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Shane’s Music Challenge: CHRIS ROBINSON – 2002 – New Earth Mud

| 25 February 2014 | Reply

Shane’s Music Challenge: CHRIS ROBINSON – 2002 – New Earth Mud
6.5/10

Chris Robinson - New Earth Mud cover

Chris Robinson took time out from The Black Crowes to make this laid back slice of Americana as his debut solo album, and it’s a real fine slice of down home, pot-o-stew tunes (though his first solo release was earlier that same year, with the song Red Road on the soundtrack to the Goldie Hawn/Susan Sarandon movie The Banger Sisters)

Mixing up roots n’ roll, acoustic and electric grooves, a touch of country and soul, and a very Seventies singer/songwrite vibe, Robinson ended up with an album which showed a whole ‘nother side to him than his main band – in shelving the swaggering rock of The Crowes, he got in touch with his own soul.

Best bits: Opener Safe In The Arms Of Love is gorgeous, Ride is funky and boadacious, and Katie Dear is a sweet homage to his new bride, Goldie’s daughter Kate Hudson, that could have been ham fisted and skippable, but is instead a highlight.

Category: Shane's Rock Challenge

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