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Music review Tuesday – The Black Crowes

Who would you consider to be the most “rock n’ roll” rock band in the world? Your short list might contain Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, or The Who, but would it contain The Black Crowes? It would, according to Melody Maker magazine. In fact The Black Crowes would top their list as the most “rock n’ roll” Rock n’ Roll band in the world. In 1990 Rolling Stone magazine readers voted The Black Crowes “Best New American Band” These are just some of the accolades The Black Crowes have received since the release of their debut album “Shake Your Money Maker” in 1990. Their multi-platinum debut album saw the release of six singles and sales of over 3 million copies. Pretty good for a 1970’s revivalist band from Atlanta, Georgia.

The new album is called “Warpaint” and was released March 4th, 2008. This is their first studio album in almost seven years. The album also introduces new band members Luther Dickinson, a blues-rock guitarist from Memphis (ya gotta love that), and keyboardist Adam McDougall. The band gets it’s blues mojo on right from the start with the first track “Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution”. I think Dickinson is picking a fender telecaster with a bone slide on this one. With the typical Crowes lyrics:

Cut a rusty engine outta sawdust town
Better deal with the man who shook ’em all down so
Put a little grease on my axle now, yeah

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Posted by on March 11, 2008 in Music Review, The Black Crowes, Warpaint