Posts Tagged ‘Amorica’

Sleeve Notes: Amorica

4 July 2010

The cover of The Black Crowes’ 1994 album Amorica was lifted from the July, 1976 Bicentennial cover of Hustler magazine. “Just because I publish pornography,” said Hustler founder and publisher Larry Flynt, “does not mean that I am not concerned about the social ills that all of us are.” Flynt pursued his freedom through pubic hair and pornographic imagery, and ended up becoming a fierce first amendment advocate. Black Crowes founders Rich and Chris Robinson have expressed their freedom through both bong and song. Noted rapscallion, philosopher and freedom fighter Ben Franklin claimed that “It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” Franklin, Flynt and the Robinson brothers form an unlikely intersection of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…

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