The Afghan Whigs were an American soul-influenced alternative rock band of the 1990s. While they achieved moderate success - Rolling Stone described the band as spending "the bulk of their career on the brink of stardom" - they've "never quite broken beyond a substantial legion of devotees enamored of their thinly veiled sleaze."
Greg Dulli (vocals, rhythm guitar), John Curley (bass), Rick McCollum? (lead guitar) and Steve Earle (drums -- not to be confused with Steve Earle) formed the band in Cincinnati in 1986. Their 1988 debut album Big Top Halloween on their independent record label called Ultrasuede created a buzz in the independent music community, and the band soon signed to Sub Pop of Seattle in 1989, the first non-local band to do so. In 1990, Up in It was released; this was followed by the critically acclaimed 1992 album Congregation and a covers EP, Uptown Avondale.
The Afghan Whigs then signed to a major label, Elektra Records, and released another critically acclaimed album, Gentlemen that failed to break the band into...
|country||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|music genre||Indie Rock|
|members||Greg Dulli, John Curley, Rick McCollum, Steve Earle, Michael Horrigan, Paul Buchignani|