Review: The Black Crowes – Remedy (Rock)

This review covers the rock track The Black Crowes – Remedy.

This track was released in 1992 on the album The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

The track starts with a high hat. From there, the guitars come in with the drum kit following suit. The vocals then join the track. The guitars are a mixture of acoustic and electric.

From there, some backup vocals take the track into the main chorus. This section is capped off with a brief piano element.

After this, the main vocals take the track into the next verse. After this, the backup vocals take the track into the main chorus again. This is capped off with a guitar solo.

At this point, the main vocals then modify the main chorus. A few words are repeated over and over again. After a guitar element being added, the backup vocals repeat the main chorus again. After that, the drum kit takes the track out to a false ending. Then the guitars lead the track out with the real ending.

One of the more challenging things about this track is to find anything to enjoy. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t find it. It had some of the right ideas, but the execution was pretty bland. It had a guitar solo, but the solo really added so precious little to the track, that it become nothing memorable.

The vocals slurred a lot of the words. As a result, most of the meaning became lost in an inaudible jumble of sound. Probably the strongest part of the track was the backup vocals. Even then, they are only pretty average.

Just to add insult to injury, there is a false ending which ends up dragging this track on a lot longer then it needed to be. When it’s not that great of a track to begin with, a false ending can make the track just that much worse.

Overall, this track just doesn’t make the grade. The strongest part of the track is the backup vocals. They end up being very average. The guitar solo doesn’t really do much of anything. Meanwhile, the main vocals are so badly slurred, that almost all meaning gets lost. With nothing really memorable or positive in this track, it winds up being a flop in my books.


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