This past Thursday night saw the debut of The M&Ms, a new supergroup featuring guitarist Papa Mali (7 Walkers), bassist Rob Mercurio (Galactic), drummer Stanton Moore (Galactic) and keyboardist John Medeski (MMW) at (le) poisson rouge in New York City. The concert was put together by Equifunk organizers, who will bring The M&Ms to Equifunk 2013 this August.
Arguably, the best Black Crowes lineup of all-time was the one that held together for most of the ’90s in which drummer Steve Gorman, keyboardist Eddie Harsch, bassist Johnny Colt and guitarist Marc Ford augmented the Brothers Robinson. Ford’s tone and Harsch’s versatility fit Chris and Rich’s music so well while no one has held down the drummer’s seat in The Black Crowes like Steve Gorman.
For this week’s Full Show Friday, we take a look at a classic Black Crowes performance from November 19th, 1996 at the Astoria Theater in London featuring that incredible lineup we mentioned earlier. This show contains a beautiful acoustic section and hard-hitting electric segments. Among the highlights are a blistering take on Wiser Time, Chris stopping the show during Gone to berate a fan who threw a beer at him, a gorgeous acoustic version of Torn and Frayed and a let-it-all-hang-out Remedy closer.
Set: Nebakanezer, Downtown Money Waster -> Share The Ride -> Gone*, Feathers, Black Moon Jam -> Black Moon Creeping, Wiser Time -> Ballad In Urgency, Girl From The North Country, Under A Mountain, Thorn In My Pride
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Jealous Again (acoustic), Thunderstorm 6:54 PM (acoustic), Torn And Frayed (acoustic), Good Friday (acoustic), She Talks To Angels (acoustic), Blackberry, Mr Spaceman, Remedy
* – A beer from the crowd hit Chris during Gone causing a slight interruption
Last month we reported on the new lineup for former Blips act Scarecrow Collection. The new version of the band has played a number of shows in May and we’ve been impressed with what we’ve heard. Back on Tuesday night SC performed at Van Gogh’s Ear Cafe in Union, New Jersey and delivered a Beatles cover we enjoyed.
The Beatles issued Don’t Let Me Down on Let It Be in 1970. It’s since been covered by many bands, including Scarecrow Collection who offered their version of the tune on Tuesday. Take a look…
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood was originally recorded by Nina Simone in 1964, but it’s arguably best known as one of The Animals’ signature tunes. The Eric Burdon-fronted act turned the song from a slow-burn jazz number into one of the seminal garage-rock tunes of the early 1960′s, with the help of some vamping organ and Burdon’s signature baritone growl. Now almost fifty years later Burdon, who released a new solo album earlier this year, has teamed up with HT fave Jenny Lewis to re-recorded one of his signature tunes for the latest edition of the soundtrack for the HBO show True Blood.