It was another banner day for fans of The White Stripes as the garage rock heroes dug into their archives for another holiday haul of material on Monday. Included in this latest dump of White Stripes goodies was a live album recorded on September 27th, 1999 at The 40 Watt in Athens, GA; 18 rare B-sides; and footage of the band’s October 19th, 2002 appearance on Saturday Night Live all uploaded digitally for the first time.
Live At The 40 Watt is available exclusively for purchase on Bandcamp through December 20th with proceeds going to Fair Fight Action as the Stacey Abrams-founded non-profit continues to register eligible voters ahead of the Georgia runoff elections. The 11-track offering captures the group—consisting of Jack and Meg White—on the heels of their self-titled debut album which came out only three months prior.
The collection of B-side singles features a bevy of tracks that have slipped through the cracks including non-album tunes like “Who’s To Say”; “Though I Hear You Calling, I Will Not Answer”; “St. Ides of March”; and “Good to Me”. Fans can also hear a previously-unreleased acoustic version of “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)”; and live versions of “The Dental Twist”, “Black Math”; and “You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket”.
Finally, the band has also shared footage of their October 19th, 2002 appearance on Saturday Night Live. As if The White Stripes appearing on national television isn’t vintage enough, the two performance videos start with a jarring blast-from-the-past as the band is introduced by the late Senator John McCain. The White Stripes were there to promote their latest album, 2001’s White Blood Cells, and performed “Dead Leaves and Dirty Ground” as well as “We’re Going To Be Friends”.
Watch the band’s performances on Saturday Night Live below, and scroll down to see the tracklist for Live At The 40 Watt as well as the collection of B-sides. Live At The 40 Watt is available exclusively through Bandcamp, and the singles are available through the streaming platform of your choice.
The White Stripes – “Dead Leaves and Dirty Ground” (Live) – Saturday Night Live
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The White Stripes – “We’re Going To Be Friends” (Live) – Saturday Night Live
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THE WHITE STRIPES – SINGLE B-SIDES:
You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told) [Acoustic] – You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told) b-side
Lovesick (Live at The Forum) – Fell In Love With A Girl b-side
Shelter of Your Arms – The Denial Twist b-side
The Denial Twist (Live) – The Denial Twist b-side
As Ugly As I Seem (Live) – The Denial Twist b-side
Good To Me – Seven Nation Army b-side
Black Jack Davey – Seven Nation Army b-side
Jolene (Live Under Blackpool Lights) – Jolene (Live Under Blackpool Lights) Single
Black Math (Live Under Blackpool Lights) – Jolene (Live Under Blackpool Lights) b-side
Do (Live Under Blackpool Lights) – Jolene (Live Under Blackpool Lights) b-side
Screwdriver (Live) – My Doorbell b-side
St. Ides of March – The Hardest Button To Button b-side
Who’s A Big Baby? – Blue Orchid b-side
You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket (Live from Belfast) – Blue Orchid b-side
Blue Orchid (High Contrast Mix) – Blue Orchid b-side
Though I Hear You Calling, I Will Not Answer – Blue Orchid b-side
Who’s To Say – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself b-side
I’m Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman (Live on BBC Radio 1, John Peel Show) – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself b-side
Live At The 40 Watt
1. Sugar Never Tasted So Good 03:01
2. Good To Me 03:20
3. Suzy Lee 02:42
4. Let’s Build A Home 01:58
5. Jolene 03:02
6. Astro 02:13
7. Jimmy The Exploder 02:17
8. Broken Bricks 02:02
9. I’m Bored 02:04
10. Slicker Drips 01:28
11. The Big Three Killed My Baby 02:45