Get Behind Me Satan is the fifth album by The White Stripes, released on June 7, 2005. We clearly recognize the “White Stripes sound”, but it is also very different from the earlier albums from the band.It relies much more on piano-driven melodies and experimentation with marimba on “The Nurse” and “Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)”, Get Behind Me Satan plays down the punk, garage rock and blues influences (a little bit…) that dominated earlier White Stripes albums.
The White Stripes at Glastonbury 2005 – Blue Orchid:
Jack White plays with different technique than in the past, trading in his electric guitar for piano, mandolin, and acoustic guitar on all but a handful of tracks, as his usual riff-conscious lead guitar style is overtaken by a predominantly rhythmic approach.
The White Stripes – My Doorbell:
To me, Get Behind Me Satan seems milder in its style-bending now than it did when I first heard it the summer of 2005. Still very good, but less of an experiment than I thought at the time. Classic album from The White Stripes!
The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan: