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Someone just discovered the “rarest physical release of a Jack White performance”; listen

Jack White blondie cover

A super rare unreleased recording of Jack White has been discovered. Recorded while White was engineering a session for a Detroit punk band called 400 Pounds of Punk back in 1997, the track is a cover of Blondie‘s One Way or Another on which he shares lead vocals with the band’s lead singer Jamie Cherry.

The song has now been uploaded to YouTube by Third Man Records co-founder and archivist Ben Blackwell. You can listen below.

Jack White blondie cover

Photos by Doug Coombe

Someone just discovered a recording of Jack White singing Blondie’s One Way Or Another back in 1997, the “rarest physical release of a Jack White performance”.

As SPIN note, Blackwell discovered the tape recently and wrote about it in a newly-published essay for Discogs called Why Cassettes Are the New 45s.

“The cassette, titled He Once Ate A Small Child is, as far as I can tell, the rarest physical release of a Jack White performance,” Blackwell wrote. “And prior to the mention here, the release was completely undocumented. I doubt more than a half-dozen people even knew about it.”

The cover was the only track from the five-song 400 Pounds of Punk session that White appeared on. It’s one of, if not the, earliest known recording of Jack White.

Two years later, The White Stripes released their debut self-titled album. And the rest is history. Listen to the cover below.

[via SPIN]


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October 11, 2018