Thursday, February 3, 2011

Take A Bow

Two people.

Seven Albums

Fourteen years of the greatest joyful noise ever created. So goodbye guys, take a bow. Let me play you off.


Franco Macabro said...

Love these guys, I have a couple of their albums. Get Behind Me Satan and the one before it, the one with Seven Nation Army. Wasnt aware of the latest one.

thevoid99 said...

I will miss the White Stripes. Elephant remains their best album. I also love White Blood Cells and De Stijl (which I'm listening to right now).

Neil Fulwood said...

I've got to echo Franco's sentiments - 'Get Behind Me Satan': great album.

Great choice of clips, Bryce.

Here's a raised glass to the White Stripes and the music they gave us. And whisper it softly so that Mrs F doesn't hear, but I will forever have a soft spot for Meg.

Paul said...

I had the joy of seeing them live 4 times and each time they left everything they had on the stage. Just an incredible live experience.

Before I saw them for the first time, I dismissed Meg as being a crappy drummer but live it was clear that Jack and Meg had a musical symbiosis.

I'm kind of sad they broke up...but Jack's got his other bands so it's not like he's going anywhere.

Unknown said...

Big fan of their stuff - loved how Jack White was a fan of Orson Welles and even snuck in a bit of the song from CITIZEN KANE into "The Union Forever." Always thought that was pretty cool. Too bad they have broken up but one thing I've learned from musicians/bands is never say never. Like the Pixies reforming, Led Zeppelin even doing a one-off. I wouldn't be surprised in a few years time Jack and Meg getting back together.

Bryce Wilson said...

@ FC: They're definitely worth checking out. They stayed strong to the end.

@ thevoid99: De Stijl is my personal favorite. Truth Doesn't Make A Noise is so good.

@ Neil: Thanks Neil. You and me both.

@ Paul: I never got to see them live one of my (now) biggest musical regrets. I like Jack White's other works, but the always seem a bit muted compared to The Stripes.

@ JD: Yeah I always loved Union. I'm sure they will eventually reform. But the Pixies as much as I love them have basically turned into a Vegas act for our generation and I'm not at all sure I want that from The Stripes.

Biba Pickles said...

So....when's the reunion tour? Jack White is the last truly great blues slide guitarist.