Published Aug 19, 2010Conan O'Brien may have been banned from appearing on TV until September, but his contract with NBC didn't say anything about pressing vinyl. Back in June, O'Brien revealed that he would be releasing a live recording via Jack White's Third Man Records. Now, the recording has been released, along with a spoken word seven-inch single, "And They Call Me Mad."
The seven-inch, which can be purchased from the Third Man website, contains O'Brien's improvised version of the Frankenstein legend on the A-side and an interview with White on the flip. If you order now, it will be shipped on Tuesday (August 24). It will also be available on iTunes next week.
In addition to a regular version of the seven-inch, Third Man will press 150 copies of the single on limited-edition tri-colour vinyl. A hundred of these records will be sold for $100 a pop on August 24 at Third Man's retail store. If you happen to be in Nashville at the time, show up at noon (or earlier to get in line) to buy a copy. The remaining 50 will be bundled in random Third Man mail orders.
All proceeds from these limited-edition records will go to ReTune Nashville, a charity devoted to buying new instruments for musicians who lost their gear in this year's flood.
As for the live recording, Live at Third Man, the label's website says that the twelve-inch will feature Conan and the Legally Prohibited Band, who "blazed through an amazing set of rock and roll tunes and hilarity."
As we reported, the set included covers of "Rock This Town," "On the Road Again," "Creep" and "Seven Nation Army." Jack White joined in for a cover of Eddie Cochran's "20 Flight Rock," and the set then ended with Ronnie Hawkins's "Forty Days."
Order both of the records over at Third Man's website's here. Watch the video embedded below to see Conan fire off a solo during "Seven Nation Army" (seriously).