I assume that anyone who agrees to participate in a Jack White project realizes that it’s Jack who’s the big star and the main attraction. It’s part of the deal. Jack tries to be diplomatic and not hog the spotlight. He occasionally let Brendan Benson sing lead in the Raconteurs, and in the Dead Weather Allison Mosshart took the majority of vocal duties. But I’ve been noticing how anyone singing with Jack somehow gets made to sound like Jack. On Horehound I noticed how Allison’s vocals were mixed and altered so her singing resembles Jack’s. If you listen to any of The Kills albums, she really doesn’t sound Jacklike at all. And on this track Brendan Benson is singing in Jack’s style. On the record he sounds almost exactly like Jack. Has anyone noticed this? Surely, it’s no coincidence. I’m not suggesting that Jack is egoistical enought to force people to copy him. Perhaps his collaborators are unconsciously falling victim to the so-called “Woody-Allen-Syndrome”, in which they feel compelled to pay tribute to the master by aping his mannerisms. Curious.