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Dulli Noted: Greg Dulli Of The Afghan Whigs' Favourite Albums
Aug Stone , May 9th, 2014 06:23

With Do To The Beast, the first Afghan Whigs album since 1998, recently released, frontman Greg Dulli takes Aug Stone through the crime scenes of his all-time top LPs

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I Fiamminghi & Rudolph Werthen - Arvo Pärt: Fratres
I heard 'Spiegel Im Spiegel' from, again, a girl I was dating, different girl, and she turned me on to Arvo Pärt. I really liked that and she said, "You should hear this Fratres record, it's his masterpiece". I heard this probably ten, 11 years ago and then I went to see M83 with the L.A. Philharmonic at Disney Hall with Apollonia Kotero. During the M83 show, in between them playing songs, the L.A. Philharmonic was playing Fratres by Arvo Pärt and I'm like, "Wow! I didn't know this was gonna happen." Really beautiful, beautiful, emotional, meditative music.

I love to drive to it. I love to put it on in the morning. It gets tense sometimes so it's not like you can sit and just surrender and chill out to it because it challenges you. But it's really, really emotionally resonant and incredibly powerful. But it's slow, and it's languid, whereas a lot of classical music is very busy. It's very elegant and patient. And that's what I love about it.


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May 9, 2014 12:11pm

Purple rain great choice

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GRIM
May 9, 2014 12:50pm

Some great choices in there and a couple I need to discover myself now.
Have loved everything Dulli has produced. It's great to see him enthuse so much about music. Just as I expected.

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scooper
May 9, 2014 3:06pm

Great list, a lot of fun to click through and feel his enthusiasm. Thanks, Greg!

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YNOT?
May 9, 2014 9:41pm

how come i can't print this ART-TiCkLe??
so's i cans reads it whilst on th' crapper, hmm??
optimum craps out on me mid crap. . .
i still needs my throne reading, douche!!

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Bob
May 9, 2014 9:42pm

Nice to see that someone remembered to mention Husker Du. I don't think lyrics to Book about UFOs are silly (not the first time I've read something like that). I'd rather call them witty.

Walking down a sunny street to the library
Checking out the latest books on outer space
Going to the fruit stand to buy a dozen oranges
Then she and the books and the oranges go back to her place

She tells the same old story to everyone that she knows
She's just sitting in her room reading books about UFOs

Sometimes I see her sitting on the rooftop
Perched in a lawnchair and staring into the sky
I know that somewhere in some faraway galaxy
That some gray men with telescopes are gazing right into her eyes

Her live revolves around all of the planets
And she is constantly aware of all the changes that occur
I'm going to turn into a lens and focus all my attention
On finding a new planet and naming it right after her

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YNOT?
May 9, 2014 9:51pm

In reply to YNOT?:

lest any douche accuse moi. . .
of overly douchie-ness. . .
je parle je t'aime. . .
je parle 'the pompatus of love'. . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmVusVh4TRQ

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Tim Clarke
May 12, 2014 4:35am

Greg Dulli is da man.

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