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(New Musical Express)   Jack White keeps denying the possibility of a White Stripes reunion so vehemently you'd think he's just trying to get his fans so bummed out they'll spend millions to see a reunion   (nme.com) divider line 90
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2012-06-27 10:39:04 AM
Couldn't he just replace Meg with the rhythm tracks from an 80s era Casio with the batteries dying?
 
2012-06-27 10:45:14 AM

EyeballKid: Couldn't he just replace Meg with the rhythm tracks from an 80s era Casio with the batteries dying?


No, no, Meg needs to be there.

...and topless.

Because that's the only way she would be more useful than an 80s era Casio with the batteries dying.
 
2012-06-27 10:45:53 AM
Fark me, I hate EVERYTHING to do with The White Stripes/Jack White/Meg White/The Raconteurs, etc. I cannot STAND this guy's fake white-boy-loves-the-blues-more-than-life-itself jangly no-bass, 4/4 garbage music.
 
2012-06-27 10:48:58 AM

darch: Fark me, I hate EVERYTHING to do with The White Stripes/Jack White/Meg White/The Raconteurs, etc. I cannot STAND this guy's fake white-boy-loves-the-blues-more-than-life-itself jangly no-bass, 4/4 garbage music.


You've got way too much time on your hands.
 
2012-06-27 10:49:38 AM
Listen to his WTF With Marc Maron interview. The dude is WAY beyond The White Stripes at this point. He's got people like Kris Kristofferson dropping by Third Man Records just to "throw somethin' down". He doesn't need to pimp out his little Detroit garage band anymore, he's transcended that genre.

/not even a fan until I heard him on WTF
 
2012-06-27 10:55:11 AM
Reunion of what exactly?

His peppermint striped clothes? He can play those tunes and crank up his pedal anytime and there it is.
 
2012-06-27 10:56:51 AM

barneyfifesbullet: Reunion of what exactly?

His peppermint striped clothes? He can play those tunes and crank up his pedal anytime and there it is.


People just want to see Meg's rack.

So, the best option is to put her off to the side of the stage in a cage like a gogo dancer, and have good musicians play the old White Stripes songs with him.
 
2012-06-27 11:12:12 AM
Jack White has soul. That's what makes the mojo happen. The guy has created his own world. White Stripes is a corner of that world, and Meg White plays the part perfectly for what he wanted in the White Stripes' sound.

Most Jack White haters are dilettante guitar players who can't figure out the soul part.
 
2012-06-27 11:14:47 AM
This guy is a perfect example of the Emperor's New Clothes. Every time I hear him, I think that this HAS to be a joke. I can't believe that he is playing and singing like that on purpose OR that nobody in the recording studio said anything or tried to stop him.

And the music press just FELLATES him.

Utter shiat. Sounds like a retarded five year old playing left handed while out of tune.
 
2012-06-27 11:15:53 AM

REO-Weedwagon: Most Jack White haters are dilettante guitar players who can't figure out the soul part.


Yeah, what white guitarist could ever unlock the mysteries of 12 bars blues the way Eric Clapton Jimmy Page Stevie Ray Vaughn Jack White has?


/not a Jack White fan
/Raconteurs fan
/honest to goodness drummer
 
2012-06-27 11:16:49 AM

darch: Fark me, I hate EVERYTHING to do with The White Stripes/Jack White/Meg White/The Raconteurs, etc. I cannot STAND this guy's fake white-boy-loves-the-blues-more-than-life-itself jangly no-bass, 4/4 garbage music.


Second.

This guy is an even more pretentious John Mayer with a screechy nasal voice. He's the type of douchebag who thinks playing on intentionally broken pawn shop guitars makes him "more artistic". I wouldn't be surprised if I found out in his spare time he Photoshops his face onto old pictures of Son House. And he ruined the movie It Might Get Loud. I don't know if I've made it plain enough but this guy really bugs the crap out of me.
 
2012-06-27 11:16:58 AM

DeepDownHounds: /not even a fan until I heard him on WTF


I've liked his music for awhile, but never bought into (and in fact, kinda hated) the mystique around him that was perpetuated by critics and the media alike.

I don't know if Marc just caught him on a real good day for that podcast, but White came off immensely likeable and normal on that podcast.
 
2012-06-27 11:19:33 AM

REO-Weedwagon: Jack White has soul. That's what makes the mojo happen. The guy has created his own world. White Stripes is a corner of that world, and Meg White plays the part perfectly for what he wanted in the White Stripes' sound.

Most Jack White haters are dilettante guitar players who can't figure out the soul part.


Yeah, I don't get the hate for Jack White. Dislike his music all you want, but at least the motherfarker plays a guitar. In a world increasingly saturated with brain dead pop music, auto-tune and this malignant genre they call "dubstep", I am thankful to see that rock musicians still exist.

Though Dead Weather's last album ventured way too far into pop and away from their bluesier stuff.
A lot like Black Keys' latest album, now that I think about it.
 
2012-06-27 11:20:05 AM
Might as well get this going...

i146.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-27 11:20:48 AM

EyeballKid: Couldn't he just replace Meg with the rhythm tracks from an 80s era Casio with the batteries dying?


NO!

www.bbc.co.uk
Megs TiTs have to be there.
/like the music but something just ain't right with that boy

Lame Megs tits.gif POPs cause Fark won't allow a better one
 
2012-06-27 11:23:00 AM

darch: Fark me, I hate EVERYTHING to do with The White Stripes/Jack White/Meg White/The Raconteurs, etc. I cannot STAND this guy's fake white-boy-loves-the-blues-more-than-life-itself jangly no-bass, 4/4 garbage music.


I hate the idea of people only wanting to listen to sanitized, enwhitened versions of the blues. But you can't tell me that boy doesn't play the hell out of a guitar.
 
2012-06-27 11:27:59 AM
I just plain don't like White people.
 
2012-06-27 11:30:15 AM

for good or for awesome: But you can't tell me that boy doesn't play the hell out of a guitar.


snicker.
 
2012-06-27 11:33:10 AM

for good or for awesome: darch: Fark me, I hate EVERYTHING to do with The White Stripes/Jack White/Meg White/The Raconteurs, etc. I cannot STAND this guy's fake white-boy-loves-the-blues-more-than-life-itself jangly no-bass, 4/4 garbage music.

I hate the idea of people only wanting to listen to sanitized, enwhitened versions of the blues. But you can't tell me that boy doesn't play the hell out of a guitar.


And hey, if White opens the door that leads people to discover classic and modern Blues artists more the better.
 
2012-06-27 11:33:56 AM
I like the White Stripes. All you guys who say how much they "suck" can bite me.

Stop not liking what I like!
 
2012-06-27 11:37:16 AM

theurge14: darch: Fark me, I hate EVERYTHING to do with The White Stripes/Jack White/Meg White/The Raconteurs, etc. I cannot STAND this guy's fake white-boy-loves-the-blues-more-than-life-itself jangly no-bass, 4/4 garbage music.

Second.

This guy is an even more pretentious John Mayer with a screechy nasal voice. He's the type of douchebag who thinks playing on intentionally broken pawn shop guitars makes him "more artistic". I wouldn't be surprised if I found out in his spare time he Photoshops his face onto old pictures of Son House. And he ruined the movie It Might Get Loud. I don't know if I've made it plain enough but this guy really bugs the crap out of me.


Brilliant!
 
2012-06-27 11:40:10 AM

schattenteufel: I like the White Stripes. All you guys who say how much they "suck" can bite me.

Stop not liking what I like!


i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com

Given the choice between hanging out with White Snoop Douche or White Not-So-Muddy Waters Douche, I'm going with the vanilla dizzle every time. At least he can tell me stories about what it was like to plow Britney for money.
 
2012-06-27 11:40:24 AM

theurge14: Photoshops his face onto old pictures of Son House


I actually like a good amount of his music, but the whole goofy hat, dumpy suit, trying to look like some Mississippi sharecropper schtick is farking stupid.
 
2012-06-27 11:42:08 AM

bmfderek: theurge14: Photoshops his face onto old pictures of Son House

I actually like a good amount of his music, but the whole goofy hat, dumpy suit, trying to look like some Mississippi sharecropper schtick is farking stupid.


That's kinda what I'm getting at. There are a few Raconteurs tunes that are quite good, even if derivative, in spite of my furious dislike of his goofy hat crap.
 
2012-06-27 11:42:47 AM

DeepDownHounds: Listen to his WTF With Marc Maron interview.


yeah, i'm not really a fan but that was a very insightful and fun interview.

the white stripes i never got. not in terms of ZOMG MEG SUCKS, she was decent, just.....two instruments you don't have a lot of palette. also why i don't dig the Black Keys. I know they are basically a full band at this point live, but.....it just doesn't really work for me.

that said, i have a live MP3 of Stripes doing Dylan's "Isis" and it is farking amazing. London 2001 i believe.



theurge14: And he ruined the movie It Might Get Loud. I don't know if I've made it plain enough but this guy really bugs the crap out of me.


i don't think he ruined it but -- i've had this argument a thousand times on fark -- i thought he was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of his league. i know they wanted three generations of rock guitar heroes but.......White just seemed outclassed. just my opinion.
 
2012-06-27 11:50:28 AM

rickythepenguin: theurge14: And he ruined the movie It Might Get Loud. I don't know if I've made it plain enough but this guy really bugs the crap out of me.

i don't think he ruined it but -- i've had this argument a thousand times on fark -- i thought he was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of his league. i know they wanted three generations of rock guitar heroes but.......White just seemed outclassed. just my opinion.


The movie by its title alone insinuated that we would be witnessing people rocking out on electric guitar. By the movies end we are treated to the three of them jamming on slide guitar to Weight by The Band. The opening sequence of the movie was Jack White "building" a guitar in a barn in front of cows... I mean, what? And it seemed as if a great part of the movie was Jack White trying to show everyone what a blue collar upbringing he had. Yes Jack, you worked in that old furniture store for a whopping few months supporting that family of uh, zero. You are truly a lost Delta sharecropper's son in Chicago. That movie needed more Edge going into more detail on how his obsession with guitar effects builds his songs. Then maybe juxtapose that with say Tom Morello on how he builds the sound effects himself. Then use Jimmy Page to illustrate how performance counts instead of having him stand around watching Jack White dick around on his broken guitar and nodding. That movie was a miscast missed opportunity.
 
2012-06-27 11:51:11 AM
I don't care about dude or his music, I just want to see Meg's titties unleashed.
 
2012-06-27 11:51:34 AM
It might get loud.

r27.imgfast.net
 
2012-06-27 11:52:26 AM
i love "it might get loud" and i think jack was quite good for what he does

but the best part for sure is when jimmy starts playing whole lotta love, and jack and the edge sit up like dogs at treat time
 
2012-06-27 11:56:15 AM

theurge14: By the movies end we are treated to the three of them jamming on slide guitar to Weight by The Band. The opening sequence of the movie was Jack White "building" a guitar in a barn in front of cows... I mean, what?



i broadly agree with -- this is me putting words in your mouth but it sounds like what you are saying -- that the movie was a disappointing. i also wanted so much more from that movie. that said, it was pretty farking cool to see Pagey with his army of Les Pauls*, Edge showing off his various effects.....i just thought that could have been more.

and the scene of jack making that guitar was awesome, in my eyes.

they should remake that, basically. get like, Townshend / Clapton / Weir, Billy Duffy / Robert Smith / Dave Navarro, and then John Mayer / Brad Paisley for hte new school.


*trivia: his "#1" LP was sold to him by James Gang-era Joe Walsh, as LZ opened for James Gang on their first tour and Page wanted a Les Paul. Walsh even flew the guitar from LA to NYC.
 
2012-06-27 11:59:27 AM

rickythepenguin: theurge14: By the movies end we are treated to the three of them jamming on slide guitar to Weight by The Band. The opening sequence of the movie was Jack White "building" a guitar in a barn in front of cows... I mean, what?

i broadly agree with -- this is me putting words in your mouth but it sounds like what you are saying -- that the movie was a disappointing. i also wanted so much more from that movie. that said, it was pretty farking cool to see Pagey with his army of Les Pauls*, Edge showing off his various effects.....i just thought that could have been more.


Yes, that's what is more bothersome than my seemingly irrational hatred of Jack White's manufactured personality. The movie could've been epic and I think most of us who know that have a million easy answers on how it could've been. As it is it's just a limp tease.
 
2012-06-27 12:03:27 PM

EyeballKid: Couldn't he just replace Meg with the rhythm tracks from an 80s era Casio with the batteries dying?


No, because Meg's not a time-keeper. It's hard to explain, but having seen them in concert, Jack sets the tempo and Meg follows him, speeding up and slowing down as he wants.
 
2012-06-27 12:11:09 PM
I thought he was pretty good with Tenacious D
 
2012-06-27 12:12:36 PM
I enjoy The White Stripes.

While Meg isn't a great drummer, I totally dig her drumming because, damnit, she just tries so hard.
And yes...I would hit that with the fury of a thousand horny, teenage virgins.
 
2012-06-27 12:13:59 PM

justneal: i love "it might get loud" and i think jack was quite good for what he does

but the best part for sure is when jimmy starts playing whole lotta love, and jack and the edge sit up like dogs at treat time


This. Very cool scene
 
2012-06-27 12:15:28 PM
Hyatus

And yes...I would hit that with the fury of a thousand horny, teenage virgins.

super clumsy for about 12 seconds?
 
2012-06-27 12:17:13 PM

H31N0US: for good or for awesome: But you can't tell me that boy doesn't play the hell out of a guitar.

snicker.


You don't think so? I'm not an expert, but the amount of sound he makes and his style sounds great to me. I only listen to the earlier WS stuff and would not go to war over them.
 
2012-06-27 12:26:04 PM

busy chillin': Hyatus

And yes...I would hit that with the fury of a thousand horny, teenage virgins.

super clumsy for about 12 seconds?


12 seconds? you doing it 3 times?
 
2012-06-27 12:26:50 PM

rickythepenguin: i broadly agree with -- this is me putting words in your mouth but it sounds like what you are saying -- that the movie was a disappointing. i also wanted so much more from that movie. that said, it was pretty farking cool to see Pagey with his army of Les Pauls*, Edge showing off his various effects.....i just thought that could have been more.


Edge showing off his guitar effects was awesome. The part where he was demonstrating the intro with all of the reverb and effects and the comparison to what he's actually playing was worth the whole segment. He knew how ridiculous it was that he got this epic sound out of just strumming a couple of chords.
 
2012-06-27 12:29:11 PM
He did a pretty good job producing Loretta Lynn
Link
 
2012-06-27 12:37:01 PM
Jack White is at his best when he keeps it simple and raw, and having a drummer as technically unskilled as Meg prevented him from trying to get all fancy. His recent solo album was okay, but it was worse than any album he did as the White Stripes.
 
2012-06-27 12:51:37 PM
Yeah, Jack's solo record isn't that far off from a Raconeurs record really. As they years plow on I think the White Stripes records are holding up really well... with a lot of the more recent ones aging particularly well. That being said, I really like the Raconteurs but there is some very skippable material in those. Same with the Dead Weather, a few excellent tracks... and a bunch of skippers. Their cover of New Pony is one of the greatest Dylan covers ever done though.
 
2012-06-27 12:52:42 PM
Jack White's new solo album is pretty goddamn good.
 
2012-06-27 01:15:53 PM
Jack White is brilliant -- I'm not going to spend my time trying to convince the doubters & haters, but there's no denying his talent and the passion he has for what he does. You better get used to him, I can see Jack White being one of those guys that is going to be relevant 10, 20, even 30 years from now, which is refreshing in an age where so many musicians and artists are just "flavors-of-the-month" until the next big thing comes out.
 
2012-06-27 01:18:10 PM
willyoumissme.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-27 01:19:07 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-27 01:22:00 PM
assets.nydailynews.com

Well, I've done my part.

She may have a butter-face, but she's got some awesome bewbs.

/Bewbs
 
2012-06-27 01:34:19 PM
When did Jack White become a Nashville?


Anyway, about about some more Meg:

www.bustercontent.com

/I'd ring her doorbell.
 
2012-06-27 01:35:59 PM
Mostly so he can juice up his concert attendance with indie geeks drooling over Meg.
 
2012-06-27 01:42:21 PM

NeoCortex42: Edge showing off his guitar effects was awesome. The part where he was demonstrating the intro with all of the reverb and effects and the comparison to what he's actually playing was worth the whole segment. He knew how ridiculous it was that he got this epic sound out of just strumming a couple of chords.


yeah that was hilarious.

the "Elevation" riff -- WHAAAAA whaaaa WHAAAA whaaaa WHAAAAAA whaaaaa -- is just a chord being strummed. the pitch shift is courtesy of a Logitech pedal i believe
 
2012-06-27 01:55:29 PM

for good or for awesome: H31N0US: for good or for awesome: But you can't tell me that boy doesn't play the hell out of a guitar.

snicker.

You don't think so? I'm not an expert, but the amount of sound he makes and his style sounds great to me. I only listen to the earlier WS stuff and would not go to war over them.


good music does not require instruments to be played flawlessly.
 
2012-06-27 01:57:54 PM

karmaceutical: That being said, I really like the Raconteurs but there is some very skippable material in those.


Have you listened to any Brendan Benson? He is, in my opinion, the best part of that band, and his solo albums have some fine tunes.
 
2012-06-27 02:11:23 PM

rickycal78: I don't care about dude or his music, I just want to see Meg's titties unleashed.


This, would gladly hatchet Jack to death for a chance to titty fark those beauties.
 
2012-06-27 02:30:44 PM
I am a big Jack White fan. I love The White Stripes, really like the Racontuers, but I'm not so big on the Dead Weather. Which is odd, because I like the Kills. I liked how in It Might Get Loud he just plays the damn guitar instead of layering 38 effects onto one note.

Oh, I'm also a fan of Meg's tits.
 
2012-06-27 02:33:21 PM

STRYPERSWINE: This guy is a perfect example of the Emperor's New Clothes. Every time I hear him, I think that this HAS to be a joke. I can't believe that he is playing and singing like that on purpose OR that nobody in the recording studio said anything or tried to stop him.

And the music press just FELLATES him.

Utter shiat. Sounds like a retarded five year old playing left handed while out of tune.


Yet some of the best musicians alive are lining up to work with him.

It's almost as if you are wrong, but that couldn't be.
 
2012-06-27 02:33:30 PM

MagSeven: Jack White's new solo album is pretty goddamn good.

 
2012-06-27 02:35:38 PM

EyeballKid: karmaceutical: That being said, I really like the Raconteurs but there is some very skippable material in those.

Have you listened to any Brendan Benson? He is, in my opinion, the best part of that band, and his solo albums have some fine tunes.



Yeah, "his" tracks on Broken Boy Soldiers is some of the strongest material on that record.
 
2012-06-27 02:38:48 PM

EyeballKid: karmaceutical: That being said, I really like the Raconteurs but there is some very skippable material in those.

Have you listened to any Brendan Benson? He is, in my opinion, the best part of that band, and his solo albums have some fine tunes.


He just released a new one that I haven't gotten around to getting yet. But yeah, the one I have (Alternative to Love, I think...) is really good.
 
2012-06-27 02:51:20 PM

SharkTrager: STRYPERSWINE: This guy is a perfect example of the Emperor's New Clothes. Every time I hear him, I think that this HAS to be a joke. I can't believe that he is playing and singing like that on purpose OR that nobody in the recording studio said anything or tried to stop him.

And the music press just FELLATES him.

Utter shiat. Sounds like a retarded five year old playing left handed while out of tune.

Yet some of the best musicians alive are lining up to work with him.

It's almost as if you are wrong, but that couldn't be.


he may be wrong, but damned if i don't agree with him.

kept hearing all the buzz about white stripes. gave them a listen and all i could manage was a passive "meh". hes newer stuff is patented "meh". not saying he doesn't have talent. he does. that girl that stacks the shiat out of cups has talent, too. i don't care about that either.

and to me, MUSIC IS LIFE. jack's music to me is however lifeless.

/and I adore katy perry. so go figure.
//die hard metal head. goatwhore's new album is AMAZING.
 
ecl
2012-06-27 03:03:05 PM

STRYPERSWINE: This guy is a perfect example of the Emperor's New Clothes. Every time I hear him, I think that this HAS to be a joke. I can't believe that he is playing and singing like that on purpose OR that nobody in the recording studio said anything or tried to stop him.

And the music press just FELLATES him.

Utter shiat. Sounds like a retarded five year old playing left handed while out of tune.


He's no Kid Rock.

Ha.
 
2012-06-27 03:04:17 PM

rickythepenguin: yeah that was hilarious.

the "Elevation" riff -- WHAAAAA whaaaa WHAAAA whaaaa WHAAAAAA whaaaaa -- is just a chord being strummed. the pitch shift is courtesy of a Logitech pedal i believe



Exactly. I'm no White fan but it seemed to me that of the three in that movie it was the Edge who was out of his league. You have two guitarists (like them or not) and one guy who tinkers with electronics. NTTAWTT
 
2012-06-27 03:07:45 PM
I love Jack White. I play guitar. I don't understand the hate. Instead of just not listening to him, a lot of you folks seem to really have a lot of energy focused against him.

The guy is making amazing music. Blunderbuss is a really remarkable album.
 
2012-06-27 03:26:28 PM

ecl: STRYPERSWINE: This guy is a perfect example of the Emperor's New Clothes. Every time I hear him, I think that this HAS to be a joke. I can't believe that he is playing and singing like that on purpose OR that nobody in the recording studio said anything or tried to stop him.

And the music press just FELLATES him.

Utter shiat. Sounds like a retarded five year old playing left handed while out of tune.

He's no Kid Rock.

Ha.


Kid Rock is a joke and all... but the man has immense talent.
 
2012-06-27 03:29:56 PM

ColSanders: rickythepenguin: yeah that was hilarious.

the "Elevation" riff -- WHAAAAA whaaaa WHAAAA whaaaa WHAAAAAA whaaaaa -- is just a chord being strummed. the pitch shift is courtesy of a Logitech pedal i believe


Exactly. I'm no White fan but it seemed to me that of the three in that movie it was the Edge who was out of his league. You have two guitarists (like them or not) and one guy who tinkers with electronics. NTTAWTT


I disagree about the Edge being the odd man out there. He may not be an exceptional guitarist like Page, but he is a master of tone and getting the guitar to sound exactly how he wants. It's certainly a different skill set, but I think still a very important one to guitar music. A lot of rock history is built upon players who may not be the most technically good, but had the drive to think "what if I do this with the sound".
 
2012-06-27 04:11:59 PM

NeoCortex42: ColSanders: rickythepenguin: yeah that was hilarious.

the "Elevation" riff -- WHAAAAA whaaaa WHAAAA whaaaa WHAAAAAA whaaaaa -- is just a chord being strummed. the pitch shift is courtesy of a Logitech pedal i believe


Exactly. I'm no White fan but it seemed to me that of the three in that movie it was the Edge who was out of his league. You have two guitarists (like them or not) and one guy who tinkers with electronics. NTTAWTT

I disagree about the Edge being the odd man out there. He may not be an exceptional guitarist like Page, but he is a master of tone and getting the guitar to sound exactly how he wants. It's certainly a different skill set, but I think still a very important one to guitar music. A lot of rock history is built upon players who may not be the most technically good, but had the drive to think "what if I do this with the sound".


And the process of discovering the new sounds affects the songwriting, and to me that process fascinates me. It's the other side of the rock guitar coin to the virtuoso technical players and I think the movie had the opportunity to explore that side and then the other with someone more technical than Page or (cough) Jack White. I think in that movie Jimmy Page should've represented the showmanship side of rock n roll guitar and the mystique of the ultimate lead guitarist. I'm sure there's a huge list of techinical wizards they could've got to express the wankery side of rock guitar. Jack White I think they just picked to represent the younger generation... and he shows up wearing throwback clothes (again thats a whole other issue)... RANTING AGAIN ugh
 
2012-06-27 04:45:59 PM
You can't hear Jack White
 
2012-06-27 04:50:45 PM

ColSanders: I'm no White fan but it seemed to me that of the three in that movie it was the Edge who was out of his league. You have two guitarists (like them or not) and one guy who tinkers with electronics. NTTAWTT


a fair criticism....

as said in this thread, Edge has his own talent for extracting sound from a plank of wood. That some guitar dorks rate musicianship by number of notes played per second, chords per song, or pretentiousness of song titles (exhibit A: "the temples of planet zarxinia, movement 1" etc. from many prog bands) overlooks he makes the thing sing.

and he is in fact an underrated guitarist. "one" is a monster riff and song. the slam on him of "three notes and two echo pedals with different delay settings" while largely true, ignores a host of amazing guitar driven songs he's written.

an caht dubh for example has some incendiary guitar playing on the outro. the interlude absolutely reeks of 70's prog.
 
2012-06-27 04:58:06 PM

NeoCortex42: A lot of rock history is built upon players who may not be the most technically good, but had the drive to think "what if I do this with the sound".


some were upset charlie christian had the audacity to put a pickup on a guitar.

"rocket 88", often cited as the first "rock and roll" record, had its trademark song arise from an amplifier that depending on what story you believe, had been dropped or intentionally altered to get that abrasive / distorted sound.

or of course the apocyprhal story of crowds booing dylan "going electric". (well ok, that they booed is not in dispute, but why has several different versions.


every generation has its own definition of sacrilege.
 
2012-06-27 05:17:48 PM

frepnog: ecl: STRYPERSWINE: This guy is a perfect example of the Emperor's New Clothes. Every time I hear him, I think that this HAS to be a joke. I can't believe that he is playing and singing like that on purpose OR that nobody in the recording studio said anything or tried to stop him.

And the music press just FELLATES him.

Utter shiat. Sounds like a retarded five year old playing left handed while out of tune.

He's no Kid Rock.

Ha.

Kid Rock is a joke and all... but the man has immense talent.


As long as the music is stolen sampled from a 40-year-old song.
 
2012-06-27 05:32:14 PM
They found the ONE GUY in rock more into himself than Bono, and feed him plenty of press pages. It's only a matter of time until people discover that his MUSIC is real, his style is a self-serving fiction. And the music is just okay.
 
2012-06-27 05:40:05 PM
Exactly. I'm no White fan but it seemed to me that of the three in that movie it was the Edge who was out of his league. You have two guitarists (like them or not) and one guy who tinkers with electronics. NTTAWTT

Oh stop it. That is SO obviously untrue. Edge is as much a guitarist as White. And he doesn't just "tinker with electronics".

You know how I know you're not a musician or even have the slightest musical understanding?
 
2012-06-27 05:43:23 PM
Most likely fake Meg sex tape (NSFW...idiot): http://xhamster.com/movies/59221/meg_white_sex_tape.html

Surprised no one posted it yet.
 
2012-06-27 05:47:30 PM

rickythepenguin:

i don't think he ruined it but -- i've had this argument a thousand times on fark -- i thought he was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of his league. i know they wanted three generations of rock guitar heroes but.......White just seemed outclassed. just my opinion.



No, Edge ruined that movie as being way out of his league. His goofy look as he stood over his pedals, killing them all to reveal he was barely strumming a full chord, only say "ayuck, that's all I'm doing" just solidified the point that he sucks.
 
2012-06-27 05:49:51 PM
My only complaint about Jack White is that he's paler than Michael Jackson's corpse. Go outside and get some damn sun, Jackie Boy. You won't burst into flames, but you might sparkle a bit.
 
2012-06-27 06:18:12 PM

ThatDarkFellow: Most likely fake Meg sex tape (NSFW...idiot): http://xhamster.com/movies/59221/meg_white_sex_tape.html

Surprised no one posted it yet.


I checked it out, and I'm on the fence whether it's really her or not. Face does kinda look like her, but it's not like she's got a truly distinctive face. Titties looked nice, but while Meg does seem to have a bit of pudge on her in all the pics I've ever seen, it didn't look like she had as much as the girl in the video.
 
2012-06-27 06:23:23 PM

darch: You know how I know you're not a musician or even have the slightest musical understanding?


You know how I know you don't know a damn thing about me?
 
2012-06-27 06:30:43 PM
So, do all failed guitarists hate Jack White, or just the ones on Fark?
 
2012-06-27 06:36:28 PM

STRYPERSWINE: This guy is a perfect example of the Emperor's New Clothes. Every time I hear him, I think that this HAS to be a joke. I can't believe that he is playing and singing like that on purpose OR that nobody in the recording studio said anything or tried to stop him.

And the music press just FELLATES him.

Utter shiat. Sounds like a retarded five year old playing left handed while out of tune.


us3.memecdn.com
 
2012-06-27 07:21:40 PM

robbiex0r: rickythepenguin:

i don't think he ruined it but -- i've had this argument a thousand times on fark -- i thought he was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of his league. i know they wanted three generations of rock guitar heroes but.......White just seemed outclassed. just my opinion.


No, Edge ruined that movie as being way out of his league. His goofy look as he stood over his pedals, killing them all to reveal he was barely strumming a full chord, only say "ayuck, that's all I'm doing" just solidified the point that he sucks.


On the contrary, the point he was making was that with a slight bit of alteration of the sound, the most powerful riffs that fit the song perfectly can come from the most simple of places. While we can rattle of the names of tens or hundreds of meedlee-mee guitar solo virtuosos you would probably hard pressed to name any of them who could've crafted the guitar sounds heard on standout tracks like Sunday Bloody Sunday, Where The Streets Have No Name, With Or Without You, Beautiful Day, In The Name Of Love, Vertigo, Still Haven't Found, I Will Follow and many others where you can recognize the track by what the Edge is playing.

I can name one recognizable White Stripes guitar riff: Seven Nation Army. And that repeated pattern is hardly out of Edge's ability. Nor is the standard 12 bar blues Jack White was plonking out throughout the movie.

Here's a decent head to head here I think, to compare their styles from different takes on the same song:
The Edge
Jack White
 
2012-06-27 07:28:11 PM
 
2012-06-27 08:09:39 PM

STRYPERSWINE: This guy is a perfect example of the Emperor's New Clothes. Every time I hear him, I think that this HAS to be a joke. I can't believe that he is playing and singing like that on purpose OR that nobody in the recording studio said anything or tried to stop him.

And the music press just FELLATES him.

Utter shiat. Sounds like a retarded five year old playing left handed while out of tune.


He's got more talent in his little pinky, than, well, if we're talking about people being a joke playing "music", how in the phuq did THIS happen, and how can we kill it with fire???

www.kidrock.nl
 
2012-06-27 09:17:08 PM
I get the impression Jack White was supposed to be the "fusion" of Page and The Edge in It Might Get Loud. He plays blues riffs, as Page does, but he's also a bit of an equipment geek (though nowhere near the level of The Edge). Don't know that it came off that way on film.

He's an oddball, and it's apparent from interviews that he's a bit of a douche personally, but...I am admittedly jealous. The guy is a good guitar player, he makes critically-acclaimed records that also sell, he's got a fantastic list of talent that wants to work with him, his most famous song has become one of the world's most popular stadium anthems, he used to bang Meg and then upgraded to a redhead supermodel, he seems to have his head on straight enough to not fark it up by being a junkie, and Keith Richards thinks he's a cool dude. I mean, damn.
 
2012-06-28 12:03:25 AM

frepnog: SharkTrager: STRYPERSWINE: This guy is a perfect example of the Emperor's New Clothes. Every time I hear him, I think that this HAS to be a joke. I can't believe that he is playing and singing like that on purpose OR that nobody in the recording studio said anything or tried to stop him.

And the music press just FELLATES him.

Utter shiat. Sounds like a retarded five year old playing left handed while out of tune.

Yet some of the best musicians alive are lining up to work with him.

It's almost as if you are wrong, but that couldn't be.

he may be wrong, but damned if i don't agree with him.

kept hearing all the buzz about white stripes. gave them a listen and all i could manage was a passive "meh". hes newer stuff is patented "meh". not saying he doesn't have talent. he does. that girl that stacks the shiat out of cups has talent, too. i don't care about that either.

and to me, MUSIC IS LIFE. jack's music to me is however lifeless.

/and I adore katy perry. so go figure.
//die hard metal head. goatwhore's new album is AMAZING.


Whether or not an individual likes a musician is irrelevant as to whether or not the musician is talented.
 
2012-06-28 01:07:31 AM
Talking about "It Might Get Loud", Jack seemed to be out of his league there and he knew it. To me, he fit in just fine and could really connect with Page about classic blues. Edge was pretty awesome and it made me respect him more. He pretty much says that he's a crap guitar player (which he's not) and that he hides it underneath layers of effects and to me, that's what makes him great! He takes his limitations and uses them to his advantage.

I would love for the White Stripes to come back around. I saw them a few years back and the live show blew me away. So much energy and passion and talent pouring from the stage. Everyone can make fun of Meg all they want, but what she does worked well for that band. Live there was a great push/pull between her and Jack that was just amazing.

Also, I tried to watch their documentary they put out and I couldn't make it through it. Jack just seems so uncomfortable in himself and for some reason it was a HUGE part of that movie that I had to turn it off. Kinda depressing. I think that's why he comes off as such a douche to people is that I don't think he's fully comfortable with himself as a person. He can hide it on stage and on an album, but that's not happening he just kinda becomes stand offish.
 
2012-06-28 08:39:28 AM
The White Stripes could hardly be any more boring musically. Jack White is an ant compared to Jimmy Page. It's just a segment of casual music fans who like their music.

"duhhhhhh duh duh duh duh duhhhhhhhhhh duhhhhhhhhhh" is his "masterpiece." It's like this is all a big joke.
 
2012-06-28 09:07:48 AM

Blame Hofmann: The White Stripes could hardly be any more boring musically. Jack White is an ant compared to Jimmy Page. It's just a segment of casual music fans who like their music.

"duhhhhhh duh duh duh duh duhhhhhhhhhh duhhhhhhhhhh" is his "masterpiece." It's like this is all a big joke.


unfortunately.... that isn't really true.
 
2012-06-28 10:39:14 AM

theurge14: robbiex0r: rickythepenguin:

i don't think he ruined it but -- i've had this argument a thousand times on fark -- i thought he was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of his league. i know they wanted three generations of rock guitar heroes but.......White just seemed outclassed. just my opinion.


No, Edge ruined that movie as being way out of his league. His goofy look as he stood over his pedals, killing them all to reveal he was barely strumming a full chord, only say "ayuck, that's all I'm doing" just solidified the point that he sucks.

On the contrary, the point he was making was that with a slight bit of alteration of the sound, the most powerful riffs that fit the song perfectly can come from the most simple of places. While we can rattle of the names of tens or hundreds of meedlee-mee guitar solo virtuosos you would probably hard pressed to name any of them who could've crafted the guitar sounds heard on standout tracks like Sunday Bloody Sunday, Where The Streets Have No Name, With Or Without You, Beautiful Day, In The Name Of Love, Vertigo, Still Haven't Found, I Will Follow and many others where you can recognize the track by what the Edge is playing.

I can name one recognizable White Stripes guitar riff: Seven Nation Army. And that repeated pattern is hardly out of Edge's ability. Nor is the standard 12 bar blues Jack White was plonking out throughout the movie.

Here's a decent head to head here I think, to compare their styles from different takes on the same song:
The Edge
Jack White


I find Edge's version (both you linked) to be quite sterile.
 
2012-06-28 11:17:34 AM
Blame Hofmann:

"It's just a segment of casual music fans who like their (White Stripes) music."

Well... I like their music, and I'm anything but a "casual" music fan. I've been voracious about music since I was 3, and a steadily gigging musician for 25+ years. I listen to everything from Bud Powell to Hound Dog Taylor to The Pop Group to Phil Woods to Webb Wilder to Nick Drake to Mission Of Burma, you-name-it.

I'll tell you why I have respect for Jack White: Sure, he's a blues-based guitar player. But he's not some pseudo-blues Stevie Ray Vaughannabe. He does his own thing with it, and he's fearless. You gotta respect that even if you don't like his particular style. (Which I do.)

And before someone jumps my ass for dissing SRV, I'm not. Stevie Ray was an immense talent. But nowadays 90% of the blues guitar slingers want to be SRV. Doing your own thing is where it's at, IMO.
 
2012-06-28 02:27:53 PM

GibbyTheMole: I'll tell you why I have respect for Jack White: Sure, he's a blues-based guitar player. But he's not some pseudo-blues Stevie Ray Vaughannabe. He does his own thing with it, and he's fearless. You gotta respect that even if you don't like his particular style. (Which I do.)





This. Dumpy hat/suit aside.
 
2012-06-29 02:07:00 AM

SharkTrager: STRYPERSWINE: This guy is a perfect example of the Emperor's New Clothes. Every time I hear him, I think that this HAS to be a joke. I can't believe that he is playing and singing like that on purpose OR that nobody in the recording studio said anything or tried to stop him.

And the music press just FELLATES him.

Utter shiat. Sounds like a retarded five year old playing left handed while out of tune.

Yet some of the best musicians alive are lining up to work with him.

It's almost as if you are wrong, but that couldn't be.


You completely missed the moral to the story of The Emperor's New Clothes.
 
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