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The Raconteurs and the making of 'Steady, as She Goes'

Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, December 2006

IF EVER A record begged to be released on 7" vinyl it was the Raconteurs' 'Steady, as She Goes'. Redolent of an era when people rushed out to buy NME's indie-label Single Of The Week - when singles not only counted but jumped out of the speakers, grabbing you by the lapels of your ratty postpunk jacket - the debut by Jack White's sideline band was an instant masterpiece of 21st Century garage rock.

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