more creative person trashing out a three power chord riff.

i love roger corman movies and john carpenter, but their films are cheap thrills. and while that would be right at home in rock and roll, i dont think thats what jack's music is.

but for as much simple music jack has, he has a technical side too. this album is far more musical than his previous work. he covers a pretty wide spectrum of sound and music on this album.

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Do you think he has a great ass too?

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Do you think he has a great ass too?
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I still want a third 'The Raconteurs' album.

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Old 04-24-2012, 06:58 PM   #14
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The one thing that always strikes me about him, is his actual music is always very simple and almost sophomoric. It's all catchy as hell, don't get me wrong, but I kinda think is he to music what Roger Corman or John Carpenter were to filmmaking.
Are you referring to Post Fog Carpenter? Before the film, he had a really good record (all I have to say is Halloween.) But, as of now, his films have been c-grade...I was really disappointed with The Ward. I was hoping it would be his comeback, but I guess his lack of ambition, compounded with ganja usage has bled away whatever talent was left.

'course, part of me does wish that they would give him the reigns to another Halloween film, as the treatment he has teased sounds promising, even though I will not hold my breath.

Corman is a reliable source of sleaze and b-film goodness.

Jack Black has been hit or miss, film wise. His music has been more consistent, though. Cheesy and sophomoric, as one remarked, but very catchy.

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here are some live performances. jack has been traveling with two backing bands. one all female, one all male. he decides the morning of each show which band he wants to use.

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the drummers in these bands are totally killing it. i cant wait to see this live.

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Are you referring to Post Fog Carpenter? Before the film, he had a really good record (all I have to say is Halloween.) But, as of now, his films have been c-grade...I was really disappointed with The Ward. I was hoping it would be his comeback, but I guess his lack of ambition, compounded with ganja usage has bled away whatever talent was left.

'course, part of me does wish that they would give him the reigns to another Halloween film, as the treatment he has teased sounds promising, even though I will not hold my breath.

Corman is a reliable source of sleaze and b-film goodness.

Jack Black has been hit or miss, film wise. His music has been more consistent, though. Cheesy and sophomoric, as one remarked, but very catchy.
No, you missed my inference entirely.

Both Corman and Carpenter were known for making fun, enjoyable films. But with rather low - even comically so - production values. Essentially, they made movies without a lot of the more skilled technical and artistic qualities that normally define a good movie as a good movie; artistic cinematography, lavish set design, etc.

White is kind of the same way, IMO; if you break down the music he actually writes, it's extremely simple. There's little technical, academic skill in it. Yet despite that, he creates extremely enjoyable and captivating music. Generally.

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No, you missed my inference entirely.

Both Corman and Carpenter were known for making fun, enjoyable films. But with rather low - even comically so - production values. Essentially, they made movies without a lot of the more skilled technical and artistic qualities that normally define a good movie as a good movie; artistic cinematography, lavish set design, etc.

White is kind of the same way, IMO; if you break down the music he actually writes, it's extremely simple. There's little technical, academic skill in it. Yet despite that, he creates extremely enjoyable and captivating music. Generally.
Nevermind.

I need to sleep. But, I agree with your assessment.

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Jack gets two more thumbs up for playing with the former keyboardist from one of my favorite bands.


Album is really great, so far, not a bad track. Listening to "I'm shakin". Makes me want to dance.


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For those of you didn't know, Gary Oldman will be directing Jack White's concert on American Express Unstaged tomorrow

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the live broadcast of the american express show is currently repeating. looks like jack is showing off both backing bands for the special occasion.

http://www.youtube.com/user/JackWhit...eature=g-all-f

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Female band:
Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
Missing Pieces
Freedom At 21
Love Interruption
Hotel Yorba
Two Against One
Top Yourself
I'm Slowly Turning Into You
Blue Blood Blues
Take Me With You When You Go

[intermission]

Male band:
Sixteen Saltines
Cut Like a Buffalo
Weep Themselves To Sleep
Trash Tongue Talker
You Know That I Know
Were Going To Be Friends
Hypocritical Kiss
Hello Operator
Carolina Drama
Seven Nation Army
Goodnight, Irene

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I am listening to it right now, and it does have a very early White Stripes feel to it.

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Fantastic album, and amazing live show. I might be a mark, but this man can literally do no wrong.

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Jack White has done music for Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill's new BBC gangster show Peaky Blinders

http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=464725

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Jack White has done music for Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill's new BBC gangster show Peaky Blinders

http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=464725
Nice, I might check it out just to hear some of his music. I haven't heard but about this show, but Jack White usually does a pretty awesome job with this type of stuff.

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Cant believe I just saw this thread.
Blunderbuss is an incredible album and I feel like Jacks next solo album is a grammy waiting to happen.

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