possibly the last hold out for blues and classic rock after stevie ray vaughn. made up of only two members, the white stripes sound is unmatched by any of its contemporaries. it is far from repetitive in that songs vary from jack whites light and sometimes humorous acoustic licks to grinding blues that is often accompanied by unbelievable slide play. yes, some recordings sound very raw and sketchy but this brings an honesty and pureness to their music. jack white is agruably the most talented guitarist in the world right now but this is hard to tell by just listening to the albums. you will know what i mean if you have seen his live performances
guy 1- who are the white stripes
guy 2- probably the last classic rock band
guy 1-whats that suppose to mean
guy 2-it means that the blues are dying and jack white is keeping it alive
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A band consisting of two members with an ambiguous relation to each other. Are strangely obsessed with the colors red & white. Are awesome.
Well, everybody's reaction is changing you
But their love is only a fraction of what I can give to you
So let's do it, just get on a plane and just do it
Like the birds and the bees and get to it
Just get out of town and forever be free
Forever, I wonder we could stay together
It could change if you want for the better
Just turn down my shirt and lay down next to me
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The best band ever.have a lot of sound for two people.
I'm going to wichita.Far from this opera for evermore.I'm gonna work the straw.Make the sweat drip out of every pore.-from the white stripes 2003 hit seven nation army
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A band composed of two people, Jack and Meg White. Jack White, the bands founder has been influenced heavily by southern blues. Jack also used his wifes very primitive drum playing in his songs, which makes for a very simple, and easy-to-listen to beat(though this can sometimes be repetitive). The use of extremely low quality sound recording, gives a vintage sound to the band(though it does take away from the vocals a bit). The bands name comes from a speech given by Goerge Washington, when he described the nations flag saying

"We take the stars from Heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing Liberty"
Lets keep peppermints in a tray on our coffee table...because they have white stripes, like the band
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Rock duo that makes amazing music using the least amount of instruments possible. Part of the rock revival and one of the only bands around today who play actual rock music. In a couple of years they will probably make an awesome album using only a cheeze grater, a pan, and a wooden spoon.
The White Stripes Rule...if you don't think so you can just go back listening to your Linkin Park shit
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A birlliant rock duo that emphasizes minimalism and economy, focusing on a unique Blues-Punk fusion.

Influences include Led Zepplin, Bob Dylan, MC5 and Robert Johnson.
The White Stripes rock so hard.
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Two piece contemporary garage rock band who led the Garage Rock Revival in the early 2000s. Their music consist of mainly a guitar and drum set, with the occasional piano and a few more instruments. Jack White is the songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and the vocalist. Meg White is the drummer who basically lays down a steady beat in every song.

The Whites Stripes' music is a fuse of Delta Blues, three chord Punk, raw power of 60s Garage Rock, quirky and down home lyrics, country-folk, slight elements of jazz, and yes even southern gospel. With a random listenening of a song, you might here Jack White as: Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, Paul McCartney, or Kurt Cobain just to name a few.

By many critics and audience, The White Stripes will surely become Rock legends one day (if they haven't already). With songs like "Seven Nation Army" becoming soccer anthems, the future looks very bright for this band.
Recommended - The White Stripes songs
Canon
I Fought the Pirantas
Little Bird
Hello Operator
Your Pretty Good Looking For A Girl
Offend In Every Way
Ball and Biscuit
I'm Lonely (But I'm Not That Lonely Yet)
Hotel Yorba
Truth Doesn't Make A Noise
Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine
Blue Orchid
My Doorbell
Fell In Love With a Girl
Black Math
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