Black Love [LP]

Black Love [LP]

by The Afghan Whigs

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Expanded / 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

The Afghan Whigs hit a high-water mark with 1993's Gentlemen, an album that upped their game musically and plumbed the depth of Greg Dulli's self-loathing with its tales of a ladies' man whose attitude toward women (and himself) borders on the malignant. It was the band's finest and most most ambitious work, and the band was faced with the challenge of trying to top it with 1996's Black Love. The performances on Black Love are every bit as strong as those on Gentlemen, as Rick McCollum's mix of hard rock riffing and wailing slide guitar grew even stronger and the rhythm section laid down a beat that hit hard but retained a bit of their more graceful R&B influences. And vintage soul and funk were a significantly bigger part of the band's formula this time out, with the keyboards on "Bulletproof," the strings and percussion on "Blame, Etc.," and the hip-hop-influenced percussion on "Going to Town" serving as key signifiers. The band was in great form on Black Love, even if Greg Dulli's songwriting wasn't as impressive, though songs like "My Enemy," "Honky's Ladder," and "Night by Candlelight" are striking and well crafted. The Afghan Whigs were too good a band to make an album that wasn't worth hearing, and the musicians blaze hard on Black Love, one of their toughest-sounding works. [Black Love was re-released on LP in 2016.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/24/2016
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227942892
catalogNumber: 557151

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Crime Scene, Pt. 1
  2. My Enemy
  3. Double Day
  4. Blame, Etc.
  5. Step Into the Light
  6. Going to Town

Disc 2

  1. Honky's Ladder
  2. Night by Candlelight
  3. Bulletproof
  4. Summer's Kiss
  5. Faded

Disc 3

  1. Go to Town
  2. Leaving Town
  3. Faded
  4. Regret
  5. Crime Scene, Pt. 2
  6. Mick Taylor Jam
  7. Wynton Kelly Jam
  8. I Often Think of You
  9. Staring Across the Water

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