Store Bought Bones

Album: Broken Boy Soldier (2006)

Songfacts®:

  • This originated from an outtake from the White Stripes' album Get Behind Me Satan. The Onion asked Jack White how he knows which songs will go to The Raconteurs and which will go to his other projects. He replied: "It tells you where it wants to be. You just let the song tell you. 'Store Bought Bones' on this album, that was a riff I was playing with Meg, and I just knew it wasn't a White Stripes song. You just go with it."
  • Jack White told Uncut magazine that Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord inspired the organ sound on this song. He added: "You don't hear organs with that grunt and that crunchy sound anymore."

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