Black Crowes – Jealous Again

Keith Richards once said about the Black Crowes…” they have me down pretty well.” The riff in this song was played in open G tuning. Many musicians have played in that tuning but Keith Richards made a career out of it. Songs like Start Me Up, Can You Hear Me Knocking, etc… were wrote in that tuning and has a certain sound that you can only get with that.

Rich Robinson the guitar player and brother Chris the singer wrote this song and it does have a Stones feel to it.

The Black Crowes album Shake Your Money Maker was released in 1990. This album shocked me when I heard it. After longing for something with that 70’s tone…here it was with this new band. I always thought they sounded like The Stones/Faces   musically with a Rod Stewart type lead singer.

Jealous Again was the first single off of the album. It only peaked at #75 in the Billboard 100 in 1990. After this single they released “Hard To Handle” and it recieved much more airplay.

Jealous Again

Cheat the odds that made you
Brave to try to gamble at times
Well I feel like dirty laundry
Sending sickness on down the line
Tell you why

‘Cause I’m jealous, jealous again
Thought it time I let you in
Yeah, I’m jealous, jealous again
Got no time, baby

Always drunk on Sunday
Try’n to feel like I’m at home
Smell the gasoline burning
Boys out feeling nervous and cold

[Repeat 1st Chorus]

Stop, understand me
I ain’t afraid of losing face
Stop, understand me
I ain’t afraid of ever losing faith in you

Never felt like smiling
Sugar wanna’ kill me yet
Find me loose lipped and laughing
Singing songs ain’t got no regrets

[Repeat 1st and 2nd Chorus]

Don’t you think I want to
Don’t you think I would
Don’t you think I’d tell you baby
If I only could
Am I acting crazy
Am I just too proud
Am I just plain lazy
Am I, Am I, Am I, ever

[Repeat 1st Chorus]

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

24 thoughts on “Black Crowes – Jealous Again”

  1. I like it. Seemed like it did well on Rock Radio back then even if it didn’t sell as a single.
    I would say they probably took that moniker “America’s Rolling Stones” for a few years after it had been absent for a few, after J.Geils Band went more pop (since so many called the ’70s Geils “America’s Rolling Stones.”)

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    1. Yea they were a breath of fresh air to me at that time. Just two years before there is no way this would have hit because it sounded straight from the early seventies… at least a lot of the songs did.

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  2. Great tune and great band. Yeah, they’re derivative of Humble Pie, Thin Lizzy, that whole 70s hard rock scene, but they’re very good musicians, songwriters and Chris Robinson is a great lead singer. They’re like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in that way. Very solid.

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  3. I love this band. They got sandwiched between the fading hair bands and the grunge movement. They were old time, jamming rock -n- roll. Bring them on ANY time. I wish they would come back. They haven’t had any new material in 11 years.

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    1. They just regrouped a few years ago…the brothers fought but I think they are together now.
      Yea they were so awesome at the time…we needed them


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