Leak Of The Day, Part II: The White Stripes Make A “Thump”

Apr 25th, 2007 // 12 Comments

has an MP3 of “Icky Thump,” the first single from the White Stripes album of the same name. The track is apparently taken from an XFM session, and despite being book-ended by some DJ chatter, the sound quality is pretty good, especially during the “la la la la” bit:

The White Stripes – Icky Thump [MP3, link removed]


  1. Bob Loblaw

    Both Raconteurs that aren’t named Brendan are bumming right now…

  2. loudersoft

    This is so sick. Wow. Speechless.

  3. Mike

    Cockneys or Mexican Cowboys? Yet to see complete clarification regarding the costume.

    Really great track – I dig the split-up shenanigans of the tune. Pump that bass drum Meg. Pout. Tres Bien.

  4. Xenu

    Holy flurping shnit. Jack White is rock & roll Jesus.

  5. SirLoin

    SABBATHHHH! Wow, they have never sounded this heavy. Meg’s drums sound like they are eight feet tall and being played in a cavern. Love it.

  6. Xenu

    @Mike: I vote Cockneys. The album cover photo shows it’s full-on busker.

  7. Anonymous

    I’m down. This is better than the stuff from “Get Behind me Satan.” Though not as good as “Elephant.”

  8. kebabette

    Looks to me like they are playing at being Pearly Kings and Queens.

  9. busdriverstu

    They really capture that classic Wolfmother sound!!!!


    Maybe I’m just tired of blues-rock.

  10. eatsshootsleaves

    Wow, this sounds awesome; I’m pretty surprised, considering that it’s the White Stripes and the song is called “Icky Thump” (which sounds totally gross). I’m so glad 2007 is turning out to be the year that noise came back to indie rock.

  11. whitelotus66

    lol BusDriver Stu, i hear where your coming from but don’t give up on the Blues-Rock, check out The Black Keys! (Thickfreakness is a much cooler name than Icky Thump)

  12. Blixa

    It seems the whole album has now leaked and a high quality rip to boot, 320 kbps. I’m listening to it now.

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