Chalkers

The White Stripes as reviewed by Chalkers

April 22, 2020
I miss the White Stripes. For me they were probably the greatest rock band of the 00's alongside Porcupine Tree. Every studio album of theirs has it's own individual feel, and while blues rock and garage rock isn't anything new, they had a style and sound that was very much their own. In addition to that, they were constantly able to build upon the sound they created, unfortunately disbanding whilst they were at their most experimental. I would've loved to have heard where their next album would take them, but as it currently stands, their short discography remains one of the most consistent of any bands and I hope it is never tarnished by a future reunion.
TheFictionILive

The White Stripes as reviewed by TheFictionILive

June 28, 2013
edited over 7 years ago
The White Stripes are untouchable. The list of musicians that have graced the range of stages and audiences with the style and sheer gusto that are Jack and Meg, whatever the genre, is lined by names near turned to lore. Musicians who's visages come to mind when named quick as gods and movie stars. These musicians are few. They are far between. And, there is little doubt the White's rank among them.

Considering Jack alone, you are confronted with a creative force that has blazed a trail few could accomplish. His sonic assault's were boisterous. Mischievous as they were mysteriously magnificent. Molding and reviving classics in a way that few who have aspired to have matched. A man of stage and screen respected the world over. A self made man in the truest sense. A walking culmination of the American dream. A legend in his own time.

Then there's Meg. First sitting behind the kit only a few months before the Stripes began a deluge that lasted over a decade, she is one of the most powerful drummer's the world has ever known. Her seemingly simplistic sense of rhythm tantalized with the volume of a sledgehammer. Her torrential tirade echoing a thunder only Moby Dick himself might have bested, and only matched by Jack's electric at it's most petulant. Jon Bonham's angry vagina.

They had it all. The showmanship. The colors. The energy. The sound. Hailing from the heart of American muscle, they were synthesis of nearly every great American guitar-based style that had come before, coalesced in a single solution. They revved new life into rock & roll and did it better then some of the best. Let's not forget it was only the two of them them creating all that racket.

And, it was loud.

Very, very, loud.
timbirchard

The White Stripes timbirchard

April 22, 2015
I know, right?
casperthegoth

The White Stripes casperthegoth

November 3, 2014
Jack? Did you write this?
meredith_hunter

The White Stripes as reviewed by meredith_hunter

April 28, 2012
I'm not sure who wrote the profile of the band from which this is taken:

"The influential John Peel was quoted as comparing their importance to that of Jimi Hendrix and the Sex Pistols. The dispute here is that both these acts were originators, whereas the Whites are very good interpreters. There are just too many shades of early Kinks, the Doors, Television and late 60s American garage/punk bands to warrant a major place in twenty-first century rock history."

John Peel did not say they were originators, he said they were important. And quite rightly so. There is no better, or more invigorating, or important band since 2000. The Sex Pistols were not originators. There was nothing at all original about the Pistols - not in their music, attitude or dress. It had all been done by New York bands before them - The Ramones, Suicide, Television. That's without even considering the effortless nonchalance of The Velvets.

The White Stripes are the only rock and roll band of the 21st century. Live, they were astonishing.

John Peel knew more about rock and roll (and most other music styles) than anyone. If he said it, believe it.
93current93

The White Stripes 93current93

March 26, 2019
I have to disagree with you in regards to the Sex Pistols. The Sex Pistols provided a much more in your face political and social message along with a fashion statement along those lines. The Ramones could care less what anyone else thought of their dress and there wasn't any real message along those lines. While Suicide are believed to make reference to their music as "punk music", they are a synth/noise band. Television on the other hand influenced punk music, but I don't see them even being part of the genre. I see them more as an Art Rock band more in tune with Patti Smith than Punk. Finally, the idea that The Sex Pistols were not originators is ridiculous. Their combination of music, lyrics and general "F-U" style was original for it's place in time. To make the case that they copied any of the bands you mentioned is ridiculous.
lamves

The White Stripes lamves

February 2, 2011
see on the website today:

The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011,?
their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.?

The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any?
health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health.?

It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve What is beautiful and special about?
the band and have it stay that way.?

Meg and Jack want to thank every one of their fans and admirers for the incredible?
support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of the White Stripes’ intense and?
incredible career.?

Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from?
The White Stripes in their Vault Subscription record club, as well as through regular?
channels.?

Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn’t met with sorrow by their fans but that it is?
seen as a positive move done out of respect for the art and music that the band has?
created. It is also done with the utmost respect to those fans who’ve shared in those?
creations, with their feelings considered greatly.?

With that in mind the band have this to say:?

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong?
to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is?
that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your?
involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”?

Sincerely,?
Meg and Jack White?
The White Stripes