“Frustration Rock” remains one of the best songs recorded during the aughties. And it’s included on the Third Man Live
disc Tyvek issued through Jack White’s imprint. The Detroit connection didn’t do anyone harm. The recording of these songs, which spans newer junk and older works comes off as being kinda dumbed down. Granted, Tyvek’s music might be considered dumb in totality by some. But there’s a ham fisted approach to the band’s catalog. And even the aforementioned “Frustration” winds up being sludgey and approaching hardcore’s hard rock contingent.
The guitar sounds all weird and think on “Stop Start.” Much like Nothing Fits, issued earlier this year through In the Red Records, differentiating between works here and other stuffs might just come down to becoming accustomed to better fidelity. If you try real hard, you might even understand some of the lyrics. Third Man Live doesn’t wind up being essential. But it was probably for collector types in the first place.