Nowadays Jack White is a very common name, but in 1997 he was a little known engineer. Now music from that time has been unearthed, and it's said to be White's earliest recording!
To celebrate Cassette Week, Third Man Records co-founder Ben Blackwell has written an essay about tapes in the modern age.
At the end of the article he shares what he says is one of the most rare things from HIS collection: a 1997 recording of Jack singing a cover of Blondie classic "One Way Or Another."
The album it's on was done by a punk trio called 400 Pounds Of Punk. White engineered the whole album, but sang lead vocals on the cover which was a hidden track.
Blackwell says the song “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.”
How very cool! Take a listen: