12/27/2007

Conquista

At least I think “conquista” is the Spanish word for “conquest.” Which becomes important because the White Stripes’ latest single release is likewise titled “Conquest” and features a mariachi version of the song. See how neatly I managed to tie all of this together?

“Conquest,” the second single from Icky Thump, was released Dec. 18. The tracks “It's My Fault for Being Famous,” “Honey, We Can't Afford to Look This Cheap,” and “Cash Grab Complications on the Matter” appear respectively on black, white, and red versions of the vinyl releases, with the latter featuring the aforementioned version of “Conquest.”

The B-sides were co-produced by Beck, who also contributed vocals and piano to “Being Famous” and played slide guitar on “Honey.”

In other White Stripes news, the band has been nominated for four Grammy Awards:
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM: Icky Thump
BEST ROCK SONG: Icky Thump
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP: Icky Thump
BEST LIMITED PACKAGING: limited edition “Jack and Meg” Icky Thump USB drives

No word on whether Jack and Meg plan to appear or perform at the Feb. 10 awards show.

It’s My Fault for Being Famous.mp3
Conquest (acoustic mariachi version).mp3

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1 Comments:

At 11:17 PM , Blogger M!ke said...

It's a great single. The Stripes are always charming and the songs with Beck are fantastic.

 

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