The Raconteurs joke about ‘drug fuelled’ album sessions

Jack White's other band reveal some strange secrets

The White Stripes‘ frontman Jack White has joked that session for his other band The Raconteurs‘ new album have been “drug fuelled”.

The band are currently in a Nashville studio working on the follow-up to their 2006 debut ‘Broken Boy Soldiers’, finding time during gaps on the current White Stripes world tour.

And, according to a MySpace message posted by the ‘supergroup’, the sessions have been fuelled by “acidophilus powder and flax seed smoke”.


The message is written as a conversation between White and bandmate Brendan Benson, and reads in full:

Brendan: “Jack, why don’t you want to tell people about the new album we’ve got cooking?”

Jack: “I’ll tell them when the time is right.”

Brendan: “What time is it right now?”

Jack: “Three o’clock.”

Brendan: “But the clock on the wall says 2:10.”


Jack: “OK, the time is right. The ‘teurs have a lot of new songs in the works people, the writing and structure of them has dissipated and reinvigorated and many times over since we came home from our last shows.”

Brendan: “We got into the studio as soon as we could, or as soon as LJ (bass player Jack Lawrence) would let us.”

Jack: “Yeah, matter of fact little Jack won’t let us do much without his blessing – and trying to get his blessing is like draining blood from a stone.”

Brendan: “Is that why the recording sessions were ‘drug fuelled’, Jack?”

Jack: “I was just kidding when I said that Brendan, don’t believe everything you read. Fact of business; don’t even believe all the things I tell you when it’s just you and me in the room. If little Jack‘s there though, then it’s all true.”

Brendan: “Well, if you consider acidophilus powder a drug, then yes the tank is full of fuel!”

Jack: “If I was to ever take a drug for pleasure, I would want that drug to be aspirin for all the headaches I get from second hand acidophilus powder and flax seed smoke.”

Brendan: “What about the songs man? Are you with me?”

Jack: “Look B, I know that you and Patrick are starting a two-piece band on the side.”

Brendan: “Who told you that?”

Jack: “LJ. did and we’re both fine with that, but as a penalty legion and I have decided you’ll be forfeiting any and all T-shirt profits for the period extending to, but not including, January 1st 2093.”

Brendan: “Um……..OK, it’s worth it.”

Jack: “But as we were saying, the new songs are coming together strong, I hate to even attempt to describe them…”

Brendan: “It would be like dancing about architecture.”

Jack: “…or singing about girls.”

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