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Jack White Releasing Butthole Surfers Song Using X-Ray Machine

Jack White, Gibby Haynes and an X-ray machine walk into a bar...
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In the year 2013, Jack White has come to a point where mere vinyl is no longer an obscure enough format. And since he's already attached a few hundred 7" singles to hot air balloons and released them into the wild, he can't just go back to the run-of-the-mill realm of multicolored vinyl or—God forbid—digital releasing.

Fortunately, the restless rocker has a new trick up his sleeve: Making vinyl using old-fashioned X-ray machines. Yes, that’s how the vintage fetishist is releasing an upcoming single from Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes. The radiology-friendly single contains two new tracks and a cover: "You Don’t Have To Be Smart," “Horse Named George" and a version of "Paul’s Not Home" from Jersey hardcore punks Adrenaline O.D. Listen to the hilarious thrash-tastic cover right here:

These X-ray-produced vinyl records will be available exclusively from White's mobile record store when it hits South By Southwest in March. Oh, and did we mention he's calling these X-ray produced flexi-disc singles Flex-Rays? Well, he is.

As weirdly wonderful as this all is, you have to feel a touch bad for Jack. After all, he's going to have a helluva time topping this stunt when he gets around to his next single—unless he can figure out a way to make playable records from Victorian Era corsets.

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