Why I Love Jack White

On the occasion of the White Stripes’ breakup, SPIN reposted its 2002 profile of them by Chuck Klosterman.The money quotes:

  • “We grew up in the late ’80s and ’90s, and what was good in rock’n'roll for those 20 years? Nothing, really. I guess I liked Nirvana.”
  • “I’ve always hated the whole idea of record collectors who are obsessed with how obscure something is. Usually when somebody brings up something obscure, I assume it’s not very good, because — if it was — I would have heard it already.”
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