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The Upholsterers were an American garage punk band in 2000, from Detroit, Michigan. The two-piece band was composed of Jack White, of The White Stripes, and Brian Muldoon of The Muldoons. White provided vocals, guitar, and piano, while Muldoon played on drums and created sounds with a worm gear saw. They were originally called Two Part Resin.
White grew up and lived in Detroit, Michigan. He originally was a drummer, but decided to take up guitar at age nine. White was in various other bands in the mid to late 1990s such as Goober And The Peas, The Go, Two-Star Tabernacle, a brief stint with The Hentchmen, and most prominently The White Stripes. White was an upholstering apprentice of Muldoon, a family friend. Muldoon was a drummer and they formed a band. The band was short-lived, however and only released one single.
The songs were recorded at Third Man Studio and produced by White and Muldoon. Those tracks were then mixed at Ghetto Recorders in Detroit. The record itself came with a variety of inserts, such as a sticker for White's business 'Third Man Upholstery', his own business cards, a "fabric" sample of sandpaper, a Muldoon Studio business card and a reproduction of an WE Klomp upholstery tag. The single was pressed in a limited amount and is highly collectable, selling for around $400–$900 on eBay.
White became famous with his other duo, The White Stripes, and later the groups The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. White received multiple Grammy Awards for his music with The White Stripes, and his collaboration with Loretta Lynn.
Muldoon still resides in Detroit. He has taken photographs for The White Stripes' "The Denial Twist" single, which portray Jack White standing over a dead raccoon and Meg White playing music for a raccoon. Muldoon's photo is on the back of the single's sleeve. Muldoon went on to form the family band The Muldoons, with his two sons, Shane (age 9) and Hunter (age 13).
The Upholsterers were discussed in the documentary film, It Might Get Loud.