Jack White of The White Stripes redefined the alternative in alternative rock by striving for sheer power with simplicity rather than excess. From its rock duo lineup to its musical minimalism, the band stormed onto the scene at the dawn of the 21st century and achieved massive critical acclaim, multiple Grammys® and platinum sales.
Songwriter Jack White (vocals, guitar, piano, and once bass) and Meg White (drums and occasional vocals) formed The White Stripes in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit independent music underground, The White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the garage rock revival scene.
Their use of analog and low-fidelity equipment in the recording process partnered with a do-it-yourself approach created a raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance that sets them apart from their contemporaries.
The bands second album, De Stijl, was recorded on 8-track analog tape in Jacks living room. Originally released in 2000, the recording is now considered to be a cult classic.
Mastered from original analog source
Pressed at United Record Pressing
Mastered by George Ingram with input from Third Man Records
1. Youre Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
2. Hello Operator
3. Little Bird
4. Apple Blossom
5. Im Bound To Pack It Up
6. Death Letter
7. Sister, Do You Know My Name?
8. Truth Doesnt Make A Noise
9. A Boys Best Friend
10. Lets Build A Home
11. Jumble, Jumble
12. Why Cant You Be Nicer To Me?
13. Your Southern Can Is Mine