Support from Ed Harcourt.
On the one hand, In Spades is as quintessentially Afghan
Whigs as anything the group has ever done – fulfilling its original mandate to explore the missing link
between howling Midwestern punk like Die Kreuzen and Hüsker Dü, The Temptations’ psychedelic soul
symphonies, and the expansive hard rock tapestries of Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the same
time, this new record continues to push beyond anything in the Whigs’ previous repertoire – another
trademark, along with the explosive group dynamic captured on the recording.