Rich Robinson, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Rich Robinson“I can’t remember how old I was, but I think the first album that I actually bought was by Prince. ‘Dirty Mind.’ Some girl had already given my brother Chris the first Prince album with ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ on it.

My dad was a huge Parliament fan, so we grew up loving Parliament/Funkadelic, Sly & the Family Stone and all that stuff. Then we started listening to Prince and the Time. I think that the first concert that Chris ever went to was Kool & the Gang and a band called Slave. The first concert I went to was Cameo with a guy named O’Bryan opening for them.

But also around that same time, I got way into AC/DC. I loved AC/DC. The first AC/DC album I bought was ‘If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It,’ the live record. I bought it because Angus was being impaled by his guitar on the cover. I thought that was so cool. I was like 10 or 11 years old or something like that.”

Guitarist Rich Robinson, his brother vocalist Chris Robinson and the rest of the Black Crowes wing their way into the Palace Theatre in Albany at 8pm on Friday. The tour – the band’s last before taking a lengthy hiatus – is dubbed “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” and promises a three-hour marathon concert featuring a 90-minute acoustic set followed by a 90-minute, fully plugged-in, rockin’ set. Tix are $42.50.

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