The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
Released: May 1992
Label: American Recordings
The Black Crowes' second record not only lived up to the potential shown on the group's first, it far surpassed anyone's expectations. A fantastic three-fer opens things up, closely followed by one of those Crowes masterpieces that seemingly comes from every classic rock song while sounding like nothing that came before it ("Sometimes Salvation"). The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion jump-started a new era not just of Southern rock but also of rock music itself, just when the career of previous torchbearers Guns N' Roses began to unravel.