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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.

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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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thesanitationdept
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”.