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Podcast Episode
Season
Eleven
number
569
Type
Album Review
Post Date
12/7/2021

The Black Crowes

569 Amorica by The Black Crowes

Amorica

Label
American Recordings
Release year
1994
Producer
Jack Joseph Puig

Always out of step with the 90s alternative rock explosion, The Black Crowes released their most confident album with 1994's Amorica

Author & Special Guests

Trends came and went in the 90s, some propelling underground subgenres into the mainstream, while others revitalized previously dormant sounds. A few bands, mostly under the radar like Cry Of Love, The Four Horsemen, The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies, Raging Slab, and Brother Cane, were ignoring the sounds of Seattle for rock rooted in 60s and 70s blues, r&b, southern, country, and hard rock. Leading the pack was Marietta, Georgia's The Black Crowes, who had been kicking around since the 1980s under various names, led by the mercurial Robinson brothers, Chris and Rich. Their debut is full of well-known radio singles, while their follow-up expanded their sound and garnered further accolades. But sessions for their third album, originally titled Tall, became mired in endless and expensive experimentation. After refocusing, the band wrote and rewrote to land on Amorica, displaying a matured and relaxed vibe with the guitar fire that made the band favorites, but without devolving into navelgazing jams that others in the compact disc era regularly abused.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Gone
  • 24:59 - Wiser Time
  • 30:17 - P.25 London
  • 37:28 - A¬†Conspiracy
  • Outro - High Head Blues

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