Jack White - Sixteen Saltines - Love Is Blindness Etched B-Side - 2012 Indie Rock 2 Trk 12" EP 45 RPM
Jack White - Sixteen Saltines
Label: Third Man Records TMR-137
Format: Vinyl, 12", Single, Etched
45RPM 12" Vinyl w/ Playable Etched B-Side
Released: 21 Apr 2012
A Sixteen Saltines
Written-By Jack White
B Love Is Blindness
Manufactured By United Record Pressing
Mastered At Nashville Record Productions
Mastered By WG
Has a playable etching on side B.
Sold at record store day 2012, and on Third Man Records store and online shop.
The second single off Jack Whites debut solo album Blunderbuss. Debuted on Saturday Night Live and worlds apart from the first single Love Interruption, the rock and roll power of Sixteen Saltines is all the evidence needed to show that Whites solo work will be as varied as it is accomplished. Coupled with Whites stinging cover of U2s Love is Blindness (from Achtung Baby) and the record metaphorically jumps off turntable.
The 12" single of Jack Whites Sixteen Saltines comes complete with a playable etching on the b-side (designed by George Ingram), a cover of U2s Love is Blindness. Truly a sight to behold, the etching depicts Third Mans iconic logo and the grooves of the record play through the image, presenting consumers with the worlds first-ever playable etched record (this is an entirely different process than your Split Enz and Styx records from 1980, this visual is all vinyl).
Jack White knew what he was doing when he took on "Love Is Blindness" as part of Q Magazine's 20th-anniversary tribute to U2's soon-to-be-reissued Achtung Baby. While the Irish arena rockers are probably best known for their windswept anthems, the Achtung Baby finale isn't too far from White's tastes in its original version: There's a "The House of the Rising Sun"-like chord progression, peals of organ, streaks of guitar fuzz, and a particularly emotion-wracked Bono vocal.
For this cover, the White Stripes frontman goes back to the song's down-and-dirty blues-rock heritage, howling the pained lyrics as if he were on a lost Nuggets cut.
|Format||EP , 12, EP, 12"|
|Label||Third Man Records|