May 15, 2009

Music Video Fridays - The White Stripes

It's getting harder and harder to find bands that enable the embedding of their videos on Youtube. They are there for viewing, but they don't want anyone putting those videos on their sites. I don't really understand that, frankly. Anyone out there have a clue as to why they do this?

Anyway, The White Stripes (or the record company) do allow embedding. And that is one of the reasons that you are seeing them here today. Another reason is that they are a damned good band. Jack and Meg White (and their ambiguous relationship) are a force of nature. While their sound has graduated from their garage rock revival roots to a bit more of a polished product in their more recent efforts, they still bring it in a consistent manner.

Like a lot of folks, my first introduction to the band was their White Blood Cells album in 2001 and the single "Fell in Love With a Girl". The video became pretty famous as well. An early American effort from French auteur Michael Gondry. I like the Legos.


The next video is from their massively successful Elephant album from 2003. "Seven Nation Army" is a song that will always remind me of my father who passed away that year. He was in the hospital for about three weeks there at the end, and every day that I would visit him I would hear this song on the radio on the way there and on the way back. Sometimes twice as it was a pretty long ride. It's a pretty good song too.


The last video today the opening track from their 2005 album, Get Behind Me Satan. Which is a pretty badass title for an album, if you ask me. "Blue Orchid" is one of my favorite songs that the Stripes have produced to date.  The video is pretty badass too.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Meg White says do it to it.

20 comments:

mikeb302000 said...

Earl, Thanks again for improving the quality of my music collection. The White Stripes are being added immediately.

~E said...

I loved that lego video from them! I have in on my youtube favorites somewhere.

Avitable said...

They are one example of new music being just as good as the classics.

B.E. Earl said...

MikeB - Don't thank me. Thank Jack White. He = impressive.

~E - Legos are fun.

Avitable - Well, I'm one of htose that thinks that contemporary music always gets a bad rap when compared to the classics, but I hear ya.

sybil law said...

I LOVE The White Stripes!!! Awesome. :)

Slyde said...

i loves me some 7 nation army.

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - And they dig you, birthday girl! :)

B.E. Earl said...

Slyde - And they dig you, silly boy! :)

Kate said...

The White Stripes and these videos ARE awesome and fun.. however, they all pale in comparison to the Baby Baby Baby naked Paris models video! Nuttin' tops that, honey.

Michelle said...

YES! The White Stripes are one of my favs!!!

Great song choices too!!!!

WOO!!!

HAPPY DAY!!!

Heff said...

They probably embed their videos so pervs like myself can't use their videos on a krappy blog, lol.

B.E. Earl said...

Kate - true dat! Baby baby baby!!!

Michelle - woot backatcha!

Heff - that must be it.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

MOMMIE......those video's are scare'n me! Make the images go away! All I can say is BIZARRE! They must be related to Marilyn Manson?

Happy Friday!

- Jennifer

B.E. Earl said...

Jenn - I think that may be the first time in history that the affable White Stripes were compared to Marilyn Manson. Wow.

Callie said...

I can listen to Blue Orchid all day. Fell in Love with a Girl always reminds me of the Brit Punk Rock stuff in the 70's. And the Legos are AWESOME squared. Seven Nation Army was never my favorite, but it did get alot of rotation.

Now, if you don't mind, I'll just hang around your blog for the next couple of hours listening to Blue Orchid.

:-D

Schmutzie said...

You are being featured on Five Star Friday!
http://www.fivestarfriday.com/2009/05/five-star-friday-edition-54.html

Dr Zibbs said...

If you've never hear the Jack Whilte Lorretta Lynn album - get it.

It's one of my favorite albums ever. Whenever I'd fly overseas on United I would listed to it a few times in a row.

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

first time to your blog and wanted to say hi!!! and thanks for the intro into some music I havent heard before!!! ~HAVE A GREAT WEEK-END~

B.E. Earl said...

Callie - come for the cool, stay for the Stripes.

Schumtzie - Yay! I don't know what that is, and I will check it out...but yay!

Zibbs - He is a prolific dude.

Dena - Heya! Stop by anytime.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

oooooh..I'm mesmerized by the legos..