Take a look at the cover artwork of the White Stripes’ White Blood Cells CD. What do you see? Jack and Meg look like they’re up against a red wall and under siege from a bunch of people. We can’t see those people; it’s just their silhouettes. But here’s a secret.
There’s significance to those shadows. They’re all real people in the lives of the White Stripes. They were friends of the White Stripes at the time. Members of a group called the Wax Wings posed for the silhouettes–and so did members of the Von Bondies. And you may remember the beating Jack White put on Jason Stollsteimer of the Von Bondies that made the news a few years back. By the way, that photo was taken against a wall at Tiger Stadium in Detroit.