Jack White Hid 100 Vinyl Records in Sofas 10 Years Ago—The Second Was Just Found

Olivia Jakiel
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You might remember a little band called the White Stripes, made up of former married couple Meg and Jack White. It’s no secret that the two have had other musical endeavors — Jack is currently in The Dead Weather and was also in The Raconteurs until 2011.

Back before any of that, though, Jack White was in a band called The Upholsterers with fellow musician Brian Muldoon from The Muldoons. The rock duo had 100 copies of their single, “Your Furniture Was Always Dead…I Was Just Afraid To Tell You” pressed on vinyl, and you know what they did with them?

They hid them in reupholstered furniture throughout Detroit, and 12 years later, people are just starting to find them. Two separate people have contacted Jack White’s label, Third Man Records, who released the following statement:

“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."

 

Third Man Records

So basically, if you live in the Detroit area and have had your furniture reupholstered, there is a chance you could have a pretty rare vinyl hidden under your couch cushions. 

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