Record label memberships continue to have its privileges as this quarter’s package from Third Man Record’s Vault subscription service features a vinyl recording of The White Stripes’ first-ever concert. Recorded at the Gold Dollar in Detroit on August 14th, 1997 while the band was opening for Rocket 455 and 68 Comeback, the soundboard recording includes early renditions of Screwdriver and Lafayette Blues”, as well as a cover of the Stooges’ “TV Eye”.
Better yet, an accompanying 7″ features a recording of the band’s first-ever live performance taken from Bastille Day, (July 14th, 1997) at the Gold Dollars open-mic night. The tracklist includes St. James Infirmary, Jimmy the Exploder and Love Potion #9.
The final item in this month’s package is a tote bag featuring The White Stripes’ iconic peppermint logo, which was painted by Jack White around the time of these Gold Dollar shows.
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