The Black Crowes: Smearing the 'Warpaint'

fromWXPN

Set List

  • "Oh Josephine"
  • "Locust Street"
  • "Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution"

Web-Only Outtake

Black Crowes (300)

hide captionThe Black Crowes.

Courtesy of the artist

When The Black Crowes came howling out of Atlanta with 1990's Shake Your Money Maker, few were taking on the boogie-rock of the Rolling Stones and Faces. This was the awkward period between Guns N' Roses and Nirvana, but somehow The Black Crowes succeeded.

The band has continued to record classic-rock-inspired songs with a Southern twang. On Warpaint — The Black Crowes' first studio album since 2001's Lions — the group reunites after solo efforts and concert tours on the jam-band circuit. This time around, North Mississippi Allstars member Luther Dickinson replaces Marc Ford on guitar. The material remains the same — swaggering rock with a bit of Southern-fried soul — but now the band sounds like professionals who have honed an otherwise ramshackle style of music.

The Black Crowes give and acoustic set and interview on WXPN.

This segment originally aired April 4, 2008.

Purchase Featured Music

Warpaint

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Warpaint
  • Artist: The Black Crowes
  • Label: Silver Arrow
  • Released: 2008
 

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.