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Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Dead Weather - Horehound [Kronman Ent. T.] (USA 2009)

Another Roddus Album Of The Day

1. 60 Feet Tall (5:32)
2. Hang You From The Heavens (3:36)
3. I Cut Like a Buffalo (3:27)
4. So Far From Your Weapon (3:40)
5. Treat Me Like Your Mother (4:10)
6. Rocking Horse (2:59)
7. New Pony (3:56)
8. Bone House (3:26)
9. 3 Birds (3:43)
10.No Hassle Night (2:51)
11.Will There Be Enough Water? (6:17)

Imagine what it would sound like if you took the sounds of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Queens Of The Stoneage, The kills, A bit of grunge and Led Zepplin Blues and mixed them all together for a dark and dirty low down monster of  epic proportions. Imagine no longer, for this is The Dark Weather, another side project from the ever prolific and constantly brilliant Jack White teamed up with Jack Laurence from The Raconteurs, The Kills Alison Mosshart and Dean Fertita on guitar, also from the Raconteurs and late of The Queens Of The Stoneage. White plays drums on this effort and the drum sound and playing are great, especially on the first two cuts, and although White is only credited on 3 tracks, his influence permeates the whole album, Fertita's playing and the guitar sound is excellent throughout, with some impressive soloing. A very grungy sound with plenty of distortion, but very well recorded and these guys have gelled so well together that they sound like they have been playing together for years, some great chemistry going on here.
this album grabbed me from the very first listen and hasn't yet let go. At 43 minutes it is a reasonably concise statement that doesn't drag on more than necessary, although musically interesting it does have a sameness about most of the songs.  My Rating 4/5

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