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.
White Blood Cells was the bands commercial breakthrough. This 2001 album went gold, spinning off the Top 20 Modern Rock hits Fell In Love With A Girl and Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground.
Mastered from original analog source
Pressed at United Record Pressing
Mastered by George Ingram with input from Third Man Records
1. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
2. Hotel Yorba
3. Im Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman
4. Fell In Love With A Girl
6. Little Room
7. The Union Forever
8. The Same Boy Youve Always Known
9. Were Going To Be Friends
10. Offend In Every Way
11. I Think I Smell A Rat
13. I Cant Wait
14. Now Mary
15. I Can Learn
16. This Protector