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What is with THE WHITE STRIPES? (1 Viewer)


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Jul 2, 2000
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Nick So
Okay when I heard their single FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL awhile back, i thought it was average compared to similar 'garage band' bands like the vines and the strokes and the hives that were releasing stuff ath the same time. The white stripes sounded the same... ho-hum...

Then i heard about elephant, and read rave reviews, and haerd SEVEN NATION ARMY on the radio. Still i thought it was basic, not too awesome. But i 'sampled' some of their other tracks, and i began to grow to like them. Now i just LOVE ELEPHANT (black math is sweet), and i got White Blood Cells and thinking of getting De Stijl.

What is it with these guys? The guitars and drums are just addicting the more you listen to them, but at first listen, i really believe they're really 'love it or hate it'.

Anybody feel this way? Why do YOU like the White Stripes so much?


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May 19, 2001
I first heard them last year when they released White Blood Cells, and I pretty much fell in love with them instantly. Elephant is definately their best release to date, and I might agree that the more you listen, the more you will love them. They are pretty "basic" as you say, but that is part of the charm. Jack White is a fantastic songwriter, and quite prolific. The guy is able to pull off the blues, punk, straight rock, and even little ballads (We're Going to be Friends, You've Got Her In Your Pocket). They are probably the only band around right now that could pull off a song like "It's True That We Love One Another". I would definately reccomend picking up De Stijl if you liked the other two albums, and you might as well get their first release as well if you want to hear them at their rawest. I recently got to see them live at the Warfield (in SF) and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen. They put on a great performance, and really played their hearts out. Their cover of "Death Letter" was one of those concert moments where it felt like everybody in the audience was somehow connected through the incredible performance.

Anyways, of all the bands in the so called "garage rock" movement, my favorites are The Strokes, The Libertines and The White Stripes.

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