Digital Music — August 14, 2014 at 11:50 am

Stream: The Afghan Whigs darken up The Police’s ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’

The Afghan Whigs

With The Afghan Whigs set to embark on an extensive fall tour later this month in support of reunion album Do To The Beast, Greg Dulli and Co. today debuted a stark, dark cover of The Police’s 1981 hit single “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.”

Dulli tells Entertainment Weekly the cover was demo’d during the album’s sessions:

“I’m definitely a fan of [that song], and I’m a fan of that album in particular. I remember I was driving in the desert with Mark McGuire, who’s a guitar player friend of mind. He’s a young guy and I mentioned something about the Police and he was like, ‘I’ve never heard the Police.’ So I played him Ghost in the Machine and he loved it. I think that probably was the moment, because I played ‘Every Little Thing’ several times, as I’ll do if I’m in the car and have control of the music. I think it’s just a really well-written song that’s always had this kind of spooky melancholic undercurrent to it that I’m a fan of.”

Check out the Whigs’ cover, and the original, below:







One Comment

  1. Great cover version. So glad the Afghan Whigs are coming back. They would have been HUGE had they hit the scene a decade later.

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