Weird Al Records A Cappella In Third Man Records’ Vintage Recording Booth
Neil Young recorded an entire album in it, and now it's Weird Al Yankovic's turn. Not for an album, but just a song: On May 23, Weird Al and his band visited Jack White's Third Man Records in Nashville and recorded a short a cappella medley using the restored 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth. Third Man shared a video and photos of the recording session this week -- watch Weird Al simultaneously record and press a record below:
He even alluded to Young's work in the booth, saying after playing back the record he just pressed, "Sounds like that Neil Young album!" The album in question is Young's 2014 disc, A Letter Home, which features covers of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and others.
This isn't Weird Al's first run-in with Jack White: Back in February, when asked when he'd know if he "made it," White himself said, “When I have coffee with ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic one day, that’s when I’ll know. People say, ‘I know I’ve made it when ‘Weird Al’ covers your song.’ That’s not true. You have to have coffee with him.” Soon after that conversation, White made it: