Two copies of The Upholsters’ Your Furniture Was Always Dead … I Was Just Afraid To Tell You have been discovered in the couches of someone’s random suburban Detroit home. The story goes that Jack White, before his The White Stripes fame, was an upholster in Detroit. Upon working there he met his friend Brian Muldoon, a musician also, and the pair created the short and sweet lived band called The Upholsters.
The Upholsters recorded two singles in that time, one being “Apple of My Eye” that was released in 2000. The second single was never released but instead hidden inside re-upholstered furniture. 100 vinyl copies of Your Furniture Was Always Dead … I Was Just Afraid To Tell You are said to be randomly placed inside furniture that they re-upholstered. They remained undiscovered until two reports were made to Third Man Records recently.
Third Man writes: “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.”
What is to become of these copies is unknown but in the meantime check out the vinyl’s cover art above.