Back in time
14 May 2022
Who: Celebrated blues rockers from Atlanta, Georgia founded
by the Robinson Bros (Frontman Chris and guitarist Rich)
Active: 1984–2002, 2005–2015, 2019–present / 8 studio LPs
Anniversary album: THE SOUTHERN HARMONY AND MUSICAL COMPANION
Released: 12 May 1992 – 30 years ago
Rolling Stone Magazine wrote: “The Crowes are a Southern band that plays rock,
so there is a buried blues base to their music… the Crowes didn’t learn to play at the feet of Howlin’ Wolf; they learned by listening to records by Humble Pie, the Faces, midperiod Stones, Mott the Hoople and the rest of the second-wave British Invasion from twenty years ago… The Crowes’ songs are a pose, just as singing about thirty days in the hole was a pose for Humble Pie. But it is a testament to the skill, intelligence and force behind the Crowes’ music to say that their posing doesn’t matter — or really, their posing is what matters most of all.” Score: 3.5/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Electrifying retro rock blues brought with Stones-esque swagger, full-energetic force and several sweaty & sultry highlights, fast and slow (Sting Me / Remedy / Hotel Illness / No Speak No Slave / Black Moon Creeping / Time Will Tell) and they were even nastier on stage, as I experienced a couple of times.
Singles: Sting Me / Remedy / Thorn In My Side
– STING ME –
– REMEDY –
– THORN IN MY PRIDE –
Stream the full album on Spotify…