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Released: January 1990

Rating: 4.200 (average of 5 ratings)

Genre: blues-tinged album rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Twice as Hard
  2. Jealous Again
  3. Sister Luck
  4. Could I’ve Been So Blind
  5. Seeing Things
  6. Hard to Handle
  7. Thick N’ Thin
  8. She Talks to Angels
  9. Struttin’ Blues
  10. Stare It Cold


sales in U.S. only 5 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 5 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 4
peak on U.K. album chart 36

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Jealous Again (2/24/90) #75 US, #70 UK, #5 AR
  • Twice as Hard (6/30/90) #47 UK, #11 AR
  • Hard to Handle (9/1/90) #26 US, #39 UK, #1 AR
  • She Talks to Angels (1/19/91) #30 US, #1 AR
  • Seeing Things (5/11/91) #72 UK, #2 AR


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Shake Your Money Maker
Black Crowes
“The Black Crowes’ debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, may borrow heavily from the bluesy hard rock grooves of the Rolling Stones and Faces (plus a bit of classic soul), but the band gets away with it due to sharp songwriting and an ear for strong riffs and chorus melodies, not to mention the gritty, muscular rhythm guitar of Rich Robinson and brother Chris’ appropriate vocal swagger” (Huey).

“Unlike their later records, the Crowes don’t really stretch out and jam that much on Money Maker, but that helps distill their virtues into a handful of memorable singles (Jealous Again, She Talks to Angels, a cover of Otis Redding’s Hard to Handle), and most of the album tracks maintain an equally high standard” (Huey).

Shake Your Money Maker may not be stunningly original, but it doesn’t need to be; it's the most concise demonstration of the fact that the Black Crowes are a great, classic rock & roll band” (Huey).

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Last updated May 30, 2008.