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Morphing the Blues: The White Stripes and the Strange Relevance of Detroit
by Martin Roach
The history of the White Stripes and how Detroit's music scene fostered their development is explored for the first time in this intriguing band historiography. Full-length biographies of both band members track their success from their early days in Detroit to worldwide fame and recognition. Key interviews with people close to the band describe their critical and commerci ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Chrome Dreams
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Usually the allure of unauthorized rock 'n' roll band biographies is the sex and drugs part of the equation. This tome focuses on Jack White of the alt-blues duo and while he may say, "I'm Finding It Harder to be a Gentleman," Gentleman Jack has left no such titillating muck for British journalist Martin Roach to rake. Roach subtitles his book "And The Strange Relevance of Detroit". Indeed, as one living in greater Detroit, I say it must be strange to a Brit who while offering a spectrum of sour ...more