Finally, the moment we've all be waiting for. After watching Jack White and Stephen Colbert discuss the Bob Seger catalog and strange drug addictions over the past two nights, we got a song in the third installment of Colbert's 2011: A Rock Odyssey, the comic's series of reports from White's Third Man Studios in Nashville.
The tune, "Charlene II (I'm Over You)," is the sequel to a Stephen and the Colberts track the host debuted on his show in 2006, "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)." On the new song, Colbert is backed by one of White's Third Man bands, garage goths Black Belles.
Almost all of last night's Colbert Report was dedicated to White's promise to earn Colbert more Grammy glory, but here are the highlights:
Behind the scenes of Colbert's single cover photo shoot, featuring a cameo from White's retired red White Stripes jumpsuit:
White stops by The Colbert Report to present the 7" copy of "Charlene II (I'm Over You)," making the very Prince-esque comment "You can't hold an MP3." (The song is available digitally, by the way.):
Finally, the debut performance of the stalker anthem "Charlene II (I'm Over You)," starring Stephen Colbert and the Black Belles. Nice little Pixies bass line on there, funny lyrics, but probably not Grammy-bound:
Colbert, White, and the Black Belles were all on hand this morning at New York's High Line Park to perform the track for the public, as well as sell limited-edition 7" copies of "Charlene II" through White's Third Man Rolling Store.
When they weren't rocking out, Colbert and White also engaged in a "Catholic Throwdown," where the two surprisingly pious dudes try to one-up each other in papal knowledge... with some f-bombs thrown in. Check out that clip at the Colbert site.