Monday, 5 March 2012

The Afghan Whigs - Summer's Kiss

Simon Price has done an excellent interview with Greg Dulli for The Quietus about the upcoming Afghan Whigs reunion gigs.  Great answers from Dulli too.  This is probably the only reunion I've ever heard about and was immediately excited.  I was lucky enough to see The Whigs twice when they were still going, including an amazing performance on Valentine's Day 1999 at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA.  Dulli on Valentine's Day, completely in his element.  Lots of people hold Gentlemen to be their masterpiece but for me it's always been Black Love, which I think is one of the best records ever made.   And Summer's Kiss one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, such passion in everything about it.  Original version here.

Great live version by Dulli in Philly on October 20, 2010:

From An Evening With Greg Dulli & Mark Lanegan, São Paolo, Brasil, 1/7/09:

And don't forget what an amazing covers band they were!

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