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Icky Thump [Vinyl]
Vinyl | LP (12" album, 33 rpm)
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180-gram double vinyl LP. There's so much going on with this record. So much. You'd have thought that once Jack White left Detroit for Nashville, where he married, had a daughter and formed the Raconteurs-and Meg herself moved to L.A.-that it would've meant the end of The Stripes. Or, at least, as we know them. This album allays all those fears. While it hints at the band's roots in folk music, "Icky Thump" is an explosive confluence of everything from garage rock to blues to nouveau flamenco to hard country to surf rock to spoken word to, yes, the bagpipes. Jack plays his career's fastest guitar solo ever recorded. Piano work is heavy. This album, really, is a sonic bombast. The 2 LP double gatefold 180-gram record comes with a gatefold jacket and a custom sticker covering the open ends. The records are housed in poly sleeves, and come with a 4-page insert.
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Since everyone else has to do it: My order: De Stijl, Icky Thump, Elephant, Get Behind me Satan, White Blood Cells, The White Stripes
My early favs:
1) Catch Hell Blues--no one really has mentioned this gem in other reviews--but like the under appreciated "Red Rain" from the last album has an epic feel to it.
2) You Don't Know What Love Is. Great song. Sounds like a earlier improvement on punk songs like Fell in Love with a Girl, etc.
3) Icky Thump. Title track continues to rope folks in.
4) Rag and Bone. Great all around deep song.
5) Conquest. New angle and shows Jack's vocal depth.
Get this album if you are a long term fan of the Stripes. Get this album if you are interested in a great American band whose fame hasn't soured their sound.
Much like the music on the cds of the White Stripes, the artwork on the albums are confined within the style that is the Whites! Often a black and white photo with red splashes of color and objects of symbolism always continue to show just how complete their albums are in design and thought. This cd sounds as fun as the cover photos where Meg and Jack are dressed like characters out of a scene from 'Mary Poppins'. In contrast, the photos inside the cd booklet are simple and carefree, while maintaining the expression that Jack and Meg balance each other. I am suggesting the cd 'Icky Thump' to friends and family. As a fan, I often have candycane dreams of White Stripes!
Although I was a bit jarred by the competing grooves in the song, I couldn't help but feel that someone captured a sort of Jimmy Page riff. I nearly assumed it must be a classic rock band, but later found out it was the White Stripes. Beyond that, the way that song was mixed was incredible. That bass drum is huge!
Jack White has a gift for riffs and this album showcases several gems. One of my favorites was in "You don't know what love is..." Great guitar solo in that as well.