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On September 27th of this year, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, took to the most sacred stage in Nashville to awe the sold-out Ryman Auditorium crowd with his persistent musical transcendence. The day prior, Yusuf took to another Nashville stage entirely and performed to no one in particular - a set for himself, of two songs from his earliest days. That stage was the Third Man Records Blue Room, and that set, consisting of the A-sides from Stevens' first two singles, was recorded direct-to-acetate on our 1955 Scully lathe and is now set for release as the second offering in Third Man's Blue Room Sessions series.
With artwork by world renowned illustrator Jess Rotter, this double A-side 7" features "I Love My Dog" and "Matthew and Son" performed by Yusuf and his pared-down touring band with palpable intimacy and a rare calm in the midst of a busy world tour.
The 7" single will be available worldwide on black vinyl on November 25th, but for those lucky enough to live in the UK, both the black vinyl version and the limited edition transparent blue vinyl version will be available at Yusuf/Cat Stevens' London show at Shaftesbury Theatre on November 20th and a very special signing the following Tuesday the 22nd at Rough Trade West.
We're excited to expand our efforts to Detroit this year, so not only will we help our Nashville neighbors, The Nashville Rescue Mission, but also the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. The Nashville Rescue Mission sets a goal to collect 1,000 donated turkeys and foodstuffs required to throw their annual banquet, and the Detroit Mission has an increased need for canned goods especially during the holiday season. Help us provide a little help for the disadvantaged... 'Tis the season, after all, and we all need to be there for each other now more than ever.
Here's the deal: Anytime in the next two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, drop off your donation (see options below) to the Nashville Rescue Mission (616 7th Avenue South, across the street from TMR headquarters, and entry by the American flag) or the Detroit Rescue Mission in the Cass Corridor (150 Stimson Street, Detroit, MI 48201) during regular business hours. Bring your donation receipt to the corresponding Third Man Records storefront and immediately receive 10% off your purchase, a free standard 7" of you choosing, PLUS be entered to win one of TWO big Thanksgiving Prize Packs (one for each location, detailed below).
One Prize Pack entry will be allotted for each donation of either:
a) One turkey (fresh or frozen), of sizable weight
— or —
b) Three of the following items:
In planning your donation, please be mindful of what you'd like on YOUR Thanksgiving table, and shop accordingly.
Each Thanksgiving Prize Pack includes 3 extremely limited and exclusive items: a Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 White Label Promo, and a special edition Total Chaos Iggy Pop Biography (with a limited edition, very exclusive 7" included), and a tri-color 7" to be revealed at a later date. The winners will be chosen at random on Monday. November 28th.
For those of you who would like to contribute but don't live in Michigan or Tennessee, feel free to give to the Nashville Mission directly online using our dedicated link. Your donation of $15 or more will automatically enter you into the Thanksgiving Prize Pack drawing.
We THANK YOU in advance for your generosity!
Margo Price has shared a new music video for "Hands of Time" off her acclaimed debut LP Midwest Farmer's Daughter. Filmed across several locations in Price's hometown of Aledo, Illinois (pop: 3,640) and directed by Ben Chappell, the video premiered via CMT this morning, watch below...
Midwest Farmer's Daughter has been met with historic praise - in the past month Price took home the Emerging Artist of the Year award at AmericanaFest, performed with Jack White on an episode of A Prairie Home Companion, and was chosen for CMT's Next Women of Country, Class of 2016. Price and her band are currently in the middle of their first-ever US tour, full dates here.
Earlier this year, Price landed performances on Saturday Night Live, Colbert, Conan, CBS This Morning, as well as major profiles in NY Times Magazine, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, NPR, Fader + more.
Third Man Records has partnered with YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee and the non-profit’s 2616 Resale Boutique for an expanded "Good Neighbor Day." From October 22nd through 28th (EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 4th!), Third Man Records will collect women's jeans to donate to 2616 Resale Boutique, located in the heart of East Nashville. During the month of December, 2616 Resale Boutique will “resell” those donated jeans. All proceeds benefit YWCA programs, including its domestic violence shelter and prevention services. Third Man Records has taken a particular interest in the YWCA's MEND Nashville program, an innovative, primary prevention initiative dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging and educating men and boys. Watch the powerful "We are the Lions" video the YWCA produced to launch the campaign in July below...
For this "Denim Drive," Third Man Records requests high quality, gently used denim pieces. Each donated pair grants the donor the chance to win a "Blue Vinyl Exclusive Instant Record Collection," containing limited pressings of some of the label's most popular releases from Jack White, The 184.108.40.206's, The Racontwoers, and more. Donations will be collected in person at Third Man Records' Nashville storefront (623 7th Avenue South), and can also be mailed in. Mailed contributions must arrive by October 28th to be eligible for the chance to win the Instant Record Collection. (Ship donations to 623 7th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, attn: DENIM DRIVE.)
YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA is on a mission to ensure those in need are supported along the continuum of prevention, safety, self-sufficiency, and success. The following programs are offered regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or gender identity. Girls, Inc. at YWCA, MEND, Domestic Violence Services, Family Literacy Center, Dress for Success Nashville, and Women Presidents’ Organization. For more information, visit www.ywcanashville.com.
To celebrate the publication of one of the most anticipated books of the year, TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop, Third Man Books is beyond excited to present legendary and legend-making musician Iggy Pop in conversation with author Jeff Gold. They will appear in Detroit on October 25 at Third Man Records Cass Corridor, and on November 4 in New York City at Rizzoli Bookstore. These events will be open to the public with admittance first come, first serve.
TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop is the first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop's own words and features a cache of never before seen images. Pop's candid, bare-all account is the incredible tragic and triumphant story of a group who rose from youth, fell prey to drugs, alcohol, and music business realities, collapsed and nearly 30 years later reformed, recording and touring to great acclaim. In 2010 The Stooges—credited with having invented punk rock—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their continuing influence can be felt today in the shape and sound of rock-n-roll music. TOTAL CHAOS:The Story of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop will be available from Third Man Books in November 2016.
"What does it mean to be Iggy Pop, five decades of being 'the wildest man in rock'? Iggy Pop is many things. Rock Star. Singer, Rebel. Primitive. Stooge. The Jean Genie, Passenger. Legend." - Johnny Marr
About Iggy Pop and Jeff Gold:
James Newell Osterberg Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. He was the founder and vocalist of influential proto-punk band The Stooges, who reunited in 2003, and in 2010 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the course of his career, from garage and punk rock to forays into jazz and blues. Pop's best known songs include "Lust for Life," "The Passenger," "Real Wild Child (Wild One)," "China Girl,” “Nightclubbing," and the Stooges classics "Search and Destroy" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog.” In March 2016, Pop released his highest charting album ever, Post Pop Depression, a collaboration with Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal).
Author Jeff Gold is a music historian, author, former record label executive, and Grammy Award winner. He has been profiled by Rolling Stone as one of the five “top collectors of high-end music memorabilia.” As Executive Vice President/General Manager of Warner Bros. Records and a VP at A&M Records, Gold worked with Iggy Pop, Prince, R.E.M., The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police, and Cat Stevens. A four-time Grammy nominated Art Director, he won the 1990 Best Album Package Grammy for Suzanne Vega’s Days of Open Hand. Gold has consulted for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Experience Music Project, and appeared as an expert on PBS’ History Detectives. Gold and colleague Laura Woolley also appraised The Bob Dylan Archive now housed at the University of Tulsa. His discovery of previously undocumented tapes has led to major label releases including Bob Dylan in Concert at Brandeis University 1963. Gold’s 2012 book 101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl, From The Beatles to the Sex Pistols was one of eight books chosen by Rolling Stone as “the year’s best reading material.” Gold owns music collectibles website Record Mecca and writes about topics of interest to collectors on its blog.
*Special thanks to Magnolia, Amazon and the DFT for assisting in coordination for the Detroit event and to Rizzoli Bookstore for hosting the NYC event.
Space is limited and this event is RATED R.
18+ only / $10
Swap Meet starts at 5pm, Movies start at 7pm
Join us Friday October 28th at Third Man Nashville where we'll transform our Blue Room into what we can only describe as "Dad's basement from the 80's" for a night of the weirdest and most depraved rare psychotronic horror films you'll ever see... on VHS and all hand selected from the infamous New Vague VHS archives.
Yep, that's right. We're inviting you guys over to hang out on the couch and watch movies with us. So get a space on one of our couches or bean bags, cover yourself with grandma's afghan and have a drink. The bar will be stocked with only the finest of intoxicants you remember from your misspent teenage years, Boons Farm Wine, Mad Dog 2020, Busch Light... Eat popcorn out of coffee filters, and argue with each other on the merits of getting just that right shade of red in your fake on-screen blood. Watch the wood paneling spin as you get more then your fill of blood splattering, Devil worshiping, eyeball gouging, stabby stabbing, demon possessing, bad acting, poor quality tape tracking VHS after VHS in glorious clamshell cases.
And if that's not enough, come early for a VHS Swap Meet with vendors and collectors from the Nashville area. Buy, trade, be social in the real world!