#songoftheday / REVIEW: JACK WHITE: “HIGH BALL STEPPER”
You won’t see any lyric video for Jack White’s new single “High Ball Stepper” making the rounds on Youtube anytime soon. Or, better still, ever. Why, you ask? Because there aren’t any lyrics — or vocals — on this smokin’ hot jam, which finds White shredding away in a realm that would seem to exist between classic Hendrix and Black Sabbath’s last album, 13. We’re talking about some primo blues rock with a smidge of metal about it, folks, and it’s one of the most stirring songs we’ve heard so far this year. We can’t wait to hear White’s new album, Lazaretto, after this scorcher.
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.