7 Nation Army Single
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And why not the glorious 5 stars? Because when I first saw it it was on a music channel where they showed the hypnotic video too, but where is it? The vid isn't on the single, the album, dvd? It's a disspointment not to see the video again.
Thats not to bring the song down though. It's a work of art and I trully hope this is remembered.
The lyrics to "Seven Nation Army" suggest that Jack White is delivering a controlled attack on the media - a fair assumption considering the hype that greeted the band in England during the release and tour of "White Blood Cells" in 2001. However, if this is the message of the song it hasn't frightened off the music press, who, in turn have turned The White Stripes into this year's darlings of 'New Rock and Roll'.
Whatever the message and whatever the reaction to it, this is good ol' fashion rock and roll played with such ostensible simplicity that it oozes accomplishment. Tap your feet to that swaggering hook and bask in the shrill of Jack's delivery. "Seven Nation Army" heralds the start of The White Stripes revolution.
What really makes this an essential purchase however are the two additional tracks. The first, a cover of Brendan Benson's recent song 'Good To Me' taken from his 'Lapalco' album, outstrips the original. The Whites then rip through the old American Blues / Country standard 'Black Jack Davey', borrowing most heavily from Bob Dylan's version. Its incessant, chugging rythym is infectious and will have you reaching for the repeat button as soon as it ends.
All in all, a worthy addition to the collection of any Stripes fan, or indeed that of the general music lover looking for a taste of the hottest act around.
This tune will help convert a few more into Stripes fans, but be warned that the usual Stripes songs are like the 2nd and 3rd tracks listed here. If you don't like this track, you don't like The White Stripes!
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I brought this for my son as its his favourite track of this group/singer he was very pleased with it as cant find it on any compilation CDPublished 7 months ago by peter stevens
In the true spirit of keeping a good and lo-fi thing going, The White Stripes return with another broken down, infectious tune that is bare bones but full of life. Read morePublished on 10 Nov. 2006 by G. Munday
Seven Nation Army itself is a strong single, even if it's not The White Stripes' best effort. But it's the B-sides that make this a must-have. Read morePublished on 11 April 2006 by Rasputin
The White Stripes developed a new way of making music with one of their songs (sorry, I can't remember which one! Read morePublished on 4 July 2003
This was the first track tht i heard from elephant after obtaining it via 'naughty' means. When i pressed play and began to listen what i heard wasn't what i consider to be a... Read morePublished on 9 April 2003 by Kablamoo