The Black Crowes' debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, may borrow heavily from the bluesy hard rock grooves of the Rolling Stones and Faces (plus a bit of classic soul), but the band gets away with it due to sharp songwriting and an ear for strong riffs and chorus melodies, not to mention the gritty, muscular rhythm guitar of Rich Robinson and brother Chris' appropriate vocal swagger. Unlike their later records, the Crowes don't really stretch out and jam that much on Money Maker, but that helps distill their virtues into a handful of memorable singles ("Jealous Again," "She Talks to Angels," a cover of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle"), and most of the album tracks maintain an equally high standard. Shake Your Money Maker may not be stunningly original, but it doesn't need to be; it's the most concise demonstration of the fact that the Black Crowes are a great, classic rock & roll band.
Performance CreditsBlack Crowes Primary Artist
Jeff Cease Guitar,Group Member
Johnny Colt Bass,Group Member
Laura Creamer Background Vocals
Steve Gorman Cymbals,Drums,Group Member
Chuck Leavell Organ,Piano
Brendan O'Brien Multi Instruments
Chris Robinson Vocals
Rich Robinson Guitar
Technical CreditsDavid Bianco Remixing
George Drakoulias Producer
Brendan O'Brien Engineer,Instrumentation
Rick Rubin Executive Producer
Ruth Leitman Cover Photo
Pete Angelus Management,Personal Manager
Alan Forbes Artwork,Art Direction
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Shake Your Money Maker based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This is very possibly one of the great albums released from this group. The energy and soul in each song is amazing. It's good for relaxing on a Saturday afternoon drive or for a sing along at a party. This cd will be a hit with all your friends.
From the rockin' ''hard to handle'' to the slower but none the less shaking ''sister luck'' this cd blows you away!!! straight ahead bluesrock!!!