The White Stripes
Elephant
White Blood Cells
The Black Keys

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Punk blues take the structure and simple instrumentation of classic blues songs and mixes them with punk's rawness, distorted guitars, and attitude (which has much in common with the attitude of many blues artists like Hound Dog Taylor and Little Walter). The style has forerunners in the garage rock sound of the mid-'60s, the primal howl of early Captain Beefheart, and especially in the raw and desperate sound of the Gun Club's landmark Fire of Love LP from 1981, but punk blues really came to life in the early '90s with bands like the seminal Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Gories, and the Gibson Brothers. The sound of punk blues continued into the 2000s with even more visibility thanks to the popularity of the White Stripes.

Punk Blues Artists Highlights

The White Stripes
The White Stripes
The Black Keys
The Black Keys
Billy Childish
Billy Childish
Peter Case
Peter Case
Scientists
Scientists
Gallon Drunk
Gallon Drunk

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Punk Blues Album Highlights

Elephant
The White Stripes
Elephant
White Blood Cells
The White Stripes
White Blood Cells
De Stijl
The White Stripes
De Stijl
The White Stripes Greatest Hits
The White Stripes
The White Stripes Greatest ...
Rubber Factory
The Black Keys
Rubber Factory
Get Behind Me Satan
The White Stripes
Get Behind Me Satan

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Punk Blues Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
In the Cold, Cold Night The White Stripes
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground The White Stripes
Hello Operator The White Stripes
The Big Three Killed My Baby The White Stripes
Girl Is on My Mind The Black Keys
Blue Orchid
The White Stripes
Conquest The White Stripes
The Union Forever The White Stripes
Have Love Will Travel The Black Keys
Everlasting Light The Black Keys

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