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1965Afghan Whigs' leader Greg Dulli remains a black-music ironist bar none. Merging cool-fire post-grunge into Puff Daddy quotes and symphonic...1965Afghan Whigs' leader Greg Dulli remains a black-music ironist bar none. Merging cool-fire post-grunge into Puff Daddy quotes and symphonic...1998-11-06

Afghan Whigs’ leader Greg Dulli remains a black-music ironist bar none. Merging cool-fire post-grunge into Puff Daddy quotes and symphonic blaxploitation sweep, he creates maximum premillennium tension in 1965. Yet he’s also one of rock’s finest lyricists: His noir vignettes read like a Jim Thompson novel, their erotic narratives expertly skewering the male psyche. ”Whatever did happen to your soul?” he queries at the beginning of ”Crazy”; its fascinating carcass, however, lies here for all to see. A

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