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Black Magic From The Amen Corner: The Black Crowes’ voodoo resurrection

Kandia Crazy Horse, Creative Loafing, 9 January 1999

Jesus of Nazareth Chris Robinson ain't. Some detractors drew a purely visual comparison along these lines in recent years, when the Black Crowes' singer/songwriter wore his hair and beard long. Whether he was impersonating the temple-clearing carpenter or just the late-and-sainted Allman Brothers’ bassist Berry Oakley, Christianity and religion in general are ideas integral to any discussion of Atlanta's most famous rock 'n' roll band. Mostly Southern sons – Robinson and his guitarist brother Rich were particularly raised in the church – the Crowes have replaced formal faith with the most potent legacy of late modernist spirituality: rock'n'roll.

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