I didn’t think I liked Jack White. When the White Stripes were a big thing, it seemed like a gimmick: a chick who can’t really play drums, no bass player, and a pale Johnny Depp guy doing everything else. I didn’t really give it a close listen, and still haven’t.
Then guerillaradio.net introduced me to his latest band, The Dead Weather, for which White plays drums and which I immediately liked.
Now, a year or so later, pandora radio leads to the in-between band: The Raconteurs. Jack’ back on guitar and sharing the singing duties with a guy that, to steal my wife’s reference, sounds like he was in Triumph. I only own their second album as I write this, but it is a collection of some very strong songs. I dare you not to get hooked on this.