Season 2 Episode 8: The Black Crowes Were The Most Rock ‘n’ Roll Rock ‘n’ Roll Band of the ’90s

A crucial touchstone in ’90s rock that’s often overlooked is Shake Your Money Maker, the 1990 debut by the Black Crowes.

Thanks to singles such as “Hard To Handle” and “She Talks To Angels,” Shake Your Money Maker became a multi-platinum smash right before grunge took over.

What happened next is one of the more fascinating stories in ’90s rock. The Black Crowes were essentially the American version of Oasis — a brash, hard-partying group led by two brothers who were constantly at each others’ throats.

To help make sense of this tumultuous, criminally underrated band, I invited my friend and Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman on the podcast. We talked about the band’s feisty interactions with Rick Rubin, the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, the time they spent $1 million on an album they didn’t even put out, and Steve’s almost-fistfight with Liam Gallagher at Glastonbury in 1995. Stories abound in this episode!

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