The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
Label: Third mind Records
Catalog#: TMR 033
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Has Pic Inner sleeve ( see our pic)
Released: 03 Jul 2001
Style: Indie Rock
A1 Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
A2 Hotel Yorba
A3 I'm Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman
A4 Fell In Love With A Girl
A6 Little Room
A7 The Union Forever
A8 The Same Boy You've Always Known
B1 We're Going To Be Friends
B2 Offend In Every Way
B3 I Think I Smell A Rat
B5 I Can't Wait
B6 Now Mary
B7 I Can Learn
B8 This Protector
Drums, Backing Vocals – Meg White
Engineer – Stewart Sikes
Mastered By – Fred Kevorkian
Mixed By – Jack White, Stewart Sikes
Producer – Jack White
Vocals, Guitar, Piano – Jack White
Rock & roll is constantly splintering into multiple personalities. Big radio players layer thick slabs of studio shine on their albums, while back-to-the-basics rockers keep the sound so raw it rubs calluses on your ears. The White Stripes fall in the latter category. The duo strips down to the fundamentals of Meg White's simple drumbeat and Jack White's garagy guitar and pleading vocals. While the elements are sparse, the Detroit act create a noisy, hip-grinding batch of punk R&B, displayed again on White Blood Cells, the Stripes' third full-length. While it's hard to pick favorites from such talent, this band only gets better with time. White's vocals were sounding like a young Robert Plant on De Stijl--definitely not a bad thing--but on Cells, he's developed his own persona. He throws musical fits on "Fell in Love with a Girl," gets almost loungy on the piano number "This Protector," and keeps the blues vibe running on "Now Mary." The album is so rich with basic variations on a simple theme it's hard to believe such soulful energy comes from just two people. White Blood Cells is an amazing piece of work, a benchmark that ought to inspire new legions of garage rockers for years to come.
In White Blood Cells, the Stripes are beginning to bloom into a legend. Jack White is obviously developing at light speed right now. Sure he sounded like some kind of Robert Plant novice on De Stijl, but on Cells he's what Curt Cobain should have done eventually with Nirvanna or what Mick could have been if he had taken Jumpin' Jack Flash to the limit. Don't get me wrong....Jack is Jack, no way is he a pale imitation of anybody else, no matter how famous they are. And without Meg backing him like she's the muscle in his spine there would be no Stripes at all.
Dead Leaves spotlights Jack's guitar at a time when he's running full tilt boogie. The essence of punk is in Fell In Love With A Girl, and there is time for quirky stuff where the song won't go away (like Hotel Yorba). All 16 tracks are solid, the LP is one that you will run over and over and over until it's part of who you are.
You really don't know how raw guitar can be until you hear the Stripes in full roar. And Jack will always catch you off guard.....slow downs that make you wanna burst.....triple chords that make you wanna dance....wailing shafts of sound that give you chills.....abrasive isn't the right word.....this sound is so harsh it can draw individual nerve fibers right out of your brain while you love every second of it. This is one that you have to hear to really be alive.
Stripes make you realize that even if Green Day were the best of their era, this is how much better they could have been; this is how the Stones must have sounded at the Crawdaddy Club in 64; this is why all those hype-bands like the Hives & Vines will never last; this is nothing less than the start of the 3rd age of rock and roll. These guys have it.....the blinding future of rock may be in their hands.
The White Stripes - Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
Directed By: Michel Gondry
greatest band in the world,this was the band that sparked my love for the blues, the stepping stone to my research of blues greats from son house to blind willie johson..this was the band that started my love for the color red, this was the band that rocked the world so hard its still leaving heavy vibrations in the ground.
The White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl
The White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
what i like and respect about the white stripes the most is that they make the most genuine sounding music. they make the music the way THEY want /like, instead of most bands who make music b/c OTHER people will like it.
The White Stripes - Offend In Every Way (music video)
The White Stripes - I Think I Smell A Rat