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Fri Mar 18, 2022, 09:59 PM

Black Crowes - NPR Tiny Desk Concert, 2/20/20 - She Talks To Angels / Jealous Again / Wiser Time

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Reply Black Crowes - NPR Tiny Desk Concert, 2/20/20 - She Talks To Angels / Jealous Again / Wiser Time (Original post)
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Diamond_Dog Mar 2022 #1
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Fri Mar 18, 2022, 10:35 PM

1. So good.

Thank you highplainsdem.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 19, 2022, 10:07 AM

2. You're very welcome! Did you read the video description on YouTube for this Tiny

concert, the last one done at NPR before the pandemic forced them to switch to home concerts?

The second Chris Robinson swaggered through the door, he was cracking jokes. "Life is full of disappointments," he lamented. "I thought the desk would be smaller!"

That didn't deter him or his brother Rich from belting out the hits from The Black Crowes' platinum album, Shake Your Money Maker. It's somehow been 30 years since the singles "Jealous Again" and "Hard To Handle" (their Otis Redding cover) received constant radio play, and the brothers have reunited for the 30th anniversary of that debut album.

In the early 1990s, I was taping songs off my bedroom stereo's FM tuner to learn Rich Robinson's iconic guitar lines. I was thrilled when the newly reunited Brothers Of A Feather decided to open their Tiny Desk concert with "She Talks To Angels." What I didn't expect was how great it would sound three decades on, stripped down to just voice and acoustic guitar. As soon as I heard the first lick, I was transported to my childhood bedroom. If you close your eyes, you can imagine this is what it sounded like when it was written in their childhood home outside Atlanta.

It's no secret that the brothers haven't always gotten along, and Chris and Rich Robinson have had musical successes outside their collaboration as The Black Crowes. But the combination of Chris' instantly recognizable raspy belt and Rich's catchy guitar riffs was always going to be the duo's legacy. Judging by the gasps from the lucky NPR staff in attendance, it's clear that their rift was not meant to last.

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