New Earth Mud was the debut solo album from the Black Crowes frontman, Chris Robinson. The record moved away from the Crowes’ classic blues rock and into improvisation territory.
Jeremy Stacey says:
“Apart from being an amazing singer, Chris is a musicologist. He wanted that band to be like The Grateful Dead. I found it hard to start with. It was a completely different approach because it’s improvised rock, but I really got into it. When you get into a project, you absorb it like a method actor.”
“I listened to a lot of music I hadn’t heard before and played in a very different way. My brother, Paul Stacey, was the guitarist in that band and he was going, ‘Great, we’re going to play with the singer from the Black Crowes. We’re going to rock!’”
“And Chris was like, ‘No, I don’t want you to rock. Jerry Garcia is like a jazz player - that’s where we’re going with this.’ It’s great to get taken off somewhere else.”
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