Rag and Bone (song)

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"Rag and Bone"
Rag and bone.jpg
Single by The White Stripes
from the album Icky Thump
Released June 6, 2007
Format Digital download, 7-inch vinyl
Recorded 2007
Genre Garage rock, blues rock, punk blues
Length 3:48
Label Warner Bros. (U.S.)
XL Recordings (E.U.)
Songwriter(s) Jack White
The White Stripes singles chronology
"Icky Thump"
(2007)
"Rag and Bone"
(2007)
"You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)"
(2007)
"Icky Thump"
(2007)
"Rag and Bone"
(2007)
"You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)"
(2007)

"Rag and Bone" is a song by the American garage rock band The White Stripes. It is the ninth track on their 2007 album Icky Thump. The track was released as a free red 7" vinyl with the June 6, 2007 issue of the NME magazine, with a unique Jack White-designed etching on the flipside of each record.[1][2]

The song is told from the point of view of two rag and bone collectors, portrayed by both Jack and Meg White. The song's conventional verses and choruses are interspersed with a spoken narrative. The single version of the song is a different mix from the version that was later released on the UK LP 'Icky Thump' album. Sean Fennessey of Vibe called the song "the funniest and best track" on Icky Thump.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NME (24 April 2007). "World exclusive – White Stripes to make their return with NME". NME. 
  2. ^ Uncut (5 June 2007). "Exclusive White Stripes Track Available Free Today". Uncut. 
  3. ^ Fennessey, Sean (2007-07-01). "Revolutions: Icky Thump Review". Vibe. Vol. 15 no. 7. p. 72.