1965 (1998) 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… Afghan Whigs
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1965 (1998)

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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

Originally posted Nov 06, 1998 Published in issue #457 Nov 06, 1998 Order article reprints