The 33 1/3 book series, which features noted authors musing on seminal albums, recently released Gentlemen, Bob Gendron's in-depth look at the Afghan Whigs' 1993 LP. To celebrate, the author will hold a book release and signing party at Hideout tonight, Tuesday, September 16th.
According to Gendron, a fellow Chicago Tribune freelance music critic, Gentlemen
is one of only a handful of 33 1/3 titles that contain original
interviews with the band members and those close to them conducted
specifically for the book.
the first time that the Whigs' backstory and history have been told in
their entirety. Nothing in the book is speculation, myth or guesswork.
Save for my musical commentary, everything is factual and told from
first-hand sources,” Gendron told Paste:Local. “Whether the issue is the recording of the record, inspiration behind songs, [Greg] Dulli's mental state, Elektra's promotional efforts, members' chemical abuses, press coverage, Steve Earle's departure from the band or anything in between, it's all covered, and done so via research and talks with the people who were there.”
Tonight's book release and signing at Hideout will go from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free pizza will be offered!
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