Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen (33 1/3)

The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen (33 1/3)The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen by Bob Gendron
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Being an AW superfan, I'd heard lots of theories about what or who, exactly, Gentlemen was about. Enjoyed that aspect, but moreso the behind the scenes aspect of how the album was written on the road during the Congregation era touring. Gendron is very precise in his descriptions during the track-by-track breakdown, which can be a dicey proposition in lesser hands, but here he nails the sound of the record as I heard it my own head. Only wish Black Love wasn't dismissed as at the end, as to my ears it's the finest moment of the band in their attempt at musical cinéma vérité.

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