I know my co-writer Scott would never, ever, ever write about the White Stripes. He isn't a fan. This is quite possibly our biggest musical disagreement, because I am a big fan. Of course, I am a big fan of duos of all kinds - I've featured several of them on this blog.
This is my favorite song by them. It's full of raw emotion and tells a great story. And, with just a piano and drums, they make a lot of beautiful noise.
Here's an early great tune by the duo. Jack went with guitar on this song, which is the right choice. His multi-instrumental prowess are part of what made this band great. The story of this song, though, is the bad-ass drumming by Meg White, who doesn't get enough credit for what she did with that group. Truly, one of the greatest drummers I have ever heard.
Also, Jack has my hair from 1989.