Re: Jack White Defends Meg
I love Jack White. He has got to be the coolest rock star out there. I love the Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather.
It's pretty obvious to me that that Jack made an artistic choice to go with, as he once put it "primitive, childlike drumming". His use of the words "primitive" and "childlike" denotes a certain Cezanne-esque mindset. It's not "simple" or "dumb". It's "primitive" and that is a key artistic distinction for me.
It's also pretty obvious to me that Jack is the driving musical genius behind the Stripes and that Meg happened to fit that vision.
It's all Jack, man. Meg helped him to fulfill that artistic vision but she does not deserve the same level of credit that he does for envisioning it.
Jack could have made the stripes with another limited drummer. But you have no Stripes without Jack.
But don't hate on Meg, she's cool. Not everyone wants or needs to be Tony Williams.
And she does make more money than you...
Either you have a purpose behind your expression... or you don't.
Last edited by Jeff Almeyda; 03-25-2010 at 11:02 AM.