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Proto-grungers return with soft release

Music Review:?‘Do To The Beast,’ The Afghan Whigs

May 1, 2014
By MATTHEW PARRISH - Sun-Gazette Correspondent , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

The Afghan Wigs are alternative rock royalty. The band was signed to Sub Pop in 1989, at a time when the label was setting the stage for the grunge explosion of the early '90s by nurturing bands like Soundgarden and Nirvana. To give you an idea of where the Whigs fell in the mix, they performed a package tour with Mudhoney in '89, another band that defined the grunge sound but never had the blockbuster success of Pearl Jam or Alice in Chains.



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