DVD Reviews

The Black Crowes – Freak ‘N’ Roll Into The Fog


The Black Crowes waited years before getting into the DVD game, and their first, Freak ‘N’ Roll Into The Fog, is a glorious glimpse into America’s last great rock band working a San Francisco Fillmore crowd into a frenzy. What makes the Crowes special is their ability to bridge the best of the ‘60s and ‘70s with their own Southern twist. They write great songs. They cover great songs. They jam. Among the 19 tracks, the Crowes stuff the cannons with a booming “My Morning Song,” a horn-and-chorus-drenched “(Only) Halfway To Everywhere,” a “Seeing Things” that sears with gospel-like intensity, and an acoustic version of “Cursed Diamond” showcasing guitarist Marc Ford’s lyrical slide playing. Like The Grateful Dead, the Crowes never play the same show twice. Here, they bring the house down fittingly with a superb cover of The Band’s “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down.”

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