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6 Intriguing Vinyl Facts about Jack White

Jack White loves vinyl. The man who led the garage rock revival has built a life around a celebration of all things analog, including the glory of vinyl records. If you’ve seen the guitar-god documentary It Might Get Loud, you understand White’s passion for the authenticity of analog music: in one of the movie’s more revealing scenes, he constructs a guitar out of found parts including a Coke bottle and plays it. His passion for the simplicity of analog music has manifested itself in some striking and sometimes curious ways. As 2018 Record Store Day approaches, let us count six of them:

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  • His Third Man Records is both a record label and vinyl pressing company. The Nashville headquarters for Third Man Records is believed to be the only place where you can record live music directly to acetate. Performers such as the Shins have done just that — and you can buy the vinyl recordings at Third Man Records in Detroit and Nashville.

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