Monday, February 04, 2008

Conquest [Acoustic Mariachi Version]

Song: Conquest [Acoustic Mariachi Version]
Artist: The White Stripes
Album: Conquest [EP]

I didn’t LOVE the White Stripes latest record, last year’s “Icky Thump” as much as I have their previous releases. Now, I do truly believe that Mr. Jack White is a guitar and musical genius… and therefore while “Icky Thump” may not have met up to the high standards they’ve made for themselves, compared to what else is happening in rock ‘n’ roll (possibly a sweeping generalization from someone that spent a lot of time dissecting the latest releases by Kylie & Britney) the Stripes are still out on top, and one of the more important bands to emerge in the last several years.

One track that I did LOVE from “Icky Thump” was the cover of Patti Page’s “Conquest” (written by Corky Robbins,) which has been selected as the third single. For the single, they are releasing an EP featuring an acoustic “Mariachi Version” of the title track, as well as three B-Sides produced by Beck. It’s a particularly good package, and a must for fans of the Stripes.

I really do like the original more rockin’ version of “Conquest,” but this one is a lot of fun as well. Be sure to check out the video below which, in regular White Stripes fashion is funny and conceptual. I’ve posted my other favorite videos by the band… which are all pretty amazing.



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