One of the coolest thing about the White Stripes is that they seem to love doing just about anything they want with their music. The more successful they become, the more independent and innovative they try to be. I mean, Icky Thump had bag pipes on it. When you look through their song catalog (and exhaustive list of live sets,) it becomes pretty apparent that they love doing covers, and one artist's name that appears more than other: Bob Dylan.
Both Jack and Meg have expressed how influential Bob Dylan was on their music, more than just from being heavily ingrained with the blues, and their covering Dylan seems like a perfectly natural fit. We found these covers scattered across albums, DVD's, and various fan collections on the internet, so we thought we would pull some of our favorites together under one single post.
- The first one comes from Blackpool Lights:
- The White Stripes - "Outlaw Blues" (info)
- The White Stripes - "Isis" (info)
- The White Stripes - "One More Cup of Coffee" (info)
- The White Stripes - "Love Sick" (info)
- The White Stripes - "Threw it All Away" (info)
While technically this one was covered by Bob Dylan, it's cool enough to be included:
has said that Gene Vincent's "Baby Blue" inspired him to write "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue." The White Stripes have been known to cover the former:
- Other interesting things that worth noting: