Armed With Sodas was a band performing from 2001 to 2005. It was founded by guitarist Buckethead.
Armed With Sodas was formed in San Francisco by lifelong friends Buckethead, Jack White of The White Stripes, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and Les Claypool. Jack White met Patrick Carney in 1993, when he was attending his currently girlfriends' party in Ohio, in which Patrick helped organise. Patrick had known Les from a Primus concert he attended in which Les allowed certain audience members to talk to him after the concert. The two found they had many things in common and became instant friends. Les introduced Patrick and Jack to Buckethead, who was a local performer in San Francisco in which Les desired.
The band performed their first gig in late 2001 at a local pub. Though trying to receive a major record label, Jack instead signed the band to his own label, Third Man Records.
The band released two albums, one LP and one EP.
Armed With Sodas released their debut, Dead Cola, on the 28th of October, 2002.
Armed With Sodas
Unlike the first Sodas album, the songs on the eponymus EP were shorter. It was released on December 19th, 2004.
The band split in early 2005 due to members focusing on their other bands more than Armed With Sodas. In an interview with Jack White, he announced that the band had stayed underground on purpose, they all did not want another major band. However, the following year Jack started a supergroup; The Raconteurs. The members remain friends.
*Jack White - vocals, rythm guitar
*Buckethead - lead guitar
*Les Claypool - bass
*Patrick Carney - drums