Saturday, August 21, 2010

Conan O’Brien, Jack White vinyl due next week

New vinyl out next Tuesday (24) from the Conan O’Brien / Jack White session recorded back in June (see original story here).

“Conan O’Brien Live At Third Man” will feature a duet with White on Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock.” A unique single, “And They Call Me Mad?” will also be released: the A-side is a comedy narrative by Conan riffing on the Frankenstein legend, while the B-side is O’Brien being interviewed by White himself.

In addition to the regular release, 150 limited edition Tri-color 45s of the 7” were pressed. 100 copies will be sold only at Third Man Records shop in Nashville beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday, August 24th at a price of $100 a piece, with all proceeds going to ReTune Nashville - a charity that helps musicians affected by the flood this past summer in Tennessee. The remaining 50 copies will be inserted in random mail-order to Third Man customers.

Here’s a taste of Conan doing “Twenty Flight Rock” at soundcheck this spring:

Conan O’Brien – Twenty Flight Rock (partial)
Filmed at soundcheck
Gibson Theatre, Los Angeles – April 24, 2010

O’Brien’s June 10 stop at White’s Third Man Records in Nashville was part of his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour,” which saw the comedian take his show on the road – literally.

The opportunity to tour followed the NBC debacle which saw O’Brien get – and then lose – the coveted Tonight Show gig thanks to horrible long-term decision-making by NBC head Jeff Zucker, and Jay Leno sucking at 10pm (I’ve boycotted Leno ever since; can anyone explain how, and why, Jay wields so much power, anyway…or is it just that Zucker’s a sucker?). Thankfully, Conan will be back with his new show on TBS this fall.

Conan O’Brien – TBS promo (August, 2010)

The White Stripes – Pitching in at NBC
The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien – April 25, 2003

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The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army (2003)