Striped: The Story Of The White Stripes

Striped: The Story Of The White Stripes

Two decades ago, The White Stripes hit the scene in a real way. Jack and Meg White dropped their debut album, blew minds, toured with Pavement, and sowed the seeds of worldwide rock and roll domination — with some bumps along the way. In season one, you'll hear that story from the people who witnessed it firsthand. Hosted by music journalist Sean Cannon, Striped is a production of Third Man Records and Misfire.... Show More

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October 22, 2019 27 min

For some artists, if you have the freedom to make every creative choice — you won't make any choice at all. So you set limits on yourself as a challenge, and as a corrective to make sure your initial vision remains unobstructed. The success of The White Stripes is a prime example. Then other times, a force completely outside your control shuts off options and limits your choices for you, requiring you to operate with... Read more

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October 15, 2019 33 min

When you're in the recording studio, it takes a lot for everything to go right — but it doesn't take much at all for everything to go wrong. It can feel like the deck is stacked against. For The White Stripes, though, they threw the deck out the window altogether. They knew what they wanted, and they were going to get it. Even if Jack's attention was divided.

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October 8, 2019 27 min

Before The White Stripes closed out Late Night With Conan O'Brien, garnered platinum records, or played SNL, they were just a frenetic boy teaching himself how to play music in an attic and a quiet, artistic girl who wasn't interested in playing music at all.

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The music scene that Jack and Meg White were thrust into didn't form in a vacuum. Detroit has a rich heritage informed by a wide variety of musical stylings, as well as the auto industry — in both good and bad ways.

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September 23, 2019 1 min

In season one of Striped, music journalist Sean Cannon takes you through the early years of The White Stripes by talking to the people who witnessed it all firsthand — from a young Jack White practicing loudly in his attic to The White Stripes wowing their tourmates Pavement in late 1999. You'll hear from members of The MC5, Pavement, The Raconteurs, The Detroit Cobras, The Dirtbombs, The Soledad Brothers, filmmaker Lance Ba... Read more

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