The Black Crowes are an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes nine studio albums, four live albums and several charting singles. The band was signed to Def American Recordings in 1989 by producer George Drakoulias and released their debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, the following year. The follow-up, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, reached the top of the Billboard 200 in 1992.
The band has opened for various rock acts such as Heart, Robert Plant, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Dave Matthews Band, the Grateful Dead, Aerosmith and ZZ Top, and performed live with Jimmy Page and Oasis, among others. The band has sold over 30 million albums, and is listed at number 92 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. They were also labeled by Melody Maker as “The Most Rock ‘n’ Roll Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” and the readers of Rolling Stone voted them ‘Best New American Band’ in 1990.
After a hiatus between 2002 and 2005, the band released Warpaint, which hit number 5 on the Billboard chart. After the release of a double album, the greatest hits-like and mostly acoustic Croweology in August 2010, the band started a 20th anniversary tour that will be followed by a second, lengthy hiatus.
On Sunday, December 5, 2010 The “Black Crowes” hit the stage at The Knitting Factory Concert House.
They played to a nearly sold out show of over 800 fans, (the KNIT holds just over 1200) the place was PACKED !!!
The set lasted around two hours and they played 12 songs including two encore songs.
The set went like this,
“Soul Singing”, “Poor Elijah/Robert Johnson”, “Seeing Things”, “Just Want To See His Face”, “My Morning Song”, “Girl From A Pawnshop”, “Been A Long Time (waiting on love)”, “Non-Fiction”, “Ballad in Urgency”, “Wiser Time” and two encores, “Train Still Makes A Lonely Sound” and “Boomer’s Story”.
All the fans were really getting into the show, some singing every word to every song. The only problem for this examiner was if this is supposed to be a some what of a farewell tour as was billed, “Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys” 2010 Tour, then why none of the bigger hits like “She Talks To Angels”, “Hard To Handle”, “Remedy”, “Jealous Again” stuff like that. Only the Black Crowes know for sure !!!
Opening for the Crowes was “Truth & Salvage Co.”
All in all this was a very good show, and a great time was had by all !!!
Visit the Crowes web-site @ http://www.blackcrowes.com/2010/
All up-coming shows at the KNIT go to http://re.knittingfactory.com/
To see photos of many shows go to http://rockmephoto.smugmug.com/
ALL PHOTOS by JOHN TUCKNESS
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