|1. Under A Mountain|
|2. Good Friday|
|4. One Mirror Too Many|
|6. Girl From A Pawnshop|
|7. (Only) Halfway To Everywhere|
|8. Bring On, Bring On|
|9. How Much For Your Wings?|
|10. Let Me Share The Ride|
|11. Better When You're Not Alone|
|12. Evil Eye|
The roots that so many people need and crave (southern blues and rock) are still there and hugely prevalent on "Under a Mountain", "One Mirror", "Blackberry", "Halfway to Everywhere", "Let me Share the Ride" but we also listen to the sounds of progression. I don't think the jams that happen here are as random and abstract as they at first appear.
There is tension in this CD and it gives us some edge through what would otherwise be a series of safe songs.
The tragic and dischordant "How Much for your Wings" has so many layers that unwrap and battle with each other. The heartfelt "Girl From a Pawnshop" tells a story which musically and lyrically drops and then inspires.
"Nebakanezer" is a trip you want to take over and over.
For all the lineup changes and apparent difficulties - the Robinson Brothers very definately have 'it' on this CD - Chris sounds better than ever, both snarling and mellow - and Rich keeps finding hooks that pull you in.
Don't let this one pass you by because it's different.
The Black Crowes never pandered to the masses. They do what they do and keep rock and roll interesting.
It's a shame so many people don't get that!
The selection of singles to promote the album also was bit baffling to me as well. "Blackberry" and "One Mirror Too Many" are probably the weakest songs on the record and don't even come close to the beautiful melodic groove present on the rest of this disc. "How Much For Your Wings?" which would've have been a better choice.
The ballads are the real strength of the album including "Good Friday", "Girl from a Pawnshop", and "Wings" are all perfect on their own.