Top critical review
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.