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Eyes Adrift (2002) and Volcano (2004)

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Rarebird's Spotlight Album Review #21 is completed. The subject is the self-titled 2002 release from Eyes Adrift, a short-lived supergroup featuring Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, and Bud Gaugh of Sublime. Kirkwood and Gaugh also recorded an album in 2004 under the name Volcano; that self-titled album has become quite difficult to find. Both albums are reviewed here:

http://rarebird9.net/eyesadrift.html

Third Man Records vinyl exclusives, Part 6

I received the sixth pair of exclusive vinyl items offered to platinum members of Third Man Records’ Vault service. For those who are unaware, Third Man Records is the label owned by Jack White, the leader of the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, and the Dead Weather. The Vault service promises to deliver exclusive vinyl-only records (one full-length album and one 7” single) to its platinum members every three months. According to the postmark, my package was sent on January 5th. I received it on the 7th.

This sixth set of items features an LP of previously unreleased demos from the Greenhornes (who share the same rhythm section as the Raconteurs), as well as a 7” picture disc containing remixed versions of the 2000 White Stripes single “Hello Operator” and its B-side “Jolene”. Also, the package contains a concert shirt originally designed for a 2001 joint tour by the White Stripes and the Greenhornes.

The Greenhornes are the Cincinnati trio made up of Jack Lawrence (bass), Patrick Keeler …