The sound, the rhythm, is not what someone would label blues, and I think that happens with a lot of songs on this album as well.I consider all of it to be the blues, but I’m trying to present it in a way that shakes it up for me and the listener.” It would be easy to envisage Blunderbuss – the 11th album of White’s mature career, after six with Meg White in The White Stripes, two fronting The Raconteurs alongside Brendan Benson, and two playing mostly drums in The Dead Weather – as the point where much of the subterfuge stops, and something akin to a real Jack White emerges. The enigmatic strategies and outlandish concepts remain just as critical to his appeal as the songs and virtuosity.He played with two successful bands, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, and he ran his own label, Third Man Records, overseeing releases by everyone from Tom Jones to Insane Clown Posse. Club asked White about the album, the prevalence of troublesome women in his new songs, and what the oft-unpredictable star is going to do next. Were you planning on making solo record eventually? Jack White: I think that most people, and by people I mean journalists, think that I pre-conceive everything and that I spend my afternoons dreaming up self-mythologizing points of interest.But after The White Stripes officially called it quits in 2011, anticipation was high for a Jack White solo record, and when Blunderbuss was finally released last week, it received more scrutiny than any album White has been involved with in years. That’s only on the weekends, I can assure you that.Who would have predicted that a 70-year-old, semi-retired grandmother from Butcher Holler, Ky., would get together with a 20-something, guitar-slinging, Detroit punk rocker and put out a Grammy-nominated country album of the year?
His most famous musical project might’ve been inactive, but White never stopped working. Club: You've said that you only started working on Blunderbuss because RZA didn’t show up for a recording session.
The way Jack White tells it – though historically, his relationship with the truth can be a little capricious – his solo career started by accident.
For the past three years, White has been inviting musicians down to his Nashville studio to record 45s for his Third Man label; recent visitors have included Tom Jones, The Alabama Shakes, and the Insane Clown Posse.
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And Jack White, the leader of the Grammy-winning rock band, the White Stripes, is responsible.
That day, White says, he recorded three songs, including a shit-kicking homage to James Booker called “Trash Tongue Talker”, and embarked on a trajectory that culminates this month with the release of his first solo album, the rich, nuanced and thoroughly entertaining Blunderbuss. v=e TW6y Knm O08 “With The White Stripes, I wanted to have a new blues,” he says.