White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights Reviews
September 27, 2013
this is concert is fucking insane
December 12, 2012
In January 2004, Detroit-based rock duo The White Stripes played a couple of shows at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England and decided to film them. The result is this nifty little gem: Under Blackpool Lights.
And, my fandom of the band aside, this is excellent. Shot on Super * with a handful of cameras, we get a rousing tour-de-force run through about 27 or so songs over the course of 75-80s minutes, with the majority of tracks taken from the four albums they had released up to that point, as well as a few non-album cuts as well. And not only that, but this is mostly a breakneck set, diving right into song after song with only a few breaks and slower moments scattered here and there.
The setlist is great, and I loved that they shot it on Super 8, as they really enhances the band's raw, lo-fi bluesy garage rock sound and aesthetics. Another thing I love is how much noise they make, especially since it's just two people utilizing voice, drums, guitar, and piano.
I never got the chance to see them live before they broke up (which I'm still kinda bitter about), but this makes up for it wonderfully, and does a great job of showing what they were all about, and just how fun the concert experience can be.
Definitely see this if you're a fan. You can still check it out if you're not, but don't expect to feel the same about it as me.
July 21, 2012
Possibly one of the best rock concert videos of all time!! The enhanced raw power that Jack White puts to even his most quietest songs live makes it incredibly aweing to watch, with the sentimental slide solos of the Son House cover "Death Letter" to the dark distorted tones of "Black Math". Though any Stripes fans will feel a sense of longing (the band split in February 2011) this film cements The White Stripes (aswell as White himself) as one of the greatest rock/blues band in history
January 20, 2009
Miitico concerto dei Whiite Stripes all'Empress Ballroom di Blackpool in Inghilterra
April 13, 2008
Jack White looks fucked up during his performance. But other than that, it's a great show!
January 10, 2008
A must see, I fell in love with The White Strips all over again!!
January 6, 2008
Amazing concert footage. I love this band's style. Best played as loud as possible.
November 24, 2007
I really love the stripes!
August 8, 2007
very good for people that like white stripes like me!!
July 12, 2007
The White Stripes are so awsome.Jack and Meg are so good at what the do.
July 4, 2007
I loved the White Stripes since the second grade
June 30, 2007
One of the greatest musical performances I have ever witnessed.
June 27, 2007
Seems to have striptease in there :))))
May 30, 2007
Full White Stripes concert, can't beat it.
April 10, 2007
Jack and Meg tear down the house!
February 5, 2007
The white stripes are phenominal love this
December 26, 2006
must see live footage!
December 12, 2006
I wonder what this is about, i think ill see it!