The White Stripes (Reissue)

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2010 reissue on 180-gram vinyl. Recorded in a cold, amenity-free studio during the Midwestern winter of 1999, The White Stripes debut LP stands alone as the most raw, unpolished and "Detroit"-sounding recording The White Stripes would ever birth. They got their start on Bastille Day, 1996, when Meg started messing around on Jack's drum set, and Jack found it the most "liberating, refreshing" sound, like that of a lark. And so is her drumming, often called "primal" for it's simplicity. The once-married couple long-pretended to be siblings, and they seem to make the most of their partnership: they dress similarly, and only in shades of red, black or white. This debut EP is evocative of punk, metal, blues and arena rock, even as it meets all these marks in measured economy. And there's covers on here, too: Robert Johnson'sStop Breakin' Down and Bob Dylan's One More Cup of Coffee. 


  1.  Jimmy the Exploder
  2.  Stop Breaking Down
  3.  The Big Three Killed My Baby
  4.  Suzy Lee
  5.  Sugar Never Tasted So Good
  6.  Wasting My Time
  7.  Cannon
  8.  Astro
  9.  Broken Bricks
  10.  When I Hear My Name
  11.  Do
  12.  Screwdriver
  13.  One More Cup of Coffee
  14.  Little People
  15.  Slicker Drips
  16.  St. James Infirmary Blues
  17.  I Fought Piranhas