Get Behind Me Satan

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Get Behind Me Satan
Studio album by The White Stripes



Label(s) Peppermint Stripe Music




Alternative Rock

Title (number)




  • Vocals, electric guitar, piano, marimba, tambourine: Jack White
  • Drums, percussion, vocals, triangle, bells: Meg White


Jack White


third man studios

Get Behind Me Satan Icky Thump

Get Behind Me Satan is a 2005 rock music album by the U.S. band The White Stripes. It won the 2006 Grammy Award in the Best Alternative Music Performance category.


The album was recorded in February at Third Man Studios (Detroit). After a little more than a month in the recording studio it was released under Peppermint Stripe Music in April. It was recorded without any great technical tools, which is reflected in the individual songs. Only Blue Orchid seems to be an exception. The album’s name, “Get Behind Me Satan,” refers to a quote from the Bible(Matt. 16:23EU):

“But Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, you Satan! A nuisance are you to me, for you have in mind not what God wants, but what men want.[1]


Jack White’s guitar, which has dominated up to now, fades into the background for the first time on this album, and the piano comes to the fore instead.

Title list

  1. Blue Orchid (was released as a single)
  2. The Nurse
  3. My Doorbell (was released as a single)
  4. Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)
  5. The Little Ghost
  6. The Denial Twist (was released as a single)
  7. White Moon
  8. Instinct Blues
  9. Passive manipulation
  10. Take, take, take
  11. As Ugly As I Seem
  12. Red Rain
  13. I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)

Awards for music sales

Country/Region Awards for music sales
(country/region, award, sales)
Australien (ARIA) Australia (ARIA)[2] Platinum record icon.svg Platinum 70.000
Belgien (BEA) Belgium (BEA)[3] Gold record icon.svg Gold 25.000
Kanada (MC) Canada (MC)[4] Platinum record icon.svg Platinum 100.000
Neuseeland (RMNZ) New Zealand (RMNZ)[5] Platinum record icon.svg Platinum 15.000
Vereinigte Staaten (RIAA) United States (RIAA)[6] – — 920.000
Vereinigtes Königreich (BPI) United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Platinum record icon.svg Platinum 300.000
Total Gold record icon.svg 1× Gold
Platinum record icon.svg 4× Platinum

Web links

Individual references

  1. Jesus speaks these words to Peter in the Gospel of Matthew ch. 16, verse 23, when Peter tries to stop Jesus from going to Jerusalem on the occasion of the Jewish Passover, where the chief priests would have him arrested.
  2. ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Albums.(Memento of 27 July 2020 in the Internet Archive), retrieved 1 May 2021 (English).
  3. Goud en platina – Albums 2007.In: Retrieved 1 May 2021 (English).
  4. Gold/Platinum.In: Retrieved 1 May 2021 (English).
  5. NZ Top 40 Albums Chart: 6 March 2006.In: Retrieved 1 May 2021 (English).
  6. Marc Center:Weather Report.In: 13 June 2009, retrieved 1 May 2021 (English).
  7. BRIT Certified.In: Retrieved 1 May 2021 (English).