It’s hard to describe how influential Jack White has been to music in general, especially anything with a guitar. Whether it’s been with the White Stripes, the Raconteurs or solo, If you’re already a big fan of Alternative Rock, or you’re just exploring, it’s worth getting to know his music.
This is the band where I first heard of Jack White. They kept playing these two songs on the radio in the 90s and blew the fuck up.
Like so many iconic artists, The White Stripes sounded like no other band at the time. Other artists immediately began copying their style.
Hearing this shit come on the radio was epic in the late 90s, and I knew that I would be a Jack White fan for life.
Unfortunately the band broke up. When two artists in a band are married and they break up, the band breaks up. Oh well, at least they gave us Icky Thump first.
What does an iconic artist do when his band breaks up? Why form another band of course. I loved the hard, raw style of The White Stripes, but The Raconteurs had their own unique sound and really advanced Alternative Rock in my opinion.
The first time I heard Consoler of The Lonely, I was blown away. The second time I heard it, my whole house was blown away from the stereo being cranked all the way up!
Tracks like You Don’t Understand Me took Jack White in new directions. As much as I hate to see him move away from some of the harder stuff, he just keeps getting better and better.
It’s hard to pin Jack White down to just one genre. This song reminds of me of Led Zeppelin. This particular album is replayable as hell.
He just keeps getting better and better. Love Interruption is probably my favorite song he’s ever written.”I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me.”
Thank you, music gods, for giving us Jack White.