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1965 (album)

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Released  October 27, 1998
Artist  The Afghan Whigs
Producer  Greg Dulli
Length  41:35
Release date  27 October 1998
Label  COLUMBIA
1965 (album) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenthumbf
Recorded  Kingsway Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana
1965 (1998)  Unbreakable A Retrospective 1990–2006 (2007)
Genres  Rock music, Alternative rock
Similar  The Afghan Whigs albums, Rock music albums

Afghan whigs uptown again


1965 is the sixth studio album by American alternative rock band The Afghan Whigs, released October 27, 1998, on Columbia Records. It was recorded primarily at Daniel Lanois' Kingsway Studios in New Orleans, with other recording locations at Ocean Way and Larrabee North in Los Angeles, The American Sector in New Orleans, and London Bridge in Seattle. The album was produced entirely by lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Greg Dulli, who also wrote most of the songs. The cover photograph shows astronaut Ed White on the first American space walk as part of the Gemini 4 flight.

Contents

Composition

The album incorporates jazz, R&B, and soul music influences in its mainly rock sound, while its songs feature erotic narratives and lyrics that brazenly celebrate sexuality. Music journalist David Stubbs writes that the album's subject matter "reconciles lust for women with respect for women", eschewing the "ironic self-loathing" of Gentlemen (1993) and the "down in the dumps" lyrics of Black Love (1996). He dubs 1965 "a triumph against the grain of post-grunge", while Jason Ankeny of Allmusic calls it "the gritty soul record just always out of [The Afghan Whigs'] reach — seamlessly integrating the R&B aspirations which have textured the band's sound since the beginning".

Track listing

All tracks written by Greg Dulli except where noted.

  1. "Somethin' Hot" – 2:58
  2. "Crazy" – 4:04
  3. "Uptown Again" – 3:11
  4. "Sweet Son of a Bitch" – 0:23
  5. "66" – 3:23
  6. "Citi Soleil" – 5:06
  7. "John the Baptist" – 5:34
  8. "The Slide Song" (Dulli, McCollum) – 3:54
  9. "Neglekted" (Dulli, McCollum) – 4:01
  10. "Omertà" (Dulli, McCollum) – 5:40
  11. "The Vampire Lanois" (Dulli, McCollum, Horrigan, Curley) – 3:21

Personnel

Credits for 1965 adapted from liner notes.

Songs

1Somethin' Hot2:58
2Crazy4:04
3Uptown Again3:11

References

1965 (album) Wikipedia


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