Friday, February 4, 2011

It Happened Again

Dammit, people why didn't you tell me that the White Stripes are so awesome? Why do I only figure out this shit after they break up? Where was I while they were making amazing records? Did I have my head that far up Dora's pudgy ass?

For those of you who figured this out a long time ago: Jeff Weiss posted a zip file of some White Stripes B-sides, live sessions and other "flotsam." [Flubby, thanks for taking a break from posting dead-baby stories to put up that link.]

Now I'm off to check out these "Strokes" people*. I'll let you know if they're any good. Although that would still put me behind the times -- who is Drew Barrymore fucking these days?

[*I lie: I'm listening to Van Morrison right now.]


  1. Oh man, they were the best. I'm sorry you are just now discovering them! =(

  2. Ok, I can help here. The Stripes rocked. Before Jack White was the Stripes, he was in Goober and the Peas. The Strokes suck. Just sayin'.

  3. You're welcome. And it was monkey babies, not baby babies.

  4. 1. If you like them, and are a fan of old-school rock and roll, try The Raconteurs. Much more straight-ahead and rockin but with the same Jack White insanity factor as well as some obvious influences like Led Zeppelin.

    2. If you like the bluesy factor, check out The Black Keys. Same stripped-down two-person band format but it grooves in a different way.

  5. And you have to check out the album Jack White produced for Loretta Lynn, Van Lear Rose. To Die For. "Have Mercy" always puts me in the mood for slightly illicit sexual activity. ;)