Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

“Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”  is a song by American garage rock band The White Stripes, featured on their 2001 third studio album White Blood Cells.  Written and produced by vocalist and guitarist Jack White, “Dead Leaves” was released as the third single from the album in August 2002 and charted at number nineteen on the United States Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart and at number twenty-five on the UK Singles Chart.  (More from Wikipedia)
The White Stripes’ third album, White Blood Cells, featured hit songs like “Fell in Love with a Girl” (the video for this song that used animated Legos is one of the most amazing that I have ever seen) and “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”.  Besides having a definite retro attitude in his music, Jack White also used vintage microphones, instruments and amplifiers in recording his music.  While there had been a few two-person rock bands over the years – such as House of Freaks, a band from Richmond, Virginia that formed in 1986 – the power trio of guitar, bass and drums is about as small as most rock bands were previously willing to go.  Being able to successfully pull off a rock duo requires an adept drummer; but Meg White, for one, is more than equal to the task. 
(January 2013)
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