Third Man’s Vault package #10 may be our boldest yet.
The 12" is none other than the Raconteurs live at Third Man. In what easily qualifies as the most intimate gig of their career, the Racs' return to stage after a nearly three-year hiatus provides a blistering and bombastic document to the magnetic power of this band in the live arena. The effusive crowd, the crack horn section and brief jam on the Who’s "I Can See For Miles" are all included here. Life doesn't get much better than this.
But when it does, we think it involves guys like Beck, Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan. We could fill up reams documenting the accomplishments of these folks, but we'd rather just tell you that for our 7" this quarter Beck remixed the White Stripes "The Hardest Button to Button" while Homme and Lanegan tag-teamed a remix of the Dead Weather's "Hang You From the Heavens." Our minds are already blown and yours will be too when this hot puppy lands in your hands.
Our wild card entry for Vault #10 is the mighty-impressive visual document of Third Man's 2010 Devil's Night party. Filled with live performances from the Black Belles (their first time on stage!) and the Greenhornes (conspicuously looking like ZZ Top) MC'd by the vivacious Elvira (Mistress of the Dark), the evening was something those who were in attendance will not soon forget. Coupled with sword-swallowing, fire-breathing and the fair amount of zombies and the undead (but enough about our interns), the footage on this DVD gives an inside look at the festive activities and will be required viewing for even the most casual fans of the bands, label, movies or food.
The Raconteurs Live at Third Man 9-14-11
Consolers of The Lonely
Salute Your Solution
Hands/I Can See For Miles
Many Shades of Black
The Switch and the Spur
Broken Boy Soldier
Steady As She Goes