Foamfoot :: Live @ The Troubadour (1-8-94)

chris robinson foamfootIf you consider yourself a serious Black Crowes fan you probably already own this. The first thing you should know about Foamfoot is that it is a cover band, a damn fine cover band at that, playing mostly Southern Rock and ’70s staples. Formed and fronted by Chris Robinson in Los Angeles in the mid-1990’s, Foamfoot did a one-off show at the Troubadour here in L.A.

Read what has to say: “On November of 1994 at the Troubadour in Hollywood, several members of the Black Crowes joined up with a handful of other artists for Foamfoot. Chris Robinson and Marc Ford of the Black Crowes played with Jimmy Ashurst (The JuJu Hounds), Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill), Gary Louris (The Jayhawks) and Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish). The show was an impromtu gig, however, it was recorded for possible release by the band.”

I would have paid big money to have been at this show…just look at the set-list below. While there was never an official release, but a bootleg copy of the show began circulating several years afterwards. A friend passed along his copy to me several years ago, and so I pass it on to the Drunkard faithful. Note: David Crosby makes a cameo on “Long Time Gone.”

MP3: Walk in My Shadow ~ written by Paul Rogers
MP3: Bottle of Red Wine ~ written by Eric Clapton & Bonnie Bramlett
MP3: Tin Soldier ~ written by The Small Faces
MP3: Take the Highway ~ written by Marshall Tucker Band
MP3: Deal ~ written by Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
MP3: Love Me Till The Sun Shines ~ written by The Kinks
MP3: Long Time Gone ~ written by Crosby, Still, Nash
MP3: Jemima Surrender ~ written by Levon Helm & Robbie Robertson
MP3: One Way Out ~ written by S. Williamson
MP3: Presence Of The Lord ~ written by E.C. with Blind Faith

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11 thoughts on “Foamfoot :: Live @ The Troubadour (1-8-94)

  1. chris and rich did a great acoustic version of “wiser time” on letterman or some late show the other night. it was stunning. anyone know if this is available on any blog yet? it is well worth it.

  2. the first time I heard this I was driving in my car…halfway through the second solo on “walk in my shadow” I had to pull over…Chris Robison is great, but Marc Ford totally steals this show

  3. I have a recording of a similar group doing a one-off gig under the name “Big Toe”. I think its an east coast gig. I’ll have to check. Thanks AD!

  4. I appreciate your reposting the Foamfoot tracks…I missed out on it the first time around. Many thanks!!!!

  5. I was pretty excited to hear this, but listening now they really sucked the life out of these songs. Every track’s the same too, crispy guitar and Robinson’s howl (I think the Allman Brothers track works the best). All the live recordings of The Black Crowes I’ve heard have been pretty monochromatic like this. Chris Robinson really only has one voice (full tilt), and several of these songs really require a light touch and something other than a full-on crunchy lead guitar now and again.

    This is why I like Amorica the best of their albums, that record uses such a wider palate musically/instrumentally.

    Still interesting to hear, thanks a lot for (re)posting.

  6. Chris Robinson performed with Crosby at the Whiskey in December 93 when the Cros was fresh out of the joint – the show was released as the live album “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now…”. Pretty sure he sang “Almost Cut My Hair”. Good to see them hooking up again here. Great post

  7. I took pictures at this show from front of stage. Contact me if you want them. The pics have never been posted on the internet.

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