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    Hey All,

    First of all - let me get this out of the way. This isn't about Jack White being a brilliant guitarist as per Rolling Stone Magazine's comments (as that was moronic) and yes I do understand the complaint from people in regards to the lack of bass in the songs. Having said that, I have listened to all of their albums and I really have to say that they really do write great songs.

    The White Stripes is VERY 70's classic rock influenced and not so much an "alternative" band at all or whatever they call it these days. Over the albums that The White Stripes have put out - they really do feature some of the best moments captured from 70's music and that is why I don't get why people here don't dig it - considering that most here are lovers of 70's rock.

    Sure, White ain't the best singer in the world or the best musician per se, but he is indeed a great songwriter. As a huge fan of 70's rock - I just really dug this band. Why don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Cactus
    Seven Nation Army......THAT'S WHY....you smell like onions too
    Is that what that smell is.

    I find the White Stripes to be offensive as a musician and a human.

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    A friend of mine likes White Stripes and I have really tried to listen with an open mind. However if it sounds like shit, smells like shit, and tastes like shit.....well.......it is SHIT!

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    *hides yet again*

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    White Stripes=shit
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    2.Any low end "import" with a foldgers coffee can for a muffler...(the best part of waking up...is foldgers in your cup!)

    3.Usually your average 4 cylinder, front wheel drive car with a park bench for a "spoiler"

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    They bring nothing to the table for me.

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    I like some of their stuff. They could be one of those bands i tried to like and they finally grew on me.

    Ball and a Biscuit is an awesome song imnsho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang Slinger
    They bring nothing to the table for me.
    Same here.

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    Maybe not great, but I have to say, anyone who can take the gear he's using, and get ripping good tone out of it can't be all bad.

    Come on Halen heads, open your minds to other types of music, the guy can wail.
    You know the best tone I ever had was with that little bandmaster cranked to 10. Edward Van Halen, 1980, Guitar Player Magazine.

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    I can't say that I'm very familiar with their music but what I've heard seems to be all over the place in terms of genre. I think that new bands need to find a sound to establish themselves and then try other stuff, otherwise it just seems like a mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rchop84
    I like some of their stuff. They could be one of those bands i tried to like and they finally grew on me.

    Ball and a Biscuit is an awesome song imnsho.
    Great band and that song has some of the most wicked guitar I've ever heard. Is it technical? no. Just Really wicked sounding. At least Jack White isn't afraid to play guitar.
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    I like the white stripes and the black stripes (on Ed's axe that is)
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    They dont write songs that appeal to me. The music isnt very creative and their melodies/lyrics dont touch me.
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