Song of the Day #4,047: ‘As Ugly As I Seem’ – The White Stripes

The White Stripes aren’t generally known for their quieter songs, but they have recorded a few beauties.

Today’s track appears on the 2005 album Get Behind Me Satan and is a lovely song featuring Jack White on acoustic guitar and Meg White (for the first time ever) on hand-hit drums.

I found a site comparing the melody of this song to Bob Dylan’s ‘I Believe in You,’ a track from his born-again Christian album Slow Train Coming (yes, they are similar).

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Song of the Day #2,620: ‘The Nurse’ – The White Stripes

get_behind_me_satan_wtripesOf the three White Stripes albums I own, 2005’s Get Behind Me Satan is my favorite (the other two, for those keeping score, are 2003’s Elephant and 2007’s Icky Thump.

This record eases off of Jack White’s usual guitar-heavy sound and introduces new flavors such as the marimba that’s heavily featured on today’s SOTD.

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Song of the Day #2,133: ‘Take, Take, Take’ – The White Stripes

get_behind_me_satan_wtripesThe White Stripes released their last studio album seven years ago and officially broke up three years ago.

I don’t consider myself a major fan but every time I listen to one of the three albums of theirs I own, I regret that we won’t get any new music from them.

I could certainly get a Jack White fix from any of the dozen bands he’s started since leaving the Stripes, but it’s not the same. There’s a chemistry between him and Meg that makes these songs special.

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