I hate the expression 'back to basics'.
Yet The White Stripes even when enlisting the bag pipes as part of their sound, have such a raw primal energy, they takes rock'n'roll music 'back to b...
I cannot think of another two piece band that generates such an impact (actually I am struggling to think of another two piece rock band as I write this - go on, shame me with the obvious).
This is The White Stripes earlier in 2007, performing live for BBC Radio One, in front of an audience of very fortunate fans.
Unfortunately there is a little bit of Radio One 'speak' early on, however once the band get going, its all good stuff.
01 Icky Thump
(Performed for Jo Whiley Live Lounge - followed later by Zane Lowe hosting the remaining full show)
02 Let's Shake Hands
03 Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
04 The Denial Twist
05 I'm Slowly Turning Into You
06 Effect and Cause
07 The Same Boy You've Always Known
08 I Think I Smell A Rat
09 Ball and Biscuit
10 Wasting My Time
11 You're Pretty Good Looking
12 A Martyr For My Love For You
13 Hotel Yorba
14 Blue Orchid
15 Hello Operator
16 We're Going To Be Friends
17 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
18 Seven Nation Army
The performance was at the Maida Vale Studios, Maida Vale, London, and originally broadcast live on the 13th June 2007.
This is a very high quality recording of the show - fully mixed stereo soundboard, with digital post production.
Reloaded - 03/June/2015 - download link in comments.