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David Fricke Jack White

Ranked 17th in ‘100 Greatest Guitarists’

1 Jan, 2003

In a special issue of Rolling Stone dedicated to the 100 most influential rock guitarists, Fricke names White at 17:

White has become the hottest new thing on six strings by celebrating the oldest tricks in the book: distortion, feedback, plantation blues, the 1960s-Michigan riff terrorism of the Stooges and the MC5. Onstage, decked out like a peppermint dandy, he violates classic covers (Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” Bob Dylan’s “Isis”) with fireball chords and primal, bent-string scream.