Archive for the ‘White Stripes’ Category

NPR interview with Jack White

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

NPR has a short audio interview with Jack White about the single/songs that the White Stripes released recently that Beck produced in his living room.

 You can buy these songs at iTunes now!  It’s the “Conquest” single, with the b-sides “It’s My Fault For Being Famous,” “Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap,” “Cash Grab Complications On The Matter,” and a mariachi version of “Conquest.”

conquest EP out on itunes

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

the white stripes’ conquest single/ep is out on itunes in the us and canada, though i’m not sure about the rest of the world. beck produced the b-sides and appears on two of them.

vinyl should be out soon.

video and info for white stripes collab ‘conquest’

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

here is the video for the beck-produced “conquest” by the white stripes.

that shit gets stuck in my head! i like it, but i think i’m more interested in the other two songs beck did with them, “It’s My Fault For Being Famous” and “Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap”.

the singles come out december 18 in the us and december 31 in the uk:

7″ One (Black vinyl)
A: Conquest
B: It’s My Fault For Being Famous

7″ Two (White vinyl)
A: Conquest
B: Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap

7″ Three (Red vinyl)
A: Conquest (Acoustic Mariachi Version)
B: Cash Grab Complications On The Matter

Digital Maxi Single (US only)
1. Conquest
2. It’s My Fault For Being Famous
3. Cash Grab Complications On The Matter
4. Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap
5. Conquest (Acoustic Mariachi Version)

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It’s My Fault For Being Famous: Beck & The White Stripes Collaborate

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

So a few weeks back, The White Stripes announced an upcoming single with a “special guest,” and yes, as any good Beck fan thought, the possibility of it being Beck had to have been high. 

 And we were right!  Pitchfork has the story… Beck produced the b-sides for the upcoming White Stripes’ “Conquest” single, and played on a couple of them.

A recap of all the times Beck and the Stripes have worked together (this is from memory, so I make no promise for it being complete):

1. Beck appeared in the Stripes’ video for “The Hardest Button To Button” (see it here).

2. Beck showed up to play bass on “The Denial Twist” at the Stripes’ show in LA in August 2005.

3. Jack showed up to play guitar with Beck & Smokey Hormel at their show in Detroit in August 2002.  They played “99,” “Last Fair Deal Gone Down,” and “Cold Brains.”

4. Jack plays bass on “Go It Alone” on Guero, and they reportedly did a few other songs together then too (but it’s the only one that’s out yet).

5. In a photo gallery on beck.com, Meg was pictured, hanging out with Beck and his band on a boat in Australia (I think in 2003).

6. Beck covered “Black Math” once on stage (a bootleg surfaced of this show, but it has not fallen into the hands of Beck collectors yet).

7. Jack White interviewed Beck once, read it here.

That’s all I got.