Jack White’s Third Man Records has announced details of the latest package from its music subscription series, the Vault. The 15th installment of the series includes a live LP from Jack White’s short-lived band The Bricks. Comprised of White, The Raconteurs’ Brendan Benson on guitar, Kevin Peyok (The Waxwings, The See-See) on bass and Ben Blackwell (The Dirtbombs) on drums, the band existed for a few short months in 1999, playing covers and early White Stripes material. This particular performance took place on July 9th, 1999 on a makeshift stage situated on lanes 11-14 of the legendary Garden Bowl in Detroit (!) and includes a pair of Dylan covers (“Isis” and “I Threw It All Away”) along with ? and the Mysterians’ “Ain’t It a Shame”. Sample their performance of “The Union Forever” below.
The package also includes a 7″ yellow vinyl featuring a pre-Raconeteurs demo of “Steady As She Goes”, recorded by White and Benson in 2004. The B-Side, which you can sample below, is a full-band orchestration of White and Benson performing “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known” in 1999 — a full two years before it would appear on The White Stripes’ White Blood Cells album.
The final piece of the package is “behind-the-scenes tour travelog film” entitled White Heat, which contains footage of Whirlwind Heat and The White Stripes’ European tour during the winter of 2002.