Monday, May 22, 2006

Whatever Did Happen To Your Soul? I Heard You Sold It. To Some Old Boy Who Lived Uptown. Who Could Afford It.

"It was a blast. We'd like to thank everyone who took the ride with us and let us ride with them."

As far as swan songs go, The Afghan Whigs 1965 was quite a whopper. Accompanied by a press release citing the above obligitory thanks to the fans, Greg Dulli and Co. shuffled off into the dark night. But what they left behind, the stereophonic evidence of a career marred by logistical differences and a status never rising above cult level, is hands down their best album. Full of soul, full of lust, full of vignettes straight from the underbelly of society. The Whigs were true soul fans, and 1965 is a shining testament of their talent. Even though Dulli has gone on to greater musical heights with the sensational Twilight Singers, this is still one album you should have in your collection. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

The Afghan Whigs: Crazy

The Afghan Whigs: Somethin' Hot

The Afghan Whigs: 66

The Afghan Whigs: Neglekted


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice tribute to the Whigs and 1965, but did ya have to post a picture of the Black Love-era Whigs (with an entirely different drummer)?

2:20 AM  
Blogger Eric Grubbs said...

1965 is such an underrated record. Yes, it's polished to a T, but it's so good.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

Eric...couldn't agree more! say PO-tato, I say po-TATO.

9:06 AM  

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