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4.2 out of 5 stars
Steady, as She Goes
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on 28 September 2012
The debut single from the side project of The White Stripes Jack White, solo artist Brendan Benson, and Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler of The Greenhornes. This 2006 release used the dynamics of a grunge rock song, and a loping bass-line with an uncanny resemblance to unfashionable new wave artist Joe Jackson's 'Is She Really Going Out With Him?' to create a solid, if unspectacular rock tune. (I have to admit to being flabbergasted by the sheer scale of the success of 'Steady, As She Goes': it was nominated for a Grammy in 2007; became a UK Top 10 hit, and has been covered since by artists like Corinne Bailey Rae and Adele.) It is backed here by just one B-side - 'The Bane Rendition'. This swirling, moody instrumental owes more than a little to the blues-y hard rock of Led Zeppelin.
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on 24 April 2006
Steady as she goes is the first full length single from the supergroup 'The Raconteurs'. This has a distinic catchy quality to it, just as many of the white stripes singles did (seven nation army, the denial twist and blue orchid to name a few). This song has been accepted as a classic from the hardcore fans when it was released as a very limited 7" in january and now its time for the mainstream to get into it. I feel that the single itself has such great quality that it can bring the raconteurs to high levels, that took the white stripes 4 years to achieve. The single has a catchy riff and catcher lyrics. Jack White and Brenden Benson are a great pair, their voices are so similar you cant tell who is singing. The single, supprisingly starts off with a drum beat by greenhorn patric keeler, the best drumer of his generation, and a nice little bass riff by greenhorn Jack lawrence, one of the leading garge rock basists. The song is a great singalong song and will be getting festival crowds jummping up and down all summer. I prerdict great success for this band. But is it ever going to be as good as the white stripes? Well if this single is anything to go by then maybe...
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on 9 May 2006
"Steady, As She Goes" is one of those songs. Instantly catchy, you're humming it for a couple of weeks and then you realise it actually isn't that good. The lyrics are poor (what exactly is "the point of stable glue"?) and the music is pretty pedestrian. It's a conventional rock song without the bluesy edge of The White Stripes, or anything to make it stand out amongst the raft of new bands out at the moment. They only reason it's gotten airplay is because Jack White is in the band and it's a "supergroup".

"Store Bought Bones" is a much more interesting prospect, with it's weird scratchy sounds and frantic pace. This should have been the lead single, not "Steady As She goes", but it's not enough. There's nothing special about The Raconteurs, and with their debut album apparently only ten (!) songs long you get the sense that they might not have many original ideas to offer
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on 11 May 2006
Ok it's a perfect song, very catchy, with beautiful clear-sound guitars from Jack White and his mates. When I heard it a couple of times, I liked so much, so I bought the single immediately.

But nobody is talking how good the b-side is. The Bane Rendition is a fantastic rock instrumental track with plenty of highly inspired guitar tunes... it goes low and silent and then loud again so beautifully.
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on 19 April 2006
This song is so good! Is has a awsome beat and is fantastic to air drum/guitar along to. I recommend this song if you are a fan of idie/rock music.
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