Lafayette Blues

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  • Lafayette Blues
  • Sugar Never Tasted So Good

Format: 7inch
First Release Date: November 1998

US 7inch

  • (a) Italy Records (1st pressing) (IR-006) November 1998
  • (b) Italy Records (2nd pressing) (IR-006) Mid 2001
  • (c) Italy Records (other) (IR-006) November 1998

  • Test press: 5 copies, first test press which revealed bad mastering. These have the inscription "LAFAYETTE WE HAVE RETURNED" on run out groove that didn't make it to the final record.
  • Remastered test press: 5 copies
  • (a) 1st press: 900 copies on white vinyl, fold out picture sleeve (white front with peppermints, pics of Jack and Meg on inside plus two small photocopied inserts).
  • (b) 2nd press: 1000 copies black vinyl w/ redesigned fold out sleeve (red front with peppermints, pictures on inside related to cars and driving with words in French and English)
  • (c) Other: 100 copies, red and white swirled vinyl - 15 of which have hand painted, numbered sleeves by either Dave Buick (owner of Italy Records) or Jack (Dave painted #1-7, Jack #8-14, they collaborated on #15. These were sold at a triple record release party (the other two were Hentchmen records) held at the Gold Dollar 23rd of October 1998. 20 of the remaining swirled copies included a French franc note and were given to friends and family.

Meg White: Drums, Tambourine, Cardboard Box
Jack White: Vocals, Guitar

Recorded on Ferndale St. one block from Lafayette St.
Recorded by Jack White
"Sugar Never Tasted So Good" recorded to one track with one microphone
Mixed at Ghetto Recorders with Jim Diamond The run out groove of the "Sugar Never Tasted So Good" side has the inscription "PULL THE STRINGS".
The inserts features a drawing of Lafayette meeting George Washington and a quote by Marquis de Chastellux (after attending an American Party with Marquis de Lafayette): "This was the first time I had heard Music in America and been presented at any sort of social gathering. If the inhabitants of this New World awake to a sense of the fine arts and learn to be gay and social without formal invitations and stiff introductory ceremony, they will not need to envy us anything."