Music Review

What Jail Is Like


Details Lead Performance: The Afghan Whigs; Genre: Rock

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-

Originally posted Aug 12, 1994 Published in issue #235 Aug 12, 1994 Order article reprints

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