The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers (Music CD)
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The Raconteurs are a new band made up of old friends, consisting of Jack
Lawrence (bass), Patrick Keeler (drums), Brendan Benson (guitars, vocals, keys)
and Jack White (guitars, vocals, keys). The seed was sewn in an attic in the
middle of a hot summer when friends Jack White and Brendan Benson got together
and wrote a song that truly inspired them. This song was "Steady, As She
Goes" and the inspiration led to the creation of a full band with the
addition of Lawrence and Keeler. While each of these four individuals have had
successful careers with their own bands, the culmination of all of their talents
is what truly makes The Raconteurs a force to be reckoned with.
The quartet convened at Bensons East Grand Studio to lay down the basic tracks for Broken Boy Soldiers. Work would continue whenever the boys could get together over the next year. The band is now, for its members, all consuming and they now present themselves to be consumed, or at best simply heard.
From the ready-made, radio-friendly quality built into songs like "Steady, As She Goes", to the explosive tenacity of "Store Bought Bones", all the way down to the "hits the cockles of your heart" lullabies that encompass the full length recording, The Raconteurs are more than capable of conquering any genre challenge or tale that they encounter. After all, a raconteur is, by definition, a deft storyteller. And now a new story is unfolding.
1. Steady, As She Goes
3. Broken Boy Soldier
4. Intimate Secretary
7. Store Bought Bones
8. Yellow Sun
9. Call It A Day
10. Blue Veins