Track Of The Day: Black Crowes
Check out the new Black Crowes track here and get an insight into the day-to-day workings of the Classic Rock office.
We’ve got a very groovy very special Track Of The Day today, as we bring you I Ain’t Hiding, the first song from the new Black Crowes album Before The Frost…
We just listened to it at CR HQ, and here’s what ensued:
SCENE: THE CR OFFICE, TIME: MIDDAY
All the team are heads-down on deadline, headphones are on all round and everyone’s furiously working.
SIAN: “Guys, headphones off. PLEASE tell me what this reminds me of…”
New Black Crowes track is played aloud to all and sundry.
BRAD: “Er, it’s that Bloodhound Gang song, the ‘Discovery Channel’ one… what’s it called, The Bad Touch
SCOTT: “No, it’s Squeeze, Cool For Cats… Who is this?”
Track continues, until the backing vocalists chime in with a timely ‘woo hoo’.
PAUL: “Aha, it’s that Stones song, Miss You.”
SCOTT: “Good spot, yeah, it is.”
At this point, Crowes aficionado James from Metal Hammer strolls across the office.
JAMES: “Aha! You’ve got the new Black Crowes goes disco song. When they did it live at Brixton, nobody quite knew what to make of it. But then it ramps up and really works when the guitar solo kicks in.”
He’s right too. It does. At first we weren’t entirely convinced why the Crowes were now taking the Stones’ disco (OK, weakest) period as their inspiration, but once you’ve listened to it a couple of times it kinda makes sense. It very much makes us want to hear the new album, that’s for damn sure.
So, get yerselves over to www.blackcrowes.com sharpish and download ‘I Ain’t Hiding’ and let us know what YOU think in the comments below.
Before The Frost is set for release on August 31.