First post in ages and it’s not even about The Cure. Any love out there for Afghan Whigs?
Boy do I love Greg Dulli, both his Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers stuff. They were labelled ‘soul grunge’, and whilst I’m not a huge fan of tags like that, it sums them up well really as no band did what they did in their 90s heyday from Congregation up to 1965. So glad to finally see them live in 2014 at Manchester Cathedral, such a great venue for them. Got the setlist at the end too.
It seems Gentlemen & Black Love get talked about the most. Whilst they are certainly awesome, I feel Congregation is somewhat overlooked, a fantastic album. Also the Uptown Avondale EP & all their great soul covers. Sadly, Dave Rosser who joined in 2014 passed away last summer. For me, Black Love is a colossal album, expertly bookended by two slow building epics. The cathartic emotion in Crime Scene Part One, Faded & Bulletproof is incredible. That album pretty much has everything for me.
I can’t generally be bothered with Youtube vids, but I am mesmerised by this. Check out this majestic arrangement of their classic 'When We Two Parted', it really is something else. Stunning, spine tingling stuff with the added guitar intro & ‘Dead Body’ tag.
An artist I always wanted to investigate further but never really did. I love Mark Lanegan and like the stuff he did with Greg Dulli as Gutter Twins. And some of the Twilight Singers Stuff I heard I really like.