Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jack White on"Saturday Night Live"

Jack performed two numbers, the first single Love Interruption and Sixteen Saltines, a previously unheard song from the upcoming solo debut by the former White Stripes frontman.

Everyone, myself included, loves Love Interruption, from its Son of a Preacher Man intro to the wonderful sultry voice of Ghanan-born Nashville-based singer Ruby Amanfu.

But perhaps many White Stripes fan, myself included, were even more excited by Sixteen Saltines, a straighahead rock blaster much in line with the White Stripes template we all love (and miss).

Attention, rock fans! Jack White has climbed from behind the drum kit he was obscured by in The Dead Weather. He's back, front stage, singing (he reportedly opted for a less intense role in The Dead Weather to rest damaged vocal cords), playing guitar (thank gods!), and rocking out on a new album and tour.

Those who despaired the end of The White Stripes, and those who never quite got on The Raconteurs and Dead Weather bandwagons, have cause to rejoice.

Blunderbuss, Jack White's solo debut album, is out in April 2012.

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