Episode 155 – White Blood Cells XX feat. Stuart Sikes

It’s been twenty years since the iconic White Stripes album White Blood Cells ripped through the stereos and eardrums of a new generation of rock and roll fans — propelling Jack and Meg White to stardom and cementing the pulse-pounding duo as a staple of listeners the world over. To celebrate, The Third Men Podcast is diving deep into TMR Vault #48: White Blood Cells XX to take a look at not only the iconic White Blood Cells album, but the amazing bonus features compiled by Third Man in honor of the anniversary. And what LP anniversary celebration would be complete without the participation of someone who was actually THERE for the recording of the album? Enter engineer Stuart Sikes, who (along with Jack, Meg and David Swanson) was on hand for the recording of these songs — and who is featured in the DVD footage included in Vault 48 chronicling the recording process at Easley-McCain Recording in Memphis, Tennessee in those early weeks of 2001. Stuart’s perspective on this iconic piece of rock history is unique, and his grammy-winning career has included other work alongside such acts as Modest Mouse, Polyphonic Spree, Cat Power, and the project that helped spawn The Raconteurs: Loretta Lynn’s Jack White-produced modern-masterpiece Van Lear Rose. We’d like to thank Stuart for joining us on the program, and hope you all enjoy listening to this interview and much as we enjoyed conducting it! And happy birthday to White Blood Cells!

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Acast: https://shows.acast.com/5add08bb42c6787759cf4c2a/episodes/white-blood-cells-xx-feat-stuart-sikes

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-third-men-podcast/id1162004507

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1fTsRlLtkXjMRurIdq9E4u

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