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The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast download album
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Do to the Beast is the seventh studio album by American alternative rock band The Afghan Whigs, their first in 16 years. It was released on April 15, 2014 on Sub Pop Records, the same label that released their albums Up in It and Congregation.

Indeed, Do to the Beast takes The Afghan Whigs to previously uncharted zones. That’s clear from the Lennonesque primal screaming announcing album opener Parked Outside – one of the hardest-rocking Whigs songs ever, propelled by a pile-driving riff that would make Malcolm Young envious. First single Algiers, meanwhile, hotwires a pounding Be My Baby drumbeat with spaghetti-western atmospherics. Europe, and Southern Hemisphere. But once the tour was over, so, apparently, were the Whigs.

It was primarily recorded at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville and Buzz's Kitchen in Los Angeles during July to August 1991. The band's frontman Greg Dulli produced the album entirely with audio engineer Ross Ian Stein

The Afghan Whigs has always been Dulli’s more personal and confessional outlet while The Twilight Singers served as a more abstract and vague channel for his continued ruminations on morality and mortality, spirituality and sexuality. Since Dulli has weathered and aged through his Singers’ material, Do To The Beast is a decidedly more mature venture than the Whigs’ 1990s output, injecting it with a gravity and solemnity commensurate with Dulli’s current station in life. After such a layoff recording as The Afghan Whigs, and perhaps in deference to their past, Do To The Beast is fittingly a travelogue of sorts for Dulli.

On Do to the Beast, the Afghan Whigs’ first album in 16 years, Greg Dulli seems less interested in rehashing the raw rock-quartet attack the Whigs mastered in the 1990s than he is in building on it. Do to the Beast may not always sound like an Afghan Whigs album, but it operates like one, scavenging the darker corners of pop history to create something personal, vital, and urgent. The most satisfying moments on the Afghan Whigs’ first album in 16 years aren’t the soaring choruses, or the runaway guitar solos, or the thinly veiled R&B references-not even Van Hunt doing a truly killer Bobby Womack impersonation on It Kills. Rather, Do to the Beast is best right before all hell breaks loose. On Royal Cream, Greg Dulli and the band draw out the verse for an extra beat or two, ratcheting up the suspense before surging into the swaggering chorus.

Do to the Beast is a comeback album from some original members of the Afghan Whigs-leader Greg Dulli and bassist John Curley. Original guitarist Rick McCollum didn’t make the return, nor did longtime drummer Steve Earle, so it’s arguable just how much of a reunion this is; McCollum’s guitars were what distinguished Dulli’s work with the Whigs from everything that came after. Do to the Beast sounds as much like the Whigs as it does Dulli’s work as The Twilight Singers

The resulting new Afghan Whigs album, Do to the Beast (due out April 15th on Sub Pop), proves a piece with the band’s classic material - yet with fresh, unpredictable shadings that indicate its contemporary genesis. That’s partly due to the cast of characters behind Do to the Beast: it’s the first Whigs album that doesn’t feature the band’s original lead guitarist Rick McCollum, yet highlights contributions from various compadres from the band’s past, present and future - including members of Chavez, the Raconteurs, Squirrel Bait and Queens of the Stone Age (in fact, much  . The Afghan Whigs are famous for doing wholesale reinterpretations of classic songs. What can we expect in that department? Greg Dulli: We did a cover of Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by the Police.


A1 Parked Outside
A2 Matamoros
A3 It Kills
B1 Algiers
B2 Lost In The Woods
C1 The Lottery
C2 Can Rova
D1 Royal Cream
D2 I Am Fire
D3 These Sticks

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sub Pop Records
  • Copyright (c) – Sub Pop Records
  • Copyright (c) – Kali Nichta Music
  • Published By – Music Of Big Deal
  • Mastered At – Lurssen Mastering
  • Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 22602


  • A&R – Megan Jasper
  • Artwork, Layout – Christopher Friedman
  • Booking [North America] – Paradigm Talent Agency, Steve Ferguson
  • Booking [Rest Of World] – Steve Strange , X-ray Touring
  • Engineer – Christopher Thorn, David Rosser, John Curley, Justin Smith, Kerry Brown, Mathias Schneeberger, Mike Napolitano, Rick Nelson
  • Guest [With] – Alain Johannes, Ben Daughtrey, Ben Jaffe , Charles Kahn, Clay Tarver, David Catching, John Culbreth, Johnny "Natural" Najera, Jon Ramm, Joseph Arthur, Nick Ellman, Patrick Keeler, Petra Haden, Steve Myers , Van Hunt
  • Legal – Matthew Kaplan, Esq*
  • Management – Keith Hagan
  • Management [Business] – Russell Edge
  • Mastered By – Gavin Lurssen
  • Mastered By [Vinyl] – J. Powell*
  • Mixed By – Greg Dulli, Mathias Schneeberger, Mike Napolitano
  • Music By, Words By – Greg Dulli
  • Musician – Cully Symington, Dave Rosser*, Greg Dulli, John Curley, Jon Skibic, Mark McGuire , Rick Nelson
  • Photography By – Amanda Demme*
  • Producer – Greg Dulli
  • Written-By – Greg Dulli


Issued with a digital download code and 16-page, black-&-white, 11.5 x 11.5 lyrics/photos/credits booklet.

Words and music © 2014 Kali Nichta Music (BMI)/Music of Big Deal
© ℗ 2014 Sub Pop Records

Mastering company (Record Technology Incorporated) identified by the runout data.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 98787 10611 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - etched): SP1061 SIDE A "DO TO THE BEAST WHAT YOU DO TO THE BUSH." 22602.1··· J. POWELL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - etched): SP1061 SIDE B "ADDIO AI FANTASMI" 22602.2··· J. POWELL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout - etched): SP1061 SIDE C "ONE FOR NOW, ONE FOR ALWAYS..." 22602.3··· J. POWELL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout - etched): SP1061 SIDE D "... IT IS HAPPENING, EACH TIME, FOR THE FIRST TIME, FOR THE ONLY TIME." 22602.4··· J. POWELL
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP1061 The Afghan Whigs Do To The Beast ‎(CD, Album) Sub Pop SP1061 US 2014
SP 1061 The Afghan Whigs Do To The Beast ‎(2x12", Album, MP) Sub Pop SP 1061 US 2014
SP 1061 The Afghan Whigs Do To The Beast ‎(12", RP, Whi) Sub Pop SP 1061 US 2014
SP1061 The Afghan Whigs Do To The Beast ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sub Pop SP1061 Russia Unknown
SP1061 The Afghan Whigs Do To The Beast ‎(2xLP, Los) Sub Pop SP1061 US 2014