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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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)…

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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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