The Twilight Singers was initially a side project of Greg Dulli’s, however when the Afghan Whigs split in 2001, the side project became Dulli’s main focus. The sound is not radically different from that of the Afghan Whigs except from the first album. After the demos for this album were leaked onto the Internet Dulli decided to remix the album with dance remixers Fila Brazilia, the results of which, Twilight As Played By The Twilight Singers is a mixed bag and not indicative of the subsequent path Dulli would follow.
The second long player is a concept album Blackberry Belle which was written after Dulli had read Martin Eden by Jack London, not the first concept album he had written, the 4th Afghan Whigs album Black Love had be loosely based on the book Spoken in Darkness by Ann E Imbrie.
The track posted today is from Blackberry Belle and is one of my five year old’s favourite tracks (he calls it “go for a ride”) which is rather disturbing. The song was released as a single in the UK in November 2003 and completely failed to set the heather on fire. It is one of the band’s mainstays live and I have had the good fortune to see them perfom it on several occasions.
The Twilight Singers – Teenage Wristband