"Love Is Blindness"

jack white by josh anderson

In honor of the 20th birthday reissue of U2's big electro-poppy left turn, Achtung Baby, the ex-White Stripe reinvents the album's meditative closer into a scorched blues-rock howl. The tune is as akin to Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You" as it is to the hushed, piano-flecked original. "I'm too numb to feel," White declares after a fierce guitar tantrum. Doesn't sound like it, dude. By the way, how's that solo joint coming along?

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From The Archives Issue 1143: November 10, 2011