Originally Posted by MisterMixelpix
I don't care about minimalism, nor do I care about overcomplication. What I care about is when then parts fit together and THAT's what Meg White does perfectly. White Stripes songs would sound downright strange if she was playing anything else.
To me, Seven Nation Army proves that a song can be done perfectly with eighth notes.
That particular song makes me think "what a great motive, why don't they develope it further?". =P And here we go with self-fulfilling prophecies again. Of course it would sound strange now to do it differently when we have totooed the pattern to our brain via radio and TV, but that doesn't mean it absolutely _couldn't_ be done better. =P And if it's perfect, why do you ever play anything else?