Steady As She Goes Single
Released on May 9, 2006
The Raconteurs are a new band made up of old friends, consisting of Jack Lawrence
(bass), Patrick Keeler (drums), Brendan Benson (guitars, vocals, keys) and Jack White
(guitars, vocals, keys). The seed was sewn in an attic in the middle of a hot summer
when friends Jack White and Brendan Benson got together and wrote a song that truly
inspired them. This song was “Steady, As She Goes” and the inspiration led to the creation
of a full band with the addition of Lawrence and Keeler. While each of these four
individuals have had successful careers with their own bands, the culmination of all of
their talents is what truly makes The Raconteurs a force to be reckoned with.
The quartet convened at Benson’s East Grand Studio to lay down the basic tracks for
Broken Boy Soldiers. Work would continue whenever the boys could get together over
the next year. Finally, the album has found a window for its release in May of 2006.
The band is now, for its members, all consuming and they now present themselves to
be....consumed, or at best simply heard.
From the ready-made, radio-friendly quality built into songs like “Steady, As She
Goes”, to the explosive tenacity of “Store Bought Bones”, all the way down to the ‘hits
the cockles of your heart’ lullabies that encompass the full length recording, The
Raconteurs are more than capable of conquering any genre challenge or tale that they
encounter. After all, a raconteur is, by definition, a deft storyteller. And now a new story is unfolding