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The White Stripes formed on Bastille Day in 1997, aiming to create simple, vigorous rock & roll with little more than Meg White's percussion and Jack White's guitar-and-vocal attack. Meg's drumming was deliberate and straightforward, while Jack's formidable guitar skills paid homage to garage rock, blues, and punk. A former drummer for the ... Read more in Amazon's The White Stripes Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Nov 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Enhanced
  • Label: XL Recordings
  • ASIN: B0000SZ81I
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 321,589 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes, The
2. St. Ides Of March - White Stripes, The
3. The Hardest Button To Button video - White Stripes, The

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ENHANCED CD maxi single -EAN 634904117320

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HerbieKing on 27 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
Once again Jack ‘n’ Meg turn in another astonishing blast of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The lead-in drum, that climbing guitar riff, the urgent vocals – this is The White Stripes at their most anthemic. Quite what Jack is actually singing about I’m not sure but who cares? You can be sure that when Meg’s drums hammer along to the chorus you’ll be singing along. The b-side is a cover of The Soledad Brothers’ ‘St Ides of March’. With Jack’s vocal the song is given a more proto-punk vibe than the Soledad’s purely blues original. Finally, if you own ‘Elephant’ get this single anyway because it includes the incredible video to ‘Hardest Button to Button’. Worth the asking price alone just to see Jack sport a dodgy goatee beard!
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By Bramwell on 25 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD
This awesome song begins with a steady pulsating beat which is soon joined by the rich sound of the electric guitar. The lyrics are loud and boisterous to the ear but when you listen to them carefully they carry a deep-seated meaning. It's easy to understand and clear to listen to. Jack White's anger is sometimes shown by shouted words, however some phrases like "the hardest button to button" can be repeated slightly too much! The texture of the song is thick with many different layers of sound. The fab base guitar notes hold the song together excellently and with the drum beat they give the song another dimension. The overall theme of the song is a man (Jack White) who has experienced many things but has finally given up trying to change things and just accepts everything the way that it is. He comes across as angry but resigned to fate and whatever else his life will throw at him.
This song is amazing, fantastic, incredible, awesome, brilliant and really makes you think!
If you haven't heard White Stripes before prepare yourself for a great shock and you will definitely love them as much as I do!
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Hardest Button To Button 30 Dec 2003
By Nick Adams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Definately wasn't one of my favorite White Stripes songs until I bought this single. Hardest Button To Button is a simple, but very catchy song from the Elephant album with a lot of power behind it. The single includes the song itself (of course), St. Ides of March, and The Hardest Button To Button music video. St. Ides of March is originally a semi-blues/rock number with good ol' lyrics conjured by Ben Walker and Ben Swank and I think Jack and Meg White do an excellent job at covering it. The video is very brilliantly done as well, you have to see it to beleive it. All in all, not a bad single.
Very good 7 Nov 2005
By Ashok K. Banerjee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Hardest Button To Button" is one of the less prominent songs in the White Stripes catalogue, mostly because it was eclipsed by "Seven Nation Army". "Hardest Button to Button" is a strong single by itself. "St. Ides of March" is a very good song, as is expected from any White Stripes b-side. The video of "Hardest Button to Button" is not spectacular, but a nice add-on.

Certainly worth buying if you're a die-hard White Stripes fan. If not, just buy the album "Elephant", and the even better new album "Get Behind Me Satan".
Cool group! 24 Nov 2013
By Barbara Renton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is my favorite song by this group so would play it as I drove around Palm Springs, CA for days...
More good stuff 19 Dec 2005
By Dennis Mitton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Another good group of singles. Nothing too new here for the masses but if you're collecting the library this is a must have. The cover of "March" is excellent and the "Button" video is good though it received scant airplay when held up against "Seven Nation Army."
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Confused 5 Mar 2009
By Kimberly Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was a little disappointed in this item because I was unaware that I was not purchaing the complete album. Instead I got a CD that had only two songs on it.
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