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The White Stripes – The White Stripes

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  • In 1999, the White Stripes signed with the California-based label Sympathy for the Record Industry. In March 1999, they released the single "The Big Three Killed My Baby", followed by their debut album, The White Stripes, on June 15, 1999.

    The self-titled debut was produced by Jack and engineered by Jim Diamond at his Ghetto Recorders studio in Detroit. The album was dedicated to the seminal Mississippi Delta blues musician, Son House—an artist who greatly influenced Jack.

    The track "Cannon" from The White Stripes contains part of an a cappella version, as performed by House, of the traditional American gospel blues song "John the Revelator". The White Stripes also covered House's song "Death Letter" on their follow-up album De Stijl.

    Looking back on their debut during a 2003 interview with Guitar Player, Jack said, "I still feel we've never topped our first album. It's the most raw, the most powerful, and the most Detroit-sounding record we've made."

    AllMusic said of the album:

    Jack White's voice is a singular, evocative combination of punk, metal, blues, and backwoods while his guitar work is grand and banging with just enough lyrical touches of slide and subtle solo work... Meg White balances out the fretwork and the fretting with methodical, spare, and booming cymbal, bass drum, and snare... All D.I.Y. punk-country-blues-metal singer-songwriting duos should sound this good.


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  • Label: Third Man Records
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: US
    Genre: Pop & Rock
  • A1 Jimmy The Exploder
    A2 Stop Breaking Down
    A3 The Big Three Killed My Baby
    A4 Suzy Lee
    A5 Sugar Never Tasted This Good
    A6 Wasting My Time
    A7 Cannon
    A8 Astro
    B1 Broken Bricks
    B2 When I Hear My Name
    B3 Do
    B4 Screwdriver
    B5 One More Cup Of Coffee
    B6 Little People
    B6 Slicker Drips
    B7 St. James Infirmary
    B8 I Fought Piranhas