THE WHITE STRIPES Released Their Final Album ‘ICKY THUMP’ 15 Years Ago

Back in time

25 June 2022

Band: THE WHITE STRIPES
The duo responsible for starting
about a thousand two-piece bands
Active: 1997-2011 / 6 LPs

Anniversary album: ICKY THUMP
Released: 15 June 2007 – 15 years ago
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.

Turn Up The Volume: Any White Stripes album is better than any of Jack White‘s solo  ones.

Top Tracks/Clips: 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 Released Their Cooking ‘WHITE BLOOD CELLS’ Album 20 Years Ago

3 July 2021

Band: THE WHITE STRIPES
Meg & Jack from Detroit
Active: 1997–2011 – 6 albums

Album: WHITE BLOOD CELLS
Released: 3 July 2021 – 30 years ago today

Pitchfork said: White Blood Cells doesn’t veer far from the formula of past
White Stripes records; all are tense, sparse and jagged. But it’s here that they
have finally come into their own, where Jack and Meg White finally seem not
only comfortable with the path they’ve chosen, but practiced, precise and able
to convey the deepest sentiment in a single bound. It’s hard to know at this point
in the game where they’ll head from here, but what matters is right now.
Full review here. Score: 9/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Cooking record, and I’ve still a cooking remembrance of
their cooking gig a few months later in Brussels, after the LP’s cooking release…

Singles/clips: Hotel Yorba / Fell In Love With A Girl /
Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground

– HOTEL YORBA –

– FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL –

– DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND –

To celebrate the 20th anniversary a deluxe birthday edition
came out early June. You can stream the XX right here…

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Third Man Records

Coming Soon… WHITE STRIPES Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of ‘WHITE BLOOD CELLS’

6 April 2021

Band: THE WHITE STRIPES
Meg & Jack from Detroit
Active: 1997–2011 – 6 albums

Album: WHITE BLOOD CELLS XX
Out: 4 June 2021 via Jack White’s
label Third Man Records.

Info: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Stripes’ 3rd LP
White Blood Cells, released on 3 July 2001, the aforementioned
special edition ‘Vault Package #48‘ comes in June.

Content: Two LPS – one white, one red – with 13 previously unreleased
tracks and an unreleased live set from 2001. Also a DVD with behind the
scenes
footage of the album’s recording process and a 12 X 12 booklet
with flyers and photos. More info and pre-order facilities here.

Here’s an alternate take of one of the longplayer’s highlights Fell In Love With A Girl

Full original LP…

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Original artwork…

THE WHITE STRIPES Live From The Basement – 20 Minutes Of Blues Electricity

20 February 2021

THE WHITE STRIPES continue to go back
in time and share stuff from the archives.

This time they’ll make all their fans go mental with
this flaming live performance from 2005, from their
Basement sessions, at Maida Vale Studios in London.

Jack White said: “It was beautifully filmed and the sound
quality makes a performance on a regular TV show sound
like a wax cylinder recording. No host. Thank God.

Setlist

00:30​ – Blue Orchid
03:06​ – Party of Special Things To Do
05:27​ – Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)
09:22​ – As Ugly As I Seem
14:11​ – Little Ghost
16:31​ – Red Rain

Here comes the two-nation army

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