The Dead Weather can be a mixed bag between their principals’ ineffable charisma and their lesser songs’ paint-by-numbers posturing — but the project’s certainly carved a niche in turning out some of the year’s most memorable videos. Jack and Alison already treated each other like your mother (your mother loves to pump you Robert Rodriguez-style). Now Mr. White can take credit for directing 2009′s best hybrid usage of belly dancers, knives, buffalo heads, hula hoops, and random creepy old guys in bowler hats. You can’t argue with that, about as much as you can’t make too much sense of the clip. But it’s a fun one.

(via Spinner)

Horehound is out via Third Man/Warner Bros. The “I Cut Like a Buffalo” single is due on 10/26, b/w a cover of the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band’s “A Child of a Few Hours Is Burning to Death.”

UPDATE: Here’s “Version II”…

Comments (13)
  1. Jack  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2009 0

    This whole album is garbage.

  2. fuckhole  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2009 0


  3. JoeyT  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2009 0

    I’m seeing this band tonight, I will be sure to ask Jack wtf is going on here? Maybe in the spirit of the buffalo, he used every spare part lying around the studio.

  4. Pineapple And The Monkey  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2009 0

    Pretty shade of blue…

  5. me  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2009 0

    um… the “random old man” in the bowler hat is actually BP Fallon, who by the way, if you look him up- will realize that he’s not so “random”.

  6. jack white should try switching it up a little bit, he could do anything wants and people will gobble it up with a spoon. what freedom he has! and what does he do with it?

  7. Give me back the Jack White before Icky Thump back please. Consolers is a deviation. However I want to see him by himself without anyone elses influence, i trust him with that.

  8. here  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2009 0

    This song is phenomenal, straight swagger. Extremely underrated album.

  9. Zooey  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2009 0

    Jack looks like Willy Wonka in this video.

  10. Great song, probably my favorite song off the album, and an absolute pleasure to see live.

  11. che  |   Posted on Oct 2nd, 2009 0

    saw them at street scene and my god are the talented. i dont care for this song but the album is incredible overall the best song is 60 feet tall

  12. mitchell  |   Posted on Oct 3rd, 2009 0

    Cool lighting, Jack. Not bad for a first video but I doubt the other members are thrilled to be excluded.

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