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Third Man Records/Icky Thump in Mono

Posted in dead weather, the white stripes, third man records, vinyl by huckd on September 9, 2009


The vinyl Gods have spoken: Icky Thump mixed in mono arrived in my mail box today–and what a treat Jack White III has given all those devotees who signed up for this Third Man Records platinum “record club.”

The initial offering also came with an exclusive “From the Vault” Dead Weather “Forever My Queen”/”Outside” 7″, as well as a Third Man Records t-shirt.

Icky Thump (except for a few of the raw power-blues tunes) is probably my least favorite of White Stripes albums, but side four on vinyl album sounds stellar, especially the acoustics of “Effect and Cause.”

In the same vain as the Sub-Pop Records singles club, copies of this mono mix are already showing up on ebay for $50 and upwards. The membership cost $60 for 3 months worth of exclusive vinyl goodies.

Like the company slogan says, “Your turntable is not Dead.”


A1 Icky Thump (4:14)
A2 You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As Your Told) (3:54)
A3 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues (5:28)
B1 Conquest (2:48)
B2 Bone Broke (3:14)
B3 Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn (3:05)
B4 St. Andrew (This Battle Is In The Air) (1:49)
C1 Little Cream Soda (3:45)
C2 Rag And Bone (3:48)
C3 I’m Slowly Turning Into You (4:34)
D1 A Martyr For My Love For You (4:19)
D2 Catch Hell Blues (4:18)
D3 Effect And Cause (3:00)