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    fuck off.
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    The White Stripes have the worst drummer of all time. No one would want to mimic her
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    wow, I can't believe jack said that. smh. I expected better.
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    Default Re: Jack White Says The Black Keys Are 'Watered Down Ripoffs' Of The White Stripes

    Except for the fish wearing glasses that plays for teh keys
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    Jack White...More like Hack, Right?

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    I like to point out that fisheyes said he doesn't even like the black keys music/ blues music.
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    I can see where Jack is coming from, and not saying the Black Keys are the greatest thing since sliced bread, but truth of the matter is however watered down compared to the best White Stripes albums the Black Keys records may be, the Black Keys two records prior to their latest one (especially El Camino) were both better than Blunderbuss or any of of the Dead Weather/Raconteur albums... then when you factor in all the cool blues-oriented production work Auerbach has done over the last two years with Dr. John, Valerie June, Hanni El-Khatib, and Bombino, efforts again a bit superior to studio/label owner White's own recent efforts as a producer...feels a lot to me like when a fading or retired NBA star trashes a younger rising star just to make himself still feel relevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IlliniQ View Post
    I can see where Jack is coming from, and not saying the Black Keys are the greatest thing since sliced bread, but truth of the matter is however watered down compared to the best White Stripes albums the Black Keys records may be, the Black Keys two records prior to their latest one (especially El Camino) were both better than Blunderbuss or any of of the Dead Weather/Raconteur albums... then when you factor in all the cool blues-oriented production work Auerbach has done over the last two years with Dr. John, Valerie June, Hanni El-Khatib, and Bombino, efforts again a bit superior to studio/label owner White's own recent efforts as a producer...feels a lot to me like when a fading or retired NBA star trashes a younger rising star just to make himself still feel relevant.
    All true, yes. But Jack's point is a valid one. I mean I even like the Black Keys, but they are tepid in comparison to the best White Stripes stuff.
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    Why is this dude so threatened by The Black Keys? All of his comments just reek of insecurity. He's become really insufferable as of late.
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    it's not like the black keys are less insufferable. in every interview they've done for their new album they whine about the score pitchfork gave them. egos run amok.
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    maybe he should teach someone how to drum like meg drums and take the white stripes to every arena and ampitheatre that exists. ya know, so he doesn't have to be jealous of the black keys anymore.
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    I said the same thing about the keys a decade ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    All true, yes. But Jack's point is a valid one. I mean I even like the Black Keys, but they are tepid in comparison to the best White Stripes stuff.
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    It's become so fucking hip to talk shit about The Black Keys. Whatever, douchebags. Even though the new record is still only half a good record, they've put out about 45 really fucking awesome songs since 2000. Jack White has done maybe 10, and in every fucking one of them the singer should have been fired on the spot.
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    I can feel his pain though--it must really suck to be the first band to get popular for doing nothing particularly special than bringing back a genre of music that hasn't been popular for years and to have everyone praise you as some kind of fucking musical genius for half a decade, and then for two guys to come along and do absolutely everything better than you ever did. That must sting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    Why is this dude so threatened by The Black Keys? All of his comments just reek of insecurity. He's become really insufferable as of late.
    Which is ironic considering how badly he's ripped off and watered down the blues for his own artistic & financial ends. Of course, the way he tells it, he singlehandedly invented the blues idiom, so maybe he's right
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    I take great pride knowing that Jack White owns a Vox Tonebender with traces of my fecal matter on it. Fuck that square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    I said the same thing about the keys a decade ago.
    Didn't we all? I can't really get into the Black Keys.
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    Any of you haters want to offload your Jack White Pomona tickets to me?
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    I'm still waiting for Jack White to finally admit that he invented the guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geo-god View Post
    I expected better.
    Really? Every time he gives an interview or makes a general statement he sounds like a complete douchebag. His music is alright I guess but Jack himself? A tumbling, tumbling dickweed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    Which is ironic considering how badly he's ripped off and watered down the blues for his own artistic & financial ends. Of course, the way he tells it, he singlehandedly invented the blues idiom, so maybe he's right
    Whatever, bro. What do you know about the blues? Oh wait...
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    Also, the Black Keys and the White Stripes don't even really sound alike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gribbz View Post
    Also, the Black Keys and the White Stripes don't even really sound alike.
    This.
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    wait a minute...

    Jack White didn't invent the guitar?
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    http://jackwhiteiii.com/an-apology-a...om-jack-white/

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    to whoever said brothers an el camino are better than broken boy soldier... go fuck yourself.
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    That's a nice letter

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