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Published: 2014/04/20

Jack White Sets Guinness World Record, Debuts New Material on Record Store Day

As a part of Record Store Day, Jack White set out to claim the world record for the fastest released record. At 10 AM CT yesterday, White walked on stage at Third Man Records in Nashville to record a limited edition 7-inch of “Lazaretto,” the title track to his forthcoming release due out June 10.

After completing the performance, masters were rushed to United Record Pressing, where the records were immediately pressed and printed before being escorted back to Third Man. In all, the process took 3 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds, an official Guinness World Record. The previous record belonged to Swiss accordion trio Vollgas Kompanie, who released a live album one day after recording it.

Following the initial performance, White stuck around to perform a short set that included brand new material from his forthcoming release. White dug into “High Ball Stepper,” “Three Women,” “Just One Drink” and “Would You Fight For My Love” from his new album. He also performed a trio of White Stripes songs in “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground,” “Hello Operator” and “Hotel Yorba.” White will kick off his tour beginning May 29 in Tulsa, OK.

Here’s a look at the setlist:

Jack White, Third Man Records, Nashville, TN, April 19, 2014

High Ball Stepper*, Lazaretto*, Power of My Love, Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground, Freedom at 21, Three Women*, Weep Themselves to Sleep, Love Interruption, Hello Operator, Just One Drink*, Hotel Yorba, Would You Fight For My Love*

Notes: *new song


There are 12 comments associated with this post

john April 20, 2014, 12:27:47

picture looks like he co-headlined with the Village People

Aron Manger of Aron Magner Presents Aron Magner's The Disco Biscuits April 20, 2014, 12:38:39

jack whites a pussy and the most conceited name in rock and roll right now. waaaahhhhh they’re using cell phones in the first row at my first headlining spot at radio city so im gonna throw a bitch-fit and run off the stage. take some of your “hard-earned” money and go fix your hometown brah cause detroit sure seems like it needs some help.

shinymetalass April 20, 2014, 12:39:16

so 2 songs is an album???

LOVE AMERICA April 20, 2014, 14:58:32

Pics.should be allowed…But talking is bullshit.. If I were up on stage I’d be pissed too….

LOVE AMERICA April 20, 2014, 15:03:17

An EP does usuaRlly have only a few songs..OH YEAH, JACK WHITE IS TALENTED AS ALL HELL!

Aron Manger of Aron Magner Presents Aron Magner's The Disco Biscuits April 20, 2014, 16:01:42

so what makes this so special compared to InstantLive discs that have been available for years? the fact that it was pressed to vinyl? who gives a shit?

me April 20, 2014, 21:36:16

@aron… um, maybe what makes it special is that it was done on Record Store Day to hype Record Store Day in order to help small music stores get some attention, I’m guessing the peops working those small shops give a shit… and to blame JW when some dumb asses in the front row can’t enjoy the show, well good for him maybe next time there will be people who actually want to be there rather than posers who want everyone to know how cool they are…

pete squeak April 20, 2014, 22:02:10

records in jamaica were recorded and pressed in the day and played on the soundsystems /available that evening . for years and years like this, who gives a grundle about jack white or some swiss accordion trio

Your Momma April 21, 2014, 00:24:58

the amount of haters on this site is hilarious. jack white is a beast and great for music as a whole. people that collect vinyl sure has hell thought it was cool and he sold them until there were no more people to sell to. it’s a RSD promotion and it’s something unique. He’s welcome to comment on cell phones too. It’s gotten ridiculous (and i’m a guy who checks his smart phone all the time) If you’re truly in the front fucking row put away your cellphone and listen to the show dick wads.

Jack Black April 21, 2014, 02:38:51

Freedom at 21 is the same riff as 7 nation army just faster. dude needs to maybe break from playing in the key of E

The Gories April 21, 2014, 06:46:10

White Stripes were a total ripoff of an older Detroit band called The Gories. That said, Jack White is a rockstar and fucking kills it everytime he’s onstage. This was a cool gimmick and I’m sure for the people that scored the 7’‘ and didn’t immediately put them on Ebay like half of the RSD releases, it will be a treasured gem in their collections.

Partieface April 21, 2014, 10:47:49

Can’t wait to hear Jack White’s new band: Jack White & CHips. I heard Pinch is a beast on drums.

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