Conan O'Brien comes to vinyl, thanks to Jack White
Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to experience Conan O’Brien live.With his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” wrapped and his return to late night not until November, Coco fans can get their fix of the orange-haired-one with two new releases set to hit stores this week. Both were recorded at Jack White's Third Man complex in Nashville. In June, O’Brien treated a small crowd of 300 to a last-minute, intimate set, resulting in the first release, “Live at Third Man.” The album includes a duet with White on a cover of Eddie Cochran's “20 Flight Rock.” The second release, “And They Call Me Mad?” -- that title is amazing for various reasons -- is a 7-inch single with O'Brien's improvised, spoken-word retelling of Frankenstein on one side and an interview with O’Brien by White on the other. As an added bonus, for all you Team Coco fans, there will be 150 limited-edition tricolor 45s of the single up for grabs for $100 each at Third Man's Nashville shop Tuesday. Proceeds will go to ReTune Nashville, an organization raising money for musicians relief following the city’s flood earlier this year. Both releases can be ordered on Third Man Records' site, and the single will also be available on iTunes this week.
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photos: (Top) Packaging for Conan O'Brien's single “And They Call Me Mad?” Credit: Third Man Records. (Below) O'Brien performs with Jack White. Credit: TeamCoco.com.