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On January 17th, The Light & Sound Machine will be visited by The Center For Home Movies, an association of film archivists whose mission is to transform the way people think about home movies by providing the means to discover, celebrate, and preserve them as cultural heritage. The Center for Home Movies seeks opportunities to fulfill its mission through a variety of activities and projects aimed at preservation and outreach. Its first and most enduring project has been establishing Home Movie Day as an annual international tradition, which has in turn led to the Living Room Cinema DVD release and the ongoing Home Grown Movies collections of material discovered at Home Movie Day screenings. The Center for Home Movies acts primarily as a clearinghouse for home movie collections, finding appropriate homes for potential donors. They also maintain a small collection, housed at the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia.
At the event, CHM board members will speak about their archival efforts and present a selection of films while providing historical background. The night will culminate in a selection of silent home-movies paired with live musical accompaniment by virtuoso guitarist and Nashville favorite William Tyler.
Visit CenterForHomeMovies.org to learn more about CHM and the vitality of home-made cinema.
The Light & Sound Machine is a co-presentation of The Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records. The Belcourt Theatre is now closed for approximately 5-6 months for renovation, construction and preservation on their beloved 90-year-old building. Get your film fix by joining us monthly for Light + Sound Machine pop-up screenings. Stay aware of event dates and times by liking The Light & Sound Machine on Facebook.
As Third Man Records Cass Corridor in Detroit continues to exceed expectations, the neighborhood and its history continues to occupy our creative mind. While Vault Package #26 showcased a wildly beautiful White Stripes performance from the Gold Dollar in 1999, there’s still so much to tell about that time, the bands kicking around and the spirit imbued into all of it.
Our 27th Vault package seeks to address that concern. Showcasing full live show recordings from three important bands of that era, each act inhabits a different world stylistically and contributes to a more-detailed overall picture.
First off is Two Star Tabernacle. While the band only released two songs (both covers) while they were together, the group was a jumping-off point for the critically-regarded band Blanche, which Dan John Miller and Tracee Mae Miller would later go on to found. With the addition of Damian Lang (Detroit Cobras) on drums and Two Star Tabernacle was quite the confluence of varied influences. Two Star is also where Jack White debuted some songs that would later become known the world over through the White Stripes. This particular set by Two Star Tabernacle, recorded at the Gold Dollar on January 16th, 1998, features spirited takes of “So Long Cruel World” and “Garbage Picker” which would find more-refined lives on Blanche’s If We Can’t Trust the Doctors… album. White’s “Hotel Yorba” and “Now Mary” renditions are twangier older siblings to how they exist on “White Blood Cells.” Of supreme interest to audio archeologists is the White-penned song “Itchy” all spirit and rockabilly rhythm that has yet to find a place in any of his subsequent musical endeavors. A splendid cover of Merle Travis’ “Sixteen Tons” help round out the set of a band, while mentioned often, is infrequently heard. The equal parts country and punk are in full effect here. Take heed.
Recorded at the Gold Dollar on November 25th, 1998, the ferocious set by the Go highlights the momentary period before the band had signed to Sub Pop and was still honing material for its Whatcha Doin album. Opening with a blistering take on their anthemic “Meet Me at the Movies” and closing with powerful version of the Sonics’ classic “Psycho”, the smell of sweat and Stroh’s permeates this recording. Aside from a radio session and an underwater audience recording, this is the only live document of how intense this line-up of the Go was. With band mainstays Bobby Harlow, John Krautner and Marc Fellis helming their usual positions, Dave Buick (Italy Records, Third Man Cass Corridor) is on bass and Jack White is on lead guitar. Included here is a live take on White’s “Turn Your Little Light Bulb On” a song penned for the Go that has remained relatively unheard in the intervening eighteen years. The Go are essential in understanding Detroit rock history and this, their first live release, cements their place in the pantheon.
Opening for Royal Trux on September 16th, 1999, Jack White and the Bricks were actually never called that name during their brief existence across a half-dozen (or so) shows. We’ve reproduced the flyer proclaiming “Jack White Band” to prove it. While Vault Package #15 showcased a live recording of the Bricks that left a lot to be desired in regards to fidelity, the multitrack masters from the Gold Dollar were available to create a truly stellar mix here. From Brendan Benson’s harmonic accents (on both vocals and guitar) to Kevin Peyok’s even-keeled bass runs, through Ben Blackwell’s competent drum work…the performance here is sublime. If you’ve ever daydreamed about hearing Jack tackle White Stripes songs with the attack of two guitars behind them…this show will delight. Divergent interpretations of Stripes’ catalog staples “Candy Cane Children” and “You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket” do not disappoint. The otherwise unreleased Jack White song “One and Two” is particularly fascinating. Rounded out with a cover of Little Richard’s “Ooh! My Soul” (which may be an inspiration for “Fell in Love With a Girl”) and what exists here is the definitive document of this outfit.
Each LP comes in it’s own custom stylized jacket and will be housed in a soft touch telescoping box highlighting the Gold Dollar building. Keep ‘em in the box or file ‘em away in your individual band sections in your record collection…whatever you want! Vinyl pressed on our non-metallic approximation of gold vinyl.
The box will be filled up with all sorts of facsimile reproductions of setlists, flyers, band ephemera and material the likes of which fans have come accustomed to expecting in the unrivaled Vault packages.
For our 7” offering in this package…we continue along the path of Dead Weather Dodge and Burn with the electrifying “Let Me Through” backed with the frightening “Be Still.” Housed in a tasty glue-pocket sleeve and pressed on the hazy mix of yellow and black vinyl, this further solidifies the idea that the Dead Weather are as equally as deadly on single as they are on LP. If you’ve got the first four of these, you can’t tap out now. Collect the whole series.
The bonus item in Vault #27 is a custom Third Man Records Challenge Coin. Usually used as totems to signify membership in a military organization, challenge coins are slowly making their way into other realms of culture. The Third Man Records 2016 Challenge Coin will entitle its bearer to 10% off any purchases in our Detroit or Nashville store fronts for the duration of this year. It will also double as a large hole 45 adaptor. If you want to wear it on a chain around your neck, hell, we won’t stop you. And if you want to “challenge” your Vault member friends to see who’s holding theirs with any empty-handed folks buying the next round of drinks…well that’s just the kind of camaraderie we hope to foster amongst our most loyal and die-hard fans. We’re hoping to make this a continuing feature of each year’s first Vault package, so get in now on the ground floor. These coins will not be made available at a later date, so if you want to be able to prove inclusion (and not be on the hook for any drinks) you absolutely need to sign up for Vault Package #27. And if you want to sign up for more than one…we won’t mind.
For more information about the Gold Dollar visit golddollar.com
Purchase any 5 or more Third Man Records LP's or 7"s on January 1st-8th ONLY, and receive 30% off your vinyl selections! We rarely put our records on sale, so now's your chance to start bulking up your collection without breaking the bank!
The discount will automatically apply to your cart. No coupon necessary. In store AND online.
*Discount applies only to individual vinyl record titles with TMR catalog numbers/skus. Excludes Paramount box sets. Excludes existing bundles. Double LP's with a single catalog number count as 1 record.
Today, the vinyl version of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight original motion picture soundtrack is available via Third Man Records. The Nashville-based label will distribute the record to indie retail stores in the United States. While Tarantino is a lifelong fan of Morricone's work and has used his music in his past five films, this historic collaboration marks the first time Morricone has recorded original music specifically for one of Tarantino's films. It is also the first time Morricone has scored a Western film in over 40 years, since the release of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
The standard vinyl edition of The Hateful Eight is pressed on two 180-gram LP's housed in a tri-fold reversible jacket with soft-touch finish containing a 60"x12" poster, a 36"x12" poster, and a 12-page booklet insert with stills from the film. There will be a limited edition version of the soundtrack released in the future. Details will be revealed soon.
PURCHASE THE HATEFUL EIGHT DOUBLE LP HERE... if you purchase today and select Fedex at check-out, it should arrive in time for Christmas!
Third Man Records is proud to present a truly rare musical oddity on February 5th- a two disc collection of primal and unhinged Greek village music that at times sounds more like free jazz or doom folk, feral and trance-like as it is. After years of research, fieldwork and collecting, Christopher King-Grammy-winning producer, sound-engineer, curator and writer- has gathered together from his private 78 rpm archive the most mind expanding and libido inducing song and dance music from the rural hinterlands of mainland Greece and its islands. Recorded between 1907 and 1960, this collection contains the first and the last-the alpha and the omega-of Greek demotika- or folk music. And it is not what you would expect.
Remastered from the original 78 rpm discs, this set contains 28 previously unissued recordings made in the cramped, primitive studios of Athens, Greece, New York, NY, and Chicago, IL. Crazed Macedonian bagpipes, keening violins, shiver-inducing zournas and shepherd-pipes are found throughout the two discs. Cover artwork is by legendary underground artist R. Crumb and designed by Grammy winning Susan Archie. A beautifully thought-provoking if not radical essay on this music by King accompanies the lavish package. Not simply for historians or collectors of long gone sounds, this compilation is intended to push the limits of what we have come to expect of music, its purpose and indeed its origin. You will experience a profound musical transformation immediately upon listening.
Hear a clip from Kalamatianos ("Dance of Kalamata") below:
A few weeks ago, we gave you candles and scarves and slipmats and skateboards and hoodies and hats and t-shirts and bracelets and collars and cards, so add that to our already ample offering of sweet Christmas gifts (guitars for smalls, synthesizers, tab books, turntables, and stocking stuffers galore), and we felt pretty good about our contribution to making this holiday season merry for you and your loved ones. But, "pretty good" ain't good enough here at Third Man Records. So, we've now filled our webstore with SO MANY under-the-tree-worthy items, we're certain we'll never be accused of being a "pretty good" place to shop for Christmas gifts EVER. AGAIN.
Here's what's new at thirdmanstore.com:
Margo Price Merchandise and 7" Single "Hurtin (On The Bottle)"! It's only a matter of time before she wins your achy breaky heart...
A FEW more highly coveted items coming in the next week, so keep checking back at thirdmanstore.com for new additions!