The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen (33 1/3 #59) (Paperback)

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In the absence of love, there is loneliness, sorrow and desperation. And that's where I come in. --Greg Dulli, introducing When We Two Parted onstage in San Francisco

Like no record before or since, Gentlemen is fraught with the psychological warfare, bedroom drama, Catholic guilt, reprehensible deception and uncleansable shame that coincide with relationships gone seriously wrong. This story explores what happens when intellectual sophistication is star-crossed with outspoken braggadocio, a charismatic mixture that managed to alienate the mainstream horde and arms-folded indie scenesters while, for good measure, incited outsider jealousy and condescending rumors advanced by the Fat Greg Dulli 'zine. In addition to dissecting the record's organization, arrangements and lyrics, as well as examining old articles, reviews and interviews, this book delves into the memories, experiences and influences of the Afghan Whigs, most notably those that drive Dulli, a polarizing frontman whose fierce pretentiousness, GQ appearance and gloves-off boisterousness concealed deep-rooted mental depression and chemical dependency.

About the Author

Bob Gendron is the Editor for TONEAudio magazine and a veteran music journalist. He's also a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune and DownBeat.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780826429100
ISBN-10: 0826429106
Publisher: Continuum
Publication Date: August 15th, 2008
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: 33 1/3