When I first heard this song, I thought that it was recorded in the 1960s. I kept wondering to myself how something so good could have flown under my radar for so long, as I consider myself a Flower Power aficionado.
Little did I know that, upon further research, I’d discover that this song is actually from the 2015 album Dodge and Burn by a supergroup known as The Dead Weather.
For those who don’t know, a “supergroup” refers to a band that is made up of past members from several other acts.
In this case, The Dead Weather is made up of Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and Discount), Jack White (The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes and City and Colour).
Supergroups are generally hit-or-miss, ranging from Cream greatness to Chickenfoot “meh”.
The Dead Weather seem to have found a working formula, though, by giving listeners a blast from the past behind an unapologetic rough sound and strong female lead vocals.