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The Afghan Whigs is an American alternative rock band that has been active since 1986 and is particularly known all over the world for its mix of soul rock and alternative rock music. It has released a number of studio albums and singles through labels such as Mute Records, Sub Pop Records, Elektra Records and Columbia Records. It has performed live with bands such as The Gutter Twins and The Twilight Singers to sold out crowds, each seeing the concert live due to Afghan Whigs tickets. It was active until 2001 when it went on a hiatus, reuniting in 2011 with a vibrant sound.
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The Afghan Whigs reunited lineup consists of original members such as vocalist and rhythm guitarist Greg Duli, lead guitarist Rick McCollum and bassist John Curley. A number of drummers have performed with the band since their rise back in the nineties as one of the foremost bands that were part of the grunge movement and one of the greatest alternative rock groups of the nineties. They began as a punk rock band similar to groups such as Mudhoney, Replacements and Dinosaur Jr., going on to morph into a literal, post-punk group. During the early nineties, they were one of the most acclaimed bands of their time and pioneers amongst indie bands being signed onto major labels.
The Afghan Whigs albums have been ranked as the greatest albums of the nineties by many polls. Members of the band also gained fame with lead vocalist Greg Dulli regarded as one of the most notorious singers in rock music. The band itself was born when the three founding members met in Cincinnati and was formed to play music that was a mix of Neil Young and Crazy Horse with the Temptations and the Band. In 1988, they released their first album, Big Top Halloween, through their own record label, Ultrasuede. This album caught the attention of the co-founder of Sub Pop, Jonathan Poneman, who signed them on.
With a full record contract, the Afghan Whigs began work on their second album which was released in 1990 and titled as Up in It. It featured hit singles such as Retarded, receiving rave reviews from critics. It was followed by a tour with groups such as Bullet LaVolta and Mudhoney. In 1992, the album Congregation was released followed up by the Uptown Avondale, an EP of covers. It was at this time that they perfected their sound, a mix of psychedelic, soul and punk music. Songs from the album were accompanied by music videos that gained much airplay on MTV with the band hailed as a Band to Watch on MTV.
Elektra Records, a major record label, became the new home of the band, leading to an album titled as Gentlemen, released in 1993. It became one of the most acclaimed albums of the year, receiving rave reviews from Rolling Stone magazine. It was ranked as one of the top albums of the year by the Village Voice, going on to be ranked as one of the greatest albums of the nineties as well. In 1996, their second major label album was released and titled as Black Love. By this time, countless thousands had enjoyed their performances live by getting hold of Afghan Whigs tickets.
In 1998, they released an album titled as 1965 through Sony Columbia Records and then went on hiatus. In 2011, they reunited for a number of concerts and tours, which are ongoing to this date with many fans booking Lollapalooza Aftershow Afghan Whigs tickets to catch them live.
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