RockCrown

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RockCrown
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Studio album by Seven Mary Three
Released June 3, 1997
Recorded October 1996
at Crowsway USA in New Orleans, LA
Genre Rock, post-grunge
Length 53:03
Label Atlantic
Producer Tom Morris,
Jason Pollock,
Jason Ross
Seven Mary Three chronology
American Standard
(1995)American Standard1995
RockCrown
(1997)
B-Sides & Rarities
(1997)B-Sides & Rarities1997
Alternative Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

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.[3] 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).[4]

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."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and arranged by Seven Mary Three.

  1. "Lucky" – 3:57
  2. "RockCrown" – 2:45
  3. "Needle Can't Burn (What The Needle Can't Find)" – 2:22
  4. "Honey of Generation" – 3:55
  5. "Home Stretch" – 3:01
  6. "People Like New" – 3:59
  7. "Make Up Your Mind" – 2:31
  8. "Gone Away" – 2:11
  9. "Times Like These" – 4:33
  10. "I Could Be Wrong" – 3:46
  11. "What Angry Blue?" – 3:31
  12. "Houdini's Angels" – 3:28
  13. "This Evening's Great Excuse" – 4:12
  14. "Player Piano" – 2:19
  15. "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.

Album credits[edit]

  • Jason Ross – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jason Pollock – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Casey Daniel – bass
  • Giti Khalsa – drums

Production[edit]

  • 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

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