The Black Crowes: 10/13/96 BC Roadshow, Cleveland, OH

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Show Notes

The fall of 1996 is a beloved period in the history of The Black Crowes and this show is a blissful demonstration of the essence of that period. On this night in Cleveland, the band effortlessly showcased a wide spectrum of their strengths. Reaching deep into the catalog, Cleveland features some rarely played gems, including a 'new' song, Name Like Music", which was written and recorded for, but ultimately left off Three Snakes And One Charm. This original song was only played 7 times. The month of October, 1996 was a busy one, with 22 shows in 31 days. Shows from this month are often lauded for their consistently brilliant performances and this show is a prime example. The band is on fire and playing with confidence, getting the best out of each and every song. The setlist is stacked with rarely played originals ("Name Like Music", "Title Song"), excellent cover songs (Dylan's "Girl From The North Country", Lonnie Young's "Chevrolet" and a brilliant take on Neil Young's recently-released anthem "Big Time") and extended 'warhorses' ("Thorn In My Pride", "Ballad In Urgency" -> "Wiser Time"). The rest of the setlist is comprised of mostly non-single album tracks, including Amorica's "She Gave Good Sunflower" and Three Snakes & One Charm's "Girl From A Pawnshop". An astonishingly intense performance of the rarely played "Title Song" provides the ultimate peak of this evening's proceedings - it is certainly one of the two or three finest performances of this song and simply must be heard. The month of October sure makes for some tough choices when it comes to selecting a show to listen to, but this is without a doubt a standout performance. [BAND ARCHIVE]

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Tom  (11/17/2008 4:26:58 AM)

Well from the review given by Crowesbase, listed above, I was expecting a little more from this show. Title Song is one of my all time favorites and I feel like the expectations were set really high MORE>

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DISC ONE

SET ONE

Share the Ride
(5:18)  
Mellow Down Easy
(4:19)  
Blackberry Blossom
(4:32)  
Sister Luck
(6:05)  
A Conspiracy
(5:26)  
Girl From A Pawnshop
(6:31)  
Thorn's Progress Jam
(6:14)  
Thorn In My Pride
(14:24)
Ballad In Urgency
(7:43)  
Wiser Time
(7:47)  

DISC TWO

Title Song
(8:54)  
She Gave Good Sunflower
(6:22)  
Chevrolet
(4:12)  
Name Like Music
(4:04)  
No Speak No Slave
(6:26)  

ENCORE

Girl From A Pawnshop
(7:13)  
Big Time
(6:29)  
Twice as Hard
(5:35)