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#1 Kali Durga

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:17 PM

Per latest News at TMR.com--  http://thirdmanrecor...single-spotted/
 

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.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:31 PM

Interesting how the single was no where to be found and then all of the sudden they are found in two different locations by two different people.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:19 PM

Should have been three...

#4 JellyRoll Baker

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:24 AM

Cool!



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:11 PM

Cooler than ice cream !!!

How long will it take before it is on EBay ?



#6 Kali Durga

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:20 PM

Interesting how the single was no where to be found and then all of the sudden they are found in two different locations by two different people.

 

Dominic posted about this on FB. I asked if he could tell us anything about how they were found and all he said was "Oh, there's nothing to share! There are records in couches and upholsterers are finding them..."



#7 Nogard

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:41 PM

Sound like a convincing story. A lot.

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:41 PM

My jaw actually dropped open when I read about this. These records had become almost mythological. 



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:47 PM

Exactly, almost seems too good to be true. The Holy Grail of Jack White vinyl.



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 08:18 PM

I'm always suspicious, but I want to believe this.

#11 CaseOfThePunks

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:47 PM

Good way to stir interest and provide a backstory to an upcoming Upholsterers release. 



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 09:16 AM

I've been thinking about this a lot since the news came out & IMO it doesn't seem impossible for the discovery of the 7"s to be legit. Sure the circumstances are weird, but the whole thing was incredibly weird from the get go. If this was just a sneaky way to promote a new release I'd expect there to be more info out there, track names etc, so little "hey, isn't this cool?" footnote of a story TMR posted makes me think it's more likely to be real. And if there is to be a new Upholsterers release why not just come out & promote it like anything else? TMR is definitely no stranger to eccentric marketing tactics but this'd be a straight up lie, which doesn't seem like them. And like most lies it'd be figured out sooner or later which'd make them look like assholes, so why risk alienating fans for the sake of what'd most likely be a one off release? I dunno. The whole thing is so strange.


In the end though the legitimacy of the story doesn't matter a whit to me, if there's unheard Upholsters tracks out there I just want to hear them ASAP. So please get on that, TMR  :lol: 



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:06 PM

I would like to believe that TMR would not lie to us.



#14 Kali Durga

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:51 PM

I believe that Third Man might elaborate or embellish, either to hype something or to mislead us in order to create mystery.  I believe that they sometimes tell us one thing and then change their minds and do another.  But I don't believe that they would just completely fabricate something like this.  My feeling is they left the details vague so that people wouldn't immediately track down the folks who found these and harass them, and for that reason I mentioned above-- The thrill of the mystery of it.  Whether this announcement is a precedent for something to follow, as some folks are guessing/hoping, we'll just have to wait and see. 

 

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 03:09 PM

I think its a lie to create promotion.



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 04:21 PM

I think the story of them putting the singles in couches is true, but I think them being found by two people around the same time may not be. It's a good way to support what has been said all along about there being singles hidden in couches and if they're going to be in the next or future Vault package (which I think is likely) this discovery would make their release of them seem more "organic". I don't know. Maybe I'm overthinking it. 



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 06:18 PM

Yeah, I would like to hear some specifics... who found them?  How did they find them?  I assume it was two different people, not connected to one another?



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 11:31 PM

I assume it was two different people, not connected to one another?

 

Correct



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 05:51 AM

Can nobody else here remember when/how we first found out about these? It was in 2006 or 2007 (I think, such a long time ago) when Sean (The nice Irish guy, he doesn't post here any more and I don't remember his username) did a radio show for his college, or something along those lines, and interviewed Brian Muldoon, with Brian just casually dropping the information in. So I'm quite certain they really are kicking around in furniture, we've known about it for over 5 years.

 

Maybe TMR want to do a release or Vault now though. I hope they do, would love to hear it.



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 10:41 AM

I (almost) believe everything about this story except the art work on the singles. Smacks of DW.






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