I know Jack White is one of those "love him or hate him" sort of guys. I absolutely love him. He is an odd fellow with so many eccentricities but his passion for music, real music, cannot be doubted. He also, much like me, is into vinyl and the preservation of it.
A decade ago, Jack teamed up with his friend Brian Muldoon to form "The Upholsterers", named that because both of them were upholsterers by craft. They took 100 copies of their single, "Your Furniture Was Always Dead ... I Was Just Afraid To Tell You" and hid them in reupholstered furniture throughout Detroit. Two of those copies have recently been found and those people contacted Jack's label, Third Man Records.
Third Man Records 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.
This is cool beyond cool and so "Jack White". -Jarvis