In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band, The White Stripes have released a previously un-streamed recording of their debut live show. On July 14, 1997, the duo of Meg and Jack White made their way to open mic night at a Detroit club called The Gold Dollar. The soundboard recording, titled The White Stripes' First Show: Live on Bastille Day was previously available via Third Man Record's vault series as a 7-inch, but was never available to stream, until now. The three songs, the folk track "St. James Infirmary," a cover of the Clovers' "Love Potion #9," and their own song "Jimmy The Exploder" are available now for fans to listen to on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, and iTunes. Click here to select your service and listen in.
Third Man Records have been dropping interesting flashbacks via Twitter for some days now leading up to the release, mostly album cuts from the remastered Icky Thump, stirring up rumors of what may have been in the works. Sadly for fans, it doesn't appear to be a reunion of The White Stripes, but instead this monumental blast from the past can bring back memories of just how far the band came during their career together. In continued celebration, Third Man Records plan to release additional music throughout the year, alongside the 33rd Vault Package featuring the remastered 10th anniversary edition of Icky Thump on vinyl alongside rare extras. Last year, Jack White also got in on the nostalgia, when he released Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016, a collection of rarities throughout his personal career, including with The White Stripes.