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Hear Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’ on iTunes

18 April 2012 1,735 views 3 Comments

Although he’s been around, actually quite a bit, it seems fair to say that Jack’s back. White Stripes’ front guy and producer extraordinaire Jack White, a.k.a. John Anthony Gillis, has issued his first solo album, which is both immediately familiar and shows the perhaps inevitable progression of his talent.

And, you can listen to Blunderbuss on iTunes in its entirety — stream it free to your Mac, but not iOS devices.

Currently, only one song, Sixteen Saltines, is available for immediate ($0.99) download and you can pre-order ($10.99) the full 13-track album for delivery on April 24.

Put a cassette in the deck

Back in the day, Pittsburgh’s 97 Rock (now, just another “Bob”) played full albums starting at midnight and I would record them using my trusty Panasonic boom box.

At least one proof thereof exists in the form of Jethro Tull’s Songs from the Wood. It’s in a box somewhere in the basement, though I’m unlikely to root around for it as that reliable for decades boom box died several years ago.

However, if you are so inclined, Rogue Amoeba’s Piezo ($9.99) is akin to the FM-cassette boom box of yore in that it can record internet radio or, for that matter, audio from nearly any Mac app, including iTunes. Using the demo version of Piezo, you can record up to 10 minutes per launch.

Now, you might be thinking that recording a $10.99 album with a $9.99 app (Mac App Store) is only just a bargain. However, Piezo could also be used to record full albums from NPR’s First Listen series streamed via Safari — currently, they’re offering Nora Jones’ Little Broken Hearts.

Or, you can just skip all of that crap, and buy Jack and Norah on iTunes, Amazon or wherever it pleases you to part with your money.

If you are so inclined…

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