The Third Man RecordsÂ fans want Americana. Â They want that old time rock and roll, wrapped in red, white and blue semi-automatic rifles covered in deep-fried mayonnaise. Â Third Man Records answered their bellowing requests with a stiff middle finger right up their apple pies.
Say hello to Timmy’s Organism, Wolf Eyes and VIDEO. Â Arguably the coolest and most polarizing move the label has made in years, all 3 of these sludgy metalpunk gutter freak bands are getting full-length vinyl treatments from Jack White’s label of collectibly delectables, and all 3 areÂ playing Third Man’s Devil’s Night in Nashville on Halloween. Â Per usual, you have to be there to get the limited stuff. Â WOMP f-ing WOMP.
But wait. Â If you have some extra green paper in your g-string, throw it Rough Trade’s way, ’cause they’re holding 35 copies of VIDEO’s The Entertainers, otherwise exclusively sold in Nashville. Â It’s made from dollar-bin records turned inside out, slathered in paint and put together at Third Man’s studio. Â However Rough Trade acquired them all the way across the pond is beyond me, but now’s your chance to get a TMR rarity without booking a plane ticket.
Is it expensive? Â Of course it is. Â Will it sell out? Â Of f-ing course it will.
VIDEO THE ENTERTAINERS: BOOTLEG EDITION (Painted, screen printed, and assembled by hand at TMR headquarters. Made from dollar bin records turned inside out. Five variations exist: black, blue, green, red, and blank cover art. Black vinyl. Includes an exclusive newsprint poster.)
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive