Yes, it’s obvious that Jack White sure does love Patti Page from the cover version of her 1952 hit, “Conquest,” that appears on the latest White Stripes album, Icky Thump. But USA Today was not content with the mere thought of a lovefest between them, they recently facilitated a phone conversation between the White Stripes frontman and the 80-year-old songstress.
Jack confesses to wanting to cover “Conquest” for 10 years, but it was only on this last album that he had the opportunity. Says White, “It finally came around because all the themes on the new Stripes record sort of revolved around role reversals, the underdog becoming the one in control. The lyrical message in Conquest is exactly what you root for in life with people you know. You hope they’ll have the sense to switch a situation around if they’re in peril. I love how bold the song is, and simple at the same time. It’s kind of irresistible.”
Thanks to WH for the link.