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#2180800 New release: Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

Posted by barrowc on 11 August 2016 - 07:00 PM in General Jack White Solo Discussion

Thank you :) I didn't find that version originally - I just knew it existed and tried different YouTube videos until I found it again. The original source back in 2006 was this post:

Rayna's (whtlitewhtheat) son found this and she posted it on the CCC board. It's the acoustic version of the ad.


#2180795 New release: Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

Posted by barrowc on 11 August 2016 - 05:35 PM in General Jack White Solo Discussion

I presume that the version of "Love Is The Truth" will be this acoustic only one:

and not the normal guitar/piano/trumpets one:

I don't think anyone ever heard the third version of this:

interesting article regarding the making of the ad

Thanks for posting this! A very interesting article...

White then went on to record three different versions of the track - rock, horns and acoustic - which will all air.

THIS is going to be interesting... 3 versions eh?

#2179742 Song Title Musical Chain Game

Posted by barrowc on 04 June 2016 - 10:10 PM in Other Bands

Haitian Fight Song - Charles Mingus

#2179726 Not So Official Jack White Biography

Posted by barrowc on 04 June 2016 - 06:04 PM in General Jack White Solo Discussion

That gave me a flashback to this Get Behind Me Satan era message:

Meg and I also forgot to give you advice about books about our band. Here it is ... don't buy them. They are all horrendous, but Especially stay away from "fell in love with a band" by chris handyside. What a load of excrement he got published! Absolute Shit in our opinion, despite a luke warm review from the new york times. Chris is Another one of our "friends", more so a detroit opportunist, who saw to it to ask all The wrong people, the wrong questions, and have it printed. Of course you realize you can write a book, put someone's picture on the cover, and their names, and not have to get permission or give them a dime for it ... or have any ethics about it at all really. Well chris knew that! Having read it after tea on Sundays (which meg and I do with all the books about Ourselves) we really got tired of hearing lies about some things that never happened. Another shit horrible book about the band is everett trues book. Both of these Are more about cashing a check from publishers who could really care less, than informing a fan about the band. Note to anyone else interested in writing books about us: Why don't you wait thirty years first ... and then write about a band that you actually like.


#2179451 Broken Boy Soldiers 10th Anniversary

Posted by barrowc on 21 May 2016 - 08:25 PM in General Raconteurs Discussion

2006 makes me think of recording TV clips of The Raconteurs on a DVD recorder. After that I'd turn the recordings into XViDs before uploading them to YouSendIt and posting the links here

#2178122 Song Title Musical Chain Game

Posted by barrowc on 25 February 2016 - 09:24 PM in Other Bands

Black Night - Holly Golightly

#2177665 Help TMR help Flint, MI and enter to win a free 5 yr Vault membership

Posted by barrowc on 30 January 2016 - 09:08 PM in Third Man Records

Scotland has enough rain for the whole of Europe :( We just need to find a way to redistribute it

When I was young, our drinking water occasionally went brown or purple in colour due to manganese deposits in the pipes. That only lasted for a day at a time and didn't cause any health issues. The idea of deliberately letting a whole city drink poisoned water for years is just unthinkable. Does no-one have responsibility to monitor or regulate water quality in Michigan?

#2176608 [SPAM]Savoy Motel

Posted by barrowc on 24 November 2015 - 06:02 PM in Other Bands

Spam is not permitted on this messageboard. That is why this thread is closed and the initial post was edited.

(this is an automatic reply)

#2176607 [SPAM]Savoy Motel

Posted by barrowc on 24 November 2015 - 06:01 PM in Other Bands

Spam? How quaint


Posted by barrowc on 20 November 2015 - 08:57 PM in Third Man Records

Sounds great!

#2175320 Thank You, Little Room

Posted by barrowc on 22 September 2015 - 05:22 PM in Introduce Yourself

Happy birthday :)

#2175319 Grimes

Posted by barrowc on 22 September 2015 - 05:19 PM in Other Bands

Nice cover :) If you haven't been reading "The Wicked + The Divine" then reading issue #14 will pretty much spoil everything that's happened so far

#2173893 BBC Culture's 100 Greatest American Films

Posted by barrowc on 23 July 2015 - 07:21 PM in Art & Media

It's a reflection in a glass ball between a thumb and index finger, of a house turned upside down.  The image is green, mostly.  I know what movie it's from, but I'm curious if anyone else here knows.

The Double Life Of Véronique - Kieslowski again

#2173579 Why haven't the Raconteurs reformed?

Posted by barrowc on 15 July 2015 - 09:19 PM in General Raconteurs Discussion

Yes - the Gretsch as shown above was on its way to becoming the copper Triple Jet:

I will confirm that the Gretsch "Triple Jet" shown on the Stellartone site is Jack's personal guitar. Randy Parsons of Parson's Guitars built only three of this special model, which are all custom-made, and not in the Gretsch catalog. No more Gretsch Triple Jets will be made.

Both of the preceding photos in this thread show the semi-completed guitar with the non-gloss copper metallic finish. The final finishing phase created the ultra-glossy zero-texture copper finish, first seen on Conan O'Brian on May 18th. I am uncertain if the other two Triple Jets have received the high-gloss treatment as yet.

This is a truly beautiful instrument. I believe additional photos can be viewed on the Parson's Guitars website. Please click below for photos of the completed guitar.

About the electronics: Stellartone provided the ToneStyler 16-position tone selector, which is wired as the master tone control, installed in the first (upper) control knob position. The center knob is the gain control for the custom active circuit dedicated to the middle pickup; and the third (lowest) knob is the master volume. All three pickups are Gretsch Filtertrons; the set of three toggles select the three pickups; and the single toggle is a master mute switch. For you Gretsch fans out there: the ToneStyler provides 14 discrete capacitor selections; setting #2 & #4 are the same as the Gretsch three-way tone selector switch. http://www.gretschgu.../schematic2.pdf . The next ten settings (#5 through #14) in the ToneStyler's capacitance series are progressively brighter & clearer; #15 is true bypass, and #16 is "stock tone pot on 10". Check out the website for more information: www.stellartone.com



#2173576 Why haven't the Raconteurs reformed?

Posted by barrowc on 15 July 2015 - 07:39 PM in General Raconteurs Discussion

Just for completeness, here are Jack's guitars from the March 2006 shows - click on thumbnails to enlarge:

March 2006-Gretsch.jpg

March 2006-acoustic.jpg

March 2006-Airline.jpg

(Grestch and acoustic photos by Peppermint Stripe from 2006.03.21 Glasgow show - see this post; Airline photo by Little Cream Soda from 2006.03.23 London show - see album link in this post)

#2173505 Why haven't the Raconteurs reformed?

Posted by barrowc on 13 July 2015 - 09:06 PM in General Raconteurs Discussion

I remembered posting some equipment stuff after one of the 2006 Raconteurs shows:

I've got a better idea of the equipment now:

Dean - keyboards, tambourine, vocals plus yellow Airline (from "Steady..." video)
Brendan - two pickup Guild with harp-shaped metal piece where the lead plugs in (rather fancy looking); Gibson semi-acoustic with white parts inlaid between the frets (i.e. acoustic which plugs in - this is what I mean by semi-acoustic)
Jack - three pickup yellow Gretsch with silver knobs and arm; yellow three pickup Airline similar to Dean's one but Airline written diagonally and there's a bit more black on the body of Jack's one (not used at all in Glasgow); Gibson semi-acoustic (different to Brendan's)
Lil' Jack - bass (looked like Gibson on the head but too far away to be sure - looks just like the bass he uses with The Greenhornes)

The spare guitar looked pure white but it was never used so I don't know

#2172759 Game Of Thrones

Posted by barrowc on 15 June 2015 - 04:40 PM in Art & Media

"Do your duty" was a very in-character response

#2171658 Song Title Musical Chain Game

Posted by barrowc on 02 May 2015 - 09:24 PM in Other Bands

What I'm Looking For - Brendan Benson

#2171655 Song Title Musical Chain Game

Posted by barrowc on 02 May 2015 - 07:38 PM in Other Bands

Waterpistol Man - The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy

#2171619 What are you listening to right NOW?

Posted by barrowc on 01 May 2015 - 10:40 PM in Other Bands

The Greenhornes
Gun For You

There's a record I would love to get on vinyl. My ancient CD of "Gun For You" has been played to death

#2171526 What do people watch on tv?

Posted by barrowc on 29 April 2015 - 08:49 PM in Art & Media

When I view this topic on my mobile phone (Nexus 5 running Android 5.1), it looks like this (click thumbnail to enlarge):

LR On Nexus 5.png

Is that what you're seeing on mobile or are you getting a different theme?

#2171521 April 26, 2015 - FARGO, ND (The Fargo Theatre)

Posted by barrowc on 29 April 2015 - 08:08 PM in Tour Talk

I don't think anyone should back down from their opinion. I'm not a fan of releasing anything as a digital-only subscription but I also think TMR have the right to release things in any way they choose whether I think it's silly or not.

Tidal seems wrong-headed to me as well. I much prefer the Audiotree model of putting almost everything on YouTube for free but letting you buy a copy if you really like something. Monthly subscriptions like Tidal might be great for business but I'm always going to pick and choose what I want to pay for. Personally I'm not going to download this show but I'm not a fan of Jack White's solo work so that's not a difficult choice for me to make. Everyone else can make their own choices and can, within reason, praise/criticise the choices other people make.

Our longstanding policy of "no links to officially released stuff" was originally meant to prevent the various bands and their management from having any issues with the board. These days it's there to prevent us from getting cease and desist letters etc. I still don't think we should be hosting links to officially released stuff but it's ultimately Brian's decision

#2171462 April 18, 2015 - INDIO, CA (Coachella)

Posted by barrowc on 28 April 2015 - 07:50 PM in Tour Talk

If there is an expiry date on YDKWLI's link then I'd be inclined to wait that out before posting on the Solo Media thread. If there isn't an expiry date then I'd maybe wait for a week or so

#2171247 April 23, 2015 - JACKSON, WY (Pink Garter Theatre, 2 shows)

Posted by barrowc on 25 April 2015 - 10:10 PM in Tour Talk

This tin-type photo of the band on TMR's Instagram was taken in Jackson, Wyoming:


#2171245 Song Title Musical Chain Game

Posted by barrowc on 25 April 2015 - 08:35 PM in Other Bands

Ceiling Fan In My Spoon - Lemonheads