the afghan whigs: black love

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Faded 7
Bulletproof 6
Blame Etc. 6
Honky’s Ladder 5
Going to Town 5
Summer’s Kiss 3
Double Day 2
My Enemy 2
Crime Scene Part One 2
Step into the Light 1
Night by Candlelight 1


flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Hard to beat the opener.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:45 (one year ago) Permalink

we've never done this?!

Simon H., Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:47 (one year ago) Permalink

all of them

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:12 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah there's no obvious standout to me, and it's kind of hard to think about the tracks in isolation, they're all a single darkly scorched thing

but also those last two minutes of "bulletproof"

sophistipop 2 (stritram), Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:21 (one year ago) Permalink

str8 gangsta shit

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:24 (one year ago) Permalink

apart from all of them, I might end up voting for Blame, Etc. but listening through right now and Shawn Smith's vocals on Night By Candlelight...

Haribo Hancock (sic), Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:28 (one year ago) Permalink

either honkys or faded

faust apes (NickB), Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:32 (one year ago) Permalink

^similar for me, but this will require relistening

The Sound of the City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Hmm, maybe "Going to Town?" Or "Blame Etc.?" It's a million times better live, but when it shifts from Blaxsploitation to Whigs it kicks ass. Or "Honkey's." "Got you where I want you, motherfucker" is what they call an opening line.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:46 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean, goddamn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKvQkofehCI

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:47 (one year ago) Permalink

And I mean, shit, from the now legendary 2012 reunion shows. I was at this one ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THAKskSp6mQ

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:48 (one year ago) Permalink

First time I saw them was in ... 1997? I might have been at the height - or a height - of music snobbery, or at least suspicion of anything major label and "alternative." Hadn't really followed them that much, but liked Congregation at the time and Gentlemen later, yet still bought into the (false) narrative that the band had somehow peaked with Gentlemen and was kind of floundering. So I got myself on the last minute guest list for their show, which of course started really late, so I was tired, and I think I had a cold, and I went by myself because either no one was around or wanted to go. So there I go to the show, get myself a little VIP spot and BLAM, they just killed me. I particularly remember being so gobsmacked by the horn section and singers, total surprises to me.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:54 (one year ago) Permalink

"Honky's Ladder" has the worst lyrics, but the best guitar. "Crime Scene" has the best lyrics, but I played it too many times and got burned out on the whole quiet-loud thing. "Blame Etc" might get my vote, cuz it's one I underrated for a long time, but I've found myself skipping ahead to it the last few times I played the album.

bernard snowy, Thursday, 1 February 2018 02:20 (one year ago) Permalink

I might have to go with "Bulletproof" but it's tough to go wrong on this album

Simon H., Thursday, 1 February 2018 02:45 (one year ago) Permalink

put on yr rose fur coat baby, cause it's 1973

worth revisiting from a certain ilxor: http://lastplanetojakarta.com/articles/gentlemen.html

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:10 (one year ago) Permalink

btw 'faded' > 'purple rain'

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:12 (one year ago) Permalink

hey that's a take I think I may agree with.

fgti spinner (Spottie), Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Between Faded and Crime Scene for me prob. Faded is the ultimate car belter.
idk, cant go wrong w any of these. Maybe ill throw a vote at summers kiss I D K

fgti spinner (Spottie), Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:36 (one year ago) Permalink

Saw them a couple months before they started recording the album and then a couple months after it was released. The first one seemed extra special because they were trying out some of the new material, including -- if memory serves -- the three final songs consecutively. Besides...

The night after the Red Wings lost the '95 Stanley Cup, the Whigs played Detroit and Dulli's first words were "How 'bout them Devils?!" A beer ricocheted off his chest and he laughed it off.

― Andy K, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 2:05 PM (eight years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I think this was also the night R*ck McC*ll*m got a ride to Saint Andrew's in a Detroit Police car. A bunch of us were standing outside and went silent as he got out and walked into the venue. I broke the silence with something like, "I have a good feeling about this one."

Andy K, Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:36 (one year ago) Permalink

I am seeing them for the first time in April and I am so stoked, the setlist from their last tour looked nuts

Simon H., Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:45 (one year ago) Permalink

this album is pretty much perfect from start to finish so this is extremely difficult. probably between Blame, etc. and the closing trio

ufo, Thursday, 1 February 2018 05:18 (one year ago) Permalink

just listened to this album for the first time, all the way thru, and im gonna say............................ faded

flappy bird, Thursday, 1 February 2018 05:42 (one year ago) Permalink

'My Enemy' but this is really tough. What a record.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 1 February 2018 07:04 (one year ago) Permalink

And I mean, shit, from the now legendary 2012 reunion shows. I was at this one ...

aww at how thin Greg got for that tour!

Haribo Hancock (sic), Thursday, 1 February 2018 07:31 (one year ago) Permalink

saw them in November and there were still tix on the door: presale for co-headline with Built To Spill sold out in a day last week

Haribo Hancock (sic), Thursday, 1 February 2018 07:32 (one year ago) Permalink

this is one of the first records i bought, age 15, solely on the strength of a review (in select iirc) and man did i get lucky

what an album, fucking great from front to back. gonna need to think pretty hard to pick a winner here

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 1 February 2018 08:33 (one year ago) Permalink

every one’s a winner baby

faust apes (NickB), Thursday, 1 February 2018 08:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I find it hard to settle on a favourite Whigs album, usually flitting between this and ‘Gentlemen’.

Still kicking myself I didn’t see the 2012 reunion show with Rick on board in London; I naively assumed they’d be back round again soon enough and would come further north, but alas.

I’ve seen the post-reunion Twilight Whigs a few times and enjoy them.

michaellambert, Thursday, 1 February 2018 11:48 (one year ago) Permalink

I find it hard to settle on a favourite Whigs album, usually flitting between this and ‘Gentlemen’.

Still kicking myself I didn’t see the 2012 reunion show with Rick on board in London; I naively assumed they’d be back round again soon enough and would come further north, but alas.

I’ve seen the post-reunion Twilight Whigs a few times and enjoy them.

michaellambert, Thursday, 1 February 2018 11:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Must've been at least 15 years since I've heard this. On memory I'd instantly say 'Faded' but will spin this again tonight.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 1 February 2018 12:07 (one year ago) Permalink

when you say
now we got hell to pay
don't worry baby, that's okay...

faust apes (NickB), Thursday, 1 February 2018 12:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Oddly, I've never heard this even though I played Gentlemen all the time at the time (I went through a break up and man is Gentlemen a break up album...).
Need to get a copy of Black Love asap.

willem, Thursday, 1 February 2018 12:44 (one year ago) Permalink

^ this (minus the break up)

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 1 February 2018 12:47 (one year ago) Permalink

I saw them at t in the park 1996 when this album came out. They were the band I wanted to see most. Was not disappointed, they were fantastic.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Thursday, 1 February 2018 13:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Bulletproof if I have to choose but real answer is "all of them"

I love how it hits on familiar Dulli themes (motherfuckers, going to town, taking a ride, kissing) and the band completely slays from start to finish. Their best album imo.
I saw them a few times in the early-mid 90s and again on the reunion tour and they have never even come close to disappointing me. They are a top notch live band.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 1 February 2018 13:51 (one year ago) Permalink

motherfuckers, going to town, taking a ride, kissing

great name for a Whigs comp

Simon H., Thursday, 1 February 2018 13:53 (one year ago) Permalink

it's one of the last three, i just haven't decided which yet

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 February 2018 23:49 (one year ago) Permalink

as I throoooow the chaiiiins I foooorged in li-ay-ay-fe
toooo shaaaaater toooo the flooooor!!

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 2 February 2018 01:13 (one year ago) Permalink

and if you knew-hoo
just how smoo-hoooth
I could
stop
it
on
a
dime

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 2 February 2018 01:18 (one year ago) Permalink

holy shit @ that 2012 "blame etc." that josh posted

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 2 February 2018 01:26 (one year ago) Permalink

what a band

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 2 February 2018 01:28 (one year ago) Permalink

btw 'faded' > 'purple rain'

― mookieproof, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:12 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wow, post of the year

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 2 February 2018 01:29 (one year ago) Permalink

put on yr rose fur coat baby, cause it's 1973

worth revisiting from a certain ilxor: http://lastplanetojakarta.com/articles/gentlemen.html

― mookieproof, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 7:10 PM (yesterday)

c/p:

By the time one gets through the ballad, “My Curse,” sung achingly by Scrawl’s Jody Stephens...

lol

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 2 February 2018 06:37 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah it's Faded

ufo, Friday, 2 February 2018 06:40 (one year ago) Permalink

summer's kiss and didn't even have to think about it

campreverb, Friday, 2 February 2018 16:19 (one year ago) Permalink

at the 2012 show i saw they opened with "crime scene" and closed (pre-encore) with "bulletproof"/"summer's kiss"/"faded" and that was the moment i realized that black love was my favorite whigs album

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 2 February 2018 16:22 (one year ago) Permalink

oh yeah this really was the best show i've ever seen https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-afghan-whigs/2012/bowery-ballroom-new-york-ny-bdffd12.html

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 2 February 2018 16:22 (one year ago) Permalink

that setlist, my god. I only want for "my curse"

Simon H., Friday, 2 February 2018 16:26 (one year ago) Permalink

which i was lucky enough to see later that year, they invited marcy mays onstage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz11k12udBg

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 2 February 2018 16:27 (one year ago) Permalink

that was a really amazing atp too, it was really ideal to see godspeed playing in what felt like an empty airplane hanger. kind of entered a trance during the very late demdike stare set

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 2 February 2018 16:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Basically this album is like Let it Bleed if every song was trying to be Gimme Shelter.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 2 February 2018 16:34 (one year ago) Permalink

just bought tickets for their show with built to spill oh my god i cannot wait

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 2 February 2018 16:43 (one year ago) Permalink

just got tix <3

fgti spinner (Spottie), Friday, 2 February 2018 16:46 (one year ago) Permalink

wish we could somehow attend the same show spottie

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 2 February 2018 16:47 (one year ago) Permalink

aw me too!

fgti spinner (Spottie), Friday, 2 February 2018 16:54 (one year ago) Permalink

somehow i never managed to see them in their prime, only ever saw them once and that was round the time of the sister brother single so yikes, 1990? still really good though

faust apes (NickB), Friday, 2 February 2018 17:02 (one year ago) Permalink

This is the best album, hard to beat the opening riff of My Enemy but I voted for Blame in the end.

Matt DC, Friday, 2 February 2018 17:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Best part of this album is Rick McCollum's guitar, most notably his slide work.

For an album that is all about mood his presence is absolutely crucial

Master of Treacle, Friday, 2 February 2018 17:52 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah there's no obvious standout to me, and it's kind of hard to think about the tracks in isolation, they're all a single darkly scorched thing

but also those last two minutes of "bulletproof"

― sophistipop 2 (stritram), Wednesday, January 31, 2018 7:21 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah for real. This record was definitely my soundtrack during Bad Times/Bad Choices and it fucking rules. UMS & I saw the Whigs on this tour, they were so fucking great.

Dulli: "We played this song at the Uptown Bar"
*someone in the crowd cheers*
Dulli: "Fuck you. Unless your name is Lori Barbero you weren't there"

Someone called out for "My Curse" and he said "baby not tonight, I can't do it tonight, you wouldn't me to fake it would you?".

Encored with "If I Only Had A Heart" and I think we all wanted to fuck him.

And haha unrelated but
The night after the Red Wings lost the '95 Stanley Cup, the Whigs played Detroit and Dulli's first words were "How 'bout them Devils?!" A beer ricocheted off his chest and he laughed it off.

― Andy K, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 2:05 PM (eight years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I once needled a crowd of Wisconsin townies that had stumbled into a show I was playing after a Packers playoff loss and the other band on the bill, some dudes who were very "confrontational" were scared we would get jumped in the parking lot. Haha.

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 2 February 2018 20:18 (one year ago) Permalink

i lived in minneapolis when this came out but was about to move to dc; the tour schedule was such that i managed to miss them in both places and didn't see them for another year or two

leaving the cities involved renting a truck, filling it with everything i owned, hitching my car to its back, and driving 16 hours straight to pittsburgh, during which i listened to this album ~several~ times on a boombox on the passenger seat while hoping my car hadn't fallen off

sometimes i miss having a car now just so i could drive at night with this on

mookieproof, Friday, 2 February 2018 21:28 (one year ago) Permalink

here we go

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 February 2018 02:50 (one year ago) Permalink

get your ass up on the mountain, baby

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 February 2018 03:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't believe I'm ever gonna die

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 3 February 2018 15:35 (one year ago) Permalink

i just listened to a little bit of "bulletproof" and it made my arm hairs stand up
it has the most ecstatic vibe -- when he howls LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the piano and drums and howling, it's the most potent combination of elements
i have spent a lot of time crying my eyes out and howling along with this song over the last 20 years

here we go

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 3 February 2018 15:53 (one year ago) Permalink

btw, while we've got all these Whigs fans in one place: I still haven't heard 2014's Do to the Beast. Is there anyone willing to make the case for why I should?

bernard snowy, Monday, 5 February 2018 15:48 (one year ago) Permalink

because it's good? In Spades is superior, though.

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 15:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Do to the Beast sounds more like a Twilight Singers album than an Afghan Whigs one but has two real highlights in Lost in the Woods and The Lottery which are as good as anything Dulli's done

In Spades is definitely better yeah

ufo, Monday, 5 February 2018 15:58 (one year ago) Permalink

They're both good though not really on par with the band at its prime. (And how could they be?) Still, each has enough killer tracks to make them worth your while.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 5 February 2018 16:13 (one year ago) Permalink

I actually think In Spades is their third-best behind BL and Gentlemen

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 16:15 (one year ago) Permalink

do to the beast has kind of a digressive second side but the first side is all classics imo

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 16:16 (one year ago) Permalink

i think in spades gets really close to the narrative quality of whigs records like black love and gentlemen (or really probably more like the twilight singers' blackberry belle). i love so much of that record

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 16:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Saw them in the mid 90s at the Town and Country. Dulli was aggro all night and eventually took a swing at someone in the crowd with his mic stand. He waded into the crowd shortly afterwards. Didn't drop a note. What a fucking show.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Monday, 5 February 2018 18:30 (one year ago) Permalink

And Crime Scene for me. Faded is a close second.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Monday, 5 February 2018 18:31 (one year ago) Permalink

God, the guitars on this album. Summer's Kiss makes me want to crash my car.
For no particular reason, other than the guitars I guess, I totally twin this with a Dust by the Screaming Trees.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Monday, 5 February 2018 18:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Up in It and Congregation have become relatively undervalued over the years I think

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:02 (one year ago) Permalink

It's weird, I would crawl over broken glass to defend this record but I don't really love any other Whigs records (except "Gentlemen" and even that is tempered compared to this one).

God "Summer's Kiss" is so awesome...I don't know if I can pick a favorite

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 5 February 2018 19:04 (one year ago) Permalink

1965 forever undervalued ;_; (i think it's only sliiiightly less good than this record)

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I think Howlin' Maggie even opened the show we saw. Man the 90s were fucking great!

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 5 February 2018 19:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Inspired to play In Spades, yeah, it's pretty good.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 5 February 2018 19:23 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean, I knew it was good, but I hadn't played it in a while. The Afghan Whigs are one of those bands that once I start listening I have trouble stopping. I have to be careful.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 5 February 2018 19:23 (one year ago) Permalink

1965 is my favorite, it would sound like its cover if floating in space was unceasingly warm (and hot). also dulli singing "least that's what nas says" is the best thing ever ofc

lowercase (eric), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:42 (one year ago) Permalink

as good as the guitar tones are on this record they are even richer on 1965. eric otm

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:44 (one year ago) Permalink

cf. end of "crazy"

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 19:49 (one year ago) Permalink

going through the same experience as when it came out, really want to like 1965 but there's something that keeps me at arms length

one the drumming (drum machine?) is that really "90s loop" feel, like Primitive Radio Gods I been downhearted babe since the day we met/Eels/Beck type vibe

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 5 February 2018 21:28 (one year ago) Permalink

i can't think of a moment on 1965 that isn't live drums. "66"? the '90s loop feel is way stronger on twilight

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 21:35 (one year ago) Permalink

"crazy"'s got those super dilated prim radio gods drums i guess but the song is so beautiful

essentially i think the record has dulli's best pop songs

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 21:39 (one year ago) Permalink

okay yeah i couldn't tell sometimes if he was drumming or it was a loop, like on crazy they are kinda squashed and give it a machine feel

at least part of it is i like black love way out of any common sense and i don't know if anything would have been good enough for me, but certain records are funny like that

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 5 February 2018 21:44 (one year ago) Permalink

even though I only like half of 1965 I do always appreciate it when bands recognize they've gone as "big" as they can and no longer attempt to one-up themselves in terms of scale, instead choosing new angles to refine

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 21:47 (one year ago) Permalink

it isn't even possible to go bigger than 'faded' so yeah

mookieproof, Monday, 5 February 2018 21:51 (one year ago) Permalink

even though I only like half of 1965 I do always appreciate it when bands recognize they've gone as "big" as they can and no longer attempt to one-up themselves in terms of scale, instead choosing new angles to refine

― Simon H., Monday, February 5, 2018 3:47 PM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah enough people seem to really like 1965 that i'm willing to think it's not the record it's me

i prefer In Spades tbh

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 5 February 2018 21:55 (one year ago) Permalink

1965 is great and sometimes I think 66 is their very best song (there's a drum machine + live drums on it but that's the only place on the album I think)

ufo, Monday, 5 February 2018 22:28 (one year ago) Permalink

i am not a huge fan of 1965
i basically only like the first three songs and even then, there is some seriously cheesy stuff in there
the "who's hot, who's not" bit was embarrassing imo
while enjoyable, it almost feels like self-parody, a parade of whigs-themed sex content (the giving/taking of rides, lover's lane, "little rabbit")

however, a friend of mine covered "somethin' hot" with her band and it made me literally giddy to hear a woman singing a whigs song (that isn't "my curse")

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 5 February 2018 22:41 (one year ago) Permalink

oh man I would LOVE to hear an all-female Dulli tribute comp

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 22:42 (one year ago) Permalink

i'll work on that

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 5 February 2018 22:44 (one year ago) Permalink

dulli's tropes expanding into self-parody is part of what i like about that album—it's the funniest whigs record

i also feel like everyone should love "omerta" but i won't push it lol

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 23:34 (one year ago) Permalink

it's also kind of an inverse of the darkness and sadness on twilight

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 23:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Omerta into The Vampire Lanois is a pretty great closer

ufo, Monday, 5 February 2018 23:44 (one year ago) Permalink

I have them edited as a single track on my phone lol

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 23:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Man, 1965 is great, too. Not as heavy, super songs.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Can I vote for the final three sons??? Shit, I'm prob gonna have to flip a coin between Faded and Summer's Kiss

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 13:53 (one year ago) Permalink

*songs

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 13:53 (one year ago) Permalink

... i think i'm gonna vote "bulletproof" and regret it immediately

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:04 (one year ago) Permalink

btw not this album but "lost in the woods" is a top five whigs song for me easy

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:04 (one year ago) Permalink

went with summer's kiss. love the tension/release--that tease of the chord progression in the beginning, then the build, and then "DID YOU FEEL THE BREEZE MY LOOOOOOOOVE"

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:51 (one year ago) Permalink

you forgot GO

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 04:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Has there ever been a rock band not helped by horns?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Is that the Mighty Mighty Bosstones? Not helped by those clothes, that's for sure. Regardless, pretty sure they would be worse without the horns.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:29 (one year ago) Permalink

indeed, horns are the very essence of rock

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/TP9_i41y_HE/hqdefault.jpg

albondigas con gas (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:53 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2crST10hP-s

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 February 2018 13:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 16 February 2018 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

‎✔

mookieproof, Friday, 16 February 2018 00:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Went w Faded at the last minute. Good results tho.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 16 February 2018 00:34 (one year ago) Permalink

faded was my "haven't-heard-LP-for-5-years" pick - but got hold of the reissue on account of this thread and fuck it's all great

musically honky's ladder might be the purest distillation of the whigs sound? that song ATTACKS - but lyrically maaaaybe a bit too heavy on the michael mann schtick (it's a fine line with Dulli i know (i know i know))

umsworth (emsworth), Friday, 16 February 2018 00:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Best Afghan Whigs cover would be a fun poll.
Kind of partial to Come See About Me.

campreverb, Friday, 16 February 2018 04:02 (one year ago) Permalink

mr superlove

mookieproof, Friday, 16 February 2018 04:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Every song got a vote - that's great b/c it's a great album.

BlackIronPrison, Friday, 16 February 2018 04:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Best Afghan Whigs cover would be a fun poll.

― campreverb, Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:02 PM (one hour ago)

Amphetamines & Coffee - Paul K & The Weathermen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2203GPIlhI

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 16 February 2018 05:15 (one year ago) Permalink

their cover of "if there's hell below" slaaaaaaaaays

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 16 February 2018 05:21 (one year ago) Permalink

also "superstition"
also, my favorite, "creep"

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 16 February 2018 05:22 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kPRWJah3Rc

this is one i keep coming back to

ufo, Friday, 16 February 2018 05:39 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmIWkiTZ8qM

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 February 2018 13:23 (one year ago) Permalink

its none of those. its either of these...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ixNnsGYdc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5cY7YduMlU

jamiesummerz, Friday, 16 February 2018 13:34 (one year ago) Permalink

"Come See About Me" with "Rot" and "My World Is Empty Without You" just behind.

Andy K, Friday, 16 February 2018 13:38 (one year ago) Permalink

"Dark End of the Street" and "Beware" are up there, too.

Andy K, Friday, 16 February 2018 13:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Just listened to "Beware" for the first time in 20+ years and it kinda sucks, actually.

Andy K, Friday, 16 February 2018 13:44 (one year ago) Permalink

Come See About Me is inspired for going so dark/minor. Creep I like because it's more or less contemporary, so there's no veneer of classic soul-music nostalgia/fetish.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 February 2018 13:47 (one year ago) Permalink

On my phone so can’t see the YouTube links as embeds, sonit may have been mentioned already but my “best Whigs cover” vote is, and always will be, for their version of “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love”. Particularly the video of them tearing through it at some MTV awards show.

michaellambert, Friday, 16 February 2018 13:49 (one year ago) Permalink

they covered 'i'll be around' on their (original) last tour -- it is predictably great

mookieproof, Friday, 16 February 2018 14:03 (one year ago) Permalink

"musically honky's ladder might be the purest distillation of the whigs sound? that song ATTACKS - but lyrically maaaaybe a bit too heavy on the michael mann schtick"
WTF is Honky's Ladder about?

akm, Friday, 16 February 2018 14:22 (one year ago) Permalink

peeping what i got stuck between your eyes?
touching the light?
drugs?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 16 February 2018 14:35 (one year ago) Permalink

I kind of like their super coked-out cover of 'Nighttime' though objectively it's terrrible

campreverb, Friday, 16 February 2018 16:06 (one year ago) Permalink

💪 What’s the strongest run of three songs in a row on an album?

— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) February 26, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 16:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink


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