Chris Robinson Remembers ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ For 30th Anniversary

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Rich Robinson (R) and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes perform at Omeara London on February 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage).

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Black Crowes‘ smash debut Shake Your Moneymaker. Frontman Chris Robinson looked back on the album for Rolling Stone, calling it “a very sober record”. Robinson says the band had very little money, equipment, or experience saying “We hadn’t any money even for a 12-pack. We ate off of George’s leftovers. We didn’t have food budget. We didn’t have money for weed or anything, you know? So it’s all going into the work.”  Guitarists Rich Robinson and Jeff Cease had to share one amp, Chris had never used a studio microphone, and drummer Steve Gorman had never played to a click track.

Despite all that, the album was a huge hit – going 5X Platinum and reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200.

A 30th anniversary edition loaded with unreleased songs and live tracks will be released Feb. 26th and below is a tracklist:

LP 1: Shake Your Money Maker (2020 Remaster)
Side One:
1. “Twice As Hard”
2. “Jealous Again”
3. “Sister Luck”
4. “Could I’ve Been So Blind”
5. “Seeing Things”

Side Two:
1. “Hard to Handle”
2. “Thick N’ Thin”
3. “She Talks to Angels”
4. “Struttin’ Blues”
5. “Stare It Cold”
6. “Mercy, Sweet Moan”

LP 2: More Money Maker: Unreleased Songs and B-Sides
Side One:
1. “Charming Mess”
2. “30 Days in the Hole”
3. “Don’t Wake Me”
4. “Jealous Guy”
5. “Waitin’ Guilty”

Side Two:
1. “Hard to Handle” (With Horns Remix)
2. “Jealous Again” (Acoustic Version)
3. “She Talks to Angels” (Acoustic Version)
4. “She Talks to Angels” (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)
5. “Front Porch Sermon” (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)

LP3 and 4 The Homecoming Concert: Atlanta, GA December 1990
Side One:
1. Introduction
2. “Thick N’ Thin”
3. “You’re Wrong”
4. “Twice As Hard”
5. “Could I’ve Been So Blind”
6. “Seeing Things for the First Time”

Side Two:
1. “She Talks to Angels”
2. “Sister Luck”
3. “Hard to Handle”
4. “Shake ‘Em On Down/Get Back”

Side Three:
1. “Struttin’ Blues”
2. “Words You Throw Away”

Side Four:
1. “Stare It Cold”
2. “Jealous Again”

Can you believe that Shake Your Money Maker is 30?



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