The latest package from Third Man Records’ “Vault” subscription series features recordings from the White Stripes’ first performances ever, recorded live at the Detroit bar the Gold Dollar in 1997.
The Live at the Gold Dollar 7” single features a recording from an open mic night on July 14, 1997, which was the first ever White Stripes live performance. It comes pressed on red vinyl and includes “Jimmy the Exploder” and the traditional “St. James Infirmary Blues” from 1999’s The White Stripes, as well as a cover of “Love Potion #9”.
The 12” white vinyl LP, also titled Live at the Gold Dollar, was recorded at the band’s first ever full concert, on August 14, 1997. It comes pressed on white vinyl, and includes early versions of the Stripes tracks “Lafayette Blues” and “Screwdriver”, as well as a cover of the Stooges’ “TV Eye”.
Finally, the package includes a 12” black tote bag that features the White Stripes’ iconic peppermint design.
Watch a full set the White Stripes played at the Gold Dollar in 1999: