ABOUT CROW Crow formed in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, U.S.A. in August, 1967.Originally known as the "South 40",
they were former members of the Rave-Ons and the Jokers Wild.
The original band members were Dave Wagner (vocals), Larry
Wiegand (bass/vocals), Dick Wiegand (guitar), Dave (Kink)
Middlemist (Hammond organ/vocals)and Harry Nehls (drums/vocals).They released the "South 40 Live at
Someplace Else" LP in 1968. In 1969 they added Denny
Craswell (Castaways) on drums/vocals, changed their band name to
Crow, and released the album "Crow Music" on the Amaret label.
They had a number of Top-40 hits from 1969 to 1972,including "Evil Woman", "Slow
Down", "(Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie) On the King of Rock
n' Roll" and "Cottage Cheese" among others. They
disbanded in 1972 but reformed again in 1988. They continue to
play select concerts all over the United States and have
released numerous CD's. All the members have won Minnesota
Music Awards for their own individual instruments. In 2005 they
were inducted into the
Minnesota Rock/Country Hall of Fame and in 2009, the
Iowa Rock & Roll Music Hall of Fame.
With a lowdown bass lick,
uptown R&B horns and surging organ punctuating a catchy chorus,
"Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)" hit the Top 20 like
a comet in 1969 and propelled Crow from Midwest club band into
national touring act overnight. Thanks in part to covers by
Black Sabbath and Ike and Tina Turner, it's one of the most
recognizable hits of the era and, inexplicably, one of the few
to not make the transition into the digital age. Until now.
Out of print for four
decades, Crow's finest recordings are now available again on CD
and 180-gram vinyl editions meticulously mastered from the
original tapes. Long-suffering Crow fans can at last savor the
best of the band's gritty run from 1969-1971, including not only
"Evil Woman," but their other charting singles "Cottage Cheese,"
"Slow Down" and "(Don’t Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the) King
of Rock & Roll" -- not to mention deep album cuts like "Keeps Me
Running." Both formats also feature a previously unreleased demo
cover of the Beatles' "When I Get Home," and the CD edition adds
a previously unreleased long version of "Cottage Cheese."
Each edition comes
fully equipped with memorabilia, photos and detailed liners by
Doug Sheppard of Ugly Things magazine.
Tracks: Evil Woman Stand To Blame Slow
Down Busy Day Cottage Cheese Easy Street Don't
Try To Lay No Boogie
Woogie (On the King of Rock & Roll) Colors Mobile
Blues Something In Your Blood Gone,Gone,Gone
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Tracks: Slow Down Cottage Cheese Satisfy Susie Mobile Blues Look Chest Fever Something In Your Blood Don't
Try To Lay No Boogie
Woogie (On the King of Rock & Roll) Waitin' for the Wind Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With