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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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Outkast - Aquemini
I chose Aquemini because that was when I first engaged with Outkast. When 'Rosa Parks' came out, that was the first song that got played on the radio. They started crossing over and I bought the record after I heard that song. The jam on that is 'Skew It On The Bar-B'. It's one of the hardest, funkiest songs. To me Outkast were this thing - they were hip-hop but they were also pulling in Sly & The Family Stone sounds, Prince, Parliament/Funkadelic down to the clothes and the lingo, creating their own language. Two very distinct voices going off in those songs. Just the instrumentation on 'SpottieOttieDopaliscious' with the trumpet line that goes in it and the "dang-dang-dang-dang" chant that they do. It's gorgeously sprawling, almost jazz. It's undefinable, I've never heard anything like it. And that's what they were about. One of my favourite groups ever and that record holds a special place in my musical history.


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