New Release Tuesday: The Dead Weather
The Dead Weather, featuring Jack White and Alison Mosshart, fuzz out audiences with their debut album Horehound
What do you get when you combine The Kills, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age and The Greenhornes? A fuzzy, alt-rock supergroup known as The Dead Weather.
Like Damn Yankees and The Travelling Willburys before them, The Dead Weather are intent on taking over the world with their collective super-rock-powers. The reason we give a shit about this band is Jack White's influence, acting as the drummer for this particular ride through the band's debut Horehound.
Here's the deal with The Dead Weather -- the idea is a noble one, and White's name gives it a foothold in the genre, but it falls short of actually opening any new doors for alternative/rock music (as well as falling short of warranting multiple listens). It is interesting, however, to listen to four talented musicians murder unnatural instruments throughout the course of the album.
The Dead Weather is hardly an inspired name -- sounding like they ripped off Dead Meadow -- but I'll give it up for naming the album Horehound. The band consists of Alison Mosshart (The Kills) on vocals, Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) on guitar, Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes) on bass and Jack White (The White Stripes, the movie Cold Mountain) on drums. I'd like to say White sticks to drums the whole album, but he butts his way into singing on a few songs throughout the album.
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