THE BLACK CROWES FACTS
Genre: Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Jam Rock
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia.
Albums: Shake Your Money Maker (1990), The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1992), Amorica (1994), Three Snakes and One Charm (1996), By Your Side (1999), Lions (2001), Warpaint (2008), Before the Frost...Until the Freeze (2009) and Croweology (2010).
Awards: 1 Grammy Award, 3 MTV Video Music Awards.
Hits: "Hard to Handle," "She Talks to Angels," "Jealous Again," "Twice As Hard," "Thorn In My Pride," "Remedy," "Blackberry," "Kickin' My Heart Around."
Other: The band was originally called Mr. Crowe's Garden, which was taken by another punk band, so the members opted for The Black Crowes.
The Black Crowes were formed in 1984 by brothers Chris Robinson (vocals) and Rich Robinson (lead guitar) and began touring in small clubs and theatres throughout the decade. In 1990, the group released its first album, Shake Your Money Maker, which became a major commercial success. The album climbed all the way to No.4 on the U.S. charts and featured the hit singles "She Talks To Angels," "Jealous Again" and "Hard to Handle."
The Black Crowes rode their wave of popularity into a variety of huge tours in the United States, Europe and all around the world, which helped gain momentum for their second release, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. Although the album debuted at No.1 on Billboard's pop albums chart, the record did not yield very successful singles, although "Thorn In My Pride" and "Remedy" remain favorites among The Black Crowes fans. In 1994, the band released Amorica, which climbed to No. 11 on the charts.
In 1999, The Black Crowes got in touch with their roots and what made them successful in the first place with the well-received record By Your Side. The album's single, "Kicking My Heart Around," was the group's most successful in years and launched a series of major tour dates, including the famed concerts performed at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre with Led Zeppelin guitar legend Jimmy Page.
After the release of Lions in 2001, The Black Crowes went on a major hiatus as band members explored a series of side projects and solo albums. Finally, in the late 2000s, the group got back together and released three more albums: Warpaint (2008), Before the Frost...Until the Freeze (2009) and Croweology (2010).