Mar 152011
 

Let’s face it – we could run Cover Me from Third Man Records releases alone (see here, here, here, and here). When Jack White gets behind something, cover songs just seem to pour forth. That holds true in his latest Vault subscription package, which gave lucky viewers a reissue of the White Stripes’ Captain Beefheart covers and this 7” of the 5.6.7.8.’s and White covering two oldies favorites: “Great Balls of Fire” and “Hanky Panky.”

You may know Japanese garage trio 5.6.7.8.’s from the girls’ appearance in Kill Bill, but normally their sets don’t end in quite as much carnage. With Jack White joining them on guitar, though, they just might. The label describes the collaboration: “These two songs were recorded late in the night at Third Man Studio. The gals asked Jack to play guitar with them, after Jack asked if they could play one of his favorite songs of theirs ‘I Walk Like Jane Mansfield’ the gals then shot into these other two songs off the cuff.”

Listen to the shredding on “Hanky Panky” and tell us that anyone does “off the cuff” better than Jack White. Check out both below.

The 5.6.7.8.’s ft. Jack White – Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis cover)

The 5.6.7.8.’s ft. Jack White – Hanky Panky (The Raindrops cover)

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