Crowes $hakeYourMoneyMaker, your top 3 songs...?

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  1. mdubya

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    Great album, but Southern Harmony is the masterpiece.

    I saw the Crowes several times, all in clubs, when Money Maker and Southern Harmony came out.
     
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    That's my understanding as well. That it was all about Gorman. I really want to get Gorman's book about the Crowes. Should be interesting.
    Such a great band. Those that are casual listeners will remember them as some sort of 90's retro group, and I guess in a way, they did that to themselves.
    But for me, when the Crowes showed up, they changed my whole musical trajectory.
     
  3. Doomrider78

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    Unfortunately, I never got to see them live and I'd definitely go if they got back together.

    My omission of She talks.... from my list is no slight on the song, which is amazing, but I always loved the deeper cuts on that album and She Talks... grabbed so much of the attention (rightfully so) when it came out.
     
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    Chris Robinson mentions(on Stern, I believe) that it was a calculated call by Rubin. They needed a “walk this way” and went as far as matching the tempo.
     
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    I agree!

    So true.

    The Black Crowe’s emancipated us from hair metal.
     
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    That's pretty much my story! The grunge thing had no effect on me, but The Crowes had a profound effect on me. Taking me from hair metal to Ed Harsch's beautiful organ sounds, etc.
     
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    'Seeing Things'
    'Jealous Again'
    'She Talks To Angels'

    That's about how it shakes out for me. 'Twice As Hard', 'Sister Luck' and 'Hard To Handle' would follow those 3; then the rest.
     
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    Set the P.A. up outside and crank Strutting Blues !!!! So much fun !
     
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    Much to the disdain of this guy...
     
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    Brendan O’ Brien has his name in small letters on a bunch of albums that I grew up really liking!! So the folklore that his guitar playing is all over that CD, makes since.
    What’s the hidden track song called?
     
  11. Moby Dick

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    Funny,
    I was thinking of these guys when I replied to this thread.

    These guys were essentially the last band of the hair metal genre.
    Too bad for them,
    Talk about late to the party!

    I did like fly to the angels.
    Imagine how different their legacy might be if they were 5 years earlier.
     
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    5, 2, 1, and in that order.
     
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    I don’t know if they did as much as George Drakoulias, Rick Rubin, and those who cultivated the sound/image did. Right place, right time for the band. If they could have made it as an REM rip-off, they would have. Whatever sticks.

    The irony...Slaughter was probably less of a pose than the Robinson bros were at that time.

    PS, MFF for life.
     
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    2. Jealous Again
    3. Sister Luck
    4. Could I've been so Blind

    That said, I love the whole thing. Not a bad track on that debut. Ditto for The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.
     
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    Twice as Hard
    Hard to Handle
    Struttin Blues....love that riff

    My favorite band of all time. My wife and I were channel flipping and came across the Remedy video. She asked me what it was about the Crowes that makes them my favorite band. I thought about it and couldn't really explain other than they are just the epitome of Rock and roll, added with the attitude, great songs a great singer and killer guitars. What more could you want?
     
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    Doesn’t sound unlikely, but tough (for me) to buy into 100% as Rubin is one of the few guys who’s as quick on the draw as Chris Robinson @ blurting out tidbits of self-serving revisionist history. Two very talented guys for sure, but both have a propensity for bullsh*t.
     
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    :aok
     
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    Oh yeah, he definitely had a “he made us do it” tone. Like he wouldn’t do whatever it took to get on the radio...sure buddy.

    It’s funny that he seems be embarrassed by their early success.
     
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    I believe that hidden/unlabeled tune @ the end SYMM is called Live Too Fast, Mercy Sweet Moan.

    Brendan O’Brien played the guitar solos on Twice as Hard, Jealous Again and Hard to Handle. Not sure if played the solos on any of the album’s other songs but it wouldn’t surprised me if O’Brien played more guitar parts on SYMM than those three (great) solos.
     
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    No argument about Ricks influence on the finished product.
    He definitely was like the (not so)silent band member.

    I like to think the Robinson brothers were as responsible for what made them special and stand out as anyone.
    You have to remember no one(not counting Keef) was playing in open chord voicings in the pop rock genre at the time, well maybe Thoroughgood but he was his own thing.

    I think they were more trend setters than beneficiaries of timing.
    They were at the forefront of the retro trend and literally reset the public’s ears to what basic popular rock and roll was.

    Shake your money maker was a great first album with a popular sound.
    It was the jab that set up the knockout punch which was Southern Harmony and musical companion.
    Of course we of the MFF brotherhood know the real reason SHAMC is the modern day blues rock guitar bible...
     
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