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Not Shaven But Raven: The Black Crowes at Newport Centre

Barney Hoskyns, The Independent, 15 January 1995

WHEN THEY emerged in 1990, it was difficult not to hate the Black Crowes: they were too retro for their own damn good. Led by lanky, loudmouthed Chris Robinson, they came on like an arranged Anglo-American marriage between the Faces and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The whole exercise reeked of opportunism.

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