Black Crowes with Jackie Greene..

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  1. kokohi5

    kokohi5 Member

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    I've never met Rich but I got to play with Steve Molitz (his solo band keyboard player) a few times and he said he's a great guy and likes working with him a lot. Other people I know who have met Rich have nothing but good things to say about him too. I just don't think the Crowes are at their best when Rich is the best lead guitarist in the band. He's certainly really good, but he's a much better "riffer" and rhythm player imo. From the shows I've heard with Jackie he does OK, but this band deserves better. At least someone familiar enough with their songs that he doesn't need a music stand for mostly the same 10-14 songs.
     
  2. TBoneDeluxe

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    He sounded great in that clip!
     
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    Saw them in Memphis earlier this month and the whole band sounded fantastic. My first time hearing Jackie in person and was blown away. Actually saw Rich smile a few times during Jackie's solos. Rich also sounded great. This was kind of a long greatest hits set though - completely rockin' but no deep cuts.

    Then saw them again a few days ago and was pretty underwhelmed with Jackie. This was a much deeper cut show and he seemed a little lost at times, definitely not as confident. Rich was THE MAN at that show - just killed it. Got to hang with Chris after the show and was introduced to Jackie. Jackie seemed like a very nice dude, but his playing didn't do it for me that night. Maybe he was just having an off night?
     
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    I sold Jackie a Neve 8 ch. board. Nice cat.
     
  5. AllmanFan

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    Im gonna see the Crowes in Raleigh this summer. I dont have high hopes for inspirong lead playing. But on the same note, I think its unfair to compare Marc or Luther to Jackie. Marc and Luther are just virtuoso type players and Jackie is more of a songwriter. I think Chris brought him in more as a friend than a player.

    On a seperate note...Neal Casal!!! Why didnt he get the invite?
     
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    Yea, I was not/still not, familiar with Jackie, so i think i just had high expectations bc i loved Luthers playing....
     
  7. kolbyt85

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    Dude.. he didnt play like this when i saw him, although his tone was still sick.
     
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    Is he just using the Marshall or also the two rock?
     
  9. JRC4558Dude

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    I'm a total Ford fanboy, but Jackie sounds just fine there!!
     
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    I couldn't disagree more. First time seeing him play lead an I was very impressed. Sounds like he's been studying Derek's work.

    Quick question: Are the Black Crows the definition of stoner rock?
     
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    The crowes were/are weed smokers I'm sure but stoner rock bands are usually more sabbath influenced in sound. To me the black crowes are a straight up rock and roll band.
     
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    Cool, I was never really sure what that term meant. I agree they're definitely rockers.
     
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    Historically, yes. But not by the modern definition and genre. That would be more like Witch and Black Mountain.
     
  14. patrickdylan

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    When I saw them in April with jackie he killed it, and his tone sounded exactly like that. He was only using the Marshall for the 2 nights I saw them.
     
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    Also, for those looking for good live downloads with jackie (on a good night), the washington DC show on 4/9/13 was great. I attended that one and later bought the download too. He played some awesome solos and was fitting in great with the band.
     
  16. Dubious

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    that clip was fantastic... dood seems to be fittin in just fine imo!

    there was a clip of one of his bands someone posted in the initial thread of his joinin the band and dood was SLAYING

    great tone!
     
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    here's the clip:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvhUu0BvRPE

    and he's playing with Audley Freed so you can compare and contrast!

    dood is seriously locked in with Gorman... and when he takes a solo - sorry but THAT is a serious solo - killer phrasing, killer tone, could be the position of the guy who shot this but Jackies tone is KILLING freed here (he sound pretty lost in the mix but im sure its just the vid)
     
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    nice tones in that vid, but i have to say - that song bored me. not feeling it.
     
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    yeah the tune didnt do anything for me either - but hey he plays Black Crows tunes now so thats not a problem! - merely a video showcasing some very good guitar playing imo
     
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    I personally wanted to see more of Audley Freed with the Crowes. His stint with the BC is very short lived and I wished that they made a more guitar oriented album with Audley on guitar.

    Here's Jackie and Audley's supergroup of sort (Trigger Hippy).

     

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