Early Jack White Project Unearthed for New Third Man 7-Inch
Published Jul 07, 2011Garage rock guru Jack White already made it clear that he isn't going to let his divorce to Karen Elson stop him from having a good time. Sure enough, the ever-prolific songwriter just announced his latest Third Man Records release: an archival seven-inch from his pre-fame project Two Star Tabernacle.
The band were active in 1998 and feature White alongside Detroit Cobras drummer Damien Lang and Blanche founders Dan and Tracee Miller. They previously only released one official seven-inch, featuring R&B vet Andre Williams.
This newly unearthed single also features Williams, who added a spoken word intro to the auto industry protest song "The Big Three Killed My Baby." This tune later became a White Stripes song, and appeared on the band's self-titled debut from 1999.
According to Third Man's announcement, this "is a rich, full-band arrangement of "The Big Three" that's been buried for over ten years. We're sure you're gonna love it."
It's backed with a demo version of Hank Williams's "Ramblin' Man," which appeared in finished form on the previous seven-inch. In order to get this latest single, you'll have to sign up to Third Man's subscription service, the Vault. Along with the Two Star Tabernacle record, you will also get a Live at Third Man LP by Wanda Jackson, plus a DVD of that same show. This features Jack White and the Third Man House Band.
Go here to sign up to the Vault. White regularly releases rare material through the service, so it's well worth it for dedicated fans.