The Third Men Podcast
Different Stripes: Reimagining The White Stripes
How would YOU sequence The White Stripes debut album? What songs would you add on, or cut from, Get Behind Me Satan? What makes a perfect Jack White record to you? This week on the Third Men Podcast, we're digging deep to find the answers to these questions and more in the first chapter of a new recurring series: DIFFERENT STRIPES. Special guest Luke Sinclare joins your humble co-hosts to take a journey into the world of alternate history, where we're free to re-sequence, re-record or just plain re-imagine the albums we all know and love by the band that started it all - The White Stripes. For this inaugural episode, we've picked two records which hold a special place in the trajectory of Jack & Meg's grand experiment: 1999's The White Stripes self-titled debut album, and 2005's experimental masterpiece Get Behind Me Satan. We'll debate which song(s) could possibly take the place of Blue Orchid, which tracks could have worked as singles or EPs, how many songs make up the perfect track count for an LP, and much much more. Will there be laughing? Yes. Will there be screaming? Oh yes. Will we walk away with drastically different interpretations of some of our favorite records? Hey - that's the whole point! So sit back and enjoy this excessively fun episode, and be sure to let us know what YOU would do with these records!