Album: Broken Bricks (1999)
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  • "John the Revelator" is a reference to a traditional blues song of that name first recorded in 1930 by Blind Willie Johnson. "Cannon" uses a portion of the a cappella version by the American blues musician Son House. According to The Bible, St. John wrote the book of Revelation, which describes the apocalypse. He is "John the Revelator." >>
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  • Sean from Levittown, PaThis is actually a sample reference to a song by Blind Willie Johnson called John The Revelator. He played amazing slide guitar in the twenties. Jack White also plays with a slide.
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