White Stripes what do you think?

karkus30

Banned
I think this is the best stuff to come out since the pixies.
Still not sure if its his sister or wife though:confused:
 
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Squirrel God

Guest
Originally posted by karkus30
Still not sure if its his sister or wife though:confused:
They're brother and sister.

I think they're over-rated crap.
 

gringottsdirect

Active Member
Originally posted by Squirrel God
I think they're over-rated crap.

Have to agree about why is there such a big buzz, but despite the hype, I still think they're good.
 

pointon

Active Member
They're alright. Won't be buying anything by them but I'll leave 'em on when their video comes on MTV2.
 

Guest
Yeh I really like them, they are different, I mean they dont sound like any thing else out there at the moment. Its refreshing to hear Bands like this.:)
 
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Squirrel God

Guest
Originally posted by kmg
Yeh I really like them, they are different, I mean they dont sound like any thing else out there at the moment.
That's because that "unique sound" that White Stripes have is actually nothing more than the noise that comes out of every schoolboy's bedroom when they're "rehearsing with their band" for the first time and are just starting to try to write songs. Hotel Yorba's gotta be the epitomy of this rubbish. Give 'em another 10 years and then they might be at the same stage that other bands are at when they're signed to a record label. Then White Stripes might actually write something that was worth the Rizla they scrawled it on. Believe me, I have very wide tastes when it comes to music and I also play a little myself, so I'm loathe to call any music utter rubbish, but when I hear White Stripes, all I can hear is that "sound of the bedroom" and the feint laughter of an A&R man that signed a band while he was high on crack 'cause he thought "it'd be a laugh". They really are utter, utter garbage.
 

Guest
Sorry squirell God I didnt think it would affect you so much, remember the hype when Pink Floyd became every bodies interest, now Im not comparing the White stripes to Floyd, just give them a chance, they are different and not to everyones liking, but just hang in there. Not everybody is into "Shakira" are they!!!
 

perrdl

Standard Member
I saw the White Stripes at Reading Festival last weekend, and they were very good live. They even managed to not look lost on the main stage, despite only being two of them!
 

Rambo John J

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by perrdl
I saw the White Stripes at Reading Festival last weekend, and they were very good live.

At a guess, I'd imagine that means "they reproduce their tuneless cacophany well", which in itself wouldn't actually be that hard for any musical novice to do.

I've heard their album and I thought it was being played by a couple of dead stiffs with no hands.

Absolute crap. While people keep buying this garbage, these jokers are laughing. Alternative music seems to have gone the same way as "art". It's all just nonsense. At least the Pixies had some tunes, this is just crap produced by talentless fools. Same as bands like The Hives.
 

perrdl

Standard Member
I am not saying that I am a huge fan of the White Stripes, all I was saying is they put on a good show live.

I could have been that they got on stage at about 5pm, and the bar had been open for a while by then!! ;)
 

Wilf

Active Member
I like the White Stripes. Its got more balls than most of the rubbish that gets released. I do admit to me that it sounds "different" mainly due to the lack of bass guitar and that there have been better drummers but its still good rock and roll never the less.

Each to there own
 

Oasis-GasPanic

Active Member
I got "white blood cells" on the recommendation of a friend and must say, I love they're "under produced/basic sound" very much.

Great Album!!!!!!!
 

karkus30

Banned
Originally posted by Squirrel God

That's because that "unique sound" that White Stripes have is actually nothing more than the noise that comes out of every schoolboy's bedroom when they're "rehearsing with their band" for the first time and are just starting to try to write songs. Hotel Yorba's gotta be the epitomy of this rubbish. Give 'em another 10 years and then they might be at the same stage that other bands are at when they're signed to a record label. Then White Stripes might actually write something that was worth the Rizla they scrawled it on. Believe me, I have very wide tastes when it comes to music and I also play a little myself, so I'm loathe to call any music utter rubbish, but when I hear White Stripes, all I can hear is that "sound of the bedroom" and the feint laughter of an A&R man that signed a band while he was high on crack 'cause he thought "it'd be a laugh". They really are utter, utter garbage.

Squirrel God, you really dont like this very much. See, thing is Im sick of the overproduced sound from most of todays bands.

Most bands are sticking pseudo scratches, beeps and whistles onto records. This is a very live, raw sound, just like playing in a bedroom, thats great it rocks. You dont need complex jazz chords and time signatures, strange lead guitar scales and multi, multi tracking to make good basic music.
If you want brilliant music try Mozart, fantastic stuff, but difficult to rock out to , I think you will find.
Iggy pop had the same sort of raw sound, great stuff.
 
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Corbin

Guest
I bought White Blood Cells after hearing Hotel Yorba. This isn't normally the kind of music I listen to but I was well impressed with this album even though it seems to have a "basic sound". Probably the best album I bought last year. Besides, they are a helluva lot better than those sh*** manufactured bands that roll off the production line week in week out who can't sing or play their own instruments.
 
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Squirrel God

Guest
Originally posted by kmg
Sorry squirell God I didnt think it would affect you so much, remember the hype when Pink Floyd became every bodies interest, now Im not comparing the White stripes to Floyd, just give them a chance, they are different and not to everyones liking, but just hang in there. Not everybody is into "Shakira" are they!!!

Originally posted by karkus30
Squirrel God, you really dont like this very much. See, thing is Im sick of the overproduced sound from most of todays bands.

Most bands are sticking pseudo scratches, beeps and whistles onto records. This is a very live, raw sound, just like playing in a bedroom, thats great it rocks. You dont need complex jazz chords and time signatures, strange lead guitar scales and multi, multi tracking to make good basic music.
If you want brilliant music try Mozart, fantastic stuff, but difficult to rock out to , I think you will find.
Iggy pop had the same sort of raw sound, great stuff.
In response to both of the above comments and just for the record, I don't like overproduced music either. My "assault" on White Stripes is nothing to do with their "raw" sound (I like early Rage Against the Machine and Incubus, for example) nor is it about comparing White Stripes to musical genius (e.g. Mozart). It's to do with their immature song writing and pathetic playground rantings - nothing else.

Like I said, I rarely call music utter rubbish, but I have to in this case because that's what it is. I've never hated a band so much!

If you like 'em, of course that's fine. Each to their own after all and no one can argue with what anyone else likes!

But they really are rubbish in terms of their abilities and are lacking in any talent other than the basic ability to play a musical instrument. :)

Originally posted by Wilf
I like the White Stripes. Its got more balls than most of the rubbish that gets released.
They are part of the rubbish that gets released. ;)
 
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Squirrel God

Guest
Originally posted by karkus30
now, what does everyone think of Bjork:p
I think she's okay. Her earlier albums were better than her more recent ones though. Really liked the Sugarcubes as well. :)
 
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Gambit

Guest
I've gotta go with the "white stripes suck" crowd, cause they do. They suck so hard they blow.
When I can buy someone genuinley talented like Incubus or Jimmy eat World at the moment instead, they really don't cut it.

And Bjork rocks. at least her old stuff did.
 

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