History Music / CountingCrows

22nd Feb '17 2:34:11 PM Chariset
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-->'''Round here we talk just like lions, but we sacrifice like lambs''\\

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-->'''Round -->''Round here we talk just like lions, but we sacrifice like lambs''\\



''She says she's tired of life. She must be tired of'' something.

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''She says she's tired of life. She must be tired of'' something.
22nd Feb '17 2:33:55 PM Chariset
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-->'''Round here we talk just like lions, but we sacrifice like lambs''\\
'''Round here she's slippin' through my hands.''



-->''She looks up at the building, says she's thinking of jumping''\\
''She says she's tired of life. She must be tired of'' something.



* IAmTheBand / FaceOfTheBand: Most people only know Adam Duritz by name. This is because he writes almost all the songs, is literally the voice/sound of the band, and is extremely charismatic. The band simply wouldn't exist without him.

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* IAmTheBand / FaceOfTheBand: IAmTheBand[=/=]FaceOfTheBand: Most people only know Adam Duritz by name. This is because he writes almost all the songs, is literally the voice/sound of the band, and is extremely charismatic. The band simply wouldn't exist without him.
14th Jan '17 9:13:49 PM CassandraLeo
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Their music can be best described as a harmonious blending of alternative rock and country rock.

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Their music can be best described as a harmonious blending of alternative rock and country rock.
rock. Some of their most prominent influences include Music/VanMorrison, Music/{{REM}}, Music/BobDylan, and Music/TheBand; they have paid tribute to many of these influences with their cover album ''Underwater Sunshine''.
14th Jan '17 9:07:37 PM CassandraLeo
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* SanitySlippageSongs: Up to half of their songs, really. This is somewhat a case of WriteWhatYouKnow, as Adam Duritz has revealed that he has suffered from dissociative identity disorder.

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* SanitySlippageSongs: SanitySlippageSong: Up to half of their songs, really. This is somewhat a case of WriteWhatYouKnow, as Adam Duritz has revealed that he has suffered from dissociative identity disorder.
14th Jan '17 9:07:17 PM CassandraLeo
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* SanitySlippageSongs: Up to half of their songs, really. This is somewhat a case of WriteWhatYouKnow, as Adam Duritz has revealed that he has suffered from dissociative identity disorder.
21st Dec '16 1:41:38 PM MarsJenkar
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'''Prior principal members'''
* Steve Bowman (drums, 1991-1994)
* Matt Malley (bass guitar, vocals, 1992-2005)
* Ben Mize (drums, vocals, 1994-2002)


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* LongRunnerLineUp: Since 2005, the lineup of the band has been stable[[note]]Adam Duritz, Dave Bryson (both founding members), Charlie Gillingham (joined 1992), Dan Vickrey (joined 1994), David Immerglück (joined 1999 but was a session musician for several albums before), Jim Bogios (joined 2002), and Millard Powers (joined 2005)[[/note]].
19th Dec '16 8:06:10 PM CassandraLeo
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* UncommonTime: Most of "Mercury" is in 4/4, but the intro and some of the instrumental fills are in 7/4.
19th Dec '16 8:03:24 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Recovering The Satellites'' (1996)

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* ''Recovering The the Satellites'' (1996)



* ''Underwater Sunshine [[EitherOrTitle (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)]]'', a CoverAlbum (2012)

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* ''Underwater Sunshine [[EitherOrTitle (Or (or What We Did On on Our Summer Vacation)]]'', a CoverAlbum (2012)



* AntiLoveSong: About half of them, most notably "American Girls", "Anna Begins", "Anyone But You", "Ghost Train", and "Butterfly In Reverse".

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* AntiLoveSong: About half of them, most notably "American Girls", "Anna Begins", "Anyone But but You", "Ghost Train", and "Butterfly In in Reverse".



* IronicNurseryTune: In "A Murder Of One" with the "One for Sorrow, Two for Joy" rhyme (see MagpiesAsPortents trope) used in a song about an abusive partner, and then later in "I'm Not Sleeping" we get "I said rain rain go away\ Come again some other day,\ Cause I got all this shit to say\ But I've gone back to find my way", which is very powerful in context.

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* IronicNurseryTune: In "A Murder Of of One" with the "One for Sorrow, Two for Joy" rhyme (see MagpiesAsPortents trope) used in a song about an abusive partner, and then later in "I'm Not Sleeping" we get "I said rain rain go away\ Come again some other day,\ Cause I got all this shit to say\ But I've gone back to find my way", which is very powerful in context.



** And then there's "You Can't Count On Me", where the singer is almost ''joyful'' to finally realize that the women in his life are nothing but playthings he can toss aside when he's bored with them.

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** And then there's "You Can't Count On on Me", where the singer is almost ''joyful'' to finally realize that the women in his life are nothing but playthings he can toss aside when he's bored with them.


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* PrecisionFStrike: They don't use profanity that much, but there are a few songs where it pops up ("I'm Not Sleeping", "Recovering the Satellites", etc.).


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** "Monkey" has a reference to Music/BenFolds.
18th Dec '16 11:37:38 PM CassandraLeo
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** It is quite likely that the subtitle of ''Underwater Sunshine'' is a tribute to Music/FairportConvention's album ''What We Did on Our Holidays'', considering that it contains a cover of one of the songs from that album ("Meet on the Ledge").

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** It is quite likely that the subtitle of ''Underwater Sunshine'' is a tribute to Music/FairportConvention's album ''What We Did on Our Holidays'', considering that it contains a cover of one of the songs from that album ("Meet on the Ledge"). The main part of the title may be a reference to the Soft Boys' ''Underwater Moonlight''.
18th Dec '16 2:58:05 PM CassandraLeo
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* ConceptAlbum: ''Saturday Nights And Sunday Mornings'', divided into two sides on the precept that "On Saturday night, you sin; on Sunday morning, you repent".

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* ConceptAlbum: ''Saturday Nights And and Sunday Mornings'', divided into two sides on the precept that "On Saturday night, you sin; on Sunday morning, you repent".



** The full title of ''Underwater Sunshine'' is ''Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)''.

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** The full title of ''Underwater Sunshine'' is ''Underwater Sunshine (Or (or What We Did On on Our Summer Vacation)''.



** Also many references to Henderson The Rain King, including one song title "The Rain King"

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** Also many references to Henderson The the Rain King, including one song title "The Rain King"



** On ''Across A Wire'', Adam opens "Mr. Jones" by quoting [[Music/TheByrds the Byrds']] "So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star".

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** On ''Across A a Wire'', Adam opens "Mr. Jones" by quoting [[Music/TheByrds the Byrds']] "So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star".


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** It is quite likely that the subtitle of ''Underwater Sunshine'' is a tribute to Music/FairportConvention's album ''What We Did on Our Holidays'', considering that it contains a cover of one of the songs from that album ("Meet on the Ledge").
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