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Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen Vinyl Re-Issue

via Press Release Hi-Speed Soul to reissue landmark 1990s album Gentlemen on vinyl The Afghan Whigs’ landmark album Gentlemen will be reissued on 180 gram vinyl by San Diego’s Hi-Speed Soul Records on January 25, 2011. The release will feature the complete studio album as well as a full color lyric sheet. Gentlemen has been considered by music critics and Afghan Whigs’ fans the world over as the band’s masterpiece featuring quintessential songs like “Debonair,” “Gentlemen” and “What Jail Is Like.” As The Afghan Whigs’…

“Gentlemen” Number 163 in Pitchfork’s 90s Top 200

163. The Afghan Whigs “Gentlemen” [Blast First; 1993] “I’m a gentleman! I’m a gentle man!” Greg Dulli practically screams on the title track to the Afghan Whigs’ 1993 major-label debut. As alt-rock donned flannel and turned inward to the point of self-absorption, the Whigs sported tailored suits and an air of conflicted introspection, as if Dulli alone among his contemporaries was willing to go to the darker wings of the male psyche. Meanwhile, Dulli and Rick McCollum’s guitars jitter and contort and ride drummer Steve…

Gentlemen Book Signings

Author Bob Gendron will be speaking and signing copies of his book on The Afghan Whigs’ Gentlemen at Hideout in Chicago on Tuesday and at Shake It Records in Cincinnati next Saturday. Links below for more info. 9/16 – Hideout in Chicago 9/20 – Shake It in Cincinnati

Gentlemen Outtakes, Part 4

Bob Gendron, the man who (literally) wrote the book on Gentlemen will be sharing some of his favorite quotes, facts and anecdotes that were not included in his book with Summer’s Kiss. Today is the final part in the series. [Read Part 1, Part 2, Q&A, Part 3] As the band’s first manager Greg Dulli’s best friend, Scotty Haulter has enjoyed his share of memorable moments with the Afghan Whigs. Here, in an amusing story that didn’t make it into the book, he recalls the…

Bob Gendron Q & A

Bob Gendron, the man who (literally) wrote the book on Gentlemen will be sharing some of his favorite quotes, facts and anecdotes that were not included in his book with Summer’s Kiss. Today is the Q&A portion of his series, answering questions submitted by readers. [Read Part 1, Part 2] While reading your book, it’s obvious that you’re coming from the point of view as a fan, as well as a journalist. How were you first exposed to the Afghan Whigs? Did you ever have…

Gentlemen Outtakes (Part 2)

Bob Gendron, the man who (literally) wrote the book on Gentlemen will be sharing some of his favorite quotes, facts and anecdotes that were not included in his book with Summer’s Kiss. Today is part two of the series, that will run throughout the week. On Wednesday, we will publish a Q&A with Bob. If you have any questions that you’d like him to answer, contact us and send in your request. [Read Part 1] Metro owner Joe Shanahan was one of the Afghan Whigs’…

Gentlemen Outtakes (Part 1)

Bob Gendron, the man who (literally) wrote the book on Gentlemen will be sharing some of his favorite quotes, facts and anecdotes that were not included in his book with Summer’s Kiss. Today is part one of the series, that will run throughout the week. On Wednesday, we will publish a Q&A with Bob. If you have any questions that you’d like him to answer, contact us and send in your request. In some cases, I had quotes or short stories that, for one reason…

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