Thursday, February 28, 2008
Maxim Blows it - forced to apologize to Black Crowes
Maxim magazine has had to apologize to the Black Crowes for writing a review of a New CD without listening to the cd. The Crowes first new studio Album in eight years, Warpaint, will be released Tuesday; Maxim had been provided only with samples for preview purposes. The March issue of Maxim panned Warpaint, giving it 2 and half stars out of five, saying the Black Crowes "sound pretty much like they always have: Pretty Boozy, competent, and in Slavish debt to the Stones, Allmans, and the Faces."
While I agree about the intellectual dishonesty on Maxim's part, is the review so bad? I've always thought the best thing about the Black Crowes was their consistent ability to infuse their bluesy Rock sound with a level of Soul that the Stones, Allmans and Faces could handily achieve, but did so all too rarely.
Pretty Boozy, Competent, and in slavish debt to the Stones, Allmans, and the Faces.
F*ckin Eh. Looks like I'm buying Warpaint on Tuesday.
ps: review of Warpaint from Rolling Stone.
Rolling Stone's review