Song Of The Day – “Be Sweet” by Afghan Whigs
One of the great underrated bands of the 1990s with one of the most enigmatic lead singers in all of Rock. Greg Dulli has a soul-drenched voice and writes dark lyrics about his liquor-fueled obsessions. As much as I hate to say it, he musically came off like a latter-day Jim Morrison…minus the silly trite lyrics and woe is me melodrama. The Whigs were the first group to sign to Sub Pop Records that weren’t from the Pacific Northwest before ending up on Elektra Records where they recorded their magnum opus “Gentlemen” where this song originally hails. They split in 2001 and Dulli went on to portray himself as a sleazy lounge lizard with his group The Twilight Singers and to perform with Mark Lanegan as The Gutter Twins. The Whigs will reunite in May at this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties. I hope they make it long enough to come to Chicago!