red and white dynamite. the team i support airdrieonians, as you will all know by now (apart from being defunct) played in red and white. the diamonds. so of course im digging the white stripes. '' were red were white. were absolutely shite. '' so heres a wee diamond of a record for yizz all. quite an early release by the duo. so you know your not gonna get bored. theres something about their early releases that were/are just brilliant. maybe its cause it sounded new or just maybe cause it was great. but by fuck it was as fresh as a rose. 11 years ago now this came out, and its just as good as the first time it was played. that my listeners is how you make a record. one that will last and stand against the tests of time. they went on, they drugged on in fact. feet stuck in the mud like. they seemed to lose their quirkyness and catchiness, although they did stay quirky and catchy, just not as good. in fact their last few records were shite. great for mainstream records, but still shite to us connoisseurs. you could say that they lost it....anywaysss.......fuck em, well someone did meg anyway and filmed it too. naughty. the first few records and some stuff here and there still blows any god-damn awful days blues away and this 7 inch is still proof of that. both songs are typical catchy white stripes ditties. b-side 'pretty good looking for a girl' is a different version than the lp version, by the way.......ive worked with this band now a few times and i must say, they are shockingly down to earth. once in glasgow, at the queen margeret union, both of them actually came out while we were packing their stuff away and chatted to us and asked what cd or tshirt we would like for helping them all day. this never happens, ever. in fact this is the only time that this has happend to me and ive worked well over a thousand concerts. i chose 'de stilj' by the way, and meg commented on my good choice. then when i worked at another show of theirs in stockholm. jack came out and sat and cut the shit and talked almost all of the day till sound check. sitting around on cases, fartin, talking about shagging, makin jokes and havin a laugh. if i remember, he was a bit annoying, but still, my hat goes off to the man. we all have bad humour days. just makes me thankful that elton john wasnt like that. anyways. meg and jack. lager and lemonade. curry and nan. starsky and hutch. the white stripes. i fuckin love 'em. in there..!!
white stripes - single, sleeves and pics