INKtober day 12! For those of you just joining in, my Inktober theme is drawing the covers to my favorite records. Today…
the White Stripes - Elephant - 2003
It’s a tough call. Each White Stripes record is great for different reasons, but for me, Elephant is their best. Every song is gold… well, minus “In the Cold Cold Night”, I just don’t really care for Meg’s singing on that track.
I mean, look, I don’t need to tell you anything about Jack White, right? You know the story, you know the band, he rules, his music rules, goodnight!
(Though it should be noted that this record was made WITHOUT the use of digital technology…no computers, just old-school analogue equipment. It should also be noted that I recreated this cover using ONLY digital technology, and no analogue equipment was used!)
On a personal note, this came out when I was working at Best Buy in college down in Fort Lauderdale. Everyone I worked with was pretty heavy into hip hop, but not rock. We took turns picking the music we’d listen to in the morning when we were getting the store ready.
My turn came around, I threw this on the stereo, and everyone rocked out. Even the most hardened of hip hop fans dug it.
Jack White always wins the day.
Favorite track: "Little Acorns"