Third Man Records is set to open their highly anticipated pressing plant, Third Man Pressing to the public on Saturday, February 25th. Located in the heart of the Cass Corridor, Third Man Pressing brings a day filled with live music, freshly pressed all Detroit-centric limited edition vinyl, and tours. The event will be free and open to the public.
Let's stage-dive straight into the live entertainment... Headlining will be none other than The Kings of Budget Rock... The Mummies! Writhe, thrive, twist and jive with the only band worthy to wear the tattered toilet paper they wrap themselves in... yes folks, Third Man is damn proud to host The Mummies in their first-ever Detroit appearance. But that is not all by a long shot -- they'll also have Memphis punk rock n roll bass-less legends The Oblivians preceded by the Mid-West Country stylings of Detroit and Third Man's one and own, Craig Brown Band. Third Man Pressing will open at 10am, with live music starting at 2:30pm.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Third Man Pressing plant will be fans ability to watch records being pressed from the viewing platform within the TMR's Cass Corridor record shop. Opening day will offer not only the chance to see records being pressed, but also the ability to purchase those records being pressed right in front of their eyes. Third Man has lined up a great assortment of freshly pressed Detroit-centric LPs and 7"s that will be pressed in limited numbers / colors / packaging available for purchase ONLY at the pressing plant Grand Opening on Feb. 25th.
The White Stripes - The White Stripes LP
The Detroit duo's first album (originally recorded in the Cass Corridor in 1999), pressed on opaque red vinyl with on-site screen printed jackets. The shot heard 'round the neighborhood.
The White Stripes - De Stijl LP
The second album from The White Stripes, named after the modernist Dutch art movement of the 1920's, pressed on opaque red vinyl with on-site screen printed jackets. 'Nuff said.
The Stooges - The Stooges DELUXE 2 x LP
An undeniable pre-punk masterpiece, the Stooges' debut album is expanded here to include an extra disc of alternate versions, extended jams and unused mixes spanning each track on the album. Pressed on yellow vinyl with on-site screen-printed jackets EXCLUSIVELY available in the Third Man Cass Corridor location via special arrangement with Elektra Records.
MC5 - Kick Out the Jams LP
Be part of the solution with the incendiary first album by the MC5, recorded live at the Grande Ballroom in 1968 and pressed on yellow vinyl with on-site screen-printed jackets. EXCLUSIVELY available in the Third Man Cass Corridor location via special arrangement with Elektra Records.
Destroy All Monsters / Xanadu - The Black Hole LP
A split release between legendary art rockers Destroy All Monsters and one-off punks Xanadu. Both records were originally released as limited edition 7-inch singles on Black Hole Records in 1979, and this is the first ever reissue for any of the material.
The Johnson Family Singers - Don't Let the Devil Ride LP
Our first third-party pressing (for the Detroit Gospel Reissue Project record label) and the first of a seven-record series featuring incredibly vital and largely forgotten music from dozens of Detroit artists. Reissued proudly by noted archivist Mike McGonigal, THE JOHNSON FAMILY SINGERS' Don't Let the Devil Ride will exist as a subscriber version (with handmade silkscreened jackets) and a standard version.
Derrick May 7"
Featuring "The Innovator" in his first-ever 7" release, this single from one of the architects of Detroit techno is under May's moniker Rythim is Rythim and was recorded analog over twenty-five years ago. The flipside features his Transmat label-mate Rennie Foster, pressed on clear vinyl. One-time only pressing!
Carl Craig 7"
Arguably the most important of Detroit's second wave of techno producers, Craig has long been considered "the most artful and the most willing to engage the rapidly growing shape of techno outside Detroit." Two new compositions from Craig are his first ever dedicated 7" release, pressed on clear vinyl. Never to be repressed!
Other items that will be available on opening day will be Limited Edition copies of Third Man Books' Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop. Rob Jones has designed a limited-edition opening day poster. Third Man will also have a variety of other exclusive merchandise, available for purchase only at Third Man Records Cass Corridor.
Tours of Third Man Pressing will be available from 12pm to 3pm (EST) on opening day. Our trained guides will be educating those touring about the state-of-the-art pressing facility and the intricacies of creating vinyl records! Goodie bags are included with the cost of the tour. Tickets and more information are available here (SOLD OUT) .