Third Man Records, Jack White’s record label, has announced that a recording of the very first White Stripes show is now available on digital and streaming services. The recording, The First Show: Live On Bastille Day, is a celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary. The performance was at The Gold Dollar Detroit’s open mic night on this day, Bastille Day, in 1997. The White Stripes power through “St. James Infirmary,” “Jimmy the Exploder” and “Love Potion #9.”
The First Show: Live On Bastille Day was previously only available as a 7” in Third Man Vault Package #13. Third Man Records will be celebrating The White Stripes’ 20th anniversary for the remainder of the year, including the Vault Package #33, which you can learn more about here.
Stream The First Show: Live On Bastille Day here, check out the artwork for the record below and see our ranking of the 10 best White Stripes songs (circa 2011) right here.