Monday, September 08, 2008

The Upholsterers

Here's an oldie for you. When Jack White was 15 he began a three-year upholstery apprenticeship with a family friend named Brian Muldoon. While doing this he also started a one-man furniture business called Third Man Upholstery, and would reportedly write poetry inside the furniture that he worked on.

White and Muldoon would also get together for late night jam sessions, and in 2000 they eventually released a 3-track 7'' single on Sympathy for the Record Industry under the name The Upholsterers. The record is considered a collector's item by many today, as only 100-or so were ever pressed. There's more info here & here.

1 comments:

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