Friday, August 22, 2008

668. The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)

Track Listing

1. Twice As Hard
2. Jealous Again
3. Sister Luck
4. Could I've Been So Blind
5. Seeing Things
6. Hard To Handle
7. Thick 'n' Thin
8. She Talks To Angels
9. Struttin' Blues
10. Stare It Cold


Yesterday we had already seen a certain tendency for retro in the work of The La's, here the same thing happens, but instead of going to Love or folk psychedelia the Black Crowes are going to blues rock of the Rolling Stones style.

Yes, it is a bit Stones derivative, but it has a 90s flavour which makes it not that bad, but there is really not much new here. It's rock in the tradition of many other things that came before and after them, and they don't particularly shine through.

So, yeah, unremarkable but inoffensive, I don't particularly understand why it belongs in this list, but it shows the 90s move away from the fabricated pop of the 80s into a more organic sound, and that would have heavy repercussions down to today.

Track Highlights

1. She Talks To Angels
2. Hard To Handle
3. Jealous Again
4. Seeing Things

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Shake Your Money Maker peaked at #4 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart.

"She Talks to Angels" is included on the music video game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol.

'Hard to Handle' is playable in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, and downloadable in Rock Band.

She Talks To Angels:

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