Jack White: Blunderbuss Roundup
In case you haven’t noticed, Jack White’s been a busy man…for several years now. Between the recently-deceased White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, working with Wanda Jackson, acting, movie soundtrack work, appearing on American Pickers, opening a record label/store/mobile store and probably some other stuff I can’t keep track of, you’d think the guy could use a vacation.
Nope. Not for Jack White. White just released a solo album, titled Blunderbuss. There were probably people out there eager to start saying “Jack White is losing his edge!” There are probably people out there who have been saying it since De Stijl. But after listening to Blunderbuss, I think the guy is pretty much redefining “edge.”
There was a lot of hype for the album in the first place, and White had an exorbitant amount of promotion behind it. That included a live stream of a concert, directed by Gary Oldman and presented by American Express. Check out the video below for a couple live tracks (not from the live stream), and Jack White making Gary Oldman bleed.
You can check out a recording of that live stream on Jack White’s Vevo Channel.
Along with that came TV performances, of course. Check out “Sixteen Saltines,” performed on “Later with Jools Holland.”
Here’s another performance of “Sixteen Saltines,” this time with his all-female band, as well as “Freedom at 21″ with his all-male band on “Die Harald Schmidt Show.”
You can also watch “Freedom at 21″ again on “The Colbert Report”
And finally, as a bonus, here’s Jack White’s band performing the White Stripes classic, “Ball and Biscuit,” also from “Later with Jools Holland.”