THE BLACK CROWES – Great 2nd Album ‘THE SOUTHERN HARMONY AND MUSICAL COMPANION’ Is 30

Back in time

14 May 2022

Band: THE BLACK CROWES
Named after a children’s book of 1907,
titled Johnny Crow’s Garden by painter/auteur
Leonard Leslie Brooke

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.


Deinze, Belgium – 2 December 1992 – Top concert

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…

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THE BLACK CROWES: Story – All Albums – Spotify

THE BLACK CROWES – THREE SNAKES AND ONE CHARM 25 Years Ago

23 July 2021

Band: THE BLACK CROWES (Marietta, Georgia, U.S.)
Active: 1984–2002, 2005–2015, 2019–present
8 studio albums (so far)

Album: THREE SNAKES AND ONE CHARM – 3rd LP
Released: 23 July 1996 – 25 years ago

Rolling Stone said: “Though no less derivative of Jeff Beck Group-era Rod Stewart,
Chris Robinson’s vocals sound better than ever, and the band has tightened into the
kind of Southern-rock machine Lynyrd Skynyrd eventually became. But the Crowes still
haven’t fully found their focus. Three Snakes works best when it forsakes album-oriented pretension for singular clarity, from the oblique Beatles references on “Nebakanezer” and
“Bring On, Bring On” to the Sly Stone-cum-Al Green funk of (Only) Halfway to Everywhere.”
Score: 3/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Good on record, better on stage.

Single: One Mirror Too Many

– ONE MIRROR TO MANY –

Full album…

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THE BLACK CROWES: Facebook

Celebrating their debut album Shake Your Money Maker

The BLACK CROWES Brothers Released A Reunion Film Called ‘BROTHERS OF A FEATHER’

10 July 2021

Band: THE BLACK CROWES
Who: Americana blues rockers from Marietta, Georgia
with the Robinson brothers as the key members.
Active: 1984–2002, 2005–2015, 2019–present / 8 studio albums.

Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson used to fight each other regularly
back in the aftermath of THE BLACK CROWES‘s most successful years,
with jealousy and envy as the key causes.

Rich about the feud: “I couldn’t abide the demand of my brother to give up
my equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years and original
partner, Steve Gorman, relinquish 100 percent of his share, reducing him to
a salaried employee”.


Debut LP ‘Shake Your Money Maker

But the brothers made peace a few years back. And now they released a
movie to celebrate the band’s 2020 reunion for the 30th birthday of their
debut album Shake Your Money Maker in a movie called Brothers Of
A Feather
via The Coda Collection, Amazon’s prime’s streaming video
channel.

Here’s the trailer

Press statement about the movie: “Never seen in full, Brothers Of A Feather captures Black Crowes founders Chris and Rich Robinson performing as a duo at an intimate, sold-out concert from San Francisco on March 6, 2020 — about a week before the pandemic shutdown.

One of my favorite Black Crowes rockers (the lead single from that debut album)…

THE BLACK CROWES: Facebook

When THE BLACK CROWES Sound Like ROD STEWART

10 January 2021

Classic Americana blues-rockers THE BLACK CROWES re-release their 1990 debut
LP Shake Your Money Maker next month. The 4LP and 3CD super deluxe version
features never-before-heard studio recordings, unreleased demos, B-sides, live
tracks, and more.

One of the rarities is CHARMING MESS, a cracker originally planned
as the first single but, didn’t even end up on the LP after all.

In an interview with Rolling Stone the Crowes ringmaster Chris Robinson says:
“The beginning of that song really sounds like ‘Hot Legs.’ Thank goodness Mr. Rod
Stewart has given us his blessing to release it after all these years.”

Let’s roll

Rod The Mod‘s hot legs…

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