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Album Of The Week: Black Crowes | Shake Your Money Maker 30th Anniversary

The Robinsons’ ass-kicking multi-platinum debut returns in an expanded edition.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Shake Your Money Maker was the multi-platinum debut by the seminal rock ’n’ roll band The Black Crowes. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, band founders and brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, along with original producer George Drakoulias, oversaw the creation of a new multi-disc reissue.

The four-LP and three-CD Super Deluxe versions include the original album, remastered; a trio of never-before-heard studio recordings; two unreleased demos from the band’s early incarnation as Mr. Crowe’s Garden; B-sides; a spectacular, high-energy 14-song unreleased concert recorded in their hometown of Atlanta in December 1990; reproductions of an early Mr. Crowe’s Garden show flyer, setlist and tour laminate; a Crowes patch; and a 20-page book with liner notes by David Fricke.

Shake Your Money Maker was released originally in 1990 when rock was dominated by cheesy pop and hair metal. The Black Crowes gave the genre a much-needed swift kick in the ass with their debut album. That album, fueled by singles Jealous Again, Twice As Hard, She Talks To Angels and a rollicking cover of fellow Georgian Otis Redding’s Hard To Handle, the band immediately took the music world by storm, selling over five million records and topping polls and charts in late 1990.”