11 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Black Crowes' third album, Amorica, soldiers on with the classic lineup that made The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion such an artistic success. Guitarist Marc Ford and keyboardist Eddie Harsch proved to be the perfect foil for Chris and Rich Robinson's ideas on songwriting and classic rock. Together with drummer Steve Gorman and bassist Johnny Colt, the Crowes were unstoppable, expanding their sound beyond The Rolling Stones and The Faces to include further elements of The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Humble Pie, and Little Feat to their approach. The singles were "A Conspiracy," "Wiser Time," and "High Head Blues," which infused elements of the aforementioned bands but had modern-sounding bright, fierce production. Critics have called The Black Crowes derivative, but with a singer as distinctive as Chris Robinson, that isn't quite the case. He leads the band through tunes like the syncopated "Gone" and the barroom lament "Non Fiction" with a style all his own.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Black Crowes' third album, Amorica, soldiers on with the classic lineup that made The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion such an artistic success. Guitarist Marc Ford and keyboardist Eddie Harsch proved to be the perfect foil for Chris and Rich Robinson's ideas on songwriting and classic rock. Together with drummer Steve Gorman and bassist Johnny Colt, the Crowes were unstoppable, expanding their sound beyond The Rolling Stones and The Faces to include further elements of The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Humble Pie, and Little Feat to their approach. The singles were "A Conspiracy," "Wiser Time," and "High Head Blues," which infused elements of the aforementioned bands but had modern-sounding bright, fierce production. Critics have called The Black Crowes derivative, but with a singer as distinctive as Chris Robinson, that isn't quite the case. He leads the band through tunes like the syncopated "Gone" and the barroom lament "Non Fiction" with a style all his own.

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