INT. – 1999 TOYOTA COROLLA – DAY
The two young loves roll merrily along, en route to meet his parents to celebrate his birthday. On the stereo is “Guitar,” the stratospherically awesome first single from Prince’s decent-but-unexceptional new album, Planet Earth.
PRINCE: I love you, Baby. But not like I love my guitar! (Grabs guitar. Shreds, Edge-style.)
MISS CROOKS: Are you trying to tell me something?
ME: I don’t own a guitar.
MISS CROOKS: That just makes it worse.
My first White Stripes show was something of a letdown. But, you know, the final third of the 95-minute gig rocked. My review for the Paper of Record is here.
The set, as well as I can recollect (and excluding the songs Jack played for only a riff or two):
01 Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
02 Icky Thump / When I Hear My Name
03 Death Letter (Son House)
05 Little Room
06 Hotel Yorba
07 I’m Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman
08 I’m Slowly Turning into You
09 I Think I Smell a Rat / One More Cup of Coffee (Bob Dylan)
10 A Martyr for My Love for You
11 In the Cold Cold Night
12 Let’s Shake Hands
13 Ball and Biscuit
14 The Hardest Button to Button
17 300 MPH Torrential Downpour Blues
18 Seven Nation Army
19 We’re Going to Be Friends
20 Sam’s Place (Buck Owens)
21 I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself (Burt Bacharach / Hal David)