This summer, Greg Dulli and his reunited bandmates in The Afghan Whigs turned heads with their cover of Frank Ocean’s “Lovecrimes.” It was a great rendition, but as fans know well, the Whigs are masters of interpretation. A 90s alt-rock group with soul leanings, their catalogue is peppered with fantastic R&B and Motown re-versions, and some stuff from the rock pantheon too. These guys have a broad and deep appreciation of music, and here are six essential covers for you to dig into as we collectively get psyched for The Afghan Whigs’ appearance at The Electric Factory on Thursday, September 27. Tickets and information on the show are available here.
“(Don’t Worry) If There’s Hell Below, We’re All Going to Go” by Curtis Mayfield – covered on the Live at the Howlin’ Wolf EP (1999)
“Creep” by TLC – covered on the Honky’s Ladder EP, 1996
“Dark End of the Street” by James Carr – covered on the What Jail is Like EP, 1994
“True Love Travels on a Gravel Road” by Percy Sledge – covered on the Uptown Avondale EP, 1992
“Lost in the Supermarket” by The Clash – covered on Burning London: The Clash Tribute, 1999
“Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” by Barry White – covered on the Beautiful Girls soundtrack, 1996Barry White, Curtis Mayfield, Percy Sledge, The Afghan Whigs, The Clash, The Electric Factory, TLC