Jack White has shared a raft of material he recorded from his pre-White Stripes career.
As reported, White is in the process of releasing material from the earliest stages of his career through Third Man Records’ Vault subscription service.
Rolling Stone today premiered ‘Itchy’ by White’s old punk band Two-Star Tabernacle. The track was recorded in 1999 when White was going by the name Jackson White. The White Stripes would go on to release their debut album later that year.
Two-Star Tabernacle also recorded early versions of songs which would go on to become White Stripes’ songs ‘Hotel Yorba’ and ‘Now Mary’.
Third Man Records have also sent members of their Vault service recordings by The Go and Jack White & The Bricks. Brendan Benson played with the White in the latter when they were known as the Jack White Band at the time. Their live set at the Gold Dollar in Detroit was captured on record and includes an early version of White Stripes song ‘Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground’. Hear a preview of that below.
The release will be a three gold LP collection, also featuring tracks by The Dead Weather and a handful of other Third Man Records acts. Subscription sign ups are available here until January 31.