I agree with most of this. I love Luther's work on Warpaint and Before the Frost. But live, his tone was just too desparate from the rest of the band. When I listen back to recordings he just sticks out like a sore thumb, sounding like he's playing in a different band. I saw them early this year and Jackie wasn't up to snuff. But late in the year, when I saw them in Chicago, I thought he was fantastic.