By Jason Grishkoff | August 22nd, 2011
This is one of those songs that I don’t expect The White Stripes anticipated a glitch-hop group remixing. Probably because 8 years ago, no one knew what glitch-hop was. Released as the first track on their 2003 album Elephant, “Seven Nation Army” reached #1 on the Modern Rock charts for three weeks and won a Grammy in 2004.
Two interesting factoids here. First up, the epic bass line that the song is so famous for isn’t actually a bass at all. Instead, it’s Jack White setting his guitar to play one octave lower. Secondly, “Seven Nation Army” was what Jack used to called the “Salvation Army” as a child.
According to Wikipedia, the song has been covered by the The Oak Ridge Boys, Living Colour, Audioslave, and even Kelly Clarkson. Nowhere is their mention of this banger pulled together by The Glitch Mob. Their loss, your gain.