THE WHITE STRIPES Released Triumphant ‘ELEPHANT’ Album 15 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

17 March 2018



RELEASED: 19 March 2003 – 15 years ago

ROLLING STONE wrote: “There are still only two of them. But now they sound like an army. The White Stripes made Elephant, their fourth album, in just two weeks last year, at a London studio outfitted with an eight-track tape machine and recording gear that predates the Beatles. But the Detroit duo walked out with a work of pulverizing perfection. Singer-guitarist Jack White and his ex-wife, drummer Meg — the undisputed king and queen of the new garage movement — finally romp and rattle like a fully armed band. It is a glorious thing to hear. It will be one of the best things you hear all year. Some of the raw grandeur of this record won’t make it to the stage: The White Stripes are still a duo. They’re sticking with that red-and-white thing, too. But with Elephant, their blues now come in living color”.

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: The Stripes best album in my book. A stupendous melting pot of boiling blues crackers and spellbinding ballads injected with an overall compelling swagger. Superb electricity from start to finish. Top longplayer!

THREE HIGHLIGHTS: Seven Nation Army / The Hardest Button To Button / Ball And Biscuit

* SEVEN NATION ARMY – 24 Karat Gold classic…

* HARDEST BUTTON TO BUTTON – head-twisting drone, spectacular clip…

* BALL AND BISCUIT – overwhelming blues knockout, red-hot live rendition…

ELEPHANT in full

THE WHITE STRIPES: Biography – Discography

Iconic two nation army

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