400 Pounds of Punk

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400 Pounds of Punk

Postby dylnfan » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:54 am

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but a friend of mine just shared this with me. Excerpt from what appears to be a recent Discogs essay by the one and only Pinball Wizard.

"In late 1997, an aptly-named teen trio called 400 Pounds of Punk (also from St. Clair Shores) recorded a handful of tracks in a makeshift home studio at 1203 Ferdinand Street in Southwest Detroit. The track list is a sparse four songs, with the snotty From the Garbage Bin being my personal favorite. An unlisted hidden fifth track is a rude cover of Blondie’s One Way Or Another with vocal duties shared by the band’s lead singer Jamie Cherry and one of the session engineers, a then-unknown Jack White."

https://blog.discogs.com/en/cassettes-are-the-new-45s/#utm_source=pr&utm_medium=pressrelease&utm_campaign=Culture_2018_10_10
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Re: 400 Pounds of Punk

Postby chaptertwentyone » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:09 am

Very interesting.
“I’M GONNA KILL MY BROTHER JACK
I’M GONNA KILL MY BROTHER JACK
I’M GONNA STAB HIM RIGHT IN THE BACK
PUT HIM IN THIS HOLE
AND HE’LL NEVER COME BACK
MEMBER THAT?”
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Re: 400 Pounds of Punk

Postby Bikedo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:06 am

That Blondie cover is pure gold.
A very inspired, raw and straight from the gut performance.
Combined with the fact that Blondie was the first woman I had a real crush on 20 years prior to the making of this tape an overall epic 03'58.
Thanks for posting this.
And to Ben B., I needed that fix.

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Re: 400 Pounds of Punk

Postby shaneoftheroad » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:47 pm

I was shown this recording a few years ago and we agreed it was a hidden Jack White track. It's cool to have it confirmed publicly. And now that I know the whole thing was recorded at Jack's house I would like to have it for the collection. I'll start having a look around with everyone else. The person who showed me the tape has no interest in selling at the moment.
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