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1965 [The Afghan Whigs] [5099749148628]


  • 1. Somethin' Hot
    2. Crazy
    3. Uptown Again
    4. Sweet Son Of A Bitch
    5. 66
    6. Citi Soleil
    7. John The Baptist
    8. Slide Song, The
    9. Neglekted
    10. Omerta
    11. Vampire Lanois, The
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 491486

  • Credits
    ProducerGreg Dulli
    EngineerJeff Powell

    Afghan Whigs: Greg Dulli (vocals, guitar, piano); Rick McCollum (guitar); John Curley (keyboards, keyboards); Michael Horrigan (drums).
    Additional personnel includes: Alex Chilton, Steve Ferrone.
    Audio Mixers: Dave Bianco; George Drakoulias.
    Photographers: Don Hunstein; Marina Chavez; James H. Karales; Peter Lagonel.
    Though they came out of the late-'80s grunge crowd, Ohio's Afghan Whigs always seemed a little too smart for rehashed '70s metal cliches. Throughout their career, they've moved further and further away from their hard-rock roots, buoyed by the anguished lyrics of frontman Greg Dulli (who had enough vocal presence to sing Lennon's parts in the dramatized Beatles film Backbeat). Over a sonic landscape that mixes '70s R&B with seductive, timeless rock & roll hooks, Dulli spins one dysfunctional passion play after another, dredging up the ugly emotions that most people prefer to keep hidden. Dulli uses them as fuel for his artistic fire, reveling in the catharsis and connecting with those who've been there (even if they'd rather not admit it). Sax and keyboards provide a welcome variety of tone to what's still ultimately a guitar-based rock record (albeit one that shuns cliche like a chronic ailment).

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (11/6/98, p.88) - "...Merging cool-fire post-grunge into Puff Daddy quotes and symphonic blaxploitation sweep, [Greg Dulli] creates maximum premillennium tension. Yet he's also one of rock's finest lyricists: His noir vignettes read like a Jim Thompson novel, their erotic narratives expertly skewering the male psyche..." - Rating: A
    Q (12/98, p.114) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...They deliver songs of love and lust that perfect their cartoonish worldview....all manner of background noise, shrieking brass and wandering trumpets to a chunky guitar framework..."
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