Icky Thump (CD)
by The White Stripes
Meg White -- Drums, Vocals
Jack White -- Vocals, Guitar
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You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)
300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
St. Andrew (This Battle is in the Air)
Little Cream Soda
Rag And Bone
I'm Slowly Turning Into You
A Martyr For My Love For You
Catch Hell Blues
The White Stripes come through
"Icky Thump" is, well, thumpin' and hilarious,
as it takes on the immigration issue!
Well, [or white] Americans:
What, nothin' better to do?
Why don't you kick yourself out?
You're an immigrant too.
Who's usin' who?
What should we do?
Well you can't be a pimp
And a prostitute too!
Here's a link to YouTube for the
video. It is
contrived and bombastic, like the CD, the Stripes' sixth studio
album. Unlike their previous effort, "Get Behind Me Satan, I did
plunge right into this opportunity, even though I was wary at
The name supposedly comes from Jack's new wife
who is from Lancashire, England, and ecky thump is kinda like
saying, what the heck!
critic Robert Christgau said Jack White is less a songwriter
than a sonic architect. The latter is certainly true: that is,
the sonic architect part The songs and arrangements herein are
quite a piece of sculpture. And what he does with bagpipes alone
would suffice for most alternative art rockers. But Jack is also
tackling mountain music and has a new take on the blues So
listen to the ecky thing..
I didn't like "Conquest," a little too
histrionic though well done with the mariachi and flamenco
flourishes. “Conquest” is the
only song covered in the album—the rest are all written by Jack
White.” It was a little strange what
with rest of the album sounding like the wild man on the
highland 61 revisiting the Medway -Detroit Delta kind of thing.
"Beside the title track my favorites
were "300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues ," "Catch Hell Blues,"
Prickly Thorn, but Sweetly Worn," and "St. Andrew (This Battle
Is in the Air)." The more I listen the more like the other ones,
though like, "Little Cream Soda," "Bone Broke," "You Don't Know
What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)." "Effect and Cause,
"Rag and Bone"
What I mean is: the
massive creations on this album will delight, and, indeed, make
you think. This album rocks loud and hard, intricately