The Afghan Whigs – “Gentlemen” (Demo) (Stereogum Premiere)

Even though we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Afghan Whigs’ awesome Gentlemen last year, it only makes sense that such a booze-addled record would get a deluxe reissue upon reaching legal drinking age. One of the bonus tracks is a demo version of the all-messed-up-with-nowhere-to-go title track. It’s rawer than the final studio version and sounds kinda like being in the room with the Whigs at band practice. Hear it below for the first time.

Gentlemen At 21 is out 10/28 on Rhino, and a triple-LP version arrives 11/28 for Record Store Day’s Black Friday.