In celebration of the White Stripes 20th Anniversary, they released a three track streaming album, documenting their very first show on Bastille Day, July 14th, 1997.
Titled The First Show: Live on Bastille Day, the release features two songs off their first LP – “Jimmy The Exploder” and “St. James Infirmary” from 1999’s The White Stripes – as well as a cover of the Clovers’ “Love Potion No. 9”. When recorded, The First Show was available only on seven-inch vinyl, but can now be purchased and streamed online, thanks to Third Man Records – a big win for any White Stripes lovers.
It is said Third Man will continue to celebrate the iconic band’s 20th year of fame with other releases throughout 2017. In addition, they are making a deluxe version of their last album, Icky Thump, for White Stripes fans to buy on vinyl, with exclusive artwork and in remastered condition in what is called the 33rd Vault package. Fans can register to get the package until July 31st.
For those unfamiliar with the White Stripes, the beloved duo of brother and sister, Jack White and Meg White, make up the American rock group, which was created in 1997 in Detroit Michigan. Most people know of them for their smashing hit “Seven Nation Army,” in which the opening guitar riff has become a signature lick for guitarists everywhere. If you don’t know it yet, check out the video below!