This is correct. One more Blunderbuss and we'll have to flip Solo and Dead Weather though.
I totally agree. There's a palpable chemistry in Dead Weather, which also goes for The White Stripes, who are enhanced by their boundaries. On the flipside, Blunderbuss gave Jack more freedom, which he took advantage of to mixed results, something I can greatly respect. The Raconteurs never felt special to me. Jack seemed to be trying to prove that he's just one of the guys in a band, but he blows every member of The Greenhornes out of the water, and the second guitar always felt out of place. Forgive me if I'm off the mark, it's been a long time since I've listened to The Raconteurs.
I remember when this thread was about headliners. Don't miss it much at all.
Post by bonnaroodavid on Feb 12, 2013 7:13:03 GMT -5
I will say White Stripes>Solo>Raconteurs>Dead Weather. I have not seen WS or Jack solo live, but have seen enough videos, etc to confirm this in my head. I think the White Stripes have a huge body of work, so that is an obvious advantage. Blunderbuss is fantastic and I'm sure the next album will be as well. The fact that I rank Raconteurs 3rd is not a reflection of how I feel about them. I thought the albums were so-so, but that Raconteurs What Stage set (2009?) still ranks as one of my all-time favorite shows. I enjoy Dead Weather, but they are a distant 4th for me.
There needs to 2 different rankings: live and albums. The Dead Weather set at Coachella in 2010 was, without hyperbole, one of the best I've ever seen. The chemistry between JW and Mosshart was unreal. I've never seen The Racs live, but if they are even better than they have moved up my bucket list.
4/10 - Jon Batiste and Stay Human
4/12 - Bruce Springsteen
4/30 - Local Natives
5/1 - Arcade Fire
5/3 - Mogwai
5/13 - Portugal. The Man
5/20 - Modest Mouse
5/24 - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
6/8 - Avett Brothers
6/12-6/15 - Bonnaroo
6/20 - Cage the Elephant
7/25-7/27 - Newport Folk Fest
8/5 - NIN & Soundgarden
The Dead Weather are a great live band and Mossheart is a fantastic front woman. However, I don't think their recorded catalog is very good. Especially their second album. I like Racontuers shows better simply because JW plays guitar during them.
Post by clevelandaroo on Feb 12, 2013 10:39:29 GMT -5
There has only been one non jam-band (im including Dave as a jam band) to repeat headline in modern roo era (when it made the change from exclusive jam to mainstream). This had been Radiohead. When I think "who will play the roo this year" I always, like most, consider who has played in prior years. You cant bring some headliners back within a certain time frame, im not sure what that is buts it seems like a large tim period. Radiohead headlines in 06, returns in 2012. 6 years. My point is, sorry it took so long, is it really time for Tom Petty to come back? Does the roo need two Petty headliner shows. I need a splash on this years lineup. Macca will be great, an encore with just paul and an acoustic playing yesterday under the roo lights is worth the ticket price. Mumford, although they are solid, dont give me that feeling like im going to see a trancendent show right now (ala radiohead, pearljam, stevie, arcadefire ect. Who is going to take this year over the top, besides Macca, where is the greatness going to come from?