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Gentlemen [Import]

Afghan Whigs Audio CD
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“Now that the blood has begun/I'd like to see how it's done…”
– The Afghan Whigs, “Matamoros”

Do to the Beast is the first new album by The Afghan Whigs in over a decade and a half. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1988, the band has long stood out from its peers, with their savage, rapturous blend of hard rock, classic soul, and frontman ... Read more in Amazon's Afghan Whigs Store

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  • Audio CD (23 Dec 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Elektra/Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B000002HD5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,763 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  5. When We Two Parted 5:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Fountain and Fairfax 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. What Jail Is Like 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. My Curse 5:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Now You Know 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Keeping Coming Back 4:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Brother Woodrow / Closing Prayer 5:410.99  Buy MP3 

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Under-rated and overlooked classic 18 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
Without doubt one of the most under-rated bands of their era, The Afghan Whigs were unlucky enough to reach their peak when their Sub-Pop contemporaries were turning out formulaic tripe of the worst order and found themselves labelled "grunge". The fact that The Afghan Whigs shared nothing more than a label with mediocrities like Tad didn't matter. With this album and "Black Love" the Whigs found their creative and commercial peaks, unfortunately nobody seemed to care. The heart-broken soul lyrics and anxious rock backing combined to excellent effect the Whigs finest hour on Gentlemen, particularly "What Jail Is Like". After this they produced the mixed "1965" and finally split.
It seems unlikely that the Whigs will ever receive their proper dues. There won't be a "Pixies" style re-evaluation. Mojo won't devote a four page spread to the recording of "Gentlemen". That only leaves the records, which still sound as good ten years on. Not many of their more successful contemporaries can say that.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Genius 11 April 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I remember being unsure about this album when I first bought it in 94 but then after a few listens it had me hooked. I've listened to it constantly since then (along with black love)and it never fails to get my heart pounding and make my eyes grow tearful. Pure genius, I feel sorry for anyone who hasn't discovered the Afghan Whigs...Incredible
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "If I were going" to buy 1 album this year.. 31 Jan 2006
By Neil G
Format:Audio CD
Superlatives are often thrown out ten a penny in modern society, but the only genuine superlative that can do this album justice is perfect. Published during the grunge years, it had scuzzed up feedback and screaming riffs alright, but was seemlessly blended with enough piano and orchestration to lift this away from an easy pigeonhole.
From the opening windswept introduction of "if I were going" to the string filled "closing prayer", this album works its way through a variety of disasterous relationships using a magnificent guitar led musical score and a vitriolic lead vocal. Switching from breathy whispers to hatred filled scream, Greg Dulli bares his soul on every record, his self loathing and discontentment partcularly evident on "Now you Know" and "If I were going". Marcy Mays vocal on "My Curse" also helps shows the female side, expressing the same desperation as Dulli and expelling any thoughts of this album being a mysoginistic diatribe.
If you've ever been unlucky enough to experience half of what the Afghan Whigs express on "Gentlemen", think yourself lucky that you've got this to listen to. If you consider yourself to be alternative in attitude, buy it.
Its perfect.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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To overstate just how brilliant this record is would be a difficult task indeed. To overstate what a tragedy it is that the Afghan Whigs never became as huge as they should have done is even harder.
Put simply, 'Gentleman' is as close to genius as any rock band either side of the Atlantic came during the 1990's. It really is that good.
This record is the pinnacle of their career - there are many influences here (and I won't do the band the discredit of making lazy comparisons), but the sound is unquestionably all their own. As for the lyrics; there's a depth and poetry to them that any lyricist would die for.
Your actions from here should be:
1. Buy this record.
2. Let the music grow on you (as all the best music does).
3. Lay back and say: 'This is it. How did I let myself miss this one?'
You are going to be totally slain by what you hear. Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 4 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Although the others are fantastic, "Gentlemen" is the classic Whigs album, a glorious golden patch of form which they have never quite emulated since. A record of extremes as Greg Dulli explores the dark side of human life and nature, it veers from the scathing tear of "Fountain and Fairfax" and "Debonair" to the gentle but heartbreaking domestic drama of "When We Two Parted", via the lush, piano-driven "What Jail is Like" (and Dulli should know, he formed the band there). A major achievement for a band who are hopefully still on the up, the Whigs truly are the dapper gents of US rock. Just don't offer to buy them a drink.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic from the 90's 5 Oct 2012
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This is a brilliant album. I first saw the Afghan Whigs live in the mid 90's at a musical festival and was instantly blown away by them, even though before that day I had never heard of them. They were hard, edgy yet full of soul. This is the first album I bought of theirs and it is still my favourite. The songs are very autobiographical and personal, yet sound fantastic.

I could not recommend it more. Now, at least 15 years later, it is still one of my favourite albums and I still listen to it regularly. It is as relevant today as it was back then, check it out.
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