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16th Feb '17 3:52:33 AM ethansloan
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The Black Crowes were a {{hard rock}}/{{blues rock}}/{{southern rock}} band active from 1989 to 2002, and again from 2005 to 2015. Formed by brothers Chris (lead singer) and Rich Robinson (rhythm guitar), in Atlanta, GA, their sound was a deliberate throwback to the hard rock of the pre-punk era. They took influence from, and were often compared to, Music/{{Faces}}, {{Music/Led Zeppelin}}, and especially {{The Rolling Stones}} (Entertainment Weekly went so far as to say, in a review of their first album, "The Black Crowes are to the early Rolling Stones what Christian Slater is to the young {{Jack Nicholson}}: a self-conscious imitation, but fine enough in its own right.").

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The Black Crowes were a {{hard rock}}/{{blues rock}}/{{southern rock}} band active from 1989 to 2002, and again from 2005 to 2015. Formed by brothers Chris (lead singer) and Rich Robinson (rhythm guitar), in Atlanta, GA, their sound was a deliberate throwback to the hard rock of the pre-punk era. They took influence from, and were often compared to, Music/{{Faces}}, {{Music/Led Zeppelin}}, and especially {{The Rolling Stones}} (Entertainment Weekly went so far as to say, in a review of their first album, "The Black Crowes are to the early Rolling Stones what [[Creator/ChristianSlater Christian Slater Slater]] is to the young {{Jack Nicholson}}: [[Creator/JackNicholson Jack Nicholson]]: a self-conscious imitation, but fine enough in its own right.").
16th Feb '17 1:20:43 AM ethansloan
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** Fun fact: bassist Johnny Colt has the original Heckle and Jeckle design tattooed on his left forearm. One has to wonder how he felt about that ink after quitting the band in '97.
15th Feb '17 4:42:53 PM ethansloan
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** Chris also had this to say to Rolling Stone magazine: "To me it's so obvious I'm a [[Music/TheSmallFaces Steve Marriott]] rip-off that I never think about [[RodStewart Rod]]. I admit it. Steve Marriott is the guy, him and Music/{{Free! Paul}} [[Music/BadCompany Rodgers]] and [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand Gregg Allman]]. The thing I do with the mike stand, I picked that up from [[Music/Aerosmith Steven Tyler]]."

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** Chris also had this to say to Rolling Stone magazine: "To me it's so obvious I'm a [[Music/TheSmallFaces Steve Marriott]] rip-off that I never think about [[RodStewart Rod]]. I admit it. Steve Marriott is the guy, him and Music/{{Free! Paul}} [[Music/Free Paul]] [[Music/BadCompany Rodgers]] and [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand Gregg Allman]]. The thing I do with the mike stand, I picked that up from [[Music/Aerosmith Steven Tyler]]."
14th Feb '17 10:58:50 PM ethansloan
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* {{Genre Roulette}}: While they're most easily classified as {{hard rock}}, their specific sound/sub-genre shifts with each album.



* {{Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly}}: Of a sort. While they're most easily classified as {{hard rock}}, their specific sound/sub-genre shifts with each album.
14th Feb '17 10:24:21 PM ethansloan
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* {{Double Entendre}}: The scrapped album that became Amorica was named "Tall." A pretty innocuous title, it could reference them being at "the height of fame" or something. It's also old {{jazz}} slang for getting high...

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* {{Double Entendre}}: [[Music/DoubleEntendre Double Entendre]]: The scrapped album that became Amorica was named "Tall." A pretty innocuous title, it could reference them being at "the height of fame" or something. It's also old {{jazz}} slang for getting high...
14th Feb '17 10:12:39 PM ethansloan
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** [[Music/PeterFrampton Peter Frampton]] applauded them for bringing a dirty, fuzzy sound back to blues rock, after the clean, synth-heavy 80s.
14th Feb '17 9:59:39 PM ethansloan
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* {{Ascended Fanboy}}: Chris is a lifelong fan of [[Music/TheGratefulDead The Gateful Dead]], and was ecstatic when the Crowes opened for them in '95. He has since shared bills with several Dead members successor bands, and his own post-Crowes band (The Chris Robinson Brotherhood) is heavily Dead influenced.
** Chris also had this to say to Rolling Stone magazine: "To me it's so obvious I'm a [[Music/TheSmallFaces Steve Marriott]] rip-off that I never think about [[RodStewart Rod]]. I admit it. Steve Marriott is the guy, him and Music/{{Free! Paul}} [[Music/BadCompany Rodgers]] and [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand Gregg Allman]]. The thing I do with the mike stand, I picked that up from [[Music/Aerosmith Steven Tyler]]."


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* {{Promoted Fanboy}}: Chris is a lifelong fan of [[Music/TheGratefulDead The Gateful Dead]], and was ecstatic when the Crowes opened for them in '95. He has since shared bills with several Dead members successor bands, and his own post-Crowes band (The Chris Robinson Brotherhood) is heavily Dead influenced.
** Chris also had this to say to Rolling Stone magazine: "To me it's so obvious I'm a [[Music/TheSmallFaces Steve Marriott]] rip-off that I never think about [[RodStewart Rod]]. I admit it. Steve Marriott is the guy, him and Music/{{Free! Paul}} [[Music/BadCompany Rodgers]] and [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand Gregg Allman]]. The thing I do with the mike stand, I picked that up from [[Music/Aerosmith Steven Tyler]]."
14th Feb '17 9:19:48 PM ethansloan
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* By Your Side (1999): [[HistoryRepeatsItself First they recorded an album called "Band," but decided against releasing it]]. An attempt to recapture the commercial success of their first two albums. This record has a more soul/{{R&B}} influenced sound, with a polished, radio-friendly production (produced by Kevin Shirley, comparisons were made to {{Aerosmith}}'s Nine Lives). Critical reaction was mixed, but sales did pick up slightly from their last two records. This record was supported by a co-headlining tour with {{Lenny Kravitz}}.

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* By Your Side (1999): [[HistoryRepeatsItself First they recorded an album called "Band," but decided against releasing it]]. An attempt to recapture the commercial success of their first two albums. This record has a more soul/{{R&B}} {{soul}}/R&B influenced sound, with a polished, radio-friendly production (produced by Kevin Shirley, comparisons were made to {{Aerosmith}}'s Nine Lives). Critical reaction was mixed, but sales did pick up slightly from their last two records. This record was supported by a co-headlining tour with {{Lenny Kravitz}}.
14th Feb '17 9:15:44 PM ethansloan
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* [[Myspeld Rökband]]: There's an extra "e" in "crowes," either to look cool or for copyright reasons.

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* [[Myspeld Rökband]]: MyspeldRokband: There's an extra "e" in "crowes," either to look cool or for copyright reasons.
14th Feb '17 2:30:21 AM ethansloan
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* {{Double Entendre}}: The scrapped album that became Amorica was named "Tall." A pretty innocuous title, it could reference them being at "the height of fame" or something. It's also old {{jazz}} slang for getting high...
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