After attending the Dead Weather’s brilliant show at the Fillmore in San Francisco Friday night, rock withdrawal ran high all weekend. Until late last night, that is, when Jack White, Alison Mosshart, and the boys performed almost the exact same set at Coachella, which was streamed live on the web.
I had a feeling someone would rip the live stream, as it is beautifully shot/recorded, and sure enough, the series of YouTubes is hosting a plethora of clips. Though I won’t say that you’re getting the full impact of the DW’s live low-end frequency assault here, this is a great way to check out some new tunes, covers, and rearranged songs from their debut, Horehound, save for driving out to a crowded desert.
Check out some of my favorite moments below:
Consequence of Sound have picked out a few previews of songs from the Dead Weather’s forthcoming second album, Sea of Cowards, but I was a bit more moved (at the SF show and during the Coachella stream) by how comfortably Jack White and friends have settled into their older live favorites, such as “I Cut Like a Buffalo,” Van Morrison’s “You Just Can’t Win” (the B-side to “Treat Me Like Your Mother”), and “Will There Be Enough Water?” in which “Little” Jack Lawrence moves over to the drums and Jack picks up the guitar for a sultry duet with Alison Mosshart. Those cuts are below, but first…
“Forever My Queen” (Pentagram Cover) – The Dead Weather opened both shows with this song before breaking it down for their debut album opener, “60 Feet Tall.” When the opening drone of “Forever” hits live, the bass practically knocks the wind out of you.