Artist: White Stripes
Title: “Get Behind Me Satan”
Label: V2 Records Inc
Release Date: 6/2/2005
On their fifth full length CD Get Behind Me Satan, The Whites Stripes have decided to recreate “a vinyl record album” in every traditional sense and have gone out of their way to appropriately set the sonic stage. In a perverse reverse engineering of what many of us are doing when digitally recording and cleaning our vinyl collections, surface noise and subtle tape hiss have been added to the mix and clicks and pops associated with LP’s dot the songs sporadically to authenticate the experience Like the classic record albums of the late 60’s/early 70’s this album clocks in at less than 44 minutes and would fit perfectly on two sides of an LP. Just about the only thing missing is the sound of the tone arm lifting between side changes.
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