White Stripes to Release Recordings of First Live Performances from 1997
The White Stripes are definitely never getting back together, but Jack White’s Third Man Records is keeping their legacy alive with the next package in their “Vault” subscription service.
The first—a two-sided Live at the Gold Dollar 7” red vinyl from the band’s inaugural live performance— includes recordings of “Jimmy the Exploder” and “St. James Infirmary Blues” as well as a cover of “Love Potion #9” from 1999’s The White Stripes. The second is a 12” from their first full-length show. It includes prototypes of the Stripes tracks “Lafayette Blues” and “Screwdriver” as well as a cover of the Stooges’ “TV Eye.” The Gold Dollar bar is a venue in Detroit, Mich., the band’s original launchpad.
Also included is a 12” black tote bag with the band’s peppermint logo, which you can see to the right. “The Vault” is a subscription service (in the same vein as Sub Pop’s retired “Singles Club”) that mails out vinyl records from Third Man Records to subscribers for a monthly fee. You can get more information about it over here.
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