Mike Flaherty
August 12, 1994 AT 04:00 AM EDT

What Jail Is Like

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

This seven-track EP of live, previously released material and British B sides may be the definitive Afghan Whigs statement. The title track, What jail is Like, typical of the band’s abrasive rock, represents frontman Greg Dulli’s penchant for tortured-boy tirades (jail is like — what a surprise — a relationship). Also included is a live Supremes’ medley — ”My World Is Empty Without You/I Hear a Symphony”; the ultimate tongue-in-cheek rock gesture, or is the sneering Dulli a closet romantic? You figure it out. A-

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