Jack White has been a major figure in rock music for nearly two decades now, whether as a guitarist and songwriter, the proprietor of Third Man Records, or as a general grouch. However, even though Meg White stepped away from music years ago, his band The White Stripes remain the musical act Jack is most associated with. The Stripes weren’t the beginning of his musical career, though, and fans of White can get a look into his early days thanks to a new release.
White’s Third Man Records is releasing a new packaged product featuring music from three of White’s early bands. The three-LP set has live recordings from The Go, Two Star Tabernacle, and Jack White and The Bricks. The LPs feature previously unreleased old songs written by White, all recorded at Detroit’s Gold Dollar in 1998 and 1999, and also early versions of notable White Stripes songs such as “Hotel Yorba,” which began as a Two Star Tabernacle song, and “Dead Leaves & the Dirty Ground,” a Jack White and The Bricks outing.
Also, there’s a 7″ from Jack White’s band current band, The Dead Weather, but that’s a little less exciting, if still pretty cool. If you want to hear what White was up to back in the ‘90s, when he was just noodling around in Detroit clubs, this is your best chance. You have until January 31 to subscribe to receive this box set. Otherwise, you’ll have to settle for all his other bands and solo projects.