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Watch: Jack White covers The Police, Talking Heads at Paris show

on July 02, 2014, 12:29pm

Photo by David James Swanson

In the last week alone, we’ve seen Jack White cover Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead”. During his show in Paris on Monday night, the Third Man Records head again showed off his impressive musical repertoire with not one, not two, but six different covers worked into his 27-song set.

White worked in the lyrics of The Police’s “Message in a Bottle” to his performance of “Steady As She Goes” and briefly covered Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” during “Seven Nation Army”. He also tackled Bob Dylan’s “Isis” and Robert Johnson’s “If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day”, two songs which he hasn’t played since his days in The White Stripes. And if that weren’t enough, he tried his hand at Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning” and Dick Dale’s “Misirlou”.

Watch a series of fan-shot videos and see the full setlist below.

“Steady As She Goes” w/ “Message in a Bottle”:

“Seven Nation Army” w/ “Psycho Killer”:

“If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day”:

Setlist:
Sixteen Saltines
Astro (The White Stripes song)
Black Train
Smokestack Lightning (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day (Robert Johnson cover)
High Ball Stepper
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes song)
Temporary Ground
Hotel Yorba (The White Stripes song)
Isis (Bob Dylan cover)
Top Yourself (The Raconteurs song)
I’m Slowly Turning Into You (The White Stripes song)
Just One Drink
Alone in My Home
The Same Boy You’ve Always Known (The White Stripes song)
Cannon (The White Stripes song)
Icky Thump (The White Stripes song)
Misirlou (Dick Dale cover)

Encore:
Lazaretto
You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told) (The White Stripes song)
Steady, As She Goes (The Raconteurs song) / “Message in a Bottle” (The Police cover)
Hypocritical Kiss
Suzy Lee (The White Stripes song)
Lafayette Blues (The White Stripes song)
Seven Nation Army / “Psycho Killer” (Talking Heads cover)