White Stripes - Icky Thump
Label: Warner Bros. Records – 162940-1
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Comes in a gatefold sleeve.
180 Grm Vinyl
Released: 19 Jun 2007
Style: Blues Rock, Garage Rock, Indie Rock
A1 Icky Thump 4:14
A2 You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told) 3:54
A3 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues 5:28
Trumpet – Regulo Aldama
Written-By – Corky Robbins 2:48
B2 Bone Broke 3:14
B3 Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
Bagpipes – Jim Drury 3:05
B4 St. Andrew (This Battle Is In The Air)
Bagpipes – Jim Drury 1:49
C1 Little Cream Soda 3:45
C2 Rag And Bone 3:48
C3 I'm Slowly Turning Into You 4:34
D1 A Martyr For My Love For You 4:19
D2 Catch Hell Blues 4:18
D3 Effect And Cause 3:00
Artwork By [Design & Layout At Animal Rummy] – Rob Jones, Third Man, The
Mastered By – Kevin Gray, Steve Hoffman
Mixed By – Jack White III, Joe Chiccarelli
Photography – Autumn De Wilde
Producer – Jack White III
Recorded By – Joe Chiccarelli
Recorded By [Assistant] – Lowell Reynolds
Vocals – Jack White (tracks: A1 to B6, C8 to D13), Meg White (tracks: B7, C9, C10)
Written-By – Jack White III (tracks: A1 to A3, B5 to D13)
Tracks are sequentially listed from 1 to 13.
Recorded at Blackbird Studio (Nashville, Tennessee, USA).
& © 2007 The White Stripes / Third Man Records, LLC exclusively licensed to Warner Bros. Records, Ltd.
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The platinum-selling, multi-Grammyr- winning and highly acclaimed The White Stripes move to Warner Bros. for Icky Thump, the most sonically bombastic album the band has made. While revealing the band's roots in American folk music, Icky Thump is an explosive, revolutionary assault that brings together garage rock, every blues style of the past 100 years, nouveau flamenco, Jack White's fastest guitar solo ever recorded, hard country, speed metal, a slide guitar epic, surf music, spoken word and even bagpipes to create a modern rock 'n' roll masterpiece.
For a band that exists based on constrictions, the White Stripes increase their versatility with each album. Yes, there are blues stompers and rockers, but Icky Thump has bagpipes, mariachi trumpets, and an ethereal spoken word number by Meg.
For those looking for traditional White Stripes blues rock, you have Catch Hell Blues, I'm Slowly Turning Into You, and the stand outs Bone Broke and 300 MPH Outpour Blues.
And then there's the title track, which, while rocking, ventures into oddball territory with one of the first synthesizers ever made, with a deep Moog-ish sound, and some politically-minded but slightly inscrutable lyrics.
The bagpipe "suite" Prickly Thorn But Sweetly Worn/St. Andrew is, according to Jack White, a nod to both Stripes' Scottish heritage, the first which would have been in good company on the Cold Mountain soundtrack, the second a noisy ditty featuring Meg's spoken word, which fortunately improves with multiple listens.
The other standout tracks are Conquest, a Patty Page cover which mixes trumpets with Jack's pounding guitar riffs, Effect and Cause, the fun Loretta Lynnish closer, and Rag and Bone, a blues track that sums up the ideology behind the Stripes and this album in particular- Jack and Meg go searching for other people's junk to "give it a home" and "make something out of it."
The White Stripes - Icky Thump
The White Stripes - Catch Hell Blues
The white stripes are great because they are so simple. Meg's drumming being a big part of it.
The White Stripes - Slowly Turning Into You (from Under Great White Northern Lights)
The White Stripes - Conquest
its so nice to see an artist with good sense of humor
The White Stripes - Effect and Cause
The White Stripes - Rag and Bone
Jack White is just what modern Rock and Roll needed