An ultra rare recording of Jack White has been released. back in 1997, the then teenage Jack White recorded a demo tape in a group called 400 Pounds of Punk. The tape is called He Once Ate a Small Child and the four-song demo included a hidden cover of Blondie’s “One Way Or Another.”
Third Man Records co-found Ben Blackwell shared the tape form his personal collection and says the cassette, “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.”
The song is definitely late-90s teenager punk (which I love because I was late 90s punk!), but White’s vocals are front and center.
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