Author:Steve Gorman +Stephen Hyden
I stopped reading rock star memoirs a few years ago, having taken a view of what more could they offer. This probably arose when I read Motley Crue’s The Dirt and the Warren Zevon biography in quick succession; no one’s walking away from those two clean. Those books show envelopes being well and truly pushed no matter what one may think of the music and as years pass what may in teenage years have seemed like high spirits seems through a middle aged rearview mirror as arrested development and started to detract from the music.
However If any band were to draw me back in for the ride then its The Black Crowes and I’ve been looking forward to this book by their ex drummer since hearing that it was being written last year.
Initially derided by some as Stones / Faces copyists The Crowes have been for the best part of 30 years one of ‘my touchstone bands’ and IMHO their mid 90’s output ( Sothern Harmony, Amorica, 3 Snakes) stands comparison against anyones. Which probably just means that I was the right age for them when they came along. In many ways they seemed » Continue Reading.