The Afghan Whigs

The Afghan Whigs were a soul-influenced rock band from Cincinnati. While they achieved moderate success in the 1990’s -- Rolling Stone described the band as spending "the bulk of their career on the brink of stardom" -- they "never quite broke beyond a substantial legion of devotees enamored of their thinly veiled sleaze."

Band history

Greg Dulli (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick McCollum (lead guitar), John Curley (bass), and Steve Earle (drums -- not to be confused with country musician Steve Earle) formed the band in Cincinnati in 1986.

In 1988, they released their debut album Big Top Halloween on their own Ultrasuede label. The album caught the attention and imagination of the independent music community and the band soon signed to Sub Pop of Seattle in 1989. Sub Pop's signing of The Afghan Whigs created quite a stir at the time as they were the first non-Northwestern U.S. band to record for the label.

In 1990, their first Sub Pop release Up in It was released; the blistering pace and yowling, effects-heavy guitars on tracks like "White Trash Party" gave no hint of the stylistic about-face to come. It was followed by a limited edition single released by No.6 Records under the name The Ornament.

With the critically acclaimed 1992 album Congregation and a limited covers EP, Uptown Avondale, the band adopted what would become their signature soul-influenced sound.

Soon The Afghan Whigs signed to a major label, Elektra Records, and in 1993 released another critically acclaimed album, Gentlemen. Although the singles “Debonair” and “Gentlemen” were fairly popular, the album failed to launch the band into the mainstream.

Beside regular appearances on MTV's playlists, their track "Fountain and Fairfax" also appeared on the television series My So-Called Life in 1994.

Despite personnel problems interfering with recording and touring, 1996 saw the band release the noir-influenced Black Love (the album featured Paul Buchignani on drums in place of Steve Earle). Although the main subject matter in previous releases were liquor-drenched obsession, secrets and misery, Black Love was a step into a more dark, even seedier and complex side of Dulli’s persona.

In 1996, Greg Dulli served as executive producer for the soundtrack for the Ted Demme film Beautiful Girls. The Afghan Whigs appeared in the film as a bar band and contributed two songs to the soundtrack (Frederick Knight’s "Be For Real" and Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe").

In 1998, The Afghan Whigs released their 6th album, 1965, on Columbia Records (Michael Horrigan, former Love Cowboys bassist replaced Buchignani). The album saw the band on inspired form. Sadly, it was the band's last full-length album of original material.

Despite reports that the band had started work on their 7th album, The Afghan Whigs announced their split in 2001, citing the strain of geographic distance between members as the reason.

In 2006, The Afghan Whigs temporarily reunited [1]. The ‘1965’ lineup recorded two new tracks ("I’m A Soldier" and "Magazine") featured on their retrospective titled Unbreakable (A Retrospective) -- released on June 5, 2007 through Rhino Records [2].

Current projects

  • Greg Dulli is currently recording and performing as The Twilight Singers
  • John Curley is the bassist of the Staggering Statistics
  • Rick McCollum is the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for Moon Maan
  • Michael Horrigan is the bassist for Brendan Benson
  • Steve Earle is the songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist of EARLE GREY

Discography

Studio albums

EPs

Singles

  • 1989 I Am the Sticks/White Trash Party (Sub Pop)
  • 1990 Retarded (Sub Pop)
  • 1990 Sister Brother/Hey Cuz (Sub Pop)
  • 1991 My World Is Empty Without You (Sub Pop)
  • 1992 Turn On The Water (Sub Pop)
  • 1992 Conjure Me (Sub Pop)
  • 1993 Debonair (Blast First)
  • 1993 Gentlemen (Blast First)
  • 1994 What Jail Is Like (Sub Pop)
  • 1994 The B-Sides b/w The Conversaion (Sub Pop)
  • 1996 Going To Town (Mute Records)
  • 1997 Live at Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans (Elektra)
  • 1998 Somethin' Hot (Columbia Records)
  • 1998 Historectomy (Columbia)
  • 1999 66 (Columbia Records)

Compilations

Bootlegs

  • 1993 Debonair Gentlemen June 6, 1993 Passage de Nord Ovest (Alley Kat)
  • 1994 Black Soul Gentlemen 1994 Europe (Octopus)
  • 1994 Time for a Bavarian Death Waltz 1994 Europe (Sizzling Music, Italy)

References

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2. ^ [2]

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Big Top Halloween
(1988) Up in It
(1990)

Big Top Halloween is an album by the band The Afghan Whigs.

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  1. "Here Comes Jesus"
  2. "In My Town"
  3. "Priscilla's Wedding"
  4. "Push"
  5. "Scream"
  6. "But Listen"

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Up in It
(1990) Congregation
(1992)

Up in It is an album by the band The Afghan Whigs.

Track listing

  1. "Retarded"
  2. "White Trash Party"
  3. "Hated"
  4. "Southpaw"
  5. "Amphetamines and Coffee"
  6. "Hey Cuz"

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Congregation
(1992) Gentlemen
(1993)

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Uptown Avondale is an EP by the band The Afghan Whigs.

Track listing

  1. Band Of Gold
  2. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
  3. Come See About Me
  4. Beware
  5. Rebirth Of The Cool

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Gentlemen
(1993) Black Love
(1996)

Gentlemen is 1993 album by the band The Afghan Whigs. It was released on the Elektra label and was produced by Greg Dulli.
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Black Love
(1996) 1965
(1998)

Black Love is 1996 album by the band The Afghan Whigs. It was released on the Elektra label and was produced by Greg Dulli.
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Paul Buchignani is an American drummer who came into musical prominence for his work with The Afghan Whigs on the Black Love album and subsequent tour. Buchignani is a graduate from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.
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Black Love
(1996) 1965
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Black Love is 1996 album by the band The Afghan Whigs. It was released on the Elektra label and was produced by Greg Dulli.
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1965
(1998)

1965 is the name of the sixth and final album by the American rock band The Afghan Whigs, released in 1998. Unlike the others, this album revealed a significant soul influence.
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Unbreakable (A Retrospective)

Compilation album by The Afghan Whigs
Released June 5, 2007
Recorded 1989-2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 76:21
Label Rhino Records
Producer Greg Dulli, Ross Ian Stein
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