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2012-12-09 11:42:30 AM
Listen, listen, guys, listen. I'm going to play one riff the entire song. No listen guys. Listen. I'm going to play one riff the entire song and people will pay millions.
 
2012-12-09 11:46:33 AM
She wanted to bone the drummer?
 
2012-12-09 11:46:49 AM
I've always assumed she has asperger's or something.
 
2012-12-09 11:50:51 AM
I liked the White Stripes. Not my favorite band, but way above average, at least for me.
 
2012-12-09 11:57:19 AM
She also thought that the drummer had a nice rack?

She was right.
 
2012-12-09 12:01:15 PM
Jack White says Meg White felt the same way about The White Stripes as most people did

You assume too much, subby, and when you assume, you make an ass out of you.

Not me. You.
 
2012-12-09 12:03:22 PM
I liked the songs where Meg got to sing the best.
 
2012-12-09 12:06:14 PM
Fortunately, her interest was pretty irrelevant.
 
2012-12-09 12:11:25 PM
Your favorite band sucks. They're no Justin Bieber.
 
2012-12-09 12:35:21 PM
img51.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-09 12:52:37 PM
She wants to fondle her titties?
 
2012-12-09 01:38:41 PM
You know, Meg White is cute and all, but the White Stripes had to have had one of the greatest disparities between the talent of its two members ever. I mean, Oates contributed more to Hall & Oates.
 
2012-12-09 02:13:36 PM

jake_lex: You know, Meg White is cute and all, but the White Stripes had to have had one of the greatest disparities between the talent of its two members ever. I mean, Oates contributed more to Hall & Oates.


And then he shaved the 'stache...which is like Meg getting breast reduction surgery.
 
2012-12-09 02:27:16 PM
Shut up, Meg?
 
2012-12-09 02:58:18 PM

jake_lex: You know, Meg White is cute and all, but the White Stripes had to have had one of the greatest disparities between the talent of its two members ever. I mean, Oates contributed more to Hall & Oates.


I couldn't agree more. You can hear the disparity. He would've been better off with a drum machine.

/With boobs.
 
2012-12-09 02:59:43 PM
Like:
upload.wikimedia.org 


?
 
2012-12-09 03:12:39 PM
I think she's a great drummer.
 
She keeps a beat.  No need for 10,000-piece all the gongs in the over-kill kit wankery. 
 
The minimalism fits the White Stripes sound perfectly IMHO.
 
2012-12-09 03:14:05 PM

quatchi: Shut up, Meg?


We'll allow it.
 
2012-12-09 03:14:45 PM

SnarfVader: I couldn't agree more. You can hear the disparity. He would've been better off with a drum machine.


Jack White argued that Meg White is what made White Stripes what it was. Because Jack White had to play around the limitations of Meg White, the band achieved a style that would never be there with a more proficient drummer. Like in all artistic endeavor, constraints make you more creative.
 
HBK
2012-12-09 03:17:16 PM

padraig: SnarfVader: I couldn't agree more. You can hear the disparity. He would've been better off with a drum machine.

Jack White argued that Meg White is what made White Stripes what it was. Because Jack White had to play around the limitations of Meg White, the band achieved a style that would never be there with a more proficient drummer. Like in all artistic endeavor, constraints make you more creative.


That's funny "we were good, because she was so bad."
 
2012-12-09 03:19:19 PM

jake_lex: You know, Meg White is cute and all, but the White Stripes had to have had one of the greatest disparities between the talent of its two members ever. I mean, Oates contributed more to Hall & Oates.


cdn.overclock.net
 
2012-12-09 03:19:29 PM

SnarfVader: I couldn't agree more. You can hear the disparity. He would've been better off with a drum machine.


She's a terrible drummer, but all in all her terribleness was fine for the gritty, minimalist White Stripes "sound". Keep the same songs but someone competent behind the kit, and they wouldn't sound "better" imho, just different.

/I like The Raconteurs more. Still not sure what to make of The Dead Weather.
 
2012-12-09 03:21:19 PM

padraig: SnarfVader: I couldn't agree more. You can hear the disparity. He would've been better off with a drum machine.

Jack White argued that Meg White is what made White Stripes what it was. Because Jack White had to play around the limitations of Meg White, the band achieved a style that would never be there with a more proficient drummer. Like in all artistic endeavor, constraints make you more creative.


Translation: "Meg's mediocre drumming makes me look like Muddy Waters by comparison. And she has an awesome rack."
 
2012-12-09 03:22:07 PM
Done in 2.
 
2012-12-09 03:26:46 PM
She wanted to...

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: She wanted to bone the drummer?


nevermind.
 
2012-12-09 03:26:49 PM

Killer Cars: SnarfVader: I couldn't agree more. You can hear the disparity. He would've been better off with a drum machine.

She's a terrible drummer, but all in all her terribleness was fine for the gritty, minimalist White Stripes "sound". Keep the same songs but someone competent behind the kit, and they wouldn't sound "better" imho, just different.

/I like The Raconteurs more. Still not sure what to make of The Dead Weather.


I love The White Stripes. I don't care how talented Meg is because it works. I like The Raconteurs, not as much though. And I'm not big on the Dead Weather, which is odd because I do like the Kills.
 
2012-12-09 03:30:38 PM

Uncle Pooky: Done in 2.


No pics, we are far from done
 
2012-12-09 03:32:42 PM
Do I have to do everything around here?

blogs.laweekly.com
 
2012-12-09 03:33:34 PM
The White Stripes were a pretty good band, nothing groundbreaking or extraordinary, but it's good music, fun to listen to. As far as minimalism goes though, it's doubtful that anybody will ever top what Morphine did.
 
2012-12-09 03:38:11 PM

Derwood: Do I have to do everything around here?

[blogs.laweekly.com image 289x422]


Works better in motion: 
Link
 
2012-12-09 03:38:52 PM
I learned something interesting recently. Meg White's mother-in-law is Patti Smith.
 
2012-12-09 03:44:59 PM

GeekIsGood: Derwood: Do I have to do everything around here?

[blogs.laweekly.com image 289x422]

Works better in motion: 
Link


You are my hero.
 
2012-12-09 03:49:05 PM

brap: I think she's a great drummer.
 
She keeps a beat.  No need for 10,000-piece all the gongs in the over-kill kit wankery. 
 
The minimalism fits the White Stripes sound perfectly IMHO.


Really, she doesn't. I mean, it's ok to not have the meter of a click-track, but she really did sound like any kid who has played drums for 3 weeks and then just stayed that way.
Kit pieces has nothing to do with it.
 
2012-12-09 03:50:33 PM
There's a blues/punk duo named The Pack A.D. from Vancouver. I've played them for people, been asked if it was The White Stripes and had to tell them no, because there's a bit more drumming going on and also, that's a chick singing.

The Pack A.D. - Sirens

The Pack A.D. - Crazy - yeah, this one is probably NSFW
 
2012-12-09 03:55:24 PM
I've got a million imaginary dollars for the first Farker that posts a pic of her smiling.
 
2012-12-09 03:59:32 PM

phrenicmonkey: I've got a million imaginary dollars for the first Farker that posts a pic of her smiling.


www.exposay.com
 
2012-12-09 04:03:08 PM
Link

Fake Jack White? nope. sELF.
 
2012-12-09 04:08:16 PM

Third_Uncle_Eno: Link

Fake Jack White? nope. sELF.


I was really hoping when Spaceland got sold last year that they'd get rid of the awful glittery curtains.
 
2012-12-09 04:11:20 PM

mephisto6: brap: I think she's a great drummer.
 
She keeps a beat.  No need for 10,000-piece all the gongs in the over-kill kit wankery. 
 
The minimalism fits the White Stripes sound perfectly IMHO.

Really, she doesn't. I mean, it's ok to not have the meter of a click-track, but she really did sound like any kid who has played drums for 3 weeks and then just stayed that way.
Kit pieces has nothing to do with it.


Yet, in the context of The White Stripes, it worked perfectly and that's all that matters.

I hadn't really listened to anything Jack White had done until I saw him and his all female and male bands on Later...with Jools Holland. I was impressed. Not sure what the recordings sound like, but live, it had good energy.
 
2012-12-09 04:24:37 PM
I always found them kind of meh, but then I never really gave them a chance. When some magazine or website claimed Jack White was one of the greatest guitar players to ever live I was pretty floored by that claim because nothing he's ever done has stood out for me. I did a bit of searching to see if I could find him demonstrating this skill and I came up short. Perhaps a farker can point me to something that supports the claim.
 
2012-12-09 04:25:33 PM
I agree. Her drumming is part of what made the White Stripes different and special. Who cares if she wasn't Neil Peart. It was rockin' and minimalistic. It's about what you DON'T play v.s. what you do, just like in jazz.

also,
this is relevant and very spot on:

Link
 
2012-12-09 04:31:00 PM

sat1va: I always found them kind of meh, but then I never really gave them a chance. When some magazine or website claimed Jack White was one of the greatest guitar players to ever live I was pretty floored by that claim because nothing he's ever done has stood out for me. I did a bit of searching to see if I could find him demonstrating this skill and I came up short. Perhaps a farker can point me to something that supports the claim.


I had a bit more respect for him after watching It Might Get Loud. Granted, he was still seriously outclassed by the other two, but he held his own pretty well.
 
2012-12-09 04:32:59 PM

Derwood: Do I have to do everything around here?

[blogs.laweekly.com image 289x422]


Happy to chip in:

www.google.ca
www.blogigo.co.uk
 
2012-12-09 04:33:22 PM

Third_Uncle_Eno: I agree. Her drumming is part of what made the White Stripes different and special. Who cares if she wasn't Neil Peart. It was rockin' and minimalistic. It's about what you DON'T play v.s. what you do, just like in jazz.


No no no! Less is not more, more is more, and all guitarists should aspire to play like Yngwie Malmsteen!
 
2012-12-09 04:35:39 PM
probably my favourite White Stripes song:

Link
 
2012-12-09 04:38:30 PM

FunkOut: Third_Uncle_Eno: I agree. Her drumming is part of what made the White Stripes different and special. Who cares if she wasn't Neil Peart. It was rockin' and minimalistic. It's about what you DON'T play v.s. what you do, just like in jazz.


No no no! Less is not more, more is more, and all guitarists should aspire to play like Yngwie Malmsteen!


Can't you both be right and complete gibbering morons at the same time?

Also, wow. Those're huge. I thought that big breasts like that were supposed to be pretty painful to tote around all day without a bra on, or at least female friends have said, but she seems happy to just freeball it everywhere.
 
2012-12-09 04:39:13 PM
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Derwood:
Do I have to do everything around here?

blogs.laweekly.com
 


Quantity ≠ Quality

/Friends don't let friends get caught up on women with much sagacity.
//Correction: sag ass titties
 
2012-12-09 04:40:32 PM

KellyKellyKelly: phrenicmonkey: I've got a million imaginary dollars for the first Farker that posts a pic of her smiling.

[www.exposay.com image 200x278]


Well. That was a surprise.
 
2012-12-09 04:49:06 PM

FunkOut: Third_Uncle_Eno: I agree. Her drumming is part of what made the White Stripes different and special. Who cares if she wasn't Neil Peart. It was rockin' and minimalistic. It's about what you DON'T play v.s. what you do, just like in jazz.


No no no! Less is not more, more is more, and all guitarists should aspire to play like Yngwie Malmsteen!


A great example of excellent talent producing completely blah music.
 
2012-12-09 04:59:43 PM

Derwood: Do I have to do everything around here?

[blogs.laweekly.com image 289x422]


Udderly-NSFW

Image from her sex tape.
 
2012-12-09 05:05:41 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-09 05:20:22 PM
If these pictures you guys are posting are the best you can come up with, wow that's one ugly ass woman. Would hate to see her early in the morning.

/Never heard of White Stripes
 
2012-12-09 05:22:59 PM

KellyKellyKelly: phrenicmonkey: I've got a million imaginary dollars for the first Farker that posts a pic of her smiling.

[www.exposay.com image 200x278]


I see why she doesn't smile often.
 
2012-12-09 05:24:36 PM
Meg thread?
 
2012-12-09 05:25:28 PM
 
2012-12-09 05:32:50 PM

Derwood: Do I have to do everything around here?

[blogs.laweekly.com image 289x422]


She's an excellent example of the way even the mostly homely of women can be come sex symbols through celebrity.

She's a buttereverything.
 
2012-12-09 05:47:36 PM
This is how I discovered The White Stripes.
 
2012-12-09 05:50:31 PM

HBK: padraig: SnarfVader: I couldn't agree more. You can hear the disparity. He would've been better off with a drum machine.

Jack White argued that Meg White is what made White Stripes what it was. Because Jack White had to play around the limitations of Meg White, the band achieved a style that would never be there with a more proficient drummer. Like in all artistic endeavor, constraints make you more creative.

That's funny "we were good, because she was so bad."


not 'bad', 'raw'. He didnt want a rehearsed sound. WS would not have had the same feel if you had Neil Peart back there. Its blues. you dont need to be technically perfect.
 
2012-12-09 05:53:45 PM

FunkOut: There's a blues/punk duo named The Pack A.D. from Vancouver. I've played them for people, been asked if it was The White Stripes and had to tell them no, because there's a bit more drumming going on and also, that's a chick singing.

The Pack A.D. - Sirens

The Pack A.D. - Crazy - yeah, this one is probably NSFW


a little more smoothed out and missing the grit, but yeah.
 
2012-12-09 05:53:56 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: better video of her drumming


OMG, U RICK ROLLED ME!!! OMG, UR SO COOL!!!!

Seriously, grow up...it's not 2008 anymore!
 
2012-12-09 05:55:23 PM

ReapTheChaos:

/Never heard of White Stripes


You sound really young or really old or living somewhere that had no exposure to college kids.
 
2012-12-09 05:59:23 PM

Martonio: Uchiha_Cycliste: better video of her drumming

OMG, U RICK ROLLED ME!!! OMG, UR SO COOL!!!!

Seriously, grow up...it's not 2008 anymore!


Yo pretty when yo angreh
 
2012-12-09 06:07:31 PM

DrowningLessons: Martonio: Uchiha_Cycliste: better video of her drumming

OMG, U RICK ROLLED ME!!! OMG, UR SO COOL!!!!

Seriously, grow up...it's not 2008 anymore!

Yo pretty when yo angreh


www.crackedjustice.com
 
2012-12-09 06:31:18 PM

FunkOut: Third_Uncle_Eno: I agree. Her drumming is part of what made the White Stripes different and special. Who cares if she wasn't Neil Peart. It was rockin' and minimalistic. It's about what you DON'T play v.s. what you do, just like in jazz.


No no no! Less is not more, more is more, and all guitarists should aspire to play like Yngwie Malmsteen!


I enjoy malmsteen, but I also like the white stripes. You got a problem with that?
 
2012-12-09 06:44:53 PM
I don't see the big deal. Her face looks like the bottom of my foot, and her body isn't all that banging. Sure she has big boobs, but them bad boys be droopin'.
 
2012-12-09 06:48:52 PM

brap: I think she's a great drummer.
 
She keeps a beat.  No need for 10,000-piece all the gongs in the over-kill kit wankery. 
 
The minimalism fits the White Stripes sound perfectly IMHO.


Agreed and in my NOT so humble opinion.

Jack White is the closest thing to a 'Dylan' to come along in a loooooong time. The guy's a talented rocker, of that there is no doubt.
 
2012-12-09 07:12:15 PM

ReapTheChaos: If these pictures you guys are posting are the best you can come up with, wow that's one ugly ass woman. Would hate to see her early in the morning.

/Never heard of White Stripes


Never understood why someone would voluntarily post that they are ignorant of the existence of a famous band / movie / actor / actress / politician.

"Hey look at me, I don't know jack sh*t!"

//in this case, Jack and Jill Sh*t
 
2012-12-09 07:13:51 PM

ReapTheChaos: /Never heard of White Stripes


You should be embarrassed for being so closed off.
 
2012-12-09 07:25:43 PM
Meg White? Meh, I'd penis it.
 
2012-12-09 07:39:04 PM

douchebag/hater: Jack White is the closest thing to a 'Dylan' to come along in a loooooong time.

 

elevenmusicmag.com 

/not even close
 
2012-12-09 07:46:47 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Jack White says Meg White felt the same way about The White Stripes as most people did

You assume too much, subby, and when you assume, you make an ass out of you.

Not me. You.


Which is why I think we need to change the word to "assunotmeu"
 
2012-12-09 07:51:12 PM
First band I was in was just me on guitar and a drummer. We didnt think outside the box, We thought we needed a bass player and singer. Could've been ahead of my time and didnt know it. I was 9 and knew 2 chords, just like Jack White.

/I grew up near Detroit too
 
2012-12-09 07:53:36 PM
What's with all the White Stripes hate? I don't get it.
 
2012-12-09 08:08:04 PM

coco ebert: What's with all the White Stripes hate? I don't get it.


I don't know, it's like they're Nickelback.
 
2012-12-09 08:19:50 PM

solokumba: douchebag/hater: Jack White is the closest thing to a 'Dylan' to come along in a loooooong time. 

 

/not even close


Is Emile Hersch making another movie?
 
2012-12-09 08:20:26 PM

Smackledorfer: FunkOut: Third_Uncle_Eno: I agree. Her drumming is part of what made the White Stripes different and special. Who cares if she wasn't Neil Peart. It was rockin' and minimalistic. It's about what you DON'T play v.s. what you do, just like in jazz.


No no no! Less is not more, more is more, and all guitarists should aspire to play like Yngwie Malmsteen!

I enjoy malmsteen, but I also like the white stripes. You got a problem with that?


My problem is you didn't get how I was making a joke about Yngwie's propensity for being overly complicated on purpose.
 
2012-12-09 08:31:06 PM

Gunderson: Derwood: Do I have to do everything around here?

[blogs.laweekly.com image 289x422]

Udderly-NSFW

Image from her sex tape.


That's not really her.
 
2012-12-09 08:32:29 PM

brap: I think she's a great drummer.
 
She keeps a beat.  No need for 10,000-piece all the gongs in the over-kill kit wankery. 
 
The minimalism fits the White Stripes sound perfectly IMHO.


Agreed.

Onkel Buck: First band I was in was just me on guitar and a drummer. We didnt think outside the box, We thought we needed a bass player and singer. Could've been ahead of my time and didnt know it. I was 9 and knew 2 chords, just like Jack White.

/I grew up near Detroit too


Also, Local H would like to have a word.

/saw them because a friend dragged me along, years ago now
//DAMN did they take down the room with a two person band
///

coco ebert: What's with all the White Stripes hate? I don't get it.

Beats the hell out of me. Maybe 'cause there aren't going to be any new albums to prove them wrong?  I've seen roughly 100,000 people get down to Seven Nation Army so I'd say it's a minority opinion (at least the stadium doesn't have commercials, yet)
 
2012-12-09 08:35:03 PM

FunkOut: Smackledorfer: FunkOut: Third_Uncle_Eno: I agree. Her drumming is part of what made the White Stripes different and special. Who cares if she wasn't Neil Peart. It was rockin' and minimalistic. It's about what you DON'T play v.s. what you do, just like in jazz.


No no no! Less is not more, more is more, and all guitarists should aspire to play like Yngwie Malmsteen!

I enjoy malmsteen, but I also like the white stripes. You got a problem with that?

My problem is you didn't get how I was making a joke about Yngwie's propensity for being overly complicated on purpose.


I got it, but as I LIKE Yngwie I can't say I agree the complexity is without purpose.
 
2012-12-09 08:42:27 PM
I'm not saying she's Helen of Troy or anything, but...

www.thighswideshut.org

...I get it.
 
2012-12-09 08:45:45 PM

coco ebert: What's with all the White Stripes hate? I don't get it.


Many people like the White Stripes, so therefore some people must hate it.

/my favorite The Hardest Button To Button
 
2012-12-09 08:52:22 PM
where they married or just brother and sister?
 
2012-12-09 08:58:07 PM

douchebag/hater: Jack White is the closest thing to a 'Dylan' to come along in a loooooong time.


I'd say a better comparison is John Mayall - like Mayall, he's taking blues music and repackaging it for a new audience
 
2012-12-09 09:01:21 PM

BalugaJoe: where they married or just brother and sister?


Yes.
 
2012-12-09 09:12:23 PM
I was in a band in Detroit in the late 90's-early 2000's when the WS were breaking. We heard about this strange band that had two members and no bass. "WTF!" we thought, "They must be shiat." Then they started getting major local airplay and playing some high profile gigs and I realized Jack White was an unstoppable force.

He ended up leaving Detroit aftern knocking da fark out a poser from another Detroit "garage band" and declaring he got no luv fo' ho's he out da door and moved to Nashville.

/I wish I moved to Nashville
//Then I'd have nice things
 
2012-12-09 09:25:15 PM
I won't say she's a bad drummer, but I will say that there is nothing in the White Stripes catalog that couldn't be played by a bad drummer.
 
2012-12-09 09:36:17 PM
She's fine for what they do. Boringly competent drummer.

Also, The Dead Weather are clearly the best band involving Jack White, in which, oddly enough, he's a pretty great drummer. Funny how that worked out.
 
2012-12-09 09:41:16 PM
Link

Always liked We Are Going To Be Friends. Showed good song writing skills.
 
2012-12-09 09:41:54 PM
Doesn't look like a link to me.
 
2012-12-09 09:50:05 PM

Smackledorfer: FunkOut: Smackledorfer: FunkOut: Third_Uncle_Eno: I agree. Her drumming is part of what made the White Stripes different and special. Who cares if she wasn't Neil Peart. It was rockin' and minimalistic. It's about what you DON'T play v.s. what you do, just like in jazz.


No no no! Less is not more, more is more, and all guitarists should aspire to play like Yngwie Malmsteen!

I enjoy malmsteen, but I also like the white stripes. You got a problem with that?

My problem is you didn't get how I was making a joke about Yngwie's propensity for being overly complicated on purpose.

I got it, but as I LIKE Yngwie I can't say I agree the complexity is without purpose.


It's too bad he ended up with fatgirl face.
 
2012-12-09 10:23:17 PM

Rubber Biscuit: Derwood: Do I have to do everything around here?

[blogs.laweekly.com image 289x422]

She's an excellent example of the way even the mostly homely of women can be come sex symbols through celebrity.

She's a buttereverything.


This.

Meg has huge, floppy boobs, but she's already forming the multichin, and in 10 years, gravity will not be her ally.

She was a butter-drumming. A self-disinterested novelty.
 
2012-12-09 10:28:20 PM
I can't say I care much for their music, but I like watching bouncing floppy boobies, and she's got a kind of cuteness to her in the right light.
 
2012-12-09 10:31:38 PM

sadbad: She's fine for what they do. Boringly competent drummer.

Also, The Dead Weather are clearly the best band involving Jack White, in which, oddly enough, he's a pretty great drummer. Funny how that worked out.


Sorry, the Raconteur's second anal bum cover is outstanding. My favorite Jack White material so far...
 
2012-12-09 10:34:52 PM
If you all agree their music didn't ask much in the way of competence from a drummer, and Jack White basically says she was always bored in the studio, then how exactly can you say she's a bad drummer? Doesn't that all just add up to her never being asked to do anything interesting drumming-wise, and being upset about it? The most you can really say is that you never saw her play anything complicated, but wasn't that the whole point and isn't that the whole complaint against the WS as a band; that they never played anything complicated? Some of you folks sound less like you object to her drumming and more like you object to a woman getting behind a set of drums.
 
2012-12-09 10:41:53 PM
White Stripes, meh. They were probably the best of that weird crop of loser rock bands that were foisted upon us in the early 2000's by a bunch of aging rock critics who were tired of rap and electronic music and wanted the ROCK to come back in any way it could. Remember the Vines? The Hives? The Strokes? They were sold as the new Ramones, the new Stones, the next Nirvana. And they were all crap.

I'll never stop sneering at my old coworkers who came to me and said "oh, my god, the Strokes album is the best thing i've ever heard, i can't stop listening to it!" and two months later they disavowed ever liking it.

RIP fake crappy rock.

-goes to listen to Queen-
 
2012-12-09 10:50:45 PM

ELF Radio: White Stripes, meh. They were probably the best of that weird crop of loser rock bands that were foisted upon us in the early 2000's by a bunch of aging rock critics who were tired of rap and electronic music and wanted the ROCK to come back in any way it could. Remember the Vines? The Hives? The Strokes? They were sold as the new Ramones, the new Stones, the next Nirvana. And they were all crap.

I'll never stop sneering at my old coworkers who came to me and said "oh, my god, the Strokes album is the best thing i've ever heard, i can't stop listening to it!" and two months later they disavowed ever liking it.

RIP fake crappy rock.

-goes to listen to Queen-


Marvelous 3 was the best late 90s-early 2000s rock band around... Sadly, they didn't last near long enough. Thankfully, the world still has the talents of Butch Walker.
 
2012-12-09 10:59:57 PM

Heron: If you all agree their music didn't ask much in the way of competence from a drummer, and Jack White basically says she was always bored in the studio, then how exactly can you say she's a bad drummer? Doesn't that all just add up to her never being asked to do anything interesting drumming-wise, and being upset about it? The most you can really say is that you never saw her play anything complicated, but wasn't that the whole point and isn't that the whole complaint against the WS as a band; that they never played anything complicated? Some of you folks sound less like you object to her drumming and more like you object to a woman getting behind a set of drums.


Or it could have been that she wasn't interested in drumming at all, but was interested in riding the tails of a fairly easy career of mediocrity for some cash quick, and had no desire or intention of doing anything else.

So she was disinterested, half-assed, bored, and semi eye candy (which would explain the constant no-bra status).
 
2012-12-09 11:02:14 PM
 
2012-12-09 11:13:39 PM
I like "Blunderbuss."

There, I said it.
 
2012-12-09 11:32:03 PM
" genre-defining third album"

Um, The Gories, The Gun Club, and many, many others would like to have a word with the author of this article...
 
2012-12-09 11:56:52 PM

Funbags: Rubber Biscuit: Derwood: Do I have to do everything around here?

[blogs.laweekly.com image 289x422]

She's an excellent example of the way even the mostly homely of women can be come sex symbols through celebrity.

She's a buttereverything.

This.

Meg has huge, floppy boobs, but she's already forming the multichin, and in 10 years, gravity will not be her ally.

She was a butter-drumming. A self-disinterested novelty.


Exactly. She's the Khloe Kardashian of female musicians.
 
2012-12-10 12:10:07 AM
As a really great guitar player, sorry if you don't believe me, Jack White is a genius. If you don't get it, that is your problem. Secondly, Meg never wanted to be in a band and she didn't like Jack the entire time they were famous. Meg liked traveling and her friends. Her drumming was the core reason that people like The White Stripes even if they claim it is bad... It isn't bad, it is original, and not a product of being bad.
 
2012-12-10 12:12:24 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Also, Local H would like to have a word.


Oh man Local H is fantastic, great sound. I've missed seeing them twice though.
 
2012-12-10 12:55:43 AM
 
2012-12-10 01:12:15 AM
The Raconteurs is the only Jack White band I can tolerate. Somehow his annoying screechy voice is mitigated somehow in that band.
 
2012-12-10 01:31:49 AM
good looking girls drumming? this is relevant to my interests.

meytal cohen - b.y.o.b cover

mari voiles - haunted cover

lyrics are nsfw
 
2012-12-10 02:23:23 AM

Third_Uncle_Eno: I agree. Her drumming is part of what made the White Stripes different and special. Who cares if she wasn't Neil Peart. It was rockin' and minimalistic. It's about what you DON'T play v.s. what you do, just like in jazz.


In Meg's case, she couldn't even keep time. This is like attempting to pass off inability as a talent. Jack White, however, is a great guitar player.
 
2012-12-10 02:23:30 AM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: I don't see the big deal. Her face looks like the bottom of my foot, and her body isn't all that banging. Sure she has big boobs, but them bad boys be droopin'.


When somebody gushes over a celebrity, I use the "in my office" test, i.e., I try to think of women in my office who are objectively better looking than her. Out of the top of my head, I think of at least 10. She's not even pretty. She's got big boobs. But that's all.

Now, somebody like Charlize Theron ? Yeps, none like that whatsoever in my office.
 
2012-12-10 02:26:57 AM
White Knight Hipster Cock Fight Nostalgia Thread!
 
2012-12-10 02:27:47 AM

douchebag/hater: brap: I think she's a great drummer.
 
She keeps a beat.  No need for 10,000-piece all the gongs in the over-kill kit wankery. 
 
The minimalism fits the White Stripes sound perfectly IMHO.

Agreed and in my NOT so humble opinion.


It's obvious that neither of you are drummers if you call what they do "keeping a beat". Even if you are drummers, you're not very good if you think she's good.
 
2012-12-10 02:49:11 AM
I don't really have anything to add to this discussion, which seems to be about how some of you have experienced irreparable emotional and physiological harm in various forms including impotence, blowfly larvae burrowing under the skin of your testicles, and possible seizure disorders resulting from briefly resting your eyes upon the gruesome visage of Meg White.

And that I, too, am a rock drummer with a huge rack.

And I like the White Stripes. Not a huge fan, haven't heard all of it, but I like what I've heard. A lot.
 
2012-12-10 07:31:35 AM
Ah fark.
Where Megan Fox = OMG what's wrong with her face? DON NOT WANT!
And Meg White = OMG So hot! DO WANT. fap fap fap
 
2012-12-10 08:26:51 AM

whipbambucket: Sorry, the Raconteur's second anal bum cover is outstanding. My favorite Jack White material so far...


You don't say..
 
2012-12-10 09:04:14 AM

divgradcurl: good looking girls drumming? this is relevant to my interests.

meytal cohen - b.y.o.b cover



Her System of a Down covers are the only things that could ever make SOAD listenable past their first album. I'd have so many of her babies.
 
2012-12-10 09:41:17 AM

abhorrent1: Ah fark.
Where Megan Fox = OMG what's wrong with her face thumbs? DON NOT WANT!
And Meg White = OMG So hot! DO WANT. fap fap fap


FTFY. I wouldn't call Meg White hot, but she's got a cuteness to her, and big floppy bouncy boobies are always awesome. Add the extra points for being a musician and suddenly she's hot.

Megan Fox has a smokin body but she really needs to lay off the makeup, it's like her makeup artist started out doing work for the company that makes Real Dolls and never learned any new tricks.
 
2012-12-10 10:24:52 AM
Meg White is a better drummer than I am, and so I'm not going to judge her.
 
2012-12-10 10:40:36 AM

sat1va: I always found them kind of meh, but then I never really gave them a chance. When some magazine or website claimed Jack White was one of the greatest guitar players to ever live I was pretty floored by that claim because nothing he's ever done has stood out for me. I did a bit of searching to see if I could find him demonstrating this skill and I came up short. Perhaps a farker can point me to something that supports the claim.


It really depends on what you consider skill. Jack White isn't a shredder, and he doesn't play super fast or super intricate solos. He plays interesting solos that don't just follow the norms most guitarists follow. His solos in this video are not like "wow, how did he pull that off" but they are relatively unique. And in this video you can see him playing guitar and a keyboard at the same time, which is skillful (although he's playing a fairly avante garde part on the keyboard).

Obviously, this type of skill is going to be divisive, because some people will really appreciate it and love it, and other people won't appreciate it and won't find any of what they are looking for (standard musical prowess) and will hate it.


Third_Uncle_Eno: probably my favourite White Stripes song:

Link


One of my favorites because he rhymes acetaminophen.
 
2012-12-10 01:00:41 PM

burndtdan: One of my favorites because he rhymes acetaminophen.


Obligatory?
 
2012-12-10 01:15:52 PM

whipbambucket: sadbad: She's fine for what they do. Boringly competent drummer.

Also, The Dead Weather are clearly the best band involving Jack White, in which, oddly enough, he's a pretty great drummer. Funny how that worked out.

Sorry, the Raconteur's second album cover is outstanding. My favorite Jack White material so far...


Agreed. Consolers of the Lonely is one of the best albums I've bought in a very long time. There's an incredible amount of musical talent crammed into it. I saw them live at a local small venue right after Consolers released and it was farking amazing.
 
2012-12-10 01:41:10 PM
I would wreck it harder than Meg White's musical career.
 
2012-12-10 02:11:04 PM
I never got around to checking them out so I watched the links in this thread. I really, really like his guitar playing, but I'm not feeling the vocals. Drums work for me.
 
2012-12-10 04:11:12 PM
Check out the song Meg White by Ray Lamontagne. Great tune, clever lyrics, and he obviously told the drummer "sound like her"
 
2012-12-10 05:25:08 PM

coco ebert: What's with all the White Stripes hate? I don't get it.


They dont fine-tune and over-produce everything they do in a computer to be "perfect sound" like 99% of the music out there today, so the dub-step set that posts here have no grasp on what real instruments played by humans sounds like. If you don;t have 90+ bpm perfectly timed to a metronome, you are doming something wrong, apparently.
 
2012-12-10 05:40:12 PM

LemSkroob: so the dub-step set that posts here have no grasp on what real instruments played by humans sounds like.


It doesn't appear anyone in any kind of modern music set are the ones who hate the White Stripes. Seems to be the old school metal and classic rock types, ya know, Farkers.
 
2012-12-10 06:09:27 PM

LemSkroob: coco ebert: What's with all the White Stripes hate? I don't get it.

They dont fine-tune and over-produce everything they do in a computer to be "perfect sound" like 99% of the music out there today, so the dub-step set that posts here have no grasp on what real instruments played by humans sounds like. If you don;t have 90+ bpm perfectly timed to a metronome, you are doming something wrong, apparently.


Too crappy for pop. Too slow for house/dub/electronic. Too...everything else for rock. It's a solution to a problem no one had.
 
2012-12-10 08:30:53 PM

neilbradley: douchebag/hater: brap: I think she's a great drummer.
 
She keeps a beat.  No need for 10,000-piece all the gongs in the over-kill kit wankery. 
 
The minimalism fits the White Stripes sound perfectly IMHO.

Agreed and in my NOT so humble opinion.

It's obvious that neither of you are drummers if you call what they do "keeping a beat". Even if you are drummers, you're not very good if you think she's good.


It's obvious that drummers think anyone cares what they are doing besides not being totally out of sync with a band.

/sweet paradiddle dude, it was so within 2/1000th's of a second. We're gonna be famous!
 
2012-12-10 09:26:54 PM

Cyclonic Cooking Action: neilbradley: douchebag/hater: brap: I think she's a great drummer.
 
She keeps a beat.  No need for 10,000-piece all the gongs in the over-kill kit wankery. 
 
The minimalism fits the White Stripes sound perfectly IMHO.

Agreed and in my NOT so humble opinion.

It's obvious that neither of you are drummers if you call what they do "keeping a beat". Even if you are drummers, you're not very good if you think she's good.

It's obvious that drummers think anyone cares what they are doing besides not being totally out of sync with a band.!


That's just it. She is out of sync with Jack's playing. Consistently. Hell, she practically bragged about not ever having taken a lesson and not practicing. Seems like we're setting the bar EXTREMELY low on what is considered acceptable. I can't believe anyone would make an excuse for her inabilities.
 
2012-12-10 10:28:50 PM
Isn't she now Patti Smith's DIL? She's certainly disappeared from the public eye since she wed.

Not only is she probably too busy making sandwiches for her hubby ,,, she's probably pregnant, too.

Let's see how happily-ever-after she'll get next to Stevie Nicks or Kate Bush.
 
2012-12-11 06:35:48 AM

Godscrack: [img51.imageshack.us image 520x427]


Yeah, it's not like Page every plagiarized other artists...
 
2012-12-11 08:13:20 AM
Meg is objectively not a good drummer, but then neither is Micky Dolenz, and he's been making the part for 45 years.

Jack is a talented guitarist, but not so innovative that he's earned a place in the pantheon of all-time greats. And his titties are unattractive.

Neil Peart and Yngwie Malmsteen play what's appropriate for their genres and those of you disparaging them for it should think about that for a moment.
 
2012-12-11 10:47:01 AM
shut up meg.
 
2012-12-11 11:27:18 AM

NeoCortex42: I had a bit more respect for him after watching It Might Get Loud. Granted, he was still seriously outclassed by the other two, but he held his own pretty well.


This. While his playing ISN'T as good as the others, he has the spirit of music...And, after all, isn't that what we really loved about Jimmy Page to begin with?
 
2012-12-11 12:59:24 PM
I like the White Stripes. Not in abundance mind you, but every now and then.

/The Hardest Button to Button plz
 
2012-12-11 01:33:43 PM

NeoCortex42: I had a bit more respect for him after watching It Might Get Loud. Granted, he was still seriously outclassed by the other two, but he held his own pretty well.


I thought just the opposite while I watched that. Edge's playing is very effects driven - his actual technical ability is very limited and while Page would have blown White off the stage in his prime, age and drugs and alcohol have taken their toll on his playing.
 
2012-12-11 02:40:44 PM

Snapper Carr: NeoCortex42: I had a bit more respect for him after watching It Might Get Loud. Granted, he was still seriously outclassed by the other two, but he held his own pretty well.

I thought just the opposite while I watched that. Edge's playing is very effects driven - his actual technical ability is very limited and while Page would have blown White off the stage in his prime, age and drugs and alcohol have taken their toll on his playing.


Edge and Page could both grab a guitar and play one of their many memorable riffs and people would pop up and name that tune. Jack White can only adjust his ridiculous hat and tie and slog through another sloppy rendition of a Son House song.
 
2012-12-11 02:44:54 PM

nickturn: ELF Radio: White Stripes, meh. They were probably the best of that weird crop of loser rock bands that were foisted upon us in the early 2000's by a bunch of aging rock critics who were tired of rap and electronic music and wanted the ROCK to come back in any way it could. Remember the Vines? The Hives? The Strokes? They were sold as the new Ramones, the new Stones, the next Nirvana. And they were all crap.

I'll never stop sneering at my old coworkers who came to me and said "oh, my god, the Strokes album is the best thing i've ever heard, i can't stop listening to it!" and two months later they disavowed ever liking it.

RIP fake crappy rock.

-goes to listen to Queen-

Marvelous 3 was the best late 90s-early 2000s rock band around... Sadly, they didn't last near long enough. Thankfully, the world still has the talents of Butch Walker.


I'd like to add The Organ to this list. An all female Cure-ish/Joy Division-ish sounding band.

/they broke up in 2006
//The Organ - Basement Band Song
 
2012-12-11 07:56:42 PM

Riotboy: I'd like to add The Organ to this list. An all female Cure-ish/Joy Division-ish sounding band.

/they broke up in 2006
//The Organ - Basement Band Song



Wow...that band is awesome. Thanks for turning me on to them!
 
2012-12-12 10:53:10 PM

poot_rootbeer: Meg is objectively not a good drummer, but then neither is Micky Dolenz, and he's been making the part for 45 years.


Micky Dolenz can keep time and plays what's appropriate for the material. Dolenz also got better over time. Meg still drums at the same level she did 12 years ago, which is still below what a 10 year old can do in 3-4 months of training.
 
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