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In 2000, The White Stripes had achieved their wildest dreams: Putting out records and touring the country. But Jack and Meg White were about to find out that maybe their wildest dreams weren't wild enough. From wowing the greatest DJ of all time to being chased by the coolest record labels — Striped Season 2 follows the band as they stand on the brink of international stardom. You'll hear that story from the people who witnessed it firsthand. Hosted by music journalist Sean Cannon, Striped is a production of Third Man Records and Misfire.

Striped: The Story Of The White Stripes Third Man Records And Misfire

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In 2000, The White Stripes had achieved their wildest dreams: Putting out records and touring the country. But Jack and Meg White were about to find out that maybe their wildest dreams weren't wild enough. From wowing the greatest DJ of all time to being chased by the coolest record labels — Striped Season 2 follows the band as they stand on the brink of international stardom. You'll hear that story from the people who witnessed it firsthand. Hosted by music journalist Sean Cannon, Striped is a production of Third Man Records and Misfire.

    BONUS 3: My Idols Walk Next To Me (Wayne Kramer Interview)

    BONUS 3: My Idols Walk Next To Me (Wayne Kramer Interview)

    In the first episode of season one, you heard a little from Wayne Kramer of the seminal Detroit band The MC5. While only a few bits ended up in the episode, there was a lot more Wayne had to say about the city, his career, and The White Stripes. So for the last bonus episode of the season, we're letting you hear it all.

    • 16 min
    BONUS 2: They're Looking At Me

    BONUS 2: They're Looking At Me

    In the second bonus episode from season one, Blackwell discusses some of the shows The White Stripes played in 1999. This includes tales of Jack White's stage banter, a disastrous lunchtime gig, and the origin of an iconic instrument.

    • 28 min
    BONUS 1: Past The Caution Tape

    BONUS 1: Past The Caution Tape

    In this first bonus episode from season one, Blackwell dives into many of the songs that made it onto the White Stripes' debut album — and some that didn't.

    • 36 min
    Part 5: Do You Want To Explode Now?

    Part 5: Do You Want To Explode Now?

    When a band releases an album, the easiest way to measure success is the number of records sold. However, sometimes an album is successful because it accomplishes something behind the scenes; it makes a connection for an artist or puts their music in the right place at the right time. That's exactly how you could describe The White Stripes self-titled debut on Sympathy For The Record Industry. It didn't light up the charts, but it provided the scaffolding for Jack and Meg White to build something bigger than either of them could've ever imagined.

    • 34 min
    Part 4: Nothing Could Be Better

    Part 4: Nothing Could Be Better

    For some artists, if you have the freedom to make every creative choice — you won't make any choice at all. So you set limits on yourself as a challenge, and as a corrective to make sure your initial vision remains unobstructed. The success of The White Stripes is a prime example. Then other times, a force completely outside your control shuts off options and limits your choices for you, requiring you to operate within those new boundaries. The success of The White Stripes is a prime example.

    • 27 min
    Part 3: Got A Little Feeling Going Now

    Part 3: Got A Little Feeling Going Now

    When you're in the recording studio, it takes a lot for everything to go right — but it doesn't take much at all for everything to go wrong. It can feel like the deck is stacked against. For The White Stripes, though, they threw the deck out the window altogether. They knew what they wanted, and they were going to get it. Even if Jack's attention was divided.

    • 33 min

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