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PostSubject: Afghan Whigs   Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:46 pm

I thought I remember reading in an interview that The Afghan Whigs, "Black Love" was one of Brian's top 5 CD's of all time. I've loved that CD since it came out.

I listened to it again last night--Man is it good! It's easily one of my Top 5 ever. Anyone else enjoy the Whigs like I do??

Their follow up to Black Love, 1965 is very good, but not classic status.
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:33 am

"Black Love" is a good album but I rate the two albums that proceeded it higher- "Congregation" (1992, Sub Pop) and "Gentlemen" (1993, Elektra). Can't go wrong with either of them in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:58 am

Actually I agree that Gentlemen should be included in there. That's solid writing there. Their whole discography kills it. I've been getting into Dulli's other releases, The Twilight Singers. Pretty good stuff once again. Solid.
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:02 pm



Question:
'It's become cliché to describe songs as "cinematic," but too bad: That descriptor applies to much of The '59 Sound, including "Miles Davis & the Cool." So you're casting the movie of "Miles Davis & the Cool." Who plays the guy, the girl, and Miles Davis looking down on it all?

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I think the guy is Paul Newman. The girl is Grace Kelly. Miles is Greg Dulli from the Afghan Whigs. Ha! I'd pay to see that.'
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:09 pm

I recently got a copy of 1965 and I've been listening to it off and on a lot lately. Gonna have to check out their other albums!
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:21 am

just read that the afghan whigs are getting back together in may. awesome! i've really been getting into Black Love and some of the Twilight Singers albums, especially Blackberry Belle
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:51 pm

http://www.rollingstone.com/videos/new-and-hot/greg-dulli-sings-leonard-cohens-paper-thin-hotel-20120124

Awesome Leonard Cohen cover. Greg looks like he has lost some weight too. Good stuff all around
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:53 pm

I just got into these guys. Fucking amazing stuff...you can really see where Brian took inspiration from Dulli for Elsie.
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:08 am

JackStreetcar wrote:
I just got into these guys. Fucking amazing stuff...you can really see where Brian took inspiration from Dulli for Elsie.

nice dude, it's good to hear there is another fan. i can't decide whether i prefer afghan whigs or twilight singers
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:47 am

Good to hear Streetcar....yeah, I agree...It's awesome to share the love of the whigs / twilight with others...

that's a good question--death of the cool--which is better--Whigs or Twilight?

I'd have to say Afghan Whigs, by virtue of their CD Black Love, but only by a hair b/c the songs Teenage Wristband and The Killer off Blackberry Belle are two of my all time faves...

Anyone else?
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:46 am

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Good to hear Streetcar....yeah, I agree...It's awesome to share the love of the whigs / twilight with others...

that's a good question--death of the cool--which is better--Whigs or Twilight?

I'd have to say Afghan Whigs, by virtue of their CD Black Love, but only by a hair b/c the songs Teenage Wristband and The Killer off Blackberry Belle are two of my all time faves...

Anyone else?

I personally prefer the twilight singers, i agree that those two are some of my favorites. I guess I like more polished and epic songs. Afghan Whigs are definitely more rockin and classic though. It really depends on the mood, the Whigs are more raw and sinister, like black coffee, and the Twilight Singers are sweeter and more lush sounding, but still dark
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:11 pm

soooooo does anyone have any thoughts on the new album?

it didn't blow me away, but after a few plays i like it. a couple tracks i don't care for. looking forward to sitting down with the lyrics book for this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:02 pm

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soooooo does anyone have any thoughts on the new album?

it didn't blow me away, but after a few plays i like it. a couple tracks i don't care for. looking forward to sitting down with the lyrics book for this one.

I completely agree. I am enjoying the middle of the album (It Kills, Algiers, Lost in the Woods, the Lottery) at the moment.
I kinda wish the album was guitar/bass/drums centric or had a little more sonic consistency, but I'm not as attached to the classic Whigs sound as some people must be, not a big deal.

The Whigs albums have really grown on me since I last posted on this thread; Gentlemen and Black Love cannot be fucked with. Those two albums, along with Blackberry Belle and Powder Burns, are Dulli's best IMO

I'm kind of realizing that it doesn't really matter at this point whether it's the Twilight Singers or the Afghan Whigs, they're just pseudonyms for Greg Dulli's music either way
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:20 am

DeathoftheCool wrote:
MKULTRA wrote:
soooooo does anyone have any thoughts on the new album?

it didn't blow me away, but after a few plays i like it. a couple tracks i don't care for. looking forward to sitting down with the lyrics book for this one.

I completely agree. I am enjoying the middle of the album (It Kills, Algiers, Lost in the Woods, the Lottery) at the moment.
I kinda wish the album was guitar/bass/drums centric or had a little more sonic consistency, but I'm not as attached to the classic Whigs sound as some people must be, not a big deal.

The Whigs albums have really grown on me since I last posted on this thread; Gentlemen and Black Love cannot be fucked with. Those two albums, along with Blackberry Belle and Powder Burns, are Dulli's best IMO

I'm kind of realizing that it doesn't really matter at this point whether it's the Twilight Singers or the Afghan Whigs, they're just pseudonyms for Greg Dulli's music either way

loooove Lost In The Woods. kinda reminds me of Black Love with its vocal melodies and more laid back feel.

Lottery is a good track but for me its kinda similar to On The Corner from Dynamite Steps but less awesome.


there was an article recently where Dulli was saying how all the songs other than the opener and closer are grouped in pairs. so Matamoros (which i am digging btw) and It Kills, Algiers and LITW, and so on. Cool way to think about it and listen to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:44 am

MKULTRA wrote:
DeathoftheCool wrote:
MKULTRA wrote:
soooooo does anyone have any thoughts on the new album?

it didn't blow me away, but after a few plays i like it. a couple tracks i don't care for. looking forward to sitting down with the lyrics book for this one.

I completely agree. I am enjoying the middle of the album (It Kills, Algiers, Lost in the Woods, the Lottery) at the moment.
I kinda wish the album was guitar/bass/drums centric or had a little more sonic consistency, but I'm not as attached to the classic Whigs sound as some people must be, not a big deal.

The Whigs albums have really grown on me since I last posted on this thread; Gentlemen and Black Love cannot be fucked with. Those two albums, along with Blackberry Belle and Powder Burns, are Dulli's best IMO

I'm kind of realizing that it doesn't really matter at this point whether it's the Twilight Singers or the Afghan Whigs, they're just pseudonyms for Greg Dulli's music either way

loooove Lost In The Woods. kinda reminds me of Black Love with its vocal melodies and more laid back feel.

Lottery is a good track but for me its kinda similar to On The Corner from Dynamite Steps but less awesome.


there was an article recently where Dulli was saying how all the songs other than the opener and closer are grouped in pairs. so Matamoros (which i am digging btw) and It Kills, Algiers and LITW, and so on. Cool way to think about it and listen to it.

That is cool, the partners thing. Gotta relisten. I am also starting to really appreciate the final three songs, especially the transition from Royal Cream to I Am Fire, then These Sticks as this ominous, Street Spirit by Radiohead type closing track.

And oh man, The Lottery I'd put on par with On the Corner, the mix of the groove and melody on the "let it be my lady" part, and then that euphoric chorus with the echoing guitar lines make me really like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:18 am

I came here looking to see which albums to start on as I've heard a fair bit about this band...I'm guessing its Black Love and Gentlemen then?
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:13 pm

The Last Jukebox Romeo wrote:
I came here looking to see which albums to start on as I've heard a fair bit about this band...I'm guessing its Black Love and Gentlemen then?

i'd say so. 1965 has some great tracks as well, particularly in the first half. Congregation is great too, but i didn't get into it until a bit later.
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:46 pm

MKULTRA wrote:
The Last Jukebox Romeo wrote:
I came here looking to see which albums to start on as I've heard a fair bit about this band...I'm guessing its Black Love and Gentlemen then?

i'd say so. 1965 has some great tracks as well, particularly in the  first half. Congregation is great too, but i didn't get into it until a bit later.

alright then cheers...i'll give them a listen tonight.
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PostSubject: Re: Afghan Whigs   Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:27 pm

Never realized the Whigs opened Somethin' Hot with Heaven on Their Minds from Jesus Christ Superstar. That is so perfect
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