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The Afghan Whigs: Do To The Beast (Sub Pop)

Simon Price, Q, May 2014

WOMEN OF a certain age and tastes still come over all peculiar at the mention of Greg Dulli's name. Certain men, too. Of all the alt-rockers who journeyed from the underground hive of Sub Pop to a major label in the '90s, the Afghan Whigs never quite broke the mainstream, but once they got their barbs under your skin, it was for life. The prime factor was the satanic, satyric charisma of their frontman. The persona of fallen altar boy Dulli – badass seducer, debonair assassin – was pure sex. The address said Cincinnati, the attitude Sin City.

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