Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Apple of my eye

The Upholsterers was not just the name of the band, it was the occupation of both members. Jack White sang and played guitar & piano. Brian Muldoon drummed and played the worm gear saw. Muldoon is a full time upholsterer, White was his apprentice (he's busy doing other things now).

The single is the only thing available by the duo. Side one is original, side two is covers of songs by Willie Dixon and Jack Starr.

The 45 was released in 2000 on Sympathy For The Record Industry. SFTRI likes deluxe packaging - my copy came with a swatch of sandpaper(!) and business cards from both Upholsterers. There is also a brochure showing White & Muldoon at work upholstering a chair.

Brian Muldoon has started a band with his two sons. They're pretty good too. I don't know if he's also teaching them how to recover chairs.


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