Discussion dans 'Musique' créé par Elian, 11 Février 2004.
J adore ce groupe :shock:
Ils sont toujours a deux?????pour tout leurs album????? :shock:
dsl probleme de browser
Oué, toujours deux
One of a new breed of back-to-basics rock acts to emerge from Detroit, Michigan,
USA, the White Stripes comprises enigmatic bass-free duo Jack White (b. John
White, Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar/vocals) and Meg White (b. Detroit, Michigan,
USA; drums). The Whites, variously assumed to be brother and sister or husband
and ex-wife, but both denied, formed their new band in 1997. Judging from their facial
looks they probably are brother and sister.
Jack had previously played guitar in garage rock band the Go, but his new project's
musical output is equally informed by folk blues, country 60s Britpop and Broadway
show tunes. The Whites' striking stage presence, dressed in minimalist red and white
outfits, is allied to their thrilling grasp of the rudiments of timeless rock music. The duo
released 1997's debut 7-inch single, "Let's Shake Hands", on the Italy Records imprint.
After one further single ("Lafayette Blues") for the label, they relocated to the leading
independent Sympathy For The Record Industry, debuting with the single "The Big Three
Killed My Baby". Their self-titled long-playing debut garnered immediate praise, mixing
astute cover versions (Robert Johnson's "Stop Breaking Down Blues" and Bob Dylan's
"One More Cup Of Coffee") with some devastating originals.
By the time of the following year's De Stijl, named after the Dutch abstract art movement
led by Gerrit Rietveld, the media buzz surrounding the White Stripes had reached new
heights. Of particular note was the duo's incredible reception in the UK, where their music
was lauded by a wide range of media outlets including The Daily Telegraph, The Sun and
even Radio 4's Today programme, not normally known for its liberal music policy. 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. At least the Whites went some way to justifying the media hype
surrounding them when they released an excellent third album, White Blood Cells.
White Stripes record their stuff on an 8 track because they don't like what technology is
doing to music these days. ( thanks to Taz for this info )
merci pour l info Lili
Waw en plus elle est jolie la batteuse
Waw, ça déchire trop, merci.