by The Afghan WhigsThe Afghan Whigs
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With 1965, the Afghan Whigs finally made the gritty soul record just always out of their reach -- seamlessly integrating the R&B aspirations which have textured the band's sound since the beginning, the music simmers with raw energy, its deep, dark grooves not so much white-boy as simply white-hot. Recorded in New Orleans, the album is plainly the product of its environment -- sultry, sleazy, and more than a little menacing; here more than ever, Greg Dulli is the frontman you love to hate, strutting and swaggering his way through standout tracks like "Something Hot," "Uptown Again," and "John the Baptist" with predatory aggression. (Who else would deliver a lyric like "I got the devil in me, girl" as though it were a pickup line?) Still, for all its cocksure arrogance, 1965 is nevertheless a sincere tribute to the classic music recalled by the album's title -- lyrics aside, even if Dulli did sell his soul, he's somehow managed to get it all back.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/1998
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646945025
catalogNumber: 69450
Rank: 97391

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Afghan Whigs   Primary Artist
John Curley   Bass,Keyboards
Greg Dulli   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Rick McCollum   Guitar
Barbara Hunter   Cello
Michael Horrigan   Drums

Technical Credits

Alex Chilton   Contributor
John Curley   Contributor
George Drakoulias   Contributor
Greg Dulli   Producer
Steve Ferrone   Contributor
Susan Marshall   Contributor
Jeff Powell   Engineer
Russell White   Contributor
Dave Hillis   Engineer,Contributor
Roderick Paulin   Contributor
Lia Sweet   Executive Producer
Steve Myers   Contributor
Frank Harkins   Art Direction
Derek DiCenzo   Contributor
Doug Falsetti   Contributor
Donal Logue   Contributor
Mike Horrigan   Contributor
Christa Wells   Contributor
Samuel Venable   Contributor
Jessy Green   Contributor

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