June 9, 2008

Something Else #11: White Stripes

Today's Off-Day Musical Guest: the White Stripes.

Jack White and Meg White formed the White Stripes in 1997. The Detroit duo play a raw mix of rock, punk and blues -- generally only guitar and drums. For years, the duo presented themselves as brother and sister, but they were actually married. Fun Fact: Jack, born John Gillis, took Meg's last name. They divorced in 2000, but continued recording and performing together.

What I'm posting: 1999 FM broadcast, two 2001 John Peel BBC sessions and a July 2007 concert at Madison Square Garden. And other stuff!

20 comments:

redsock said...

These mp3s [224 kbps] are for personal use only. Any attempt to make money from selling these shows will turn you into a Yankee fan.

February 3, 1999
WDET Radio Broadcast
Detroit, Michigan
01 Interview
02 Sugar Never Tasted So Good
03 Interview
04 The Big Three Killed My Baby
05 Do
06 Interview
07 Jimmy The Exploder
08 Interview
09 Screwdriver
10 Interview
11 Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
12 Interview

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July 25, 2001
John Peel - BBC Radio 1
01 Let's Shake Hands
02 When I Hear My Name
03 Jolene
04 Death Letter
05 John The Revelator
06 Astro-Jack The Ripper
07 Hotel Yorba
08 I'm Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman
09 Screwdriver
10 We're Going To Be Friends
11 You're Pretty Good Looking For A Girl
12 Bo Weevil
13 Hello Operator
14 Baby Blue

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November 8, 2001
John Peel - BBC Radio 1
01 Lord Send Me An Angel
02 Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
03 I Think I Smell A Rat
04 Goin' Back To Memphis
05 Little Room
06 The Union Forever
07 The Same Boy You've Always Known
08 Look Me Over Closely
09 Looking At You
10 St. James Infirmary Blues
11 Apple Blossom
12 Rated X
13 Jumble Jumble
14 Little Girl That Says

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July 24, 2007 (A and B)
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York
01 Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
02 When I Hear My Name
03 Jolene
04 Hotel Yorba
05 Cannon
06 Icky Thump
07 Do
08 Death Letter
09 In The Cold, Cold Night
10 A Martyr For My Love For You
11 I'm Slowly Turning Into You
12 I Think I Smell A Rat
13 Wasting My Time
14 300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues
15 You Don't Know What Love Is
16 Fell In Love With A Girl
17 Ball And Biscuit
18 [encore break]
19 Blue Orchid
20 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
21 Little Ghost
22 We're Going To Be Friends
23 Little Bird
24 Catch Hell Blues
25 My Doorbell
26 Seven Nation Army
27 Boll Weevil
Tradeable flac files for the MSG show are here.

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Four other shows from 2007: June 13, June 14, June 17 and June 24. See also here and here.

Non-White Stripes Bonus: A November 1964 video featuring 17-year-old David Bowie talking about The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men!

redsock said...

"Metal Meat"

Jere said...

0-0 after 4. Hochevar has only given up 1 hit. Mussina, 2 hits.

Timmy Mac said...

Great stuff! Keeping with the rock/blues duo thing, have you listened to the Black Keys at all?

Jere said...

DONG. 2-0 KC in the seventh.

Jere said...

Royals hold the lead for exactly zero outs. 2-2.

Jere said...

Guillen dongs off Mo! Two games in the last three Mo gives up a dong in a tie game in the ninth! 3-2 KC, still top 9.

Zenslinger said...

Rivera gives up a leadoff HR to KC for the second time in this four-game series. Can the Yanks come back again and produce a walkoff hit, or is it back to .500 with them?

A-Rod starts by singling to the pitcher.

Allan, REM 6/6/08 in Chicago is up on DIME, looks decent.

Zenslinger said...

Soira BARELY holds on. Two on and two out versus Chad Moeller and he hit him! But got Milk Dud to ground weakly to first.

Jere said...

Yanks rally (which to them = swinging bunt, walk, HBP) to load bases in ninth, but lose as Melky weakly grounds out! 3-2 KC final.

ish said...

Yanks rally (which to them = swinging bunt, walk, HBP) to load bases in ninth, but lose as Melky weakly grounds out! 3-2 KC final.

Well, at least they kept the rally going, rather than killing it.

redsock said...

What little I have heard of the Black Keys I like. Should hear more.

Zen: Already got it! Man, the oldies in the set lists are blowing my mind!

phil said...

And the MFYs fall back to .500. So sad.

Meanwhile Mauer's within 50,000 votes of Tek in All Star balloting. I'm sure it's nice to have the honor, but I'm not sure Tek's knees agree.

Lugo's within a million votes of Jetes. What's up with that.

redsock said...

Lugo's within a million votes of Jetes. What's up with that.

Electronic voting can cause very strange results.

redsock said...

Re that 6/6 REM gig:

Very nice quality ... and the opening is dynamite!

Living Well Is The Best Revenge
These Days
Begin The Begin

What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
Pilgrimage

Fuckin' A!

I have been following the set lists on remring.com -- they have not yet played Radio Free Europe.

redsock said...

Here is a list of all pre-Green songs played by REM at the shows so far:

May 23, 2008
Second Guessing
Gardening At Night
Disturbance At The Heron House
West of the Fields
Time After Time (annelise)
The One I Love

May 24, 2008
These Days
Auctioneer
Life and How To Live It
Harborcoat
The One I Love

May 29, 2008
Pretty Persuasion
Sitting Still
Fall On Me
The One I Love

May 31, 2008
Little America
West of the Fields
Wolves, Lower
The One I Love
Driver 8
Life And How To Live It

June 1, 2008
These Days
Begin the Begin
So. Central Rain
Disturbance at the Heron House
Fall on Me
Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)
The One I Love

June 3, 2008
Welcome to the Occupation
Cuyahoga
The One I Love
Feeling Gravity's Pull
These Days
Fall On Me

June 5, 2008
These Days
Disturbance at the Heron House
Shaking Through
West of The Fields
Auctioneer
The One I Love
Welcome to the Occupation
Fall on Me (w/Johnny Marr)

June 6, 2008
These Days
Begin The Begin
Pilgrimage
The One I Love
Pretty Persuasion
Fall On Me (w/Johnny Marr)

June 8, 2008
These Days
7 Chinese Bros.
The One I Love
Begin The Begin
Second Guessing
Fall On Me (with Johnny Marr)

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I hope someone makes a CD of the best of these older tunes when the tour is done -- maybe in the order of the albums.

I think I have the Nero program to do it myself, but I have no idea how. Maybe I should read up.

phil said...

By the way, remember all those MFY fans who were poohpoohing Leter's nohitter by saying "yeah, but it was against Kansas City"? The same KC we swept that series? The MFYs just dropped two of four against KC at home.

Zenslinger said...

Incredible variety on the old stuff from REM, indeed. They must have about 40 songs rehearsed.

The Stripes I came to late. I really liked the Elephant album. Really, really liked it. There was something very immediate and genuine about it. I didn't feel the same about the Satan album, though. Nothing's really grabbed me of theirs -- or I haven't grabbed onto it -- since the Elephant album.

I have heard criticisms of Meg's drumming. Not sure if it's worth the hullabaloo. She might be limited but there's nothing wrong with that if it's all the music requires.

andy said...

finally something else for me. love it. thanks.

SoSock said...

White Stripes - another band my sons turned me on to.
Back in the Kazaa days of song searching (which is where I mined some of my favorite live stuff) I started seeing their name in my song library. Happened quite a bit, that business of stuff I didn't recognize mysteriously appearing. They were one of the few I held on to after my son got his own computer. Not my usual cup of tea, but the music is good and I can't stand to drink the same tea alll the time.