I’m afraid my total exposure to White Stripes has been “Seven Nation Army”. Which is a very catchy tune, and that’s cool.
A recent Rolling Stone named Jack White (the guitarist for White Stripes) as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. Rated better than Mark Knopfler, Les Paul, Eddie Van Halen, and that’s not to mention those that didn’t even make the list like Steve Vai or Joe Satriani.
Well, that may be, but not in “Seven Nation Army”. Not a bad song, but nothing really impressive guitar wise.
So, can someone recommend me some songs with some of the best guitar work by Mr. White?
The guitar on Ball and Biscuit is pretty good. But, as Darth Nader said, you have to see him live to appreciate his guitar skills. He goes off.
He’s not particularly flashy like Mark Knopfler, but what he does do, he does really well. But that’s why I think Greatest Guitarists lists are pointless - for guitaring do you look for technical skill or something more?
Another one for Black Math and Ball and Biscuit*, and I’d throw in I Just Don’t Know What to do With Myself as well. Also, I thought the line about being a “one-man Led Zep Tribute Band” pretty much hit the nail on the head.
Hundred greatest guitarists? Who the hell knows? I don’t think the Stripes have a large enough body of work yet to say. Certainly, though, one of the most inventive guitarists currently working in the blues idiom.