Afghan Whigs - My Curse (Marcy Mays & Greg Dulli Versions)
My Curse is a song the Afghan Whigs originally recorded in 1989. Greg Dulli sang the original version. The band sat on the song until The Gentleman album. Marcy Mays sang the album version. Her voice served as the female character involved with Dulli's Gentleman. The album is about a disintegrating relationship between two lovers. Think of the album as the male version of Liz Phair's Exile In Guyville.
Mays only live performance, with the Whigs, of My Curse was at Reading in 1994. Is it me or is Mays and Dulli really taking on shine to each other. Besides the whole kissing onstage thing.
Mays was playing in Scrawl before there was such a thing as riot grrl bands. I saw Scrawl twice.
Dulli sings My Curse during a 1998 performance. I'm amazed how both Dulli and Mays sing the song with such emotional force.
Update: I have to post a great performance of Blame, etc. The lyrics are amazing.
I reply, that I don't believe
I'm ever gonna die, I don't
Blame, deny, betray, divide
A lie, the truth
Which one shall I use?