Published Oct 11, 2013Jack White has been giving his followers a crash course in music history via a string of reissues through his Third Man Records imprint, and now he's unveiled the label's latest archival release: a live album from Detroit garage rock heroes the Gories, due out on November 26.
The album is called The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5/27/88. Recorded at a house party in a converted store front, this is the Gories' first live record. The covers-heavy set features tunes by the Stooges, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon and more. See the tracklist below.
The Gories were active from 1986 until the early '90s, although they have reunited for shows in recent years. Since the band's initial run, the members have gone on to make music with the Dirtbombs and the Demolition Doll Rods.
"The best garage band in America since the '60s. Very primitive," White said in a statement. "They made people with Les Pauls and Marshall amps look like idiots."
The band's cover of "To Find Out" by the Keggs is streaming at the bottom of this page.
The Shaw Tapes takes its name from late Detroit music aficionado Jim Shaw, who recorded the show and apparently has many more in his archives. Third Man hopes to release more of his live recordings in the future.
In other Third Man news, the company have confirmed the release details of Jack Johnson's previously promised Live at Third Man album. This breakfast concert will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day's Black Friday event on November 29. A wider release will follow in March 2014.
Scroll past the Gories' album details below to see Jack Johnson's Live at Third Man 6-15-2013 tracklist. It includes a cover of the White Stripes' "We Are Going to Be Friends."
The Gories - The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5/27/88:
1. Nautiloid Reef (The Nautiloids)
2. Leavin' Here (Eddie Holland)
3. I Think I've Had It
4. To Find Out (The Keggs)
5. Boogie Chillen (John Lee Hooker)
6. Real Cool Time (The Stooges)
7. Charm Bag
8. Sovereignty Flight
9. Again & Again (The Iguanas)
10. Thunderbird ESQ
11. Hate (The Stoics)
12. Train Kept a Rollin' (Tiny Bradshaw)
13. I Just Wanna Make Love to You (Willie Dixon)
14. Give Me Love
Jack Johnson - Live at Third Man 6-15-2013:
1. Banana Pancakes
2. Same Girl
4. Do You Remember
5. I Got You
6. Good People
7. As I Was Saying
8. We Are Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes)
11. Upside Down
12. Better Together