Whoop that Devil with your Guitar, man!
The Aeolian Kid | WAMESIT | 07/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THE WHITE STRIPES - GET BEHIND ME SATAN
I love The White Stripes. ... I got to see them at George Mason University in Virginia a few years back, and they were as powerful and dynamic as ever. ... The red background made me think of the tile of this album: "Get Behind Me Satan." ... and of its deep, religious significance, as is stated in The Bible:
Luke 4:5-8 (King James Version): 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. ... 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. ... 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. ... 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
The Bible also records, in the Matthew and Mark gospels, how Jesus rebuked Peter with the same words at his suggestion that Jesus would not be raised from the dead. ... Matthew 16:23. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. ... Mark 8:33. But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
So, I ask you, if the devil was sneaking up behind you, and you saw him standing there trying to do you in, would you turn around and tell him to get behind you? Hell no! ... I know what I would do. ...I would look that devil in the eye and stare him down till he went away - and not let him stab me in the back when I wasn't looking! Indeed, I think Jack White would feel the same way. In fact, if I were Jack White, I would pick up one of his mighty guitars and whoop that devil right over the head with it! Yeah, that's what I would do,
Listen to this album. Just LISTEN to it! If this album don't scare away the devil and his legion of demons and fallen angels, nothing will! This album rocks like a landslide in Colorado during an earthquake! "Shake, rattle, and roll," indeed.
Get this album and play it loud whenever you're feeling spooked. It will clear the air, and the room, of all evil spirits.
Also, it sounds as beautiful as a loaded electric, tube guitar amp cranked to maximum volume and feeding back with an overdriven and sustained distortion that would make Jimi Hendrix proud.
... YOWZA! - George Koumantzelis / The Aeolian Kid