|Studio album by Seven Mary Three|
|Released||June 3, 1997|
at Crowsway USA in New Orleans, LA
|Seven Mary Three chronology|
The inner booklet cover of RockCrown.
RockCrown is the third studio album by post-grunge band Seven Mary Three. It was released on June 3, 1997 on Atlantic Records. The album peaked at No. 75 on the Billboard 200 on June 21, 1997. The album's Billboard-charting singles were "Lucky" (No. 19 on Hot Modern Rock Tracks and No. 35 on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks) and "RockCrown" (No. 17 on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks).
In an act that disappointed many fans, RockCrown would shift into a lighter rock orientation compared to American Standard. Giti Khalsa explained, "With RockCrown, it was very much a response to going from playing bars and fraternities to getting a record deal to selling a million records in a year." Jason Ross also spoke about the album's change in an interview with Billboard:
- "To me, the new songs represent a broadening of our horizons, the way they're based more on folk rock and the singer/songwriter tradition than on crunching electric guitars. . . Acoustic music just feels more real to me right now. It reminds me that I have something to offer beyond the rock 'n' roll circus."
All songs written and arranged by Seven Mary Three.
- "Lucky" – 3:57
- "RockCrown" – 2:45
- "Needle Can't Burn (What The Needle Can't Find)" – 2:22
- "Honey of Generation" – 3:55
- "Home Stretch" – 3:01
- "People Like New" – 3:59
- "Make Up Your Mind" – 2:31
- "Gone Away" – 2:11
- "Times Like These" – 4:33
- "I Could Be Wrong" – 3:46
- "What Angry Blue?" – 3:31
- "Houdini's Angels" – 3:28
- "This Evening's Great Excuse" – 4:12
- "Player Piano" – 2:19
- "Oven" – 6:04
- Two additional songs ("The New Blues" and "A Little Hard, A Little Late") are listed in a picture of an album setlist, but are not included on the album.
- Jason Ross – Lead Vocals, guitar
- Jason Pollock – Lead guitar, vocals
- Giti Khalsa – Drums
- Casey Daniel – Bass
- Producers: Tom Morris, Jason Pollock, and Jason Ross
- Engineering: Tom Morris and Brian Benscoter
- Mixing: Tom Morris
- Mastering: Mike Fuller and Tom Morris
- Art Direction: Lane Wurster and Seven Mary Three
- Graphic Design: Chris Eselgroth
- Photography: Danny Clinch
- Allmusic review
- Rolling Stone review
- Billboard.com - Discography - Seven Mary Three - RockCrown
- Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Seven Mary Three
- Seven Mary Three Biography MusicianGuide.com. Retrieved on 11-07-08