Amorica

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Amorica

The original cover of the album, which features visible pubic hair. Editions sold by big box retailers have airbrushed out the hair.
Studio album by The Black Crowes
ReleasedNovember 1, 1994 (1994-11)
RecordedMay–June 1994
GenreBlues rock, hard rock
Length54:13
LabelAmerican
ProducerJack Joseph Puig
The Black Crowes chronology
The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
(1992)
Amorica
(1994)
Three Snakes and One Charm
(1996)
Censored cover
Censored version of the cover
 
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Amorica

The original cover of the album, which features visible pubic hair. Editions sold by big box retailers have airbrushed out the hair.
Studio album by The Black Crowes
ReleasedNovember 1, 1994 (1994-11)
RecordedMay–June 1994
GenreBlues rock, hard rock
Length54:13
LabelAmerican
ProducerJack Joseph Puig
The Black Crowes chronology
The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
(1992)
Amorica
(1994)
Three Snakes and One Charm
(1996)
Censored cover
Censored version of the cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[2]
NME(8/10)[3]
Q4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau(dud)[4]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[5]

Amorica is the third album by The Black Crowes. It was released in late 1994 on American Recordings and re-issued in the US and UK in 1998 with two bonus tracks. The album was banned from some stores like Walmart and Kmart, due to its sexually explicit album cover, which features a woman's crotch wearing a United States flag thong with pubic hair sticking out. The picture was from the cover of a July 1976 Hustler magazine. The image was replaced with a black background which only featured the triangle. [6] Amorica eventually reached Gold status in the United States, shipping 500,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson.

  1. "Gone" – 5:08
  2. "A Conspiracy" – 4:46
  3. "High Head Blues" – 4:01
  4. "Cursed Diamond" – 5:56
  5. "Nonfiction" – 4:16
  6. "She Gave Good Sunflower" – 5:48
  7. "P.25 London" – 3:38
  8. "Ballad in Urgency" – 5:39
  9. "Wiser Time" – 5:33
  10. "Downtown Money Waster" – 3:40
  11. "Descending" – 5:42

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Song of the Flesh" – 3:45
  2. "Sunday Night Buttermilk Waltz" – 2:46
  3. "Tied Up and Swallowed" - 4:16

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

YearChartPosition
1994Billboard 20011

Singles - Billboard (North America)

YearSingleChartPosition
1994"A Conspiracy"Mainstream Rock Tracks5
Modern Rock Tracks23
1995"High Head Blues"Mainstream Rock Tracks8
"Wiser Time"Mainstream Rock Tracks7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Amorica at AllMusic
  2. ^ Eddy, Chuck (4 November 1994). "Music Review: 'Amorica' Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Black Crowes - Amorica CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: The Black Crowes". RobertChristgau.com. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Evans, Paul (3 November 1994). "Amorica". Rolling Stone. 
  6. ^ Morse, Steve (March 23, 1995). "The Black Crowes: Rock rebels take home-grown spirit on tour". The Boston Globe. p. 18. 

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