Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes
Live At The Greek


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by brak_jb_page USER (2 Reviews)
January 15th, 2005 | 10 replies | 8,175 views


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Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes- Live At The Greek

(2000)



Vocals- Chris Robinson

Guitar- Jimmy Page, Audley Freed, Chris Robinson-(and vocals)

Bass- Sven Pipien

Drums- Steve Gorman

Keyboards- Ed Harsch



This album was recorded on the tour that Page and the Crowes did. They play Zeppelin classics for the most part, with a few old blues songs thrown in. The Crowes have surprisingly good chemistry with Page, and Page has really passed the test of time as he is still in top form. If you didnít know, (and god I hope you do) Jimmy Page is the former Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist, and many, (including myself), consider him one of the greatest, maybe even THE greatest guitarist of all time. The Black Crowes first album, ďShake Your Money Maker" was released in 1990, and the last album since their breakup was ďLions", released in 2001. To my knowledge Chris and Rich are both still touring (separately).



DISC 1



Celebration Day -3:42- This song, taken from ďLed Zeppelin III", starts off with some quick guitar playing, and works into the groove. The drums are a standout on this song, as well as Chrisís vocals. The guitar is in top notch, as it is in the rest of the album. A nice, quick song to open the album up. 4/5



Custard Pie -5:18- The song has an insane groove. You canít help but get up and dance. This song has great bass, along with the usual great guitar and drums. This song has a great solo. No one can do this song as well as Zep, but Page and the Crowes come pretty **** close. 5/5



Sick Again -4:34- Again, this song has great rhythm and a killer groove. Maybe a little less bluesy than ďCustard Pie", but you get the same feeling. Drums, guitar, bassÖ.everything is top-notch. 5/5



What Is And What Should Never Be -5:26- This is a Zeppelin favorite, but Iíve never really liked it at all until hearing the Crowes and Page do it. This song starts out with a slow, dreamy type flow, than explodes into a rocker. The lyrics, the whole effect, just make you feel like youíre floating along. A really good song, but not as great as some think, in my opinion. 3/5



Woke Up This Morning -4:14- This song, written by B.B. King, is a good one. Itís pretty much B.B. style blues. The performance is good; it just doesnít really flow well with the other songs. The guitar is good, and the vocals are excellent, as itís good to hear Chris actually singing instead of screaming. Itís good, but not great. 4/5



Shapes Of Things To Come -3:09- I donít really like this song. First of all, the Crowes did do a good job playing it. It just isnít anything special. The song itself has kind of a ballad type flow, then a descending guitar part, than back to the ballad type. I donít know, it just doesnít stand out. Mediocre at best. 2/5



Sloppy Drunk -6:05- This song is more bluesy than most of the songs on the album. It has kind of a bar band feel, as well. The guitar is great, as they jam for a while. The piano is a standout as well on this one. Good stuff. 4/5



Ten Years Gone -6:30- Here we are, back to the Zeppelin songs. This is one of my favorite Zep songs. The guitar is great. It starts out with a floaty, dreamy riff, than gets into a hard rocking groove, than it calms back down to the floaty riff. The drums are great as well, as they arenít too aggressive, yet they provide just enough. The solo is absolutely great stuff. The vocals are really great as well. Awesome song. 5/5



In My Time Of Dying -9:33- This still stands with me as Zeppelinís most badass song. Itís got a sinister slide riff. Everything about this song is dark and mysterious, especially the lyrics. The song changes form quite smoothly; it turns explosive and stays that way. The drums, guitar, vocals, and bass all stand out on this one. Another great song. 5/5



Your Time Is Gonna Come -6:02- This song starts out with some pretty nice organ playing, than it completely changes to the songs melody. Than, the guitars and drums bust into a hard rock groove. The guitar is great, as usual. The solo is really good. Not as good as the two before it, yet it is a really good song. 4/5



DISC 2



The Lemon Song -8:59- Another classic Zeppelin epic. It starts out as a slow, bluesy rocker; than it speeds up, than works its way back the slower part. It has great bass playing and even a bass solo (if you could call it that). Top notch, and itís good to see more extended jamming. 5/5



Nobodyís Fault But Mine -6:41- I love the intro riff to this song. Itís simple, but it sounds great. This song isnít as bluesy as most songs on the album, but itís sweet anyway. The groove is just as good as ďCustard Pie". The drums are awesome on this song. The harmonica is pretty good, too. The guitar is awesome as usual. 5/5



Heartbreaker -5:50- This is the first song I learned on guitar, so yeah. The main riff is pretty awesome, just a simple, sinister riff. The song stops completely for part of the solo, but somehow it still fits in. The solo is awesome, by the way. Jimmy kind of messes it up a little, but heís still the man. After the solo, the song changes a little, then goes back to the main part. Really, really good song. 4/5



Hey Hey, What Can I Do -3:30- Am I mistaken, or is that a mandolin in the background? This song sounds really rich and deep. Itís pretty much an upbeat rock song in the vain of ďYour Time Is Gonna Come". Good all around playing, good all-around song. 4/5



Mellow Down Easy -5:20- The opening drums to this song have kind of a swing feel, but that feel is gone once the guitars and harmonica kick in. It gets some of the swing feel back during the verses, but it starts to rock again. Not as good as most material on this album, but itís not bad. 3/5



Oh Well -4:10- This is a Fleetwood Mac song, but you wouldnít know if I didnít tell you. It really has a Zeppelin feel to it. The intro riff is great, and then when they work into the call and answer feel of the verses, itís sweet. This song rocks really hard, and the vocals are very good as well. The guitar, well, itís awesome, what did you expect. I had always dreamed of Zeppelin doing this song, and this is the closest you can get. 5/5



Shake Your Money Maker -4:25- We get back to a more traditional blues feel now, with repetitive lyrics and dirty, bluesy guitar. The solo is awesome. The drums arenít as good as the other songs, though, at least in my opinion. This isnít as good as the Zeppelin tunes, but it still rocks. 4/5



You Shook Me -8:25- The great guitar that opens this song up basically sets the mood for the song. This song has some of the best guitar on the album, which is saying a lot. The beatís good, as it chugs along with great bluesy guitar. The cold shriek that Chris lets out later in the song is pretty awesome. More good all around playing. Slow, gritty blues. 4/5



Out On The Tiles -3:39- This choice to play live was a surprise to me, as itís not a very well known Zep song. This is a good, solid rocker. Pretty normal Zeppelin stuff. 3/5



Whole Lotta Love -5:34- I love how the guitar on ďOut On The Tiles" works into this Zeppelin classic. What can be said? Possibly the ultimate Zeppelin song, maybe the ultimate classic rock song. The awesome main riff is a classic, and one of the most recognizable. The little dreamy part towards the middle goes on for a minute, than explodes into an awesome guitar part. Chris has some great screams and yells on this song, and the drumming, guitar, and bass are all great, and close the album up nicely. 5/5



This is one of the best live records Iíve heard. It also has some of the best guitar playing Iíve heard in a while. The Zeppelin songs are all great, and listening to this album prompted me to further explore the Black Crowesí music. It sucks that theyíve broken up, as they brought back some great blues-rock. Itís also great to hear Page playing the Zeppelin classics again. Overall, Iím going to give this album a 4/5, only because if youíre not a Zeppelin fan, than you probably wonít like this album. But, for huge Zep fans like me, itís great to hear all the classic Zeppelin tunes played by a newer band.



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Badmoon
October 13th 2004



384 Comments


Good review :thumb:

I think this album is pretty good. I don't care for Page or Zeppelin, but The Black Crowes are a fabulous band. They have such a great groove.

ZEROthirtythree
October 14th 2004



234 Comments


Sounds interesting, I never knew about this. Nice review. :thumb:

SilentPsycho
November 4th 2004



11 Comments


Great review. Jimmy is one of the best guitarists ever! I should probably get this CD

Broken Arrow
November 4th 2004



220 Comments


Really good review. I have heard much about this album but I want to hear some of the actually songs.

allman
November 19th 2004



1 Comments


i know its out there cause i found it on Presence Tracker, but other than Presence does any one know where to find this dvd rip?

LedHead712
April 22nd 2005



22 Comments


Great review, i am now interested in buying this album.

When did they break up?

Bigbadbob
February 7th 2006



16 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

so-so review. There's alot left out. Could've explored how much more layered the Zeppelin songs sound here with three guitars playing insteadof Jimmy shouldering the whole load. Chris Robinsons certainly doesnt have the range of Robert Plant but he's got that southern soul and does an admirable job. The production/mix/engineering of this CD is just outstanding for a live recording. The drums and bass have such a....chunky sound, Its just a beautiful thing (wipes tear). Incidently, this was a precursor to the tour. They all got such a good vibe from the 6 shows (3 in NY, 3 in LA) that they took it on the road. On a side note, no Black Crowes songs made the CD due to contractual obligations.

carolynrose
July 17th 2006



9 Comments


The Crowes are back together now. . Ive seen them myself.

Patrick
July 17th 2006



1891 Comments


I knew that it was a Fleetwood Mac song. It inspired Black Dog.

Activista anti-MTV
July 19th 2006



3134 Comments


sounds like a cool album, good review.



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