afghan whigs at the bowery ballroom 11.04.98


firstly, our good pals at the line of best fit has launched a bella union takeover week in order to celebrate their 12th birthday. all week they’re gonna have some amazing and exclusive content lined up – including: simon raymonde interviewing midlake about the new record, josh t pearson interviewing warren ellis of dirty three, sleeping states reviews his favourite books, my latest novel’s guide to scotland, peter broderick interviews laura veirs, stephanie dosen’s daily agony aunt column, etc. check it out if all that goodness sounds like your deal…

secondly, again, all thanks to the fine folks at scott ford’s message boards for this show. user renee has a list of circulating whigs shows and links to said shows. much love to renee for keeping that list going. this is definitely the best whigs show i have heard, and could be one of my favorite things i’ve posted here. definitely check out “my curse” its quite stunning.

1. intro
2. papa was a rolling stone – blame, etc
3. going to town
4. debonair
5. when we to parted – ex-factor
6. my curse
7. uptown again
8. what jail is like
9. 66
10. band intros – fountain and fairfax
11. faded
12. jam
13. more jam
14. california love – talk
15. more talk
16. john the baptist
17. talk
18. papa was a rascal
19. king only
20. omerta – vampire

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7 thoughts on “afghan whigs at the bowery ballroom 11.04.98”

  1. Very cool. I never really checked out the afgan whigs during their hey day even though I played some of the same places they played. Always heard they were good live. You can see the appeal and how they weren’t quite godlike. Their version of Papa was a Rascal kicks ass though.

    I’m trying to get my blog going. Would love if you checked it out.

  2. Man, I was at this show, and I’ve been looking for a copy of it since then. I remember it went forever – they just wouldn’t stop playing. Dulli jumped into the crowd near then end and started hugging people, and he gave me a huge drunken bear hug. Amazing show. It was a CMJ show, and if I’m not mistaken, the Lo-Fidelity All Stars opened.

  3. This was my first Whigs show. I was about to leave cause I had to take catch the last train back to NJ cause I had a job interview at 7 a.m the next morning. My buddy Jeff told me I’d miss out if I left and then Dulli jumped on stage and I was sold on the first song and watched them rock out all night.

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