by Steve Haruch
Hey, White Stripes fans, you've got one week to stream that live White Stripes album that some people are referring to, oddly enough, as the "first ever White Stripes live album," like it's some kind of amazing accomplishment for The White Stripes to release a live White Stripes album.
Of course, if you're a fan fan you might possibly have already sprung for the exhaustively big Under Great White Northern Lights box set, in which case perhaps I should have prefaced this with, "Hey, somewhat curious knowers of the existence of The White Stripes ..." When I saw the Stripes at an armpit-scented, way-over-capacity Crocodile Cafe (the old one), I certainly thought they were headed for big things, but then again I also thought Meg White would be doing Revlon commercials and showing up at red carpets atop a white tiger by now. That night in Seattle also marked the first in many discussions I've had about whether Meg White is a good drummer or a terrible drummer. I happen to think she's the former -- not that she'd blow anyone away on the Drumometer or anything, but her drumming is effective in the context of her band.
Anyway, go listen to the first ever NPR stream of the new White Stripes album at NPR. Track listing after the jump.
Let's Shake Hands
The Union Forever
Ball and Biscuit
I'm Slowly Turning Into You
300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues
We Are Going to Be Friends
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
Fell In Love With a Girl
When I Hear My Name
Seven Nation Army