ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: Dig Out A Super Duper Rare 1990s Recording Of Jack White Singing Blondie’s “One Way Or Another”

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dig Out A Super Duper Rare 1990s Recording Of Jack White Singing Blondie’s “One Way Or Another”

A super duper cosmic rare recording of Jack White has appeared. It's the honey rocker paying homage and tribute to thee iconic and innovative band Blondie’s classic hit “One Way Or Another.” For those ignorant and delusional human beings that always say Rock n Roll is dead can take several seats on a NASA spacecraft and stay floating in outer space. This is one teenie tiny example of how Rock musique will always reinvent itself and more importantly mold and curate a preceding younger generation.

The tune was kept on a cassette tape from 1997 that a record label named Third Man Records and at one point in time employee and official White Stripes archivist Ben Blackwell discovered in a box that had been put away for a very long time. The following excerpt is a very admirable and super stellar idea behind the restoration and value of cassette tapes:

"As part of Discogs’ ongoing Cassette Week, Blackwell has written an essay about the value of cassette tapes in the modern age (called “Why Cassettes Are The New 45s”) and, alongside it, has shared the recording of White’s cover of Blondie, which he recorded with the Detroit band 400 Pounds Of Punk. Here’s Blackwell on how the session came about:

In late 1997, an aptly-named teen trio called 400 Pounds of Punk recorded a handful of tracks in a makeshift home studio at 1203 Ferdinand Street in Southwest Detroit. The track list is a sparse four songs. An unlisted hidden fifth track is a rude cover of Blondie’s “One Way Or Another” with vocal duties shared by the band’s lead singer Jamie Cherry and one of the session engineers, a then-unknown Jack White.

The cassette, titled “He Once Ate A Small Child,” is as far as I can tell the rarest physical release of a Jack White performance. And prior to the mention here, the release was completely undocumented. I doubt more than a half-dozen people even knew about it."

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