The White Stripes ‎– Party Of Special Things To Do b/w China Pig / Ashtray Heart

Sub Pop ‎– SP 527
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Red / White Split Color


A Party Of Special Things To Do 2:48
B1 China Pig 1:25
B2 Ashtray Heart 2:41

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The White Stripes appear courtesy of Sympathy For the Record Industry

©℗2000 Sub Pop Records

Side A ©Honeysuckle Music Company Inc. (BMI)
B1 ©Kama Sutra Music Inc. (BMI)
B2 ©Singing Ink Inc. (BMI)

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #33.
Limited Edition of 1,300 copies.

Covers of three tracks originally by Captain Beefheart -
Taken from the Albums, "Bluejeans & Moonbeams" / "Trout Mask Replica" and "Doc At The Radar Station"

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  • Other (Side A label): SP527A
  • Other (Side B label): SP527B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): SP-527-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): SP-527-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A & B runouts, stamped): GOLDEN
  • Rights Society: BMI

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November 11, 2009
Jack White pays homage to the influence that Captain Beefheart had upon his work with these three excellent covers on limited edition red & white vinyl.

"Party Of Special Things To Do" originally appeared on the critically-received DiMartino produced Beefheart album "Bluejeans & Moonbeams". White's arrangement proves the critics wrong. Vliet, above all, was a great songwriter and co-wrote this with Winged Eel Fingerling.

Doug Moon's guitar work on the original "China Pig", from the seminal "Trout Mask Replica", was lean, mean and bluesy. White's similar style does this track more than justice.

"Ashtray Heart" was given birth on Vliet's "Doc At The Radar Station". Tepper and French did some great slide-guitar work on it, with French stubbing out some interesting drum work in the layering. Jack and Meg, as a 'one-man-band', handle this track and the whole set brilliantly. This is a release that captures all the edginess and rawness that is prevalent in Beefheart's work. A must for collectors of The Don and the Stripes alike.