The Isle of Man gained a name check and with it a place in the record books on Saturday.
American blues-rock star Jack White had promised fans he would record and release the world’s fastest record on World Record Store Day (April 19), a global celebration of the vinyl format.
And the 38-year-old duly delivered with 7-inch copies of Lazaretto, the title track of his forthcoming album, being handed to crowds 3 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds after being recorded at White’s own Third Man Records studio in Nashville, USA.
The Manx mention appears in the third verse of the song, where White sings: ‘And all of my illegitimate kids have begotten, Thrown down to the wolves, made feral for nothing, Quarantined on the Isle of Man, And I’m trying to escape any way that I can’.
The song can be found on YouTube and, if you can’t get your hands on one of the limited-edition singles, will be available to buy when White’s second solo album is officially released on June 10.