Song of the Day #476: ‘Uptown Again’ – The Afghan Whigs

1965The Afghan Whigs were a band that came and went in the 90s without much fanfare. They received a lot of critical acclaim for the six albums they released over a 10-year period from 1988 to 1998 but never really broke through the way some of their contemporaries did. Their sound was heavily influenced by R&B classics, with front man Greg Dulli swaggering around like a modern-day Mick Jagger.

Dulli is a doughy white boy who carries on like a real Casanova. Whether his sex-drenched egomaniac persona is an act or the real deal, I don’t know. One track on the 1965 album purportedly features the moans of a woman having sex with Dulli but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a performance. The Beatles weren’t on a real yellow submarine, either.

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