White Stripes Re-Record 'Conquest' with Help From Mariachi Square, Beck
Jack White discussed this bonus re-working of the Patti Page classic on NPR's Morning Edition:
For the new B-sides, The White Stripes teamed up with Beck and recorded in his Los Angeles home studio. The new songs include an acoustic, mariachi-style reworking of "Conquest." Being in Southern California, Beck pointed out a place where they could find mariachi ensembles standing around waiting for work.
"While we were working on a song, we asked if somebody could go over there and check and see if there was anybody there," White says. "She called back and said, 'Do you want a four-piece or a five-piece band?'"