White Stripes Reissue Captain Beefheart Covers/Sub Pop Singles

January 4, 2011


Sonic Youth aren’t the only ones to dust off their in-the-vault Captain Beefheart covers in light of the legendary avant garde rocker’s recent passing: Third Man Records announced the 2011 First Quarter package for their subscription service/fanclub, the Vault, today, which includes a double-LP compilation of last year’s singles (we’re talking incredible recordings from Laura Marling, Wanda Jackson, Conan, and more here, people), a’s 7-inch, and a reissue of their 2001 Sub Pop Singles Club contribution — “Party of Special Things to Do”, “China Pig,” and “Ashtray Heart” — in honor of both Don Van Vliet and Sub Pop’s Andy Kotowicz, who tragically passed away at only 37 in October.

Join The Vault before January 31 for the aforementioned goods (honestly, this is probably their best offering yet), and revisit the early Stripes take on “China Pig” after the jump:

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