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The White Stripes--'The Big Three Killed My Baby'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.


Looking over this year’s list of dead cars has this song ringing through my head, except it wasn’t just the Big Three that went on a killing spree this year. Ah well, no one is writing songs full of angst and garage rock fuzz about Smart.

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Comment Box Sanitation Dept. - never sticks to cars

I don’t care for any of The White Stripes music since (and including) Elephant. But the first three records - this one, De Stijl and White Blood Cells - are some of my favorite rock albums ever. They ended up bringing me back into rock’n’roll for a few years at a point in my musical formation when I was already shifting towards electronic music (which is now a key aspect of my professional work both as a radio host and music composer). Also, not being an american, this particular song taught me about the notion of “The Big Three”.