Named after a regular summit of aspiring LA-based singer-songwriters, Crow’s 1993 debut remains the benchmark by which all her subsequent records are judged. Though always capable of producing radio-friendly mainstream pop-rock, she has yet to offer anything as complete and as accomplished.
Seven million sales later, the album is still mired in controversy, with other Tuesday Night attendees claiming they deserve greater credit for their contributions to the sun-kissed party anthem All I Wanna Do, the fatalistic power ballad Run Baby Run and others. Arguably, though, it’s Crow’s distinctive vocals (part tomboy rocker, part coy saloon gal) that caught the ear and led to Grammy recognition.
The collaborative process is even more evident on the second disc’s outtakes, especially the laidback cover of Led Zeppelin’s D’yer Maker, suggesting a fun-packed party before the players began squabbling in the press. The DVD documentary finds Crow on the exhaustive two-year tour that helped cement the album’s status as a stone cold 90s classic.