Maybe only die-hard fans know before Jack White
hit the big time with The White Stripes, he was a furniture upholsterer in Detroit who musically messed around with his friend Brian Muldoon and they called themselves the Upholsterers. haha...cute.
While the pair produced two singles, "The Apple of My Eye" and "Your Furniture Was Always Dead I Was Just Afraid To Tell You." they were never distributed and only quiet rumors of Muldoon hiding 100 copies of the two-track vinyl in their upholstery work fluttered around. It seemed that part of White's past was long since buried under his later success, until now.
Third Man Records has now come forward to say two separate individuals (who apparently are tearing up their furniture) are claiming to have each found a copy of the vinyl...uh jealz. In a statement on their website, the label said:
"Recently Third Man Records has been made aware of the discovery of two different copies found by two separate individuals of the 2nd single by the Upholsterers. This duo, comprising of actual upholsterers Jack White and Brian Muldoon, pressed 100 copies of this single and proceeded to hide them in furniture being reupholstered by Muldoon in 2004, in celebration of his 25th year in the business. In celebration of these discoveries, Third Man would like to share with everyone the cover art for this single, done by noted Detroit artist Gordon Newton."
Ummm...love the artwork, but can we hear the music?