The Black Crowes have always been extremely inspired by rock ‘n’ roll of the 1970s. Since the band’s formation, they have been fusing their own style with their influences of the past. Last month The Black Crowes released an EP titled “1972” featuring all covers from some of their favorite music of the title year. Black Crowes’ frontman Chris Robinson joined Matt Pinfield for this episode of “New & Approved” to talk all about the new record.
Chris tells Matt that the goal of “1972” was to highlight why they loved all of the music they covered. The songs included on the EP were what the band was listening to during their formation, even though this music wasn’t as “cool” at the time. Chris decided instead of reworking the songs, they would record them as close as possible to the original in order to truly honor the music.
Chris goes into his love for the songs and bands/musicians they covered on “1972,” which includes The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, T. Rex, David Bowie, The Temptations, and Little Feat. Matt and Chris share an obsession with music and a love of collecting records. Chris discusses finding music at a young age and discovering country rock, folk, new wave, and punk.
Be sure to take a listen to The Black Crowes’ EP “1972!”