The Third Man Records¬†fans want Americana. ¬†They want that old time rock and roll, wrapped in red, white and blue semi-automatic rifles covered in deep-fried mayonnaise. ¬†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. ¬†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 are¬†playing Third Man’s Devil’s Night in Nashville on Halloween. ¬†Per usual, you have to be there to get the limited stuff. ¬†WOMP f-ing WOMP.
But wait. ¬†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. ¬†It’s made from dollar-bin records turned inside out, slathered in paint and put together at Third Man’s studio. ¬†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? ¬†Of course it is. ¬†Will it sell out? ¬†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