Tuesday, June 05, 2007

New Afghan Whigs Song

The song is called Magazine. The track sounds more Twilight Singers than Whigs. Greg Dulli refers to the female love interest as "my enemy." The fact that the lyrics are wrapped in sentimental music makes it all the more creepy. Dulli does the clever thing of having Dana Hamblen sing the lyrics, "You think that I don't know how to destroy ya, don't cha?" No male songwriter has better captured men's bruised vanity from women they have scorned.

The other female singer on the track is Susan Marshall. She has been the backup singer of choice for the Whigs and Cat Power.

The Whigs only put out the song for their greatest hits record Unbreakable. There has been talk from fans that the Whigs should get back together. I'm curious as to what readers think. The band was controversy in their hey day. Drugs and fist fights onstage will do that. (Watch the band smoke weed in this Youtube clip.)

My pal can't stand the Whigs. Go tell her how Whigsy you are.

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