It's hard to believe that last year was the 10 year anniversary of the White Stripes' landmark Elephant. Elton John declared it the best rock 'n' roll album since Nirvana's Nevermind, and the Stripes had their first bona fide smash as soon as the instantly iconic bassline for "Seven Nation Army" hit alt radio.
Jack White's Third Man Records often mines the White Stripes catalog for material for it's Vault subscription service, and the latest installment features reissues of the Elephant-era singles, "Seven Nation Army," "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself," "The Hardest Button to Button" and "There's No Home For You Here."
At this time, the Whites were keen on showing respect to their peers in their hometown and would give indie Detroit bands international exposure by taking them on tour and sharing the bill. The b-sides for these singles gave a wider audience to Brendan Benson's "Good To Me" from his 2002 album Lapalco, "Who's To Say..." from Blanche's 2003 If We Can't Trust The Doctors and "St. Ides of March" by the Soledad Brothers' self-titled 2000 album.
"There's No Home For You Here" originally released with a generic sleeve, is given brand new artwork here. Each record is pressed on clear vinyl with either red, black, white or all three colors mixed in. The set is housed in a custom box as well.
For those who don't want to spend $60 on the subscription, which has a sign-up deadsline of Jan. 31, the records will be available later this year individually but on plain black vinyl.
Below, revisit the video for their cover of Burt Bacharach's-via-Dusty Springfield's "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself," which features a pole-dancing Kate Moss:
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