Friday, July 21, 2006

Welcome To The Good Times:
The Black Crowes

Would you let your wife out of the house wearing this?

So, Mr. Kate Hudson and the boys, otherwise known as the Black Crowes are together again after a long hiatus. The tour is on, and there is a plan to release a two-disc set of unreleased music tiitled "The Lost Crowes" on August 29th. The cds are a composit of two never before released albums, "Tall" recorded in 1993, and "Band," recorded in 1997. Oh, and Katie? Eat a sandwich and put on a sweater. I'm just sayin'.

The following passage is from the Band's press release:

"In fall of 1993 vocalist Chris Robinson, guitarists Rich Robinson and Marc Ford, drummer Steve Gorman, bassist Johnny Colt, and keyboardist Ed Harsch recorded more than 30 songs at Conway Studios in Los Angeles. Working on the follow-up to Southern Harmony And Musical Companion, the band descended into an emotional, startlingly heavy creative patch that became a stepping-stone to the 1994 album, Amorica.

Named after an old jazz term for getting high, the Tall sessions contain a total of 16 unreleased tracks that offer an unflinching glimpse into rough and beautiful music born from turmoil and tension. THE LOST CROWES includes early versions of seven amorica songs such as “A Conspiracy,” “Descending,” “Wiser Time” and “Cursed Diamond.” The collection also features the undiscovered classics “Tied Up And Swallowed,” “Feathers,” “Thunderstorm 654” and “Lowdown,” a sad lost anthem that became “Ballad In Urgency.”

Four years later, the band came off the road after headlining the Furthur Festival and went into a Nashville studio to record songs for a planned follow-up to 1996’s acclaimed Three Snakes & One Charm. Where Tall thrives on the mayhem of their young Los Angeles days, Band confidently probes some of The Black Crowes’ most mature, thoughtful work.

The Band sessions contain 10 songs including a different version of the B-side “Peace Anyway,” plus “If It Ever Stops Raining,” a song that would become the title-track to the 1999 album By Your Side. The compilation also spotlights the taut riff rock of “Paint An 8,” the windblown ache of “Wyoming & Me” along with the freaky-longhaired-Mother Earth grooves of “Another Roadside Tragedy,” “Grinnin” and “Life Vest.”

Paul Stacey has remixed all of the music on THE LOST CROWES, which also includes liner notes spotlighting the stories behind these legendary lost sessions as told by the Robinsons."

For your consideration:
The Black Crowes - Feathers Mp3 (from the "Tall" sessions)

1 comment:

Jaime said...

that picture makes me uncomfortable . . . because it could as well be a very pretty 12 year old boy in a see through dress.

someone needs implants.