Superstar rock n’ roll duo The White Stripes, comprised of Meg and Jack White, have been unfortunately quiet since the days of Icky Thump, and their breaking off. Since then Jack White has been focusing on musical pursuits left, right and centre, including The Raconteurs and extensive solo work.
In a rare statement as the whole White Stripes, the band has come together to rally against the Donald Trump presidential campaign for their use of Seven Nation Army.
It’s impossible to hate Seven Nation Army, but that doesn’t stop The White Stripes hating the idea of their biggest hit being used for Donald Trump’s press machine.
It was through their label, Third Man Records, that The White Stripes came forward to make such a statement. You can see the post below:
At this point it’s hard to figure out which video is being referenced here. On the subject, The White Stripes’ manager Ian Montone told Pitchfork:
“If you can’t find the video, great. Then our lawyers have done their job.”
So it seems the video has been deleted before gaining too much traction worldwide – which is likely for the best. Seven Nation Army is the kind of track that only comes around once a decade, and tarnishing it’s reputation in any way is musical blasphemy.
Listen to Seven Nation Army below as it was meant to be: in the iconic video featuring Meg and Jack themselves.