1965

1965

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by The 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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/27/1998
Label:
Sony Mod - Afw Line
UPC:
0074646945025
catalogNumber:
69450
Rank:
120268

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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
Howie Weinberg   Mastering
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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1965 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best Whigs album as of yet. Catchy and seductive. You'll have a hard time taking it out of your CD player.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a melodic, strong, noisy mix of brilliant songs-you will definately want to own the whole discography following this mind blowing record
Guest More than 1 year ago
Where Soul and Rock'n'Roll intersect, you'll meet Greg Dulli and his gang of miscreants. You won't find a better soundtrack to memorable nights (and days spent sleeping them off), a cruise across the wrong side of the tracks, or embracing the seamier side of love. If you are sent by this kind of scene you can do no better than the Afghan Whigs in general and 1965 in particular.
Rocko_Jerome More than 1 year ago
During a time of my life I didn't go a week without playing this album all the way through at least once. These were days of bastian debauchery, hedonism, and excess. Sometimes scary, often sordid, usually fun. The sound in these grooves conveys every ounce of that bounce. These are much more prosaic days than those for me, and listening to 1965 now gives quick flashes of snapshots from my memory bank. I survived my Wild Years. If you're still in yours, this album will serve you well.