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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby elduderino » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:59 pm

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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby love_islander » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:51 am

Thanks Shane, it has been some time since something of this magnitude has come to light
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby shaneoftheroad » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:27 am

love_islander wrote:Thanks Shane, it has been some time since something of this magnitude has come to light


Yeah, no problem. Wish I'd brought it to you guys sooner.
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby BluefordT » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:37 pm

Yeah way cool shane! TY TY TY TY, glad u decided NOT to be another "Minister of Secret Information"

In other news i just "found" 7 other copies of these same exact lyric sheets on my printer!!!! PM Shane with offers please! :D
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby shaneoftheroad » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:11 pm

BluefordT wrote:Yeah way cool shane! TY TY TY TY, glad u decided NOT to be another "Minister of Secret Information"

In other news i just "found" 7 other copies of these same exact lyric sheets on my printer!!!! PM Shane with offers please! :D


haha No, no. Please don't. My buddy had considered making hi-res copies and selling them on eBay but I convinced him that would cheapen the legacy of the pages.
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby achouza » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:13 pm

shaneoftheroad wrote:
BluefordT wrote:Yeah way cool shane! TY TY TY TY, glad u decided NOT to be another "Minister of Secret Information"

In other news i just "found" 7 other copies of these same exact lyric sheets on my printer!!!! PM Shane with offers please! :D


haha No, no. Please don't. My buddy had considered making hi-res copies and selling them on eBay but I convinced him that would cheapen the legacy of the pages.


yeaah definitely not make hi res copies and sell on ebay,, if he does that whoever buys the hi res copies can make copies and resell,, definitely hurt the legacy of papers
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby BluefordT » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:59 pm

achouza wrote:
shaneoftheroad wrote:
BluefordT wrote:Yeah way cool shane! TY TY TY TY, glad u decided NOT to be another "Minister of Secret Information"

In other news i just "found" 7 other copies of these same exact lyric sheets on my printer!!!! PM Shane with offers please! :D


haha No, no. Please don't. My buddy had considered making hi-res copies and selling them on eBay but I convinced him that would cheapen the legacy of the pages.


yeaah definitely not make hi res copies and sell on ebay,, if he does that whoever buys the hi res copies can make copies and resell,, definitely hurt the legacy of papers



They would just be known as "re-issues", "second-press","imported-papers", re-issues don't "cheapen" anything-check popsike!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :) ;) :P :oops: :shock: :!: :?: :ugeek: :mrgreen: :| :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :cry: :evil: :cry: :evil: :cry: :? 8-) :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

P.S. please still pm shane! he loooooves the emails! :D
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby shaneoftheroad » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:15 pm

Protect yourself from Mayhem.
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby BluefordT » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:23 pm

shaneoftheroad wrote:Protect yourself from Mayhem.


Is that Greek for "Wrap that rascal?"
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby shaneoftheroad » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:44 pm

BluefordT wrote:
shaneoftheroad wrote:Protect yourself from Mayhem.


Is that Greek for "Wrap that rascal?"


Depends on what you plan on naming your children.
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby BluefordT » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:50 pm

shaneoftheroad wrote:
BluefordT wrote:
shaneoftheroad wrote:Protect yourself from Mayhem.


Is that Greek for "Wrap that rascal?"


Depends on what you plan on naming your children.



I was thinking of something like......................κατεργάρης
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby shaneoftheroad » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:51 pm

BluefordT wrote:I was thinking of something like......................κατεργάρης


Then yes.
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby shaneoftheroad » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:09 am

Just so you know, the almighty owner of the pages discovered the Swirl today. I'm gonna try to convince him to sign up and join the fray.
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Re: "Secret" Handwritten Lyrics Come To Light

Postby theeradicaleclectic » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:45 am

In a strange way this seems to contrast the fact that Jack reworked some Hank Williams lyrics as a part of looking into his notebooks

i think this is likely the song that made me come to terms with being a life long jack white fan... loads of interest in the guy until this song

it must be all those k's ... or maybe its the strength of the piano composition as a part of missing a lost way of life for me but it speaks volumes


You having this is some pretty amazing stuff when all is said and done... did your friend ever join??... not naming names of course

just to add something of dimension and proportion to this thread and perhaps a little pop of freshness i am dropping this in

its Ben Blackwell's liner notes for Live at Montreaux about the formation of the Racs posted on Tremble Under Boom Lights

i think it goes well with these comments and this particular fascinating bit of memorobilia

For a band whose every move has been overly documented since the instant their existence was known, there's still a large part of the Raconteurs story that's largely untold.

While Jack White was at the time the most well-known musician amongst the self-proclaimed "new band made up of old friends,” it is oftentimes overlooked that Benson had the earlier success. His impressive debut album, One Mississippi, was released on Virgin Records in 1996. Benson supported the likes of the Wallflowers, saw his song "Insects Rule" covered by the Foo Fighters and even enjoyed a successful tour of Japan all before the White Stripes would play their first live show.

Benson moved back to his hometown of Detroit in 1998 after a stint living in California and soon met (and hit it off with) White. Brendan was the first artist to ever cover the White Stripes when he performed “Sugar Never Tasted So Good” at the Magic Stick in Detroit on November 27th, 1998.

At that same time, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler were barnstorming the Midwest as the rhythm section in the Cincinnati-based act the Greenhornes, quickly making a name for themselves as the nation's premier garage/soul band. It was a given then that all future Raconteurs would know each other by the release of the Greenhornes debut album Gun For You in May of 1999, but that it would take until 2004 for them all to collaborate was almost odd given the collabo-happy times they were enjoying.

There were previous pairings of the friends that would happen first. White and Benson did a one-off performance together (doing songs each had written) at the Garden Bowl in Detroit on March 14th, 1999 and recorded demos of songs like "Now Mary" and "You've Got Her in Your Pocket" in Brendan's attic later that spring. Benson would later appear in the documentary Detroit Rock Movie performing "…Pocket" while the White Stripes would begin to cover Brendan's "Good to Me" live in the fall of '99 and released their version in 2003.

Benson and White also performed together in the short-lived and posthumously-named Jack White and the Bricks along with Kevin Peyok (the Waxwings) on bass and Ben Blackwell (the Dirtbombs) on drums. While they only existed for a handful of shows in the summer/fall of '99, their first performance was actually opening for the Greenhornes on the Garden Bowl Lanes on July 9th…White's 24th birthday.

With a set comprising mainly of songs written by White that had yet to be appropriated by the White Stripes, the Bricks were never a serious concern to any of its participants. The band is only really remembered because of a decent audience recording (easily found online) made live at the Gold Dollar in Detroit on September 16, 1999.

Come September 2002, the White Stripes were personally selected by Jeff Beck to serve as backing band on songs from his Yardbirds era in a career spanning 40th anniversary concert at London's Royal Festival Hall. Needing a bass player to fill out the group, the Stripes tapped Jack Lawrence for the spot and the result was an unqualified success, as the YouTube videos will attest.

By August 2003,White had Keeler and Lawrence serve as the rhythm section for the sessions that would yield Loretta Lynn's universally acclaimed Van Lear Rose. Released in April 2004, the album would go on to win two Grammy's and found White, Lawrence and Keeler backing Lynn for performances on The Today Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. It would also seemingly be the last necessary step before all members of the Raconteurs would finally play together.

In the summer of 2004 Benson, recording in the attic of his grand Detroit home, was stuck on an uncompleted lyric of “Find yourself a girl and settle down, live a simple life in a quiet town.” Good friend, neighbor and occasional musician White came up with the fitting conclusion and de facto song title, “Steady as she goes.” Slide in Keeler and Lawrence as the best bassist and drummer around and it all fits together like pieces to a musical puzzle…while they'd all been knocking about in the same space for years, they were finally locked-in together in the right configuration.

The sessions in Benson's attic at 419 E Grand Boulevard (a house that at most recent check was boarded-up) yielded the ten tracks that would serve as their debut album Broken Boy Soldiers. During overdubs White managed to lay down a demo of "As Ugly As I Seem" which would later make its way into the Stripes' repertoire.

With all songs written and produced by the White/Benson pairing, the album was more-or-less finished by the beginning of 2005. The fact it wouldn't see release for over a year was understandable as '05 saw the White Stripes release Get Behind Me Satan, the Greenhornes East Grand Blues and Benson The Alternative to Love. Each album was accompanied by extensive touring. The bulk of the Stripes' dates had the Greenhornes as openers while Benson opened a handful as well.

The Raconteurs' first live performance was an unplanned occurrence on October 1st, 2005. The event was a private party held in White's home at 1731 Seminole in Detroit's Indian Village and followed a Stripes concert at the Masonic Temple. While the Greenhornes served as the planned entertainment, with all four members in attendance it didn't take much urging to get the Raconteurs playing. White's house, where …Satan was recorded, was less than a mile from the attic where …Soldiers was recorded.

White moved to Nashville in December 2005 and it wasn't long before the rest of the Raconteurs were rehearsing in his living room (footage of which is viewable on Third Man Records' Vault fan club), pulling up their stakes and moving there too.

The public wouldn't hear music from the Racs until XL Records released 1000 copies of the 7" single of "Steady, As She Goes" in January 2006. Their public live debut would come a few months later on March 20th, 2006 in Liverpool, England but from there, the rest of the story has already been told.


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