Watch the White Stripes’ “Icky Thump” Video

BaZAM! Watch the video starting at 12 midnight on Thursday via AOL Music.

The premise of the video is Jack is in a fuzzy, drunken state, stumbling around “Mexico”. Meg appears as a mysterious “redhead senorita” with one white eye. The video (which was co-directed by Jack White and the Malloys) is complete with Spanish subtitles! Both Meg and Jack look in fine form. I love watching them play in that little red room. It reminds me of their old press release photos. Boy is it good to have the White Stripes back!

WATCH: “Icky Thump” by The White Stripes

My favorite part of the video is…

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This scene where Jack is covering Meg’s eyes as she plays drums. It’s kinda…creepy.

Too bad no one could get Coca-Cola to be the sponsor this week…Well, at least Dr. Pepper is red and white…

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38 Replies to “Watch the White Stripes’ “Icky Thump” Video”

  1. Here’s the video for download: [sorry, link removed by request]

    Anyone know if it’s possible to convert “avc1decoder, aac” as an ipod compatible?

  2. “Jack White co-directed the video ..”Has Jack got Meg Playing a Mexican prostitute?I knew it would come to this!I LOVES IT!Make that a one white eye one black eyed Mexican prostitute.I love you Meg!And not in a stalker type way.OK, if i had enough money to follow her around it would be in a stalker type way.

  3. …and yes i know she’s referred to as a “redhead senorita” but Come On!

  4. love it !!!!!
    meg looks cool w/ new hair
    jack looks awesome!!!!
    the white stripes are back!!!!!!!yay


  5. LIke whoa. Great production, is this a movie or a music video?
    Everything about this is awesome. This is what music videos are supposed to look like!

  6. Shallow, but . . . love Meg’s new hair color—so shiny! Oh, and the video ain’t too shabby, either: a little political, a little throwback to their early look in the red room, great visual touches (like the dia de los muertos [sp] puppets who seemed to be wearing pearly king & queen outfits) . . . The attention to detail and being very literal to the lyrics is mucho appreciated. Very excited for the album and seeing them at MSG!

  7. jack and meg are the best rock band of our time period. the video is incredibly well put together and I can’t wait for the album. Long live our red, white and black amigos.

  8. I think Meg’s awesome hair in both scenes is a wig. I saw them in Nashville last Friday night, and she had the regular side-swept hair and it was a lot darker than the reddish it is in the video.

  9. Aw, now I’m almost disappointed. Nice wig if it is, though.

    Laura, I can’t believe your fave part isn’t where Jack is shackled up. (The eye-covering is equally playful and creepy.)

  10. I think she’s actually a one-white-eyed, redheaded Mexican prostitute with a limp. I love it. It’s very Orson Wells.

  11. Its so awesome! I love it jack and Meg rule,
    i saw them in nashville too, Jack looked smokin’ hot and Meg was on fire! I caught a glimpse of his VERY pregnant wife hiding in a corner singing along to new songs she looked really happy too. the white stripes are unlike any other band in the world they really derserve the sucess they have.
    viva the white stripes!

  12. whatever this is trying to say doesn’t make any sense, although meg does look nice with red hair.

  13. Meg with red hair!!

    Is this a subliminal message (ie he wishes Meg was still his wife, does he think Karen is a mexican prostitute?). I am going out now to buy red hair dye now. Blonde is dead.

    Fab song also. Fab video, as usual.

  14. her hair is a wig i think? the photo’s of the show in nashville meg has her normal hair do. i don’t think jack wishes meg was his wife and his wife is a mexican prostitute, from the things i’m reading it seems his wife gave him a lot of inspiration for the new record, jack seems so happy in his interviews recently, thank god i was getting so bored of him being grumpy and negative…

  15. And no Philly shows?!!Meg,i was kidding about the stalking thing.MSG no chance,Delaware small theatreno chance.I’m screwed at both ends.OUCH!!

  16. How can I love my boyfriend when I know that Jack White exists in the world? Naked baby Jesus, that man is hot…

  17. Nice video-but—NO shows in ARIZONA!!!! C’mon Jack ang Meg wtf is going on? Last time I looked there were no Detroit shows either….sigh-wish I was’nt digging the new song. The White Stripes are gonna make me drive to Cali-blehhhhhhh

  18. Web Sheriff
    Protecting Your Rights on the Internet
    Tel 44-(0)208-323 8013 / Fax 44-(0)208-323 8080


    Dear TMA Bloggers,

    Kindly remove the unreleased WHITE STRIPES links (including promo videos) from this site immediately, failing which – regrettably – a DMCA notification shall be forwarded to the site and take-down action shall follow : naturally, however, we hope that this shall not prove to be necessary.

    As you will know by now, traffic on this (unreleased) album is being monitored and removed … .. and not just by Web Sheriff, but also by Warners and their attorneys so, if you have to indulge in this activity (which Jack and Meg would rather you didn’t), then do it off-line / do not ‘broadcast’ it. Otherwise your details will be harvested and you may be hearing from Warners and / or the RIAA.

    On behalf of the artist’s label, we do appreciate that – of course – you are a fans of / are promoting THE WHITE STRIPES but, by the same token, you must also appreciate that, by posting a pirate copy of the album or tracks from the album pre-release (or linking to pirate copies), you are potentially causing considerable inconvenience and we are sure that you would not want to be personally responsible (or liable) for all of the resulting damage.

    Thank you for respecting the artist’s and label’s wishes and, if you want good quality, non-pirated preview tracks, NME magazine in conjunction with XL Recordings are offering “Icky Thump” (the single) and “Rag and Bone” on coloured vinyl with today’s issue of NME. If you want these tracks before release, simply buy / get hold of a copy of NME, but do not take it upon yourselves to then put these tracks into unauthorised, digital distribution … .. not only is this not reciprocating the gesture of trust inherent in giving these vinyl, collectors’ items to fans ahead of release, but you’re also highly likely to land yourselves in trouble further down the line when other ‘parties’ take-over the role of rights enforcement (with very different methods).

    Whilst writing, we’d add – once again – that we’re not at all against free music but, at the end of the day, it should be (and is) the artist’s decision as to whether or not they effectively allow the unauthorised distribution of their album on-line before release, as it’s THEIR MUSIC !! For the avoidance of doubt, the recent Q101 broadcast was NOT authorised (so there are no double standards applying here).

    As you will appreciate, this e-mail – containing, as it does, a position that is potentially prejudicial to our clients’ open / formal position – is written on a without prejudice basis and, as such, all of our clients’ accumulated, worldwide rights remain strictly reserved : please excuse this required formality.

    With Thanks & Regards,


    Web Sheriff
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  19. Meg looks really different in this video. She almost looks like a different person sorta. Anyways, great video!

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