Thursday, August 14, 2014

Holy crap, Afghan Whigs cover The Police and it's awesome

The reinvigorated act unleashes another unexpected high-quality cover.

Posted By on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 12:46 PM

click to enlarge PIPER FERGUSON
  • Piper Ferguson

While they're not necessarily two great tastes one might assume taste great together, Afghan Whigs and The Police have come together in the most unexpected of ways: the former covering the latter's classic "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" for glossy culture mag of note Entertainment Weekly

Greg Dulli and the Whigs are known both for covering great tunes you wouldn't expect them to, and for making them their own, and that's certainly the case here. Darkly hued and imbued with what might be described as a "stalker vibe," this cover is slowed down, subtly discordant and soulfully anguished — in other words, vintage Afghan Whigs.

Hear the tune below, and read the story behind its inception here.

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