icky thump (sort of on topic)



Alan McKendree amck at thenetdr.com
Thu May 17 23:20:47 CDT 2007


> From: Keithjmoon70 at aol.com
> Date: May 17, 2007 9:03:57 AM CDT
>> But is he ahead of where Pete was when Pete was  Jack's age (31)?
>
> Nope.  And he'll never catch Pete because Pete's view is too   
> large.  I don't
> see any Tommys in the WS catalogue. No one is in their  league.

Ah, a reasoned (non-fanatical) perspective.  I appreciate that :-).

> But on the other hand, musically, Jack White has figured out a way to
> sustain production of great rock songs and unique albums in an age  
> where rock  was
> supposed to be dead -without resorting to being some kind of  metal- 
> head. What
> he does, he does on purpose. I'm fascinated by his work  ethic.  
> This guy
> writes hit songs that stand the test of time and he  keeps doing  
> it. Plus, he has
> something to say. And live? That's the  test of a real band.  This  
> is where
> they shine.

I've seen them once...enjoyed it.

> Icky Thump is unique;  just like all WS songs are.  What two are   
> the same?
> Who two Who songs are the same?

I liked the Icky iTunes sample enough to buy it.  In general, I like  
it.  Not too crazy about the politics, but a good rocking tune.

Cheers,
Alan McKendree
"the average Texan...carries not just a gun but a SHOTGUN."  --Pete  
Townshend, 1967




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