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The Afghan Whigs — Algiers
Album: Do To The Beast
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7.4

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Total ratings: 1596









Released: 2014
Length: 3:56
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Faith, the diamond in the chain
Still I was a slave, waiting to be saved
Dream, the body sleeps but I
Am not too proud to roam
On the back streets
It's oh, so simple when you know
You'll know this when it's time to go

Stray, and soon you'll leave behind
The loneliness you've sown, paradise leans
Scream, the body leaves the bone
To sit upon the throne
The battle waged for light

Dream, dream your sins away
Sin your dreams away
You're holding back, stop holding back
Unchain!

Say you'll love me tonight
Save your love for me tonight
And I feel you now
Lie awake and love drunk
I feel you now

Heavenly daemons outside my window
Sent here to see me outside this world
I call the shadow, you call the season
And that's solitary
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7 -> 8

This continues to improve with more listening.
Nice arrangement, mellow, yet simultaneously tense - I really like this.
this song is cool.
That was one heck of a smooth transition from Diafana Krina's Kousko. Nice :)
For some reason I always envision this singer as being Charlie Day
 Baby_M wrote:
I'd like to see a band called The Algerian Whigs record a song called "Afghanistan."
 
Funny! Though to complete the analogy, wouldn't this Whig iteration need to produce a song called "Kabul?"
I'd like to see a band called The Algerian Whigs record a song called "Afghanistan."
Castenettes are the new cowbell {#Grumpy}
Love this song! Glad to hear some Greg Dulli magic on RP. Could you also play some of their older tunes? Especially ones from Gentlemen and Black Love.
I always think it's the theme song for 1st season True Detectives and get disappointed too ,  that wasn't those Jesus guys was it?
Had to look , it was the Handsome Family
I love this song
I HATE that - every time the tune begins I think (and hope) it is Jesus & Mary Chain instead....
Great stuff - I thought it might be Calexico from the first few bars. I know very little of their stuff, time to find some more methinks.
Grand
 Synth80s wrote:
Great tune, and I'm really glad to have the Whigs back for new music — I never thought it would happen. The Whigs and Catherine Wheel are the most criminally overlooked bands of the '90s.

 
i'm with you. they're my favorite, actually. seen them live a lot. but the first time i heard this, the vocals threw me, hardly sounds like greg at all. but i'm so glad they're recording again.
Wait!! Stop! Rate! Gush! Give thanks and props. Tithe to follow. Rinse. Repeat.
Heard of Afghan Whigs but would have been hard pressed to name one of their songs.  But, this is most excellent.
Great tune, and I'm really glad to have the Whigs back for new music — I never thought it would happen. The Whigs and Catherine Wheel are the most criminally overlooked bands of the '90s.
 Skydog wrote:
i like this, 7

 
Ditto ;^ )
Every time?!.....the opening chords make me think Jesus & Mary Chain (Just like honey)....this is fine and prefer J&MC.  
i like this, 7
Oh, I really do like this!
I always stop working when this comes on. Love it!
I'm giving it pure 10.
 red04star wrote:
Is it weird that I love this song but I hate most of their other music :)

 
Indeed, this song is really good if we compare it with other songs by The Afghan Whigs.
Is it weird that I love this song but I hate most of their other music :)
Thank you for the good music, Bill. You ROCK! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Sounded like Robert Plant from the next room. Then I went in for a closer listen. An 8.
 
Robert Plant lives in a room beside you?  Oh, wait...never mind...
 ShamanManu wrote:
I like these guys as much as I like War On Drugs... {#Arrowd} PSD

 
I like these guys as much as I like War On Drugs.. {#Music}
Different sound from their heyday but still worthwhile. 
Sounded like Robert Plant from the next room. Then I went in for a closer listen. An 8.
My first (that I know of) Afghan Whigs song (though I'd heard OF them prior).
Pretty good stuff. Lots of complimentary layers. 
Love this song more and more with each listen! Thanks for playing, Bill!
I like these guys as much as I like War On Drugs... {#Arrowd} PSD
 kcar wrote:

Didn't think of Neil 'til you mentioned him, but when Bill plays this right after "Lady Grinning Soul" I'm definitely reminded of Bowie. 

Is this a new singer for Aghan Whigs? I don't remember their music sounding like this.  

 
nope, it's still dulli.
That sampled Be My Baby intro gets me every time. 
Bill, maybe play them back to back. We'll get Spectorized and Whigged. 
 
 jhorton wrote:
David Bowie meets Neil Young!

 
Didn't think of Neil 'til you mentioned him, but when Bill plays this right after "Lady Grinning Soul" I'm definitely reminded of Bowie. 

Is this a new singer for Aghan Whigs? I don't remember their music sounding like this.  
 eyeball wrote:
Same here {#Shifty} It gets me every time...

And I am ALWAYS disappointed {#Grumpy}

Love 'Far From Any Road' {#Clap}
 

thediceareloaded wrote:
When the song started, I thought it was The Handsome Familys "Far Form Anny Road"... And I thought "ah, the yellow King..."
 

 
And today we get both tracks in an hour.  I like both but Handsome Family wins hands down for me.
The singer's voice put me off at first, but by the end, I find the song has grown on me.
Nice! Love it!
What a brilliant piece of music!
Now that's what I'm talking about.  Sunday afternoon, everybody finally back from church and walmart, it's roughly 97 degrees celsius in the kitchen and rising, the chicken is frying and little brother just powered up the music. It's the only thing that calms him down. (In other words play some more like that please.)
 
Thanks Bill and RP for bring such schweeet music into my life.
 
 kingart wrote:
The first few seconds sampled— almost stole — the opening of Be My Baby. Should Phil Spector get a cut? 

 
Nah, man, I don't think so.  A drum pattern (especially one which has been used in hundreds of songs) is generally not protected by copyright law, neither is honoring the sounds of a recording technique.  It's a deliberate "nod" or an "homage" - besides Hal Blaine probably came up with that beat.  It's interesting that they even added the castanet sound.
 kingart wrote:
The first few seconds sampled-- almost stole -- the opening of Be My Baby. Should Phil Spector get a cut? 

 
nope, he gave up all rights as a law abiding citizen.
The first few seconds sampled-- almost stole -- the opening of Be My Baby. Should Phil Spector get a cut? 
"From the dusty mesa her looming shadow grows..." Oh no, wait... wrong song!

 


Same here {#Shifty} It gets me every time...

And I am ALWAYS disappointed {#Grumpy}

Love 'Far From Any Road' {#Clap}
 

thediceareloaded wrote:
When the song started, I thought it was The Handsome Familys "Far Form Anny Road"... And I thought "ah, the yellow King..."
 


8 -> 9.  I really like this song.  Thanks to RP, I'm turning my teenagers on to new music, not the other way around{#Cool}
 jhorton wrote:
David Bowie meets Neil Young!

 
Agree!
But what a meeting ...
Masterpiece.
David Bowie meets Neil Young!
 PopKombo wrote:
melinda was mine till the time that i found her holding jim ...

 
Lol, well Bill will play it.
The guitar solo sounds like neil young. Love it.
Nice move from Lady Grinning Soul.  Love what you do, Mr & Mrs G.
Perfection.
Whig |(h)wig| historical
noun
1 a member of the British reforming and constitutional party that sought the supremacy of Parliament and was eventually succeeded in the 19th century by the Liberal Party.
2 an American colonist who supported the American Revolution.
• a member of an American political party in the 19th century, succeeded by the Republicans.
3 a 17th-century Scottish Presbyterian.
 daveesh wrote:
didn't realize these guys were still around. careful, sounds like he's on the verge of blowing his voice out.

 
saw 'em live last summer. they were great. his voice is just fine
didn't realize these guys were still around. careful, sounds like he's on the verge of blowing his voice out.
Pitch-corrections?
 PopKombo wrote:
melinda was mine till the time that i found her holding jim ...

 
And I'll bet you're feeling all solitary now
 KCayenne wrote:
WOW, haven't heard from them since the late 80's/early 90's.......Diggin' it!!!
 
check out their late 90's stuff off of an album called 1965.

and if you don't have Black Love or Gentleman and you like this band, you definitely should get those for sure.
This is nice   {#Clap}
Intriguing to recall that Dulli sang Lennon's parts in the Backbeat soundtrack.
 thediceareloaded wrote:
When the song started, I thought it was The Handsome Familys "Far Form Anny Road"... And I thought "ah, the yellow King..."
 
Yeah, when it started and then a couple of times in the middle. 
Gets an 8 for the band name and cover shot alone!
 PopKombo wrote:
melinda was mine till the time that i found her holding jim ...

 
Really?
When the song started, I thought it was The Handsome Familys "Far Form Anny Road"... And I thought "ah, the yellow King..."
Great tune.  Psyched for the album to come out, but unfortunately the show nearest to me (B-more's Otto Bar) is sold out.
Lovely. My girlfriend adores this band, and I adore my girlfriend {#Heartkiss}
melinda was mine till the time that i found her holding jim ...
WOW, haven't heard from them since the late 80's/early 90's.......Diggin' it!!!
yeah, I like the too on first listen..
Now that is one strange band name {#Stupid}
yes i like it,
Nice for the first time listen.
Wow, I really like this one....ALOT!! 8......Eek, I'm hearing it again!!...9
SOOO thrilled about this. can't wait to hear all of it!!!!
So stoked about this new album.  Glad you're on the list, Bill.  :)