Originally Posted by AllTheCoolNamesAreTaken
And I like the White Stripes. Well, up until near the end when they got a bit weird. It's good music. Would have been good with anyone occasionally hitting a drum behind the excellent guitar playing and singing. Jack could have just used a drum machine and we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Do you have any idea how much Jack White himself would disagree with this statement? There is a very specific reason he wanted to play with Meg, and it has to do with rawness. She wasn't "tainted" by drum lessons or studies, she played from the music, as her emotion and instinct told her to. That's what he loved about it. He could have played with nearly any drummer he wanted to.
It would not be the White Stripes if she hadn't been there. You said it yourself, it's good music. It would have been something entirely different with a different person behind the drums.