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The Black Crowes: Amorica

Review by Ben Thompson, MOJO, December 1994

FORBIDDEN PLEASURES ARE GETTING harder to find. What price true rebel music when disco, metal, mid-'70s pop and all the grizzled outlaws of yesteryear are ...

Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes: Live At The Greek (SPV)

Review by Mat Snow, MOJO, September 2000

Recorded live in October’99, a scorching blues-rock hit-packed double album like they used to make ‘em. ...

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The Black Crowes (2001)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages audio, 2001

Hangin' with Oasis, The Rolling Stones and Plant'n'Page, marriage to Kate Hudson and why they hate Rick Rubin - the Robinson Bros. tell all.

File format: mp3; file sizes: 52.1mb, interview length: 54' 15" sound quality: ****

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The Black Crowes: Roxy, Los Angeles

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Sounds, 26 May 1990

PITY ALCOHOLICS anonymous Dogs D'Amour. The Black Crowes are booked as support act to the Dogs for a string of shows next month, shows which ...

The Black Crowes: Money For Old Strings

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, 26 January 1991

When THE BLACK CROWES went into the studio to record their debut LP their only ambition was to make "a f**king record". Shake Your Money ...

The Black Crowes Go Higher

Interview by Jon Young, Musician, February 1991

The brothers Robinson work it out ...

The Black Crowes: Guilty!

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, August 1991

Guilty of making music that was going out of style in 1973. Guilty of flying the tattered flag of rock'n'roll idealism. Guilty, indeed, "of never ...

AC/DC, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Queensrÿche, Black Crowes: Monsters of Rock, Castle Donington, Leicestershire

Live Review by Neil Perry, Melody Maker, 24 August 1991


The Black Crowes: Nod's As Good As A Wink To A Black Crowe

Report and Interview by Max Bell, Vox, September 1991

Currently America's hottest new Faces, The Black Crowes have made a huge name for themselves with just one ass-kickin' LP, mucho slagging off of "the ...

Rock 'N' Roll Dilemmas, the Acid Test of Heavy Metal Morals: The Black Crowes

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, 10 October 1991

The Rock 'N' Roll Dilemmas are cunningly contrived queries designed to probe the immoral depths to which rock stars will stoop. Or not, as the ...

The Black Crowes: Afghan Rebels

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1992

IT'S LATE NIGHT in Dallas and the Black Crowes are partying in rock's most happening dressing room, an Aladdin's den of fairy lights, Afghan rugs ...

The Black Crowes: The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion (Def American 512 263-2)

Review by Paul Elliott, Vox, June 1992

ONE DAY, maybe soon, The Black Crowes will be the biggest rock'n'roll band in Atlanta, Georgia — and following that, the world. Their debut LP ...

The Black Crowes: The Hordern Pavilion Sydney, Australia

Live Review by Toby Creswell, Rolling Stone, 20 August 1992

THE BLACK Crowes flew almost 12,000 miles to speak to the disfranchised. The 4500 people who crammed into the Atlanta band's single Sydney show were ...

The Black Crowes: G Rose Lord Park, Toronto, Canada; Shea's, Buffalo, USA

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, 12 September 1992

THE FIRST of these dates was a free open air concert; a gift to Toronto rock radio station Q-107, who've supported the Black Crowes since ...

Good Olde Boys: The Black Crowes didn't do it

Profile and Interview by Mark Kemp, L.A. Weekly, 19 November 1992

The point is that, like Richard Hell says, rock'n'roll is an arena in which you re-create yourself, and all this blathering about authenticity is just ...

The Black Crowes' Attitude

Profile and Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, January 1993

THE CORRECT ROCK 'N' ROLL ANSWER to society's "What are you rebelling against?" has always been Brando's "Whaddya got?" In this regard, Black Crowes frontman ...

The Black Crowes: Amorica

Review by Andy Gill, Q, December 1994

AMORICA, ACCORDING to Chris Robinson, is "somewhere north of hell and south of heaven", a Utopia for the frazzled and the put-upon. Amorica the album ...

The Black Crowes: Stoned Soul Picnic

Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, January 1995

MUSIC SEEPS OUT of the streets in Memphis. It's everywhere, in bars and clubs, but also somehow just hanging in the air, almost as if ...

Not Shaven But Raven: The Black Crowes at Newport Centre

Live Review by 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 ...

The Black Crowes: God gave rock'n'roll to them

Report and Interview by David Sinclair, The Times, 20 January 1995

The Black Crowes are not just a rock band; they're claiming their birthright, as lead singer Chris Robinson tells David Sinclair ...

The Black Crowes: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Nina Antonia, MOJO, April 1995

WELCOME TO THE DUDE ranch aka the Royal Albert Hall. Legions of longhairs, clutching their Amorica Or Bust tour posters, strut into the luscious red ...

Combative, Desperate, Inspired: Black Crowe rhetoric

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Creative Loafing, 15 April 1995

"WE'VE PLAYED a lot of gigs in Savannah – even one in this little club called Congress St. Station," Black Crowes' bassist Johnny Colt waxes ...

The Black Crowes: Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, 24 June 1995


Black Crowes: The Garage, London

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Request, 1996

CHRIS ROBINSON could captain the Deep South Olympics grinning team. Where we see a squat, black-ceilinged closet on the Holloway Road, Chris evidently sees some ...

The Black Crowes: Three Snakes and One Charm

Review and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, August 1996

The band's fourth album, recorded over a two-month period in a house in Atlanta. Jack Puig co-produces once again. ...

The Black Crowes: Astoria, London

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 30 November 1996

A DOZEN CRIMSON rugs strewn across a stage; the waft of incense burning sweetly from the monitors; an anaemic band clad only in the finest ...

The Black Crowes: The Garage, London

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, April 1997

CHRIS ROBINSON HAS perfected the skinny, rollin'-eyed, raggedy Jesus look you don't see outside of by-pass protests and early '70s festival documentaries. ...

Freebirds All: Southern Rock's Undying Appeal

Overview by Kandia Crazy Horse, The Village Voice, 16 December 1998

SOUTHERN ROCK'S masterworks show this century a viable southern heroism: the quest to overcome the dread of Jim Crow and the pall of ruined empire. ...

Black Crowes: By Your Side

Review and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, January 1999

THIS ALBUM rocks. And rolls. And nigh on rollicks. Where their last album loped, this one struts. The record it's most like is their 1990 ...

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

Overview by 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 ...

The Black Crowes: By Your Side (Columbia)

Review by Chuck Eddy, Spin, February 1999

Whenever I shoot pool, my first jukebox quarter inevitably goes to 'Hard To Handle' by the Black Crowes, which inspires such grand delusions of well-endowment ...

The Black Crowes: Lions (V2)

Review by The Rev. Al Friston, Rock's Backpages, 5 May 2001

FOLKS, I'M AS big an enemy of hoary old "rock" and all its many cousins as most anyone I know. I can’t abide Oasis and ...

The Pride of Lions

Report and Interview by Ernesto De Pascale, Rock's Backpages, 8 September 2001

Their "funky gospel rock" may be out-of-fashion, but the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson is unrepentant. Ernesto de Pascale meets him as he entertains the faithful ...

The Black Crowes: Warpaint

Review by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 26 March 2008

ON THEIR FIRST studio release since re-­forming in 2005, the Black Crowes show how a little time off from each other can work wonders. ...

The Black Crowes: Warpaint

Review by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, April 2008

No irony. No significant changes. No problem! ...

The Black Crowes: The Return of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

Interview by Paul Elliott, MOJO, April 2008

After seven years in the wilderness, the Black Crowes, America's freewheelin', dope-smokin', warring Blues Brotherhood are back. And this time their singer Chris Robinson is ...

The Black Crowes: Rook Back In Anger!

Interview by Graeme Thomson, Uncut, March 2013

IT'S A BEAR! It's a leviathan! It's The Black Crowes, back together. ...

Steve Gorman's Explosive Memoir Tells Wayward Flight of the Black Crowes

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 18 September 2019

THROUGH THE entire career of the Black Crowes — from when they were known as Mr. Crowe's Garden, to their 1990 hit debut record Shake ...

The Black Crowes/Dirty Honey: The Woodlands Pavilion, Texas

Live Review by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 15 August 2021

WHEN IT HIT record store shelves in February 1990, the Black Crowes' debut album Shake Your Moneymaker somehow seemed both familiar and out of place. ...

see also Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The

see also Chris Robinson & the New Earth Mud


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