"The Last Time" for The Black Crowes
Opening night at the Fillmore
Last night in San Francisco, the Black Crowes performed their final show before what is being described as an “indefinite hiatus.” The group took the stage at The Fillmore for the sixth time in the week and opened up the night with an acoustic performance of “Remedy.” The ensuing nine song acoustic set also included versions of “Roll Old Jeremiah,” “Thunderstorm 6:54,” “No Expectations,” and “Shine Along.” The group’s electric set later began with “Space Captain” and also moved through such tunes as “Show Me,” “Feathers,” “Soul Singing” and “Thorn In My Pride.” This portion of the night culminated with a version of the Rolling Stones’ “Midnight Rambler” a debut cover for the Crowes, affirming that the group was still mixing things up to the very end.The band’s four song encore ran from “Torn & Frayed” to “Just Want To See His Face” to “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking.” The group then brought things to a close with a version of the Stones “The Last Time” which includes the familiar chorus:
Well this could be the last time
This could be the last time
Maybe the last time
I don’t know
Perhaps the band itself is still sorting out its future.
For a bit more on The Crowes final performances, check out Richard B. Simon’s essay, which just posted to the site.