Interview and Album Review: Those Damn Crows
THOSE DAMN CROWS — MURDER AND THE MOTIVE ALBUM REVIEW
By Tiffini Taylor and Jen Minor
Those Damn Crows is a powerhouse rock band out of Wales and their recently released album Murder and the Motive is loud, fun, and all rock. The guitars explode on this album starting with the very first track “Don’t Give a Damn.”
“Blink Of An Eye” has a drum beat perfectly intertwined with the guitars creating an amazing sound of pleasure. “Someone Someday” is a track that will melt part of the heart. It is a roaring song showcasing frontman Shane Greenhall’s beautiful vocals.
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Dead!” Tell us something that we didn’t know already. This song tells it like it is in a good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll fashion. Consisting of loud, driving drums and guitars, it has everything that makes one want to groove. Raw and dirty rock just the way we like it! Definitely head-bang worthy!
Another song that rocks is “The Fighter” a hard-driven quick beat that makes you throw your arms up and scream. Greenhall’s clear and fast vocals are accompanied by speedy drum beats. It is pure rock!
“Breakaway” finishes the album with strong guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. It is a track that reiterates the message that rock is not dead and never will be.
Murder and the Motive is a solid rock album from a band comprising of talented musicians.
Those Damn Crows is Shane Greenhall- vocals, Ian ‘Shiner’ Thomas-guitar, Ronnie Huxford-drums, Lloyd Wood- bass, David Winchurch – guitar
Don’t Give A Damn
Blink Of An Eye
Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Dead!
Behind These Walls
Interview with Frontman Shane Greenhall
DFTR: What led you to play rock music?
SG: My dad played guitar and after learning country songs that he used to play, I was looking for new songs to play. Bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Green Day were huge for us growing up in the 90’s, but also bands like Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and more recently, The Foo Fighters were all masters of guitar riffs and big choruses. These were the foundations of what the Crows are all about!
DFTR: How was your experience playing at big festivals?
SG: We love playing festivals; you get to play to large audiences that love their rock music. What’s not to like?! The more people you connect to at a show, the better feeling it is. We have done many recently, with the hope of adding many more in 2019!
DFTR: We love the song “Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Dead” as it is our mission to remind people. Can you tell us a little bit about this song and what drove you to write it?
SG: We were just fed up of not hearing rock music on mainstream radio. You have to tune in to a rock station to hear it. Why can’t rock be played on mainstream radio?? It’s popular enough. It’s just somewhere along the lines the powers that be with the biggest pockets have decided that rock is not for everyone. If you want a rock track, you have to tune in to find a rock station. Kids think rock is old school music, has had its day because it’s not shown to them. It’s not on mainstream, you gotta go looking for it. Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t dead! It’s alive and well. Always has and always will be!
DFTR: What are some bands that you are listening to that show that rock ‘n’ roll ain’t dead?
SG: For us, The Foo Fighters epitomizes what rock is all about. We’re big, big fans and we have seen them live at the stadium shows in the UK recently. Enough said!
DFTR: With your debut album being released on Earache Records, is there any message that you would like to tell your fans and the public about it?
SG: For those who have bought the record, we cannot thank you enough for your continued support. For those who haven’t, head over to earache.com to get our kickass debut album! You can also download via iTunes! Thanks so much and hope to see you guys in the States soon!
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