History Music / TheWhiteStripes

25th May '18 11:48:46 AM naturalironist
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* ChainedToABed: The music video for "Icky Thump".
* ColorMotif: White, black, and red are used exclusively in any imagery related to the band. According to [[WordOfGod JackWhite]]

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* ChainedToABed: The music video for "Icky Thump".
Thump", and described in the song itself.
--> Woke up handcuffed to a bunk robbed blind
* ColorMotif: White, black, and red are used exclusively in any imagery related to the band. According to [[WordOfGod JackWhite]]JackWhite]]:
25th May '18 11:46:17 AM naturalironist
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* AgeGapRomance: "A Martyr for My Love For You" is about an adult who falls in love with a 16-year-old. They have a relationship for a little while, but ultimately the narrator feels weird about it and makes a number of excuses to end the relationship.


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* TheBirdsAndTheBees: Referenced in "Instinct blues", and used as a SexualEuphemism:
--> Every bird and bug in jungle too
--> And everything in the ocean blue
--> Just happen to know exactly what to do
--> So why don't you?


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* CelebCrush: "Take,Take,Take" is about an overly excited, {{FanBoy}}ish encounter with Creator/RitaHayworth. Incidentally, she died nearly 20 years before the song was written.


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* MeetCute: In "A Martyr for My Love for You" the POV character and his love interest meet when she is about to fall over, but the POV character swoops in, catches her, and drops a OneLiner.


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* SexualEuphemism: A number of sexual references are hidden throughout their music, but are rarely explicit:
** "I'm Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman" implies that the relationship is falling apart due to the male POV character's poor sexual performance
--> You think that I care about me and only me
--> When every single girl [[SexualEuphemism needs help climbing up her tree]]
--> And I know it don't take much to satisfy me
--> Maybe it's [[ADateWithRosiePalms whatever's in my hand that's distracting me]]
--> But if I could find emotion to stimulate devotion well then you'll see
** "Instinct Blues" is about ''something'' that all the animals and plants of the world understand, but the POV character's love interest doesn't. What could that be...
22nd May '18 8:47:47 PM naturalironist
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* BoyMeetsGhoul: "Little Ghost".

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* BoyMeetsGhoul: "Little Ghost".Ghost":
--> I fell in love with a little ghost and that was all



* ColorMotif: White, black, and red are used exclusively in any imagery related to the band. According to [[WordOfGod JackWhite]]
-->But the White Stripes' colors were always red, white and black. It came from peppermint candy. I also think they are the most powerful color combination of all time, from a Coca-Cola can to a Nazi banner. Those colors strike chords with people.



* DuelOfSeduction: "Conquest"

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* DuelOfSeduction: "Conquest""Conquest", about two people both trying to seduce each other.



* HeavyMeta:
** "Rag and Bone" is about taking and reusing old stuff no one else wants, a transparent metaphor for Jack White's approach to making music.
** Jack & Meg consider each other siblings, and pretended to be related when they first gained media attention. Jack claimed this was because he wanted them to focus on the music and not their relationship. John Anthony Gillis changed his name upon marrying Megan Martha White, before they formed the band together.

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* HeavyMeta:
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HeavyMeta: "Rag and Bone" is about taking and reusing old stuff no one else wants, a transparent metaphor for Jack White's approach to making music.
** Jack & Meg consider each other siblings, and pretended to be related when they first gained media attention. Jack claimed this was because he wanted them to focus on the music and not their relationship. John Anthony Gillis changed his name upon marrying Megan Martha White, before they formed the band together.
music.



* LimitedWardrobe: Limited to white, black, and red.[[note]]"But the White Stripes' colors were always red, white and black. It came from peppermint candy. I also think they are the most powerful color combination of all time, from a Coca-Cola can to a Nazi banner. Those colors strike chords with people." -- Jack White.[[/note]]



* MindScrew: "St. Andrew (This Battle Is In the Air)".

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%%Zero context example * MindScrew: "St. Andrew (This Battle Is In the Air)".



* OdeToYouth: "We're Going To Be Friends"

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* OdeToYouth: "We're Going To Be Friends"Friends", a song about the joys of childhood friendship.



* {{Retraux}}: Jack consciously appropriates imagery and music from everything from TheThirties (Robert Johnson, ''De Stijl''), TheFifties (portions of ''Get Behind Me Satan'') to TheSixties. There is also the Victorian-style video for "Blue Orchid".

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* {{Retraux}}: Jack consciously appropriates the band's imagery and music from incorporates everything from TheThirties (Robert Johnson, ''De Stijl''), TheFifties (portions of ''Get Behind Me Satan'') to TheSixties. There is also the Victorian-style video for "Blue Orchid".
22nd May '18 8:30:42 PM naturalironist
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22nd May '18 8:29:49 PM naturalironist
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Jack White, non-stop.

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%% ZeroContextExample * BunnyEarsLawyer: Jack White, non-stop.



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Jack and Meg.
* {{Garfunkel}}: Meg, but she was so modest and shy that she isn't an ''obnoxious'' Garfunkel.
* HappilyMarried: Inverted, into "[[AmicablyDivorced Happily Divorced]]".



* LongRunnerLineUp (LogicalExtreme): It was just Jack and Meg from formation to split.

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* LongRunnerLineUp (LogicalExtreme): LongRunnerLineUp: It was just Jack and Meg from formation to split.



* TheSilentBob: Meg.

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* %% Zero-context Example* TheSilentBob: Meg.



* ViolentGlaswegian: Jack is part Scottish -- see HairTriggerTemper.
22nd May '18 8:03:58 PM naturalironist
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* HairTriggerTemper: Jack beat the living crap out of Jason Stollsteimer, the lead singer of The Von Bondies, and was forced to take anger management classes.



* TheMaidenNameDebate: Jack (born John "Jack" Gillis) took Meg's last name when they married and kept it when they divorced.



* HairTriggerTemper: Jack beat the living crap out of Jason Stollsteimer, the lead singer of The Von Bondies, and was forced to take anger management classes.



* TheMaidenNameDebate: Jack (born John "Jack" Gillis) took Meg's last name when they married and kept it when they divorced.
22nd May '18 1:22:01 PM naturalironist
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!!The White Stripes provide examples of:

* AnimatedMusicVideo: "Fell in Love with a Girl": [[BuiltWithLego stop-motion LEGO animation.]]

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!!The White Stripes provide examples of:

* AnimatedMusicVideo: "Fell
!!Tropes present in Love with a Girl": [[BuiltWithLego stop-motion LEGO animation.]]the band themselves:



* AntiLoveSong: A few of them. Examples include "I'm Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman", "Fell In Love With a Girl", and "Effect and Cause".
* ArcNumber: The number 3 is a big part of the band's methodology, especially in their image (the red white and black combination) and music (which adheres to three basic elements: melody, rhythm, storytelling).
* AudienceParticipationSong: "Seven Nation Army".
* AuthorAppeal: As mentioned below, Jack seems to have a thing for redheads, and several of the band's songs make reference to (or are just plain about) sexy red-headed women ("Fell In Love With a Girl", "Take, Take, Take", "300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues", etc.).
* BadassBoast: These occur in a few of their songs, but "Ball and Biscuit", which is basically 7+ minutes of continual {{Badass Boast}}ing, particularly stands out: "Right now you could care less about me / but soon enough you ''will'' care by the time I'm done."



* BoyMeetsGhoul: "Little Ghost".
* BreakupSong: Many ("I'm Bound to Pack It Up", "There's No Home For You Here", "Red Rain", "You've Got Her In Your Pocket", "The Denial Twist", "I'm Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman", etc.) covering the topic from every conceivable emotional angle. Kind of funny when you consider that they were once a couple themselves.



* ChainedToABed: The music video for "Icky Thump".



* ADogNamedDog: The lyrics in "The Hardest Button to Button" mention the birth of a baby boy that is named "Baby".
* DuelOfSeduction: "Conquest"
* DrosteImage: The video for "Seven Nation Army".



* EpicRocking: "Ball and Biscuit," clocking in at over seven minutes.
** "Death Letter" could get quite long, too, when played live.
* GarageRock: Along with Music/TheHives, they were the GenrePopularizer of it's revival in the early 2000s.



* GratuitousPanning: The lead guitar in "Hello Operator" stays in the right channel for much of the song. The vocal track in "Take, Take, Take" will occasionally fly between channels at random.
* HairTriggerTemper: Jack beat the living crap out of Jason Stollsteimer, the lead singer of The Von Bondies, and was forced to take anger management classes.



* HeavyMeta:
** "Rag and Bone" is about taking and reusing old stuff no one else wants, a transparent metaphor for Jack White's approach to making music.
** Jack & Meg consider each other siblings, and pretended to be related when they first gained media attention. Jack claimed this was because he wanted them to focus on the music and not their relationship. John Anthony Gillis changed his name upon marrying Megan Martha White, before they formed the band together.



* IAmBecomingSong: "I'm Slowly Turning Into You".



* LetsDuet: "This Protector", "Rag and Bone"; "It's True That We Love One Another" is a three-way CallAndResponseSong among Jack, Meg, and English singer Holly Golightly.
* Letters2Numbers: Subtly done with the back cover of ''Elephant'' - the E's in the title are actually rendered as backwards 3's.
* LimitedWardrobe: Limited to white, black, and red.[[note]]"But the White Stripes' colors were always red, white and black. It came from peppermint candy. I also think they are the most powerful color combination of all time, from a Coca-Cola can to a Nazi banner. Those colors strike chords with people." -- Jack White.[[/note]]



* TheSilentBob: Meg.
* UnrelatedBrothers: Jack and Meg claimed to be brother and sister when the band first became famous, when they were actually ex-spouses.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Jack is part Scottish -- see HairTriggerTemper.
* WorkingWithTheEx

!! Tropes present in The White Stripes' music:
* AnimatedMusicVideo: "Fell in Love with a Girl": [[BuiltWithLego stop-motion LEGO animation.]]
* AntiLoveSong: A few of them. Examples include "I'm Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman", "Fell In Love With a Girl", and "Effect and Cause".
* ArcNumber: The number 3 is a big part of the band's methodology, especially in their image (the red white and black combination) and music (which adheres to three basic elements: melody, rhythm, storytelling).
* AudienceParticipationSong: "Seven Nation Army".
* AuthorAppeal: As mentioned below, Jack seems to have a thing for redheads, and several of the band's songs make reference to (or are just plain about) sexy red-headed women ("Fell In Love With a Girl", "Take, Take, Take", "300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues", etc.).
* BadassBoast: These occur in a few of their songs, but "Ball and Biscuit", which is basically 7+ minutes of continual {{Badass Boast}}ing, particularly stands out: "Right now you could care less about me / but soon enough you ''will'' care by the time I'm done."
* BoyMeetsGhoul: "Little Ghost".
* BreakupSong: Many ("I'm Bound to Pack It Up", "There's No Home For You Here", "Red Rain", "You've Got Her In Your Pocket", "The Denial Twist", "I'm Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman", etc.) covering the topic from every conceivable emotional angle. Kind of funny when you consider that they were once a couple themselves.
* ChainedToABed: The music video for "Icky Thump".
* ADogNamedDog: The lyrics in "The Hardest Button to Button" mention the birth of a baby boy that is named "Baby".
* DuelOfSeduction: "Conquest"
* DrosteImage: The video for "Seven Nation Army".
* EpicRocking: "Ball and Biscuit," clocking in at over seven minutes.
** "Death Letter" could get quite long, too, when played live.
* GarageRock: Along with Music/TheHives, they were the GenrePopularizer of it's revival in the early 2000s.
* GratuitousPanning: The lead guitar in "Hello Operator" stays in the right channel for much of the song. The vocal track in "Take, Take, Take" will occasionally fly between channels at random.
* HairTriggerTemper: Jack beat the living crap out of Jason Stollsteimer, the lead singer of The Von Bondies, and was forced to take anger management classes.
* HeavyMeta:
** "Rag and Bone" is about taking and reusing old stuff no one else wants, a transparent metaphor for Jack White's approach to making music.
** Jack & Meg consider each other siblings, and pretended to be related when they first gained media attention. Jack claimed this was because he wanted them to focus on the music and not their relationship. John Anthony Gillis changed his name upon marrying Megan Martha White, before they formed the band together.
* IAmBecomingSong: "I'm Slowly Turning Into You".
* LetsDuet: "This Protector", "Rag and Bone"; "It's True That We Love One Another" is a three-way CallAndResponseSong among Jack, Meg, and English singer Holly Golightly.
* Letters2Numbers: Subtly done with the back cover of ''Elephant'' - the E's in the title are actually rendered as backwards 3's.
* LimitedWardrobe: Limited to white, black, and red.[[note]]"But the White Stripes' colors were always red, white and black. It came from peppermint candy. I also think they are the most powerful color combination of all time, from a Coca-Cola can to a Nazi banner. Those colors strike chords with people." -- Jack White.[[/note]]



* TheSilentBob: Meg.



* UnrelatedBrothers: Jack and Meg claimed to be brother and sister when the band first became famous, when they were actually ex-spouses.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Jack is part Scottish -- see HairTriggerTemper.
* WorkingWithTheEx
20th May '18 4:49:43 PM naturalironist
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* {{Gainaxing}}: Meg plays the drums without wearing a bra.
29th Apr '18 6:04:00 AM LondonKdS
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* UnrelatedBrothers: Jack and Meg claimed to be brother and sister when the band first became famous, when they were actually ex-spouses.
12th Feb '18 7:36:22 PM nombretomado
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