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Afghan WhigsAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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“Now that the blood has begun/I'd like to see how it's done…”
– The Afghan Whigs, “Matamoros”

Do to the Beast is the first new album by The Afghan Whigs in over a decade and a half. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1988, the band has long stood out from its peers, with their savage, rapturous blend of hard rock, classic soul, and frontman ... Read more in Amazon's Afghan Whigs Store

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  • Audio CD (October 27, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: October 27, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: COLUMBIA
  • ASIN: B00000DFRU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,502 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1965 by The Afghan Whigs

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For close to a decade, Cincinnati-based alt-rock combo Afghan Whigs created music that hurt so good. Rooted in an emotive hybrid of self-loathing punk and exhibitionistic soul, the band's tunes writhed and roiled, cutting to the core of dysfunctional relationships. But after their bleak, bitter 1995 release, Black Love, was met with general disinterest, the discouraged band took four years off to reevaluate its art. 1965 indicates that if the Whigs were suffering identity crisis, they've certainly found themselves. Instead of wallowing or brooding, as they did on past efforts, the band struts and staggers lustfully, coming across with the drive and vibe of the Rolling Stones' hormone-fest Some Girls. Many songs on 1965 are augmented with braying horns, gliding strings, and jaunty piano, and the hedonistic mood clearly reflects the downtown New Orleans environment the record was created in. High points include the swarthy surge of "Something Hot," the torch-lighted drama of "Crazy," and the sleazy pulse of "66," which begins with a 23-second recording of one of frontman Greg Dulli's intimate encounters. --Jon Wiederhorn

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful. Rejuvenating. Restored my faith in rock. December 5, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album blew me away. I am a very tough critic of modern rock...most of it totally sucks, and the rest is mediocre or pop and wears quickly. But this album..., I don't know what to say. I spent five months overseas in the middle of nowhere (long story) and had to travel light. I took my CD portable and five CDs. This was one of them. And I listened to it everyday. It not only kept me going, it totally restored my faith in rock, which I though died in the early 80s. If you are tired of wimpy REM songs, tired of yawning paeans to juvenile angst you hear on the radio, and want something that stretches your limbs, your lust, and your learning, unwind with this album at nine and a half on the volume knob. I am so refreshed to find a band that can blend blues, hard rock rhythym, lyrics that are both introspective and overtly sexual, and key physical elements like brass and superb reminds me of the Stones. And John the Baptist has got to be one of the best rock songs ever written. Man, I love this album.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SKIP MY REVIEW AND JUST BUY IT December 31, 1999
By Brad
Format:Audio CD
Okay, if you have to read this, here it goes. I was never quite the fanatic when it came to this band, so when I first heard this album, I was blown away at how good they have become. I was always a fan of their R n' B flavored work, especially the "Uptown Avondale" EP back in '92. This album is that good and more, much much more. It's a lusty, sweaty rock record that follows poor Greg Dulli from one failed relationship to another. He quotes Nas and Pink Floyd, he includes pounding piano solos and gospel backgrounds, and basically shapes together one of the most solid albums of the '90s. Think mid-eighties Replacements, early seventies Stones, and a little Bauhaus thrown in for good measure. While critics were peeing their pants over the latest French techno bores, this album went unfairly unnoticed, but if you buy it, you can avenge the Whigs fate!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Undoubtedly, the best grooves in the Whigs' catalog. November 18, 2004
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Alright, some fans fall into the "Gentlemen" camp, and it's certainly a classic album - consistently good songs all the way through, Greg Dulli in perfect self-loathing form, etcetera. Others fall into the "Black Love" camp because it's a fantastically dark, if overblown, caricature of Greg Dulli's persona - menacing, pleading, hypersexualized, and excruciatingly out of key. "Congregation" is a worthy choice as well, the grittiest and grungiest of them all, not to mention the near-perfect "Jesus Christ Superstar" cover.

I love all of these albums, but "1965" is the one that I pop into the CD player most frequently. The lyrics seem a bit trite compared to the brooding "Black Love" and desperate "Gentlemen" - an acquaintance of mine, whom I forced to listen to "1965," called it a "40-minute pick-up line," which probably isn't far from the truth. But frankly, I couldn't care less, because this album has that indescribable groove that compels you to shake your ass and sing along. Many musical elements absent in past Whigs recordings - the sultry female backup singers, screeching horns, all products of the New Orleans backdrop - shine through in "1965" and help Greg Dulli effortlessly channel the soul, funk, and R&B that came so naturally to the "Uptown Avondale" EP but were forcibly and often awkwardly incorporated into the "Black Love" recording sessions.

Words can only describe these intangible feelings so much. Just listen to the album and wait for those moments of transcendence, like the soaring chorus to "Uptown Again," or when the female vocalist coos alongside the mantra "I've got the Devil in me, girl" on "John the Baptist," or Greg Dulli's anguished "yeah, yeah, yeah" as his voice drowns amidst the squealing horns and careening guitars in the final minute of "Omerta." There's nothing like 'em on any of the other Whigs releases, and that's why "1965" is their standout record.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Out like a light March 22, 2008
By P. Opus
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Picture this - it's 1998, and the kind of bleak alt-rock that your band has specialized in for the past decade isn't exactly in fashion anymore. Facing sagging sales and general public distinterest, what do you do? Reinvent your sound in favor of something passionate, soulful, swaggering, confident, unique, intelligent and real.

Ten years later, I was in a record store chatting with some folks I know who work there. One of them puts on some early Afghan Whigs, which reminds me that I used to listen to this band way back when but have since lost touch. So I go home and take a look at their catalogue on amazon, and figure I'll order this one because of some of the reviews it received. Back then, just a few weeks ago, this CD was in-print (looks like for some reason it's not now - an injustice to the music-listening public for sure). A few days later it came in the mail. I put it in the player and was absolutely blown away.

This is unlike anything I have ever heard before - a perfect synthesis of raucus hard-edged alt-rock and pure, classic soul (complete with keys and female backup singers, sometimes even horns). It has a huge, wide sound as deep in breadth and scope as a U2 record. Greg Dulli struts and swaggers across the front, he's overtly lustful while recognizing the complexities of romantic liaisons. It's that duality which gives his performance character - instead of wallowing in self-pity he carries himself with the confidence of the man of the world we all know he was/is. Plus the sax solo on "John The Baptist" just kills me. I can't believe anyone could not appreciate this record - there is just so much going on.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Where they lost a little steam
There is great material here, "Uptown Again", "66", and "John the Baptist", but the power and vitriol are in check, letting the funk play a little more to... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Daniel W. Bleier
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a fun album!
Just what I was looking for - added to my Whigs collection and now it's close to being complete. Great!
Published 19 months ago by Kerri L. Loughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars The most accessible album from the Afghan Whigs
Of all their work, I consider this the most accessible work from this great band. My wife and some other folks close to me jumped on the bandwagon after hearing tracks from this... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Gregory
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazon CD isn't the original pressing
Just a heads up that the CD you get via Amazon is not an original pressing and doesn't contain the original materials. Read more
Published on June 21, 2012 by Torrey McMahon
5.0 out of 5 stars Mmm...
So wickedly sexy! I was introduced to this album when I was 16 and immediately fell in love with it. Read more
Published on April 21, 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Afghan Whigs-1965
This CD features cover art with a border around the astronaut photo. The original release I purchased in Minnesota had no border. Read more
Published on May 19, 2011 by Bruce Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Whigs 1965
An evalution of sound. Very soulful. Very sexy. The pissed off little man has grown up, but his swagger is bigger than ever.
Published on January 23, 2009 by Darrin Dunsowrth
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Underrated Band of the Last Century Makes Most Underrated Album...
Afghan Whigs may not be to some people's tastes, i.e. those who try to stay out of deep, dark places and turn a blind eye to realities, life in general, or what living to the edge... Read more
Published on July 20, 2008 by C. Nekritz
5.0 out of 5 stars So Good
Man, this is a great record it moves and grooves and just suits you like a long motorcycle drive or a nice fitting glove. Read more
Published on April 21, 2006 by Jasper Mcworthy
5.0 out of 5 stars <><><>
I hate to start this review with a negative comment but it boils my blood when people give a two star review to this

record because it's not up to par with Gentlemen or... Read more
Published on March 15, 2006 by A. Horvath
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