Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous White Stripes
I watched the splendid, inexplicably out-of-print punk mockumentary Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains the other night.
Just as The Stains’ career is taking off, Billy (a chubby Ray Winstone) and Corrine “Third Degree” Burns (Diane Lane) have the following exchange on their tour bus:
Billy: I like your hair.
Corrine: Yeah? What else do you like?
Billy: That’s it. I mean, at the moment, you’re just hair, aintcha? If you work hard, maybe, in a couple of years time, you might be something… different. At the moment, you’re just two white stripes.
Is that where the famous rock ‘n’ roll group got their name?