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LISTEN: Jack White Releases First Solo Song!

The rock handyman gets blues-y on "Fly Farm Blues" from his new movie.

Ray Padgett // August 13, 2009

“A spider got eight legs,” Jack White sings in “Fly Farm Blues. “And I got two / This guitar got six strings / How about you? / What have you got?”

What we’ve got is the first solo song from the White Stripe-Raconteur-Dead Weather multi-tasker, a distorted blues stomp from It Might Get Loud, the guitar documentary that also spawned this Jimmy Page interview. White came up with the song on the spot (and on camera) at the request of director David Guggenheim.

The track’s title comes from the Tennessee farm where the tune was recorded; for White trivia buffs, that’s the same building where the Raconteurs’ “Steady, As She Goes” video was recorded. It’s Jack by himself on slide guitar, but if he were to add Meg’s kick drum it’s not hard to imagine this being a White Stripes tune.

The single is out now on iTunes and 7″ single, marking his first proper solo release; a few of White’s recordings appeared on the Cold Mountain soundtrack in 2003. It Might Get Loud hits theaters tomorrow.