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What Jail Is Like

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What Jail Is Like by AFGHAN WHIGS

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1. What Jail Is Like
2. Mr. Superlove
3. Dark End of the Street
4. Little Girl Blue
5. What Jail Is Like (Live)
6. Now You Know (Live)
7. My World Is Empty Without You / I Hear A Symphony (Live)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 28, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: August 9, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra/Asylum
  • Run Time: 33 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002HGP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,004 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jason Panella on January 7, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The What Jail is Like EP is not only a great vehicle for the title track (from the impressive album Gentlemen), but a superb collection of studio covers and live cuts.
The EP opens with the song "What Jail Is Like," a harrowing tune that splices splintered guitars with chiming piano. Definitely one of the best songs from Gentlemen, this is the band at their best, a song both soothing and jarring simultaniously. A cover of the Ass Ponies' "Mr. Superlove" is a surprisingly effective song, a dark song about abuse. The lyrics are given surprising clarity over singer Greg Dulli's overdriven guitar and a *banjo* (a gesture toward the slight twang the Whigs sometimes used).
The next two tracks, James Carr's "Dark End of the Street" and the Rodgers & Hart classic "Little Girl Blue" are some of the best songs the Afghan Whigs have ever recorded. Lots of piano (thanks to Howlin' Maggie frontman/longtime Whigs goon Harold Chichester) and string accompaniment make these songs sublime and eerie (in a gorgeous way).
The last trio, live versions of "What Jail Is Like," "Now You Know," and the Supremes' "My World Is Empty Without You/I Hear a Symphony," give a great peek into the versitility of the band's live show. The band shows they're just as passionate on stage as they were in the studio.
The What Jail Is Like EP is a great recording, and probably my favorite by the Whigs. I highly recommend it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 7, 1999
Format: Audio CD
great disc. 'dark end of the street' is dark, moody, classic whigs. 'My World Is Empty Without You/I Hear A Symphony' is great, too. really gives you a feel for what they sound like live. get this. now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lilybet Ortega on December 4, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was looking for a song The Afghan whigs Re-made.My world is empty with out you {Live}, and it was on this CD. i loved it and was Happy that some other songs were also live { What Jail is like}..Love it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jane on August 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This cd is a great value for the money--it only has seven songs, but it has the emotional depth of a full-length album. "Mr. Superlove" is a great song. The live versions of "What Jail is Like," "Now You Know" and "My World is Empty Without You/I Hear a Symphony" are just as awesome as one could hope they would be. Note: this may be the sort of thing that may be interesting only to me, but Gram Parsons also recorded a version of "Dark End of the Street."
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel W. Bleier on December 30, 2013
Format: Audio CD
An interesting take on "Mr. Superlove"...the rest...meh. Afghan Whigs were all about taking soul covers and have them dripping with menace when EP's where released.
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