Saturday Song to Get Stoned To

Saturday To Whig Out To

  • Kip Wingerschmidt


W’zappenin my wegroes?  Hope you’re all having a swell day :)

A few weeks ago the interwebs were abuzz with news of SXSW 2013’s most unusual (known) pairing of artists: dark, moody post-punk outfit that rose in the early 90s The Afghan Whigs and……Usher???

I was curious to hear what this bizarre combination would be like, and personally was super disappointed — not in Usher, girl can sang — but because in that particular performance Greg Dulli’s voice sounded strained, off-pitch, and, well, shite.  But it did make me think back to the apex of the Whigs’ era, and revisit certain classic gems.  I still love Congregation like it was my own child (maybe the first-ever “alternative” album I got into), and a couple other of their albums are pretty damn good too.

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