Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Song of the day (2)

"I Think I Smell A Rat", by The White Stripes. 2008 is shaping up for me as the Year of The White Stripes. I have put off listening to them for way too long. Sasha Frere-Jones (yes, him again) has been very critical of Meg's drumming. But she's not there to be John Bonham or Jeffrey Wegener. She's there to do a job. And it's hard to fault her on that score in this song, at least.

Anyway, a certain drummer from Liverpool called Ringo was also the subject of plenty of negative commentary regarding his ability, and he went on to be the voice of Thomas The Tank Engine. So, Meg, I'm sure you have a bright future ahead of you.