Jack White may well be rock and roll’s greatest trickster—a shape shifter of the highest order.
The White Stripes were always a deceptively simple band; accessible and ever straightforward. But diving into their music, audiences were treated with a depth and precision often lacking in their garage-rock revivalist brethren. Blunderbuss is no different. On first listen it has something for everyone and is even easy to dismiss as slightly unfocused. But that’s where Jack White the trickster comes in and you know, deep inside your musical heart that it can’t be that simple; that it can’t just be written off.