Saturday, July 25, 2009

Review: Dead Weather - Horehound (* * *)

In advance of The Dead Weather's debut, Jack White, apparently tiring of the limelight, claimed to have more of a supporting role in the project. As the frontman of The White Stripes and one of the leading members of supergroup The Raconteurs, it makes sense that the increasingly recognized rock icon would take a backseat role for a change, perhaps in an effort to explore new artistic avenues or simply to have another group of musicians to jam with. Horehound marks White's third release in as many years (following a decent if less than masterful record with The Raconteurs in '08), and this time he's joined by The Kills' vocalist Alison Mosshart, multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) and Raconteurs bassist Jack Lawrence, while White himself sticks primarily to the drums. (Continue Reading...)