A scripting error saw the heavy metal band misclassified in an earlier episode
The White Stripes
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Thursday 07 July 2011
Celebrities. They're everywhere. Packing out Desert Island Discs, emoting on the interview shows, attached like a lucky charm to every programme proposal. Don't you sometimes think, 'What do actors and singers have to say that's so special?' There are times when you wish Celebrity Culture could be replaced by Clerical Culture, or Science Culture or I don't know, Poet Culture. In Shelley's time, poets were the "unacknowledged legislators of the world", but now it's the celebs who rule the airwaves. Given, though, that we must exist in Celebrity Culture, thank heaven for celebrities like Bob Geldof and Michael Sheen.
Friday 22 April 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
Fans need not worry unduly: Panda Bear's claim that this follow-up to 2007's Person Pitch would be less sampler-based, and that the influence of Nirvana and The White Stripes had inspired him to make music "with a heavy focus on guitar and rhythm", proves almost entirely unfounded on Tomboy, which involves few obvious guitar riffs but plenty of drifting sound-washes, found-sound collaging, loops and heavily reverbed high vocals, in his usual manner.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Saturday 05 February 2011
Friday 17 December 2010
Sunday 26 September 2010
Tuesday 21 September 2010
Friday 25 June 2010
The Salvation Army hasn't inspired too many hits – "Banner Man" by Blue Mink being perhaps the most obvious. The White Stripes' highest chart entry takes its title from how the infant Jack White heard the organisation's name.
Friday 14 May 2010
The Black Keys, it seems, are currently everyone's favourite blue-eyed blues band, occupying the spot previously occupied by The White Stripes, until Jack White dived into prog-rock and Goth diversification with The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather respectively. And unlike most white boys trespassing on blues territory, this duo even seem to have won over the hearts of their black peers – which is just as well, since few young black Americans appear inclined to pursue the blues path themselves. Damon Dash picked them to provide the grooves over which his hip-hop chums rapped for the Blakroc project, on which Pharoahe Monche and RZA conceded, in a textbook back-handed compliment, "fuck the white boys, The Black Keys got so much soul."
Friday 19 March 2010
As the notion of concert performance retreats ever further into the pre-programmed bowels of a computer, the great live album is virtually a thing of the past.
Albums: The White Stripes, Under Great White Northern Lights (XL)<br/>Pixies, Doolittle Live (Live Here Now)
Sunday 14 March 2010
Friday 12 March 2010
Emmett Malloy's rockumentary follows Jack and Meg White, aka The White Stripes, on their 2007 tour of Canada, where they aim to play in every province.
Wednesday 10 February 2010
The White Stripes say the Air Force Reserve used one of their songs without permission in an American football championship Super Bowl ad, and that they are insulted their song was used to encourage recruitment during a war they don't support.
Monday 30 November 2009
A new poll has named the top 20 guitar riffs of all time — the timeless classics that rock star wannabes practice in front of the bedroom mirror with a tennis racquet when nobody else is around.
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