The White Stripes The Hardest Button To Button on 7" Vinyl
Remember Vault Package #19 with those 4 coveted clear vinyl White Stripes 7" singles from the Elephant era? Surprise, the black vinyl versions are now available! The four singles ("Seven Nation Army," "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself," "The Hardest Button to Button," and "There's No Home For You Here") feature badass non-album b-sides, 3 of which are covers of songs from some of Detroit's turn-of-the-millennium best and brightest (Brendan Benson, Jason Falkner, Dan Miller (Blanche), Soledad Brothers), and one of which is a live White Stripes medley of "I Fought Piranhas" and "Let's Build a Home," recorded at New York's legendary Electric Lady Studios.
Most of these tracks have been remastered from the original analog sources, and the artwork on all the singles has been improved upon by the Third Man Creative Hive. "There's No Home For You Here," which was originally coupled with a generic company sleeve, now has stunning new artwork. It looks electrifying! On top of looking good, these sleeves are as soft as a baby's bottom, printed with an aqueous coating, so they feel like a cross between rubber and lambskin. It's nice.
Originally issued in December 2003, "The Hardest Button To Button" is the third single from The White Stripes' Grammy-winning fourth album b/w a cover of the Soledad Brothers' "St. Ides of March" off of their self-titled album of 2000. The cover art is a homage to Saul Bass' famous 1950's movie posters for Anatomy of a Murder and The Man with the Golden Arm while an allusion to Jack White's then broken index finger is also thrown in for good measure.
The White Stripes The Hardest Button To Button Track Listing:
A1. The Hardest Button To Button
B1. St. Ides