First Release Date: November 1998
- (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
- Remastered test press: 5 copies
- (a) 1st press: 900 copies on white vinyl, fold out picture sleeve (white front
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
peppermints, pictures on inside related to cars and driving with words in French and
- (c) Other: 100 copies, red and white swirled vinyl - 15 of which have hand
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
"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 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."