The White Stripes Go Icky Thump

The White Stripes album, Icky Thump, released this weekend, is being promoted by the music video for the title single, showing Jack and Meg White travelling across the border into Mexico. The music video, filmed in Nashville, Tennessee, features the lyrics in Spanish subtitles.

The White Stripes Icky Thump music video

Click on the image below to play the video.


The Icky Thump music video was directed by The Malloys (Emmett and Brendan Malloy) and Jack White via HSI Films, with producer John Hopgood, director of photography Giles Dunning, and editor Tim Wheeler. The Malloys recently moved from Black Dog Films to HSI.

Lyrics for Icky Thump

Yah-hee, icky thump
Who’d-a thunk?
Sittin’ drunk
On a wagon to Mexico

Her hair, what a chump
And my head
Got a bump
When I hit it on the radio

Red-head señorita
Lookin’ dead
Came to said,
“I need a bed” en español

So I gave a drink of water
I’m gonna sing around the collar
Well, I don’t need a microphone

[guitar solo]
[synthesizer solo]

Icky thump, with the lump
In my throat
Grab my coat
And now it’s reckon
I was ready to go

Yeah, I swam beside the hair
She had one white eye
One blank stare

Lookin’ up, lyin’ there

On a stand in her hair
Was a candy cane
Black rum, sugar cane
Dry eye, somethin’ strange!