Summer’s Kiss Review – My Old Kentucky Blog
When it comes to fan sites, few can hold a candle to Summer’s Kiss, an online treasure trove of all things orbiting the Afghan Whigs’ universe. With a level of dedication that verges dangerously close to obsessive, Summer’s Kiss reports on Greg Dulli’s ongoing projects (Twilight Singers, Gutter Twins), as well as those of his bandmates (former and current), collaborators and friends. It’s safe to say that, if the kid who delivers Dulli’s morning paper is performing in his middle school production of The Music Man, SK will break the story, as well as serve up details concerning showtimes, ticket prices and who is making the lemon bars and punch that will be sold during intermission. Summer’s Kiss: A Tribute To The Afghan Whigs features some of the creamiest Whigs’ tracks, re-interpreted by a host of MOKB-approved performers, including Mark Lanegan, Joseph Arthur, Matthew Ryan and My Jerusalem. This doesn’t mean Dulli’s famous friends snatched up the choicest cuts. The Queen City’s own Wussy deliver a punishing rendition of Retarded, and Mighty Fine’s workup of Something Hot is just dirty fun. In addition, Summer’s Kiss is also streaming a handful of bonus Whigs homages that just missed the final tracklist.