Thursday, May 17, 2007

White Stripes - 'Icky Thump'

Well, Americans:
What, nothin' better to do?
Why don't you kick yourself out?
You're an immigrant too.

Who's usin' who?
What should we do?
Well you can't be a pimp
And a prostitute too.

Jack White continues to impress with The White Stripes' latest single and title track 'Icky Thump.' Featuring dramatic tempo changes, acerbic lyrics, and a healthy dose of instrumental experimentation (enough to make Zappa proud), White and his companion trade their signature minimalist sound for a dazzling foray into prog rock.

The unconventional song structure may sound foreign, at first, on the FM radio dial, but the contagious drone of its dynamic rhythm injects just enough momentum for me to proclaim the track a strong candidate for best rock song of the summer.

White Stripes - 'Icky Thump'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Three word review of the new cd: