Jack White Describes His Love Affair with Vinyl Records


Story by Charles Ken

Former White Stripes frontman Jack White is a big fan of vinyl records

Jack White truly has a love affair with vinyl records. Just look at his record label, Third Man Records. The label regularly puts out diverse recordings on vinyl for its subscription series, The Vault– the kind of recordings that hark back to a different musical era. Speaking with the BBC News in a video interview, the ex-White Stripes frontman explained that he feels strongly about the importance of releasing music on vinyl because of the big artwork, fresh scent and excitement that comes with opening up a new vinyl record.

“The whole experience of vinyl is what we’re after, the romance of it,” White said. “Large artwork, the smell of vinyl, the smell of a newly-opened record. If we don’t see something moving, we lose romance.” White also stated that he feels rather detached from today’s popular digital tracks “because nothing’s moving.”

Jack White’s debut solo album, “Blunderbuss,” arrived earlier this year and debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Now, the singer and songwriter is prepping to be the third headliner for the upcoming Voodoo Music Experience. White will appear alongside additional headliners Green Day and Neil Young & Crazy Horse at the festival, which will take place October 26 through 28 at New Orleans’ City Park. To check out the full festival band lineup, check out the event’s official website. For information on White’s 2012 solo North American tour, head to Third Man Records’ official website.




Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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