Two Against One

Jack White's most ear-grabbing outburst since the end of the White Stripes ain't punk blues. But it's some kinda blues, one of two leaks — Norah Jones' Nancy Sinatra-ish "Black" is the other — from Danger Mouse's latest fantasy, a spaghetti-Western song cycle with composer Daniele Luppi. "The mirror is a trigger, and your mouth's a gun," White sings over haunted Ennio Morricone-style backing vocals, spinning couplets about a mercenary character in a heroic battle with his own self-loathing. The Stripes will be missed. But this bodes well for both White and Danger Mouse, who is clearly gunning for the "Most Supergroups" entry in Guinness World Records.

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From The Archives Issue 1129: April 28, 2011