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Jack White: Dead Weather like magic

Published 18/05/2010 | 13:52

The Dead Weather have completed their second album in a year
The Dead Weather have completed their second album in a year

Jack White has said the completion of The Dead Weather's second album in a year was like "magic".

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The band - which also includes singer-guitarist Alison Mosshart of The Kills, bassist Jack Lawrence of The Greenhornes and The Raconteurs and Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita - wrote some of the songs while on tour and from then only took a few weeks to complete the album, called Sea Of Cowards.

The group also released their first album Horehounds just six months after recording began, and Jack said: "It's magic, but you're very fortunate to have it once in your lifetime. For it to keep happening over and over again enough so we can all keep working and creating together is incredible."

Alison added: "It was kind of magical ... within about 15 hours we wrote five songs and kind of couldn't stop ourselves. That's certainly a little bit weird."

Jack Lawrence, a long-time collaborator with Jack White, said the group worked well as a team.

"All of us are writing in one room together. We're going in with nothing usually and sitting down and someone comes up with one part, and everybody else chimes in. And Alison's sitting over in the corner writing lyrics to it the whole time," he explained.

Jack White added: "Every band finds their own comfort zone in how they work together," White said. "Some bands can all write in the same room, some bands can't. It doesn't work that way. Some bands need a central leader, some bands are more democratic. It decides itself. You don't take a vote."

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