An ultra-rare White Stripes 7' has sold for $18,000, according to label Third Man Records.
The record, second single 'Lafayette Blues', features hand-painted artwork from Italy Records' Dave Buick (others were painted by Jack White himself), due to a printing delay.
The post cites a sale in 2003 where the first auctioned copy - they initially cost $6 at a show in Detroit - went for $800, and according to the label, they 'had the pleasure of coordinating the sale of one of these singles for the stately sum of $18,000. Yes, you read that correctly... eighteen thousand United States dollars'.
It’s almost as if we’re primed to rediscover the band all over again.
Indie dreams do come true.
Dunnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun… With their fourth LP and THAT massive hit, Jack and Meg cemented their place in musical history forever. Welcome, ‘Elephant’, to the DIY Hall of Fame.
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