Shake Your Money Maker Import
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|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|
|11. Don't Wake Me|
|12. She Talks To Angels (Acoustic)|
|13. Bonus Track 1|
Reissue of The black Crowes classic first album, featuring the hit singles "Jealous Again," "Hard to Handle" and "She Talks to Angels".
Few young bands have embraced classic rock as fully as the Black Crowes. Their debut album features a bar-band stomp rooted in the back catalogs of the Rolling Stones, Free, the Faces, any number of early-'70s hard rockers. The secret of their success has been singer Chris Robinson's lanky rock-star poses matched with a voice as raw as whisky and as inviting as velvet. Add a healthy rhythm section accentuated by producer (and Rick Rubin protégé) George Drakoulias and you've got the dynamic shuffle of their hits ("Jealous Again" and the title track). While the band clearly likes to party, they're even more convincing as the Sunday-morning comedown of "She Talks to Angels." --Rob O'Connor
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Every song is good from start to finish, killer vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. Raw rock and roll with killer amounts of energy! 'Too Hard To Hande' Their signature song, killer Otis Rush cover and in my openion better then the original. 'She Talks To Angles' is the best song The Black Crows ever made, its a sweet ballad with beautiful lyrics and great musicianship. As for th erest of the album all the songs are good like I said but these are my favorites off the album.
There was like four top ten hits off Shake Your Money maker but the album is more then that and this is one of the best albums you will ever hear and you are really missing ouy if you dont have it yet! Highly recomended!
The Robinson brothers have written nine out of the album's ten songs, and "$hake Your Moneymaker", with its gritty, rootsy rock n' roll sound, is certainly more than good enough for a debut album.
The Black Crowes' sound is a tough amalgam of rock n' roll, blues and a little bit of soul, not unlike the Faces or the Rolling Stones. The arrangements are lean, yet muscular, with bluesy guitar riffs that leave room to breathe for the excellent rhythm section of Steve Gorman and Johnny Colt, and superb blues-and-boogie piano by the Rolling Stones' keyboardist, the great Chuck Leavell.
"$hake Your Money Maker" eventually sold millions of copies (more than three in the US alone), and the semi-acoustic ballad "She Talks To Angels" was a sizeable hit. The quality of the Robinson brothers' songwriting is consistently high almost all the way through, from the hard rock of "Twice As Hard" and "Jealous Again" to the swaggering, mid-tempo shuffle "Sister Luck" and the poignant "Seeing Things".
They also throw in a good cover of Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle", but the original songs are so good that the Crowes really don't need to rely on covers.
This fine album is for anyone who likes classic, Stonesy rock n' roll with a bluesy slant, and it's the Black Crowes' grittiest, bluesiest album.
By the early/mid 80s, the hard rock look and sound pioneered by the aforementioned names had reached the point of absurdity. Hair metal was all the rage and MTV had ushered in a video era where the look was now just as important as the music, if not more so. With this new image, the quality of the music suffered immensely. This new generation of rockers was so enraptured with the rock and roll lifestyle that they completely forgot about musicianship and artistry. This music is now affectionately known as Cheese Metal or Hair Metal. Music that seems laughable nowadays, with snicker-inducing hair and fashion to match. Music that could, in no way, be taken seriously by any true lover of music.
The trend wore on and throughout the late 80s, many now-forgotten hair metal groups came and went. Then, in 1990, a group came out of Georgia with a completely different ideology. This group, The Black Crowes, was making music that was completely out of style in this world of hair spray and spandex. Their debut, Shake Your Money Maker, was full of tight, fiery spurts of boogie-rock, the likes of which had not been heard on a major record since the mid-70s.Read more ›
"Twice As Hard" and "Jealous Again" are two tuneful rockers to lead the album off. Both were big rock radio hits, and deservedly so. Following is the bluesy "Sister Luck", a somewhat slower and fantastic track. "Seeing Things", another great radio track, reminds me a bit of Joe Cocker's "With A Little Help From My Friends". The cover of "Hard To Handle" is of course the most well-known classic on the album--a very catchy guitar-driven track. "She Talks To Angels" is a slow, sad track that absolutely hits the mark and was another big rock radio hit. "Could I've Been So Blind" and especially "Thick N' Thin" are solid rockers; and while not quite as memorable, the last two tracks "Struttin' Blues" and "Stare It Cold" also have that great blues-based rock sound.
Chris Robinson delivers these tunes with flawless perfection, and the hooks to the songs are memorable without being overly pop-based. All in all, this is just a great collection. You couldn't have asked for a much better "back to basics" rock CD at the time it came out. To this day, highly recommended.
Most recent customer reviews
I did not see that there was only the cd without the box and I'm very disappointed.Published 21 months ago by Louis
everything is find, delay reasonable and CD is not broken! cool!Published 23 months ago by Yan D'Amico
Rock and Roll American style! Where are bands like this today? Great sound. Buy it!Published 23 months ago by Guitar Rockman
not a bad album some not so good tunes but when your hard core zep fan its hard for anything else to comparePublished on April 20 2013 by jets
WOW!!! I can't believe that you don't have this CD in your collection! This is a MUST HAVE! The whole CD is filled with GREAT tracks. Even if you only know one Black Crowes song.. Read morePublished on July 19 2005
Each track on this album is excellent, with a couple classics. It's an album that has aged extremely well, and the Crowes' raw, and at this point unrefined, energy comes through... Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Average Guy
This hard rockin' southern style band charged out of the music scene in 1991, just when grunge was beginning to bust. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Melting_Pot
This was a good debut from a promising band, but to be honest after a few plays I felt like I heard all I needed to hear. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by Scott Fendley
I think this album is pretty cool. It mainly hard-southern rock n roll. Quite a few of the songs on here are famous. Read morePublished on April 28 2004 by HeadbangerDuh