Jack White Releases Pre-White Stripes Live Recording, ‘Itchy’

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 18: Musician Jack White poses onstage at the "White Stripes: Under The Great White Northern Lights " press conference held at the Scotiabank Theatre on September 18, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Malcolm Taylor/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jack White

Though Jack White’s in a bit of an off-cycle in his live performance career right now, his record label Third Man has just released a “rare live recording” of “Itchy,” a song by his pre-White Stripes group’s Two Star Tabernacle (via Rolling Stone). The track’s taken from the label’s upcoming subscriber-only vault release that features live renditions of songs White performed in the ’90s, including the rollicking, frenzied “Itchy.” White’s 1998 vocals are howling and untethered, in a way that makes it easy to trace his progression through bands like the Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Weather, and his solo stuff. Hear it over at RS.


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