The Afghan Whigs

Founded: 1986

Location: Cincinnati

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The Afghan Whigs

The Afghan Whigs are an American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio. They were active from 1986 to 2001 and have since reformed as a band. The group – with core members Greg Dulli (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick McCollum (lead guitar), and John Curley (bass) – rose up around the grunge movement, evolving from a garage band in the vein of the Replacements to incorporate more R&B and soul influences into their sound and image. After releasing their first album independently in 1988, the band signed to the Seattle-based label Sub Pop. They released their major-label debut and fourth album, Gentlemen, in 1993. Pitchfork described them as "one of the few alt-bands to flourish on a major label" in the 1990s.Dulli frequently claimed in interviews that the band would never get back together following their dissolution in 2001; however the group reunited in 2012.


1988 Big Top Halloween
1990 Up in It
1992 Congregation
1993 Gentlemen
1996 Black Love

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