Pitchfork Reviews I’m a Soldier/Magazine

Pitchfork: Forkcast New Music: The Afghan Whigs: “I’m a Soldier” / “Magazine” Pretty much every song Greg Dulli has ever written is about how he wants to have sex/do drugs with you or how he used to have sex/do drugs with you and doesn’t want to anymore. Somehow, he’s been doing this for two decades and it hasn’t gotten boring yet. So when the Afghan Whigs reunited last year to record two new songs for the Rhino Records anthology Unbreakable, and Dulli told interviewers that…

Conjure Them

HARP Magazine By Fred Mills Greg Dulli is in a good—make that a great—mood. He’s in his favorite city, New Orleans, working on the debut from the Gutter Twins (his collaboration with Mark Lanegan), about which he enthuses, “I don’t know where it’s going yet; it’s schizophrenic. But I guarantee that if you like music at all, you are gonna love this.” And 2006’s Powder Burns, by his still-extant other project the Twilight Singers, appeared on scores of year-end critical best-ofs. Dulli’s ebullient demeanor extends…

Afghan Whigs Return ‘Unbreakable’

Spinner.com The Afghan Whigs will get a well-deserved retrospective, ‘Unbreakable,’ due May 1, but former Whigs frontman Greg Dulli is quick to point out that the collection is not a greatest hits. “We didn’t have any hits. We were an album band,” he told Spinner. “I felt very strange picking songs out of their context just as a primer for someone who may have heard of us [or] never heard us. We put together an overview of the 13, 14 years we spent together.” Given…

Greg Dulli Talks ‘Soldiers’

SPIN.com: Greg Dulli Talks ‘Soldiers,’ New Gutter Twins Project At the request of Rhino Records, the Afghan Whigs reentered the studio to record two new tracks for their retrospective, Unbreakable (out May 1), their first release since 1998′s 1965. “I’m a Soldier” and “Magazine” were the resulting songs, which have joined a tracklisting including tunes like Up In It’s “Retarded,” Gentleman’s title track, and 1965′s “Crazy” and “John the Baptist.” “Rhino Records asked us to write a new song for the retrospective,” singer/guitarist Greg Dulli…

Pitchfork: Afghan Whigs Retrospective Revealed

Pitchfork: Afghan Whigs Retrospective Revealed On May 1, Rhino Records will release Unbreakable (A Retrospective), an 18-track overview of the Afghan Whigs’ dark, decadent career. Notice how it isn’t called Unbreakable (Greatest Hits), because the Afghan Whigs didn’t really have any hits. It also isn’t called Unbreakable (Best Of), because “Summer’s Kiss”, “When We Two Parted”, “Fountain and Fairfax”, and “You My Flower” aren’t on it, and that’s just criminal. (What were the criteria for inclusion on this thing anyway?) What is on Unbreakable is…

Dulli Dishes On Whigs Reunion, Collaborations

Billboard.com Wes Orshoski, L.A. Still basking in the critical acclaim heaped upon the Twillight Singers’ latest album, “Powder Burns,” Greg Dulli is keeping busy with a number of collaborations, including sessions with Mark Lanegan and Joseph Arthur and a recent reunion with the Afghan Whigs. Dulli was recording with Arthur last week in Los Angeles, and says that when the Twilight Singers return from a tour of Australia, he will “with earnest” pursue a long-festering group with Lanegan, the Gutter Twins. “Mark and I have…

Dulli Discusses the Afghan Whigs Reunion, Retrospective

SPIN.com Greg Dulli Discusses the Afghan Whigs Reunion, Retrospective September 22, 2006 The frontman spoke to SPIN.com about getting the band back together five years after breaking up. Five years after the Afghan Whigs broke up, frontman Greg Dulli is getting the band back together. Dulli and former bandmates John Curley, Rick McCollum, and Michael Horrigan will get back together to record two new tracks for an upcoming retrospective, Unbreakable, on Rhino Records. “We stay in touch regularly and support each others projects,” Dulli told…

Willamette Week Online – Night Cabbie

Willamette Week Online NIGHT CABBIE Oh, joy, another music column! [September 20th, 2006] Oh, joy, another music column! Thus ensuring that some troll will post about how I must think I’m just so cool and should just shut up with the music columns already. Well, you know, some days my passengers talk about politics, or sex, or cats, or math, or space aliens, or the perfidy of the FDA. This guy wants to talk about “the Afghan Whigs! Oh my god, I can’t believe you’re…

Afghan Whigs Give It Another Shot

SuicideGirls > News > Music > Afghan Whigs Give It Another Shot Few humans succeed at looking as smug as Greg Dulli and it’s his swagger that is largely responsible for the love them/hate them attitude that greets The Afghan Whigs whenever their name is mentioned. In an unexpected turn of events, Dulli announced this week that he will be getting back together with his ex-Whigmates to record some new songs. In a year that has seen more bands attempting to score a knockout during…

Pitchfork: Afghan Whigs Reunite

Pitchfork: Afghan Whigs Reunite Your attention, please. Now turn off the light. The Afghan Whigs are back! Understand, do you understand? It was announced today that Greg Dulli will reunite with the beloved (and, OK, pretty strongly hated, too) 80s/90s alt-rock band that made his decadent, quasi-misogynistic leerings famous. Dulli, bassist John Curley, guitarist Rick McCollum, and drummer Michael Horrigan plan to gather in the band’s former homebase of Cincinnati, Ohio in two weeks to work on their first new songs since their final album,…

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