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White Blood Cells - The White Stripes

White Blood Cells

The White Stripes  

Format: 1 CD

Genre: rock

Barcode: 0634904015121

blues / garage rock from detroit
 

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Description

blues / garage rock from detroit

Artist

Bluesy garage rock band from Detroit, Michigan (USA).

The band comprising the bass-free duo of Jack White (2) [vocals, guitar, keyboards] and Meg White [drums, percussion]. The Whites, once married and divorced in March 2000, formed their lo-fi garage band in 1997. They officially ceased to perform in Feb 2011.

Previously the guitarist in garage band The Go, Jack White's musical output in this fused twosome was heavily laced with folk blues, country, 60s Britpop and Broadway show tunes. Dressed in minimalist red and white outfits, the Stripes' striking stage presence was allied to their undeniable grasp of the rudiments of timeless rock music. Their debut was the 1997 single "Let's Shake Hands", followed by "Lafayette Blues" [Italy Records]. They then moved to the label Sympathy For The Record Industry and began to receive acclaim for their act and eponymous 1st album, mixing astute cover versions (Robert Johnson's "Stop Breaking Down Blues" and Josh White's "St. James Infirmary") with some devastating originals.

By the time of the following year's De Stijl [The Style], the media buzz surrounding the White Stripes had reached new heights. Of particular note was the duo's reception in the UK, where their music was lauded in national media, including The Daily Telegraph, The Sun and even Radio 4's Today programme - not normally known for its liberal music policy. The influential John Peel was quoted as comparing their importance to that of Jimi Hendrix and the Sex Pistols - although both those acts were originators, whereas the Whites clearly powerful interpreters. They certainly dispelled any question of hype, upon release of a third album, "White Blood Cells", followed by "Elephant" in 2003. The latter recorded at London's tiny Toe Rag Studios, using pre-60s analogue equipment and only eight tracks. Produced by Jack White, the highly-successful album offered a contrast to the digital conformity of music emerging in the new millennium, reaching the top-ten in the US & going platinum in the UK.

Tracks

1  Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground  03:04

2  Hotel Yorba  02:10

3  I'm Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman  02:54

4  Fell In Love With A Girl  01:50

5  Expecting  02:03

6  Little Room  00:50

7  The Union Forever  03:26

8  The Same Boy You've Always Known  03:09

9  We're Going To Be Friends  02:22

10  Offend In Every Way  03:06

11  I Think I Smell A Rat  02:04

12  Aluminum  02:19

13  I Can't Wait  03:38

14  Now Mary  01:47

15  I Can Learn  03:31

16  This Protector  02:12

Releases

Formats

CD, CDr, Vinyl, Cassette, File

Labels

Universal Music, Virgin, Not On Label, Third Man Records, Sum Records , V2, V2 Records, Soyuz Music, Everlasting Records , XL Recordings, V2 Records, Inc., XL Recordings , Sympathy For The Record Industry, Sheridan Square Records, Lab 344

Countries

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Indonesia, Japan, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Europe, UK & Europe, Australia & New Zealand, Scandinavia

years

2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018

Members

Jack White (2),Meg White

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