As reported, this Tuesday was a busy release day for Jack White and his Third Man Records: the label put out singles by Dan Sartain (“Bohemian Groove”) and Transit (“C’mon And Ride”) — both produced by the Third Man main man — as well as the track that made the three-pack singles release day a press event in the first place, “Fly Farm Blues.” It’s Jack unaccompanied in fuzzbucket slide-guitar mode on a song we’re told was “written on the spot … at the request of film director Davis Guggenheim while filming the incredible new guitar documentary It Might Get Loud,” which is all about JW, the Edge, and Jimmy Page, and how they love their guitars. (Here’s a trailer.) So this isn’t a grandly premeditated dose of Jack songwriting, it’s more just a glimpse at Jack inhabiting some standard blues in his not particularly standard, singularly scorched sorta way. Have at it:
“Fly Farm Blues” is out now on one-sided 7″ and digitally via Third Man Records.