Rare Cut: Whigs Tangle Lennon and McCartney

Defunct Cincinnati-bred rockers The Afghan Whigs have a rare track posted on their MySpace page. The song is a cover of John Lennon's "Woman," originally recorded for a planned (then shelved) Lennon tribute album in the mid-’90s. —-

The group had trouble with the song initially because it was based around a looped sample from The Beatles' McCartney-penned hit "The Long and Winding Road." According to a note on the band's page, the sample of Phil Spector's string arrangement in the classic song's bridge got the ax after Sir Paul flatly denied permission. The sample was replaced by a faithful recreation on a mellotron. It's a very interesting track that is just now seeing the light of day. Check it here

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