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The White Stripes – Elephant

24 06 2010

Listened: Tuesday June 22

I remember the moment I heard the first notes of the first song on Elephant (Seven Nation Army) how shocked I was – the White Stripes, known for having no bass in their songs, were starting their new album with a bass line? Later I learned it was a guitar tuned way down, but still I took it to mean, “Hey, don’t put us in a box, we will surprise you.” I appreciated such bold artistic statements, since it seems few “hip” bands, especially big successful ones, do that nowadays.

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23 07 2010
jim

Another band with a lot of good music videos.

2 07 2012
The Beatles – Abbey Road « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] that has been done over the years. I wonder if my kids will lecture me on minute details of The White Stripes’ […]

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