- Jan 14, 2005
Is Charlie Starr playing two vintage GTs with the Crowes?
Great tones, whatever he and Rich are playing!
I think Mitchell is a great player but didn't fit very well during the early shows. Based on more recent YT videos he seems to have settled in quite nicely. I still wouldn't mind Charlie Starr doing more shows with the Crowes, though.Hats off to Charlie for filling in, but Isiah Mitchell remains a better fit...
I am a HUGE black cowes fan. Seen them every tour multiple times...bought all the albums. Warpaint is super strong. after the frost...freeze is great... magpie salute... CRB.... green leaf rustlers.... all of it. but this covers thing is pretty soft.
The band can play. for sure. they can REALLY play. they can Sound great... but C'mon. This is EXACTLY the thing these guys railed against even a small handful of years ago. Plus... there isn't one of these covers that has anything interesting in it outside of some tasty licks or "tone".
sorry I can't fanboy for anything this mediocre. Especially...in light of their impressive track record.
JB abides... I was actually looking forward to hearing what they'd come up with as far as new material.
This 1972 release is management motivated, I'm sure... but it's kinda beneath them... and not very good. I mean Chris can CRUSH a pile of covers. or he sure used to. these covers sound kinda half assed and phoned in from the singing standpoint.
I'll keep my ears open if they release new BC material... but I'm checking out, and that's a bummer.
Crowes aren't the Crowes without Steve Gorman behind the drums and Eddie Harsch on the keys. This current band is "the Robinson Bros" and not the Black Crowes. Still glad to see them performing again.
In terms of Charlie, I think he's relatively restrained here as it is just a favour for him to fill in and he probably doesn't want to step on anyone's toes. Much better than him trying to make himself the big star and put the band out so he can show off and trample all over each song!
I'm seeing the Crowes themselves in Germany later this year, regardless of who should/shouldn't be in the band, I'm pretty hyped for it and it'll be great to hear the entire first album as that's where the gold really is, if they add some of these songs in too then that's ok with me (the Temptations cover in particular is fun)
Gorman is one of those eidetic memory guys....like a recorder always going. And he's way more important to that band than anyone named Robinson wants to admit.