The White Stripes Have Shared Footage Of Their First UK TV Performance
The White Stripes have shared footage of their first appearance on UK TV, with a video of them performing Hotel Yorba on Later… With Jools Holland in 2001.
They have shared the video to celebrate the release of their Greatest Hits compilation. They announced the release in October 2020, and shared an unseen video of them performing Ball And Biscuit, which you can also watch below.
Jack White said it would be released on his Third Man Records label and called it “the first-ever official anthology of recordings from Jack and Meg White”. The label also added that, “We get that the idea of ‘Greatest Hits’ may seem irrelevant in the era of streaming, but we also wholeheartedly believe that great bands deserve a ‘Greatest Hits’. “The White Stripes are a great band with great fans and it feels like a greatest hits compilation from them is not only appropriate but absolutely necessary.”
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The band broke up in 2011, after releasing their final studio album, Icky Thump in 2006. The compilation of 26 songs was released on CD, double LP and streaming services today. The White Stripes also issued a limited edition red and white-splattered vinyl edition.
Elsewhere, The White Stripes went through their archives to share other clips from across their career, including their November 2005 From The Basement full performance. The web TV series was created by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and ran between 2007 and 2009, with both Thom Yorke and The White Stripes performing for its pilot episode.
In December 2020, the band also made their live record, Live At The 40 Watt (Benefitting Fair Fight) available to purchase for six days from their bandcamp, with all proceeds going to Fair Fight Action, the Stacey Abrams-founded voter participation advocacy group, which worked to protect the rights of eligible voters in the Georgia runoff elections. The gig originally took place on 27th September 1999.