Rare Jack White cover of Blondie unearthed

Rare Jack White cover of Blondie unearthed

This is history... and Third Man Records co-founder and White Stripes archivist Ben Blackwell just unearthed a Jack White rarity. It's a cover of a Blondie track.

Indeed, in the late ’90s (according to an essay Blackwell wrote for Discogs), White worked as a session engineer for a band called 400 Pounds of Punk which was recording a cassette titled "He Once Ate a Small Child". Blackwell found the cassette in his basement recently and he writes that its “release was completely undocumented” until now.

Included on the tape is a cover of Blondie’s “One Way or Another,” featuring vocals from Jack White. In his essay, Blackwell calls the track “the rarest physical release of a Jack White performance.”

Check it out below.


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Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis; July 9, 1975) is an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of The White Stripes, although he has had success in other bands and as a solo artist. On April 24, 2012, White released his debut solo album, Blunderbuss. His second studio album, Lazaretto, was released on June 10, 2014. Both…
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