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Horehound (2009)

Artist: Dead Weather
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Format: CD
Sku: 211099745
UPC: 093624975328
UPC 14: 00093624975328
Release Date: 7/14/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. 60 Feet Tall ~ The Dead Weather
2. Hang You From The Heavens ~ The Dead Weather
3. I Cut Like A Buffalo ~ The Dead Weather
4. So Far From Your Weapon ~ The Dead Weather
5. Treat Me Like Your Mother ~ The Dead Weather
6. Rocking Horse ~ The Dead Weather
7. New Pony ~ The Dead Weather
8. Bone House ~ The Dead Weather
9. 3 Birds ~ The Dead Weather
10. No Hassle Night ~ The Dead Weather
11. Will There Be Enough Water? ~ The Dead Weather

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Alison Mosshart (vocals, guitar, percussion); Jack White (vocals, acoustic guitar, drums); Dean Fertita (guitar, piano, organ, synthesizer, background vocals); Jack Lawrence (guitar, drums, background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Jack White III; Vance Powell .
Muze PNote Recording information: Third Man Studio, Nashville, TN (10/2008-02/2009).
Muze PNote Photographer: David Swanson.
Muze PNote The Dead Weather, which combines the talents of Jack White, Jack Lawrence (Raconteurs), Alison Mosshart (Kills), and Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, Raconteurs), aren't so much concerned with living up to expectations as they are about defying them. There's a different kind of alchemy on this 2009 release than on any of the bandmembers' other projects. Not only does White returns to his first instrument, the drums, he also trades in the high-pitched yelp he uses with the Stripes and Raconteurs for a deeper, at times unrecognizable, voice on "I Cut Like a Buffalo," the lone Horehound track he wrote by himself. The Dead Weather's sound isn't so much heavy as it is thick with a tense atmosphere that's sustained throughout most of the album, and the group shuns the tighter structures of their other bands for a bluesy, jammy grind.
Muze PNote This loose-limbed immediacy often feels like a particularly inspired rehearsal, especially on the cover of Bob Dylan's "New Pony," which gets amped up with huge grungy riffs and shouted backing vocals. This looseness also allows the band to indulge flights of fancy like the instrumental "3 Birds" and the menacing surf-jazz of "Rocking Horse." Given the fact that the Dead Weather formed on a whim and recorded these songs in a matter of weeks, this is a pretty compelling album, and one that shows that the band's members bring out the best in each other, albeit in unexpected ways.

Producer: Jack White III

Engineer: Vance Powell

Artist Overview

Formed in 2009, the Dead Weather is the second all-star side project from Jack White. Featuring the Kills' Alison Mosshart on lead vocals, Raconteur Jack Lawrence on bass, Dean Fertita on guitar, and White on drums, the band trades in a similar fuzz-and-stomp style to that of the White Stripes, but it's Mosshart's devilish vocals that give the band its unique identity. The band's debut, Horehound, appeared in 2009 on White's own Third Man label, and Sea of Cowards followed one year later.
Artist Influences
Bob Dylan | Boss Hog | Led Zeppelin | Royal Trux

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/14/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 519785
Music Label Name Label : Third Man/Warner Bros.
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624975328

Professional Reviews

Spin (p.32)
- Ranked #10 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2009" -- "[F]unked-up voodoo-blooze slabs..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.55)
- "The first half of HOREHOUND is just weird enough to be utterly mesmerizing, a series of ominous, fuzzed-out psych-blues riffs that climax in the tremendous Rush-meets-Jay-Z rave-up of 'Treat Me Like Your Mother.'" -- Grade: B

Alternative Press (p.126)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "There's no denying the quartet know how to work a mighty groove as well as set up atmospheres similar to bands remanded to the faded pages of old record-collecting magazines."

Billboard (p.44)
- "The Dead Weather's gothic and electric R&B sound is exemplified on 'Treat Me Like Your Mother,' and the quartet demonstrates psychedelic swagger on a blistering cover of Bob Dylan's 'New Pony'..."

Pitchfork (Website)
- "[T]he Dead Weather are greatly distinguished by a richness of atmosphere. Over its 11 tracks, HOREHOUND rarely relents in its murky, humid, southern-gothic ambience..."

Clash (magazine)
- "[E]leven tracks that are deliciously thrilling ride."

Record Collector (magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Slower numbers such as opener '60 Feet Tall' and closer 'Will There Be Enough Water' are impressively experimental and freeform."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Dead Weather
Product attributeLabel:   Warner/reprise/maverick
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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