White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" performed on things found in a laboratory


19 Responses to “White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" performed on things found in a laboratory”

  1. Guest says:

    That is… kind of amazing.

  2. silkox says:

    Needs more cowbell.

  3. ymr049c says:

    It’s like Pomplamoose meets Survival Research Laboratory.

  4. TimFootman says:

    Good stuff – but is there actually a bass guitar on the original recording?

    • marilove says:


      “Although it sounds like a bass guitar (an instrument the group had never previously used), the sound is actually created by running Jack White’s semi-acoustic guitar (a 1950s style Kay Hollowbody) through a DigiTech Whammy pedal set down an octave.”

  5. timquinn says:

    pixels and etc.

  6. myparrotsteeth says:

    SOCA has taken control of this laboratory.

    The individuals behind this talented performance have been arrested for fraud.

  7. Thomas Mansell says:

    Very sceptical – you’re telling me there’s no electric guitar on what we hear? At the very least the sampled sounds have been digitally manipulated to various degrees, haven’t they?

  8. Ted O'Neill says:

    It is wicked awesome, but around 47 seconds it sounds like they brought in the the actual guitar and feedback. Woulda been better without it imho.

  9. Harry says:

    How awesome is this?

  10. What an ugly sound.

    I think it’s quite clever when this kind of thing is done with doors slamming and other every day sounds… but they’re just replicating instruments – it would sound much better if they used actual instruments, and would likely involve more skill.

    • Ambiguity says:

      it would sound much better if they used actual instruments, and would likely involve more skill.

      That would be the White Stripes’ version. This is something different. A different set of skills, one could almost say.

      • LinkMan says:

        Are you suggesting Meg White’s drumming involves skill?

        (That’s not an insult–part of the charm of her playing is its Ringo-like lack of polish.)

  11. I would just like to say that the opening image of this video definitely looks nsfw.

  12. UnholyMoses says:

    Um … goatse thumbnail?

    The vid, OTOH, is dripping in awesome.

  13. Es See says:

    Good execution but the movie Sound of Noise makes this look like kindergarten.

    Check out Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers. These guys (and girl) actually  play their music in realtime and dont loop.


    Be impressed, oh yeah original music!

  14. Rex Sundstrom says:

    Well…sort of performed…sounds like they got the base noises then modulated them after the fact to get them into the keys they needed, plus of course sequencing it all out in one studio editor or another. Could be wrong about the keys, but I’ve seen it done cleaner (though not this song), and actually performed (live).

    “Re-Created” would be a better choice of word than “performed”.

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