Afghan Whigs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": alternative rock rock alternative indie indie rock grunge 90s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

From Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and original stalwarts of the Sub Pop Records empire, Afghan Whigs gained prominence as favoured proponents of grunge, although the traditional nature of much of their recorded output progressively belied this tag. Their Uptown Avondale EP, for example, was a collection of classic soul cover versions, while as early as 1990’s Up In It, they were bastardizing country rock on tracks such as ‘Son Of The South’.

The band was formed by Rick McCollum (14 July 1965, Kentucky, USA; guitar), Steven Earle (b. 28 March 1966, Cincinnati, USA; drums) and John Curley (b. 15 March 1965, Trenton, New Jersey, USA; bass), alongside the distinctive vocals (‘I think Camel cigarettes are a big influence on my voice’) of frontman Greg Dulli (b. 11 May 1965, Hamilton, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar). With his origins in Hamilton, a steel-town 30 miles outside Cincinnati, Dulli abandoned his film course in an attempt to...

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