Today is not a good day. Today, I found out that the White Stripes, Jack and Meg White's band is officially no more a band. In the second day of the second month, it was announced in their website www.whitestripes.com .
The White Stripes have been active since 1997, that is for almost 13 years. In those years those two people, those two brilliant musicians, have managed to produce many extraordinary albums, and give chills to their fans every single time they get up on stage. The brilliance of Jack White, his guitar skills and his ability to create mindblowing melodies and sounds, accompanied by the most peculiar, yet beautiful lyrics I have ever heard are simply precious. Meg White's energy on the drums is unique. With every bang of the drum, her spirit and her delicacy stand out in every song. As if every song is two seperate ones, one where Jack White's voice is trembling and he is screaming along with crazy guitar riffs, and one where the firm, yet serenial moves of Meg's baguettes on the drums sink into your brain. All those magnificent elements of Meg's and Jack's performance are the ones that make The White Stripes so special.
The first song I've ever heard from the White Stripes was "Seven Nation Army" from their album "Elephant"(2002). It might as well be the most popular one, and that is propably why I heard it in the first place. After carefully listening to this song I got really curious about who on earth is this band, I was baffled by the lyrics and I kept wondering what is the matter with the guitarist. Then I bought their only album there was in the store, "The White Stripes"(1999). I still remember the feelings I had whilst listening to it. It was a revelation. Their sound was something I could never imagine could exist and it was completely conquering my mind. Since that day, I always say that The White Stripes are undeniably one of the best bands there ever was.
Farewell White Stripes, I want to believe that your music will never fade, and I hope that Jack White's musical mastermind will live on through The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs , as well as Meg White's harmony will shine in her life, as I live in the hope of a personal album.
For more White Stripes material, watch "The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights", a movie by Emmet Malloy about the legendary duo band.