THE WHITE STRIPES – Second Album ‘DE STIJL’ Released 20 Years Ago

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21 June 2020

Band: The White Stripes (Detroit, US)
Active: 1997–2011
Album: De Stijl – their second LP
Released: 20 June 2000 – 20 years ago

Stereogum writes: “An upstart two-piece garage-blues band from Detroit, one that has a couple of records out on a subgenre-specific indie label, probably will not get the chance to change the world, to capture the hearts of millions… Everyone who encountered the White Stripes in the ‘De Stijl’ era has a “holy shit” story about it. Me, when my roommate Janet brought home a copy of De Stijl and played “You’re Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)” on the CD boombox in the living room of an art-student flophouse: “Holy shit.” My wife, when she saw the White Stripes open for Sleater-Kinney at the 9:30 Club: “Holy shit.” The White Stripes were bright and bold and haughty and theatrical. They had riffs and hooks and swagger. They stood out. If you heard them once, you wanted to hear more. And if you looked into what they were doing, there was plenty beyond the riffs and hooks and swagger.”

Keywords: Holy shit, one of their best ‘raw and rough’ performances, Jack White shows
how he would turn the blues into a massive 21st Century success, I love Meg, holy shit
Key tracks: You’re Pretty Good Looking ‘For A Girl) / Apple Blossom / Death Letter / Sister, Do You Know My Name / Let’s Build A Home

Full album…

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THE WHITE STRIPES: Facebook


2001, Brussels, in a 150 cap club, talking with Jack White before the gig. Fantastic memory!

Two Nation Blues Army THE WHITE STRIPES Released ‘GET BEHIND ME SATAN’ 15 Years Ago Today…

7 June 2020

Band: The White Stripes – Jack and Meg White
Active: 1997-2011
AlbumGet Behind Me Satan – the duo’s fifth LP
Released: 7 June 2005 – 15 years ago today

Pitchfork wrote: “On their fifth album, the White Stripes’ ambitions finally seem to outpace their limited musical vocabulary. Making an almost-entirely clean break with the jet-fueled blues-rock of Elephant and De Stijl, they forsake electric guitar on all but a couple of tracks, working instead with pianos, acoustic guitars, marimbas, and other assorted oddball percussion.”

Keywords: Modern-day blues raciness, two nation army, black & red lines
Key tracks: Seven Nation Army / My Doorbell / Blue Orchid

– SEVEN NATION ARMY

– BLUE ORCHID –

– MY DOORBELL –

Full album…

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‘Icky Thump’ – Final LP By THE WHITE STRIPES (2007)

Old and new albums to make your day…

‘Icky Thump’ by THE WHITE STRIPES
Released: 18 June 2007 / The duo’s sixth and final LP

THE WHITE STRIPES, the duo that started about a thousand two-piece bands, released their sixth and final LP called ICKY THUMP on 18 June 2007. One of my favorite Stripes records. The album went straight to #1 in the UK and to #2 in the US. By late July, the longplayer was certified gold in the United States. It also won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music.

AllMusic wrote: “While ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ was heavy on pianos, ‘Icky Thump’ is just plain heavy, dominated by primal, stomping rock that feels like it’s been caged for a very long time and is just now being released. Jack White’s guitars are back in a big way… With its fuller sound and relaxed flights of fancy, Icky Thump is a mature, but far from stodgy, album — and, as is usually the case, it’s just great fun to hear the band play.” Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Three Top Tracks: Icky Thump / Rag And Bone /
You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Do Just As You’re Told)

– ICKY THUMP –
Smoking blues banger…

– RAG AND BONE
Filthy drones…

– YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS (YOU DO JUST AS YOU’RE TOLD) –
Biting love…

ALBUM in full…

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THE WHITE STRIPES: All Albums

5 Knockout Albums Turning 20 in 2020…

The best of the past

Here are 5 Knockout Albums, selected by
Turn Up The Volume, turning 20 in 2020!

1. XTRMNTR by PRIMAL SCREAM

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3. ‘Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea’ by PJ HARVEY

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3. ‘De Stijl’ by THE WHITE STRIPES

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4. ‘Relationship Of Command’ by AT THE DRIVE-IN

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5. ‘The Sophtware Slump’ by GRANDADDY

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5 Notable Albums Turning 15 in 2020…

The best of the past

Here are 5 Notable Albums, selected by
Turn Up The Volume, turning 15 in 2020!

1. ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ by THE WHITE STRIPES

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2. ‘The Back Room’ by EDITORS

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3. ‘Aha Shake Heartbreak’ by KINGS OF LEON

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4. ‘Silent Alarm’ by BLOC PARTY

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5. ‘You Could Have It So Much Better’ by FRANZ FERDINAND

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