Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gentlemen: A look back at a top 5 album from the 90's.

MP3: Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
MP3: Afghan Whigs - When We Two Parted
MP3: Afghan Whigs - Fountain and Fairfax

First off: GENIUS album cover. The conception of such an idea is worthy of praise alone, but the fact that the photographer got these children to capture that moment so perfectly is nothing sort of incredible. I could seriously make this post about the cover alone, but the music contained inside demands to be written about.

My old boss at this record store I used to work at told me that the audio at the beginning of the Afghan Whigs' "Gentlmen" was the sounds of the highway leaving Cincinnati. It's a brilliant start to the lp and the soul and harshness that continues through cement it as an all time great. It's hard to not just post the whole album, but all 3 of these songs are a great start and a coda to the Whigs as a whole. Fuck yeah!

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