The White Stripes on Friday shared vintage footage of “I’m Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman” recorded on June 7th, 2001 at The Gold Dollar in Detroit, MI. The video also arrived on the same day as an expanded 20th-anniversary edition of White Blood Cells.
Since resurrecting the band’s long-dormant YouTube channel in April 2020, The White Stripes have offered intermittent glimpses of archival material. This clip from The Gold Dollar comes as some of the oldest live material the band has shared recently, and finds The White Stripes at the height of their garage rock prowess. In their native Detroit before a cramped audience, the video gives little indication of the path to superstardom that Jack and Meg White would soon mount at the forefront of the garage revivalist movement of the early 2000s.
Along with the video, The White Stripes have released a 20th-anniversary edition of White Blood Cells, which features a remastered studio version of “I’m Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman”. In addition to the original 16-track album, the deluxe edition of White Blood Cells hosts a full-album performance from the same 6/7/01 concert at Detroit’s The Gold Dollar, which burned down in 2019 under suspicious circumstances.
Watch The White Stripes perform “I’m Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman” in Detroit on 6/7/01 and scroll down to stream the deluxe edition of White Blood Cells or on your preferred streaming platform.
The White Stripes – “I’m Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman” – Detroit, MI – 6/7/01
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The White Stripes – White Blood Cells (Deluxe)