Greg Dulli


Random Desire

Royal Cream / BMG 538593211 LP / 538593202 CD, released 2020 (U.S. / Canada / Europe)

Random Desire came out in early 2020, and I thought it was the most complete record Greg Dulli had released in a decade. It's tragic that the pandemic robbed us of the tour that was supposed to accompany it. (To clarify: I think the two best songs he has cranked out during that 10-year stretch — "These Sticks" and "Lost in the Woods" — were on The Afghan Whigs' Do to the Beast, but on the whole, I think Random Desire is a slightly superior album.) The tracks I keep going back to are "The Tide", "Black Moon", and "Pantomima". "Black Moon" is the quintessential killer closer from Dulli, even though it's not actually the last track on the album. People seem to have latched onto "Lockless" as well. I like that one, but I'm still acclimating to Dulli's newfound low-end vocal warble, and it's a little overpowering on "Lockless". Bottom line: Random Desire is excellent and deserved a lot more attention. Released on clear and black vinyl, along with a Barnes & Noble exclusive signed version (black vinyl). The signed one seems to be the one to have at this point. The other two are readily available and inexpensive.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
538593211 LP Clear 15-20 1 Stable
538593211 LP Black 15-20 1 Stable
538593211 LP Black Autographed Barnes & Noble Edition 30-40 4 Stable

This page was last updated on February 13, 2022.

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