The next package from the subscription service of Third Man Records will include early live recordings featuring the label’s founder, Jack White, in his pre-White Stripes days. According to Diffuser, the 27th installment in the Vault’s subscription package will be a set of three vinyl LPs titled Live At The Gold Dollar. It will include performances recorded at that Detroit venue recorded between 1998 and 1999 by White’s short-lived punk band Two Star Tabernacle as well as another project called the Bricks in which he worked with future Raconteurs bandmate Brendan Benson.
The package will include a live recording of Two Star Tabernacle from January 16th, 1998, featuring “twangier older siblings” of the White Stripes songs “Hotel Yorba” and “Now Mary,” plus an unreleased track called “Itchy.” The Bricks’ recording will feature early versions of White Stripes songs “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground” and “You Got Her In Your Pocket,” and an unreleased track called “One And Two.”
An additional recording will feature a band called The Go, for whom White briefly played guitar, doing a White composition called “Turn Your Little Light Bulb On,” which “has remained relatively unheard in the intervening eighteen years,” according to Third Man’s press materials.
The LPs will come in gold vinyl and will each have their own custom jacket, with the entire set housed in a box. The package will also include a yellow and black seven-inch of the Dead Weather’s “Let Me Through” and “Be Still.” You can get the set if you buy a subscription before January 31st.
White explained a while back how he has approached playing his guitar throughout his career: “I try to make it a fight. I consider it a fight, a battle, that you have to win. If you’re handed an instrument or you find yourself playing an instrument that’s too easy to play, that’s too nice and too in tune, I want to, you know, turn it upside down and make it out of tune so I can win that fight. I have to make a fight out of it. If I don’t have a struggle, then I don’t feel like I’m doing my job.”
White announced an indefinite hiatus from touring last February but did release the Dead Weather’s third album, Dodge And Burn, last year.
Clips from the set can be found below.
Source: Pulse Of Radio