Jack White stopped by Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report for his second visit in as many years tonight, once again hilariously riffing with host Stephen Colbert on Third Man Records’ eccentric release schemes (this year’s helium balloon release), marketing, and the potential for a Colbert-White duet. When it comes to collaborating, Colbert just won’t give up: Last time, we heard him audition covers from the Bob Seger catalog for Jack, but now he’s going for unintelligible yelps and growls — the kind of which Jack concedes might happen only by accident on his own records.
Finally, the real reason White showed up to reach a couple million more ears than the five sets lucky to snag a helium version of “Freedom at 21”: that same Blunderbuss single, performed in all the unhinged, ferocious glory we’ve come to expect from the TMR leader. We’ve seen him bring this cut to a few television shows so far, but this one takes the cake. Check out both the interview and performance segment below (via Audio Perv):