Afghan Whigs‘ new single is a cover song recorded in tribute to the band’s late guitarist Dave Rosser, who died last month following a battle with cancer. “You Want Love” was first recorded by the now-defunct New Orleans band Pleasure Club, whose frontman and songwriter James Hall contributes vocals to Afghan Whigs’ new version.
“Pleasure Club was a legendary New Orleans band and Dave Rosser and I had spoken for years about performing this song,” Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli said in a statement. “In light of his passing we decided to record it in his honor.”
Listen to the Afghan Whigs/James Hall version of “You Want Love” and compare to Hall’s original performance with Pleasure Club below. Afghan Whigs are offering their song as a free download at their website.