Fronted by White Stripes' Jack White and fellow power-pop purveyor Brendan Benson, The Raconteurs began when the two Motor City artists combined forces to write the breezy single "Steady, As She Goes." Enjoying the collaborative experience so much, White and Benson were inspired to record a whole album and called in bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler (both of the Cincinnati garage band The Greenhornes
) to join them.
THIS collaboration between White Stripes rocker Jack White, singer-songwriter Brendan Benson and Ohio rockers The Greenhornes
contains one of the year's best singles, Steady, As She Goes.
Stateside retro-rockers The Greenhornes
have much the same feel about them, right down to the cardboard box production values - no wonder White Stripe Jack White pops up as guest producer.