The Raconteurs

Broken Boy Soldiers - 2023 Reissue

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Record Label
Third Man Records

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Review from 2006:
I'm sure you know the score with these guys anyway, but just incase you don't: The Raconteurs consist of Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler from The Greenhornes, Brendan Benson and Jack White. 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 Benson's 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 - although actual recording only took a couple of weeks in total. The album draws influences from early blues (as you'd expect from the line-up), along classic rock from the 60s to the present day. 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 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.

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