This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Black Crowes’ smash debut Shake Your Moneymaker.
Frontman Chris Robinson looked back on the album for Rolling Stone, calling it “a very sober record”.
Robinson says the band had very little money, equipment, or experience. Guitarists Rich Robinson and Jeff Cease had to share one amp, Chris had never used a studio microphone, and drummer Steve Gorman had never played to a click track.
Despite all that, the album was a huge hit – going 5X Platinum and reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. A 30th anniversary edition loaded with unreleased songs and live tracks will be released Feb. 26th.