Saturday, 11 April 2015

The Genius of... Jack White #9

Fell In Love With A Girl by The White Stripes

A short article for a short song... By the time Fell In Love With A Girl was released as a single in the spring of 2002, the White Stripes were big news and well on their way to becoming the hottest property in pop music. In many ways it sums the band up - The Times called it a cross between the blues and Pixies and I suppose that's what it is. It's short (a mere 1min 50 secs) because that's all it needs to be.

It was a perfect track with which to be launched into the megasphere of pop stardom. It struck a chord with many people; Rolling Stone even listed it as one of the 40 songs that changed the world. It may not have been until the following year when they officially became HUGE, but this was the song that made it possible. Fell In Love With A Girl is a blast and I love it.



Soundtrack:
bonus:
Here's an interesting reworking of the song recorded during the band's 2007 tour of Canada:


And here's the frankly astonishing video that accompanied the single:



2 comments:

  1. I'd forgotten that video. Have you ever seen this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq9OCU0aw7A

    It's a fan video for Superchunk, and it's of the same ilk. Well worth a watch.

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