History Music / CountingCrows

12th Jul '16 5:39:12 PM nombretomado
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** "Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)" is similarly upbeat and cheerful-sounding, but it's about AlbertEinstein's guilt of being involved in the design of nuclear weapons.

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** "Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)" is similarly upbeat and cheerful-sounding, but it's about AlbertEinstein's UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein's guilt of being involved in the design of nuclear weapons.
19th Jan '16 9:49:24 PM Morbidorable
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* AntiLoveSong: About half of them, most notably "American Girls", "Anna Begins", "Anyone But You" and "Butterfly In Reverse".

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



-> "She's just an idea of someone I came up with when I was writing 'Round Here.' I mean, she's me. It's through the eyes of a girl, but it's someone very much like me struggling at the edge, not sure if she's going to fall off on one side or the other. It's a theme that's stuck through songs. So she keeps popping up."

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-> --> "She's just an idea of someone I came up with when I was writing 'Round Here.' I mean, she's me. It's through the eyes of a girl, but it's someone very much like me struggling at the edge, not sure if she's going to fall off on one side or the other. It's a theme that's stuck through songs. So she keeps popping up."



* One for Sorrow, Two for Joy (see MagpiesAsPortents trope): The name of the band and lyrics in "A Murder of One."

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* One OdeToIntoxication / OdeToSobriety: "Perfect Blue Buildings" and "Amy Hit the Atmosphere" are both about heroin users. The former is about jonesing for Sorrow, Two for Joy (see MagpiesAsPortents trope): a fix, trying to get "a little oblivion" so he doesn't have to think about himself or his life. The name of latter is happier, though--Adam, Amy, and the band and lyrics in "A Murder others they'd shoot up with always used to talk about being taken on a "rocket ride" to somewhere they really belonged; eventually, Amy got clean, finally getting "out of One."this gutter".
19th Jan '16 9:38:12 PM Morbidorable
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* DistaffCounterpart: Maria. The most widely-accepted and often-quoted explanation, [[Main/WordOfGod from Duritz himself]]:
-> "She's just an idea of someone I came up with when I was writing 'Round Here.' I mean, she's me. It's through the eyes of a girl, but it's someone very much like me struggling at the edge, not sure if she's going to fall off on one side or the other. It's a theme that's stuck through songs. So she keeps popping up."
22nd Nov '15 12:03:48 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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* DespairEventHorizon: "Round Here" is about a girl who's crossing it. The narrator doesn't sound much better off.

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** Also, the original version of "Round Here". See DespairEventHorizon.
* DespairEventHorizon: "Round Here" is about a girl who's crossing it. The narrator doesn't sound much better off.
** It should be noted, while the Crows' version mainly comes across as a melancholy classic-rock tune, the original Himalayans (Adam's old group) version ''seriously'' fits with the lyrics (to the point that you're unlikely to ''ever'' hear the Crows' version the same way again).
30th May '15 3:25:32 PM Smapti
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** "If I Could Give All My Love -or- Richard Manuel Is Dead" emulates both Richard Manuel's signature piano style and the main riff from "The Weight", his biggest hit with [[Music/TheBand the Band]].
30th May '15 3:18:58 PM Smapti
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** On ''Across A Wire'', Adam opens "Mr. Jones" by quoting [[Music/TheByrds the Byrds']] "So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star".
21st May '15 9:54:32 PM Rivfruifv
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* WordSaladLyrics: Adam Duritz just might be the king of this trope. Ironically, most of his lyrics make perfect sense in context.
22nd Mar '15 11:55:55 PM Rivfruifv
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** "Palisades Park" clocks in just over the eight minute mark, making it their longest song ever released.
** Live versions of "Round Here" and "Rain King" are known to go on for over eleven minutes.


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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Palisades Park" opens with a minute-long trumpet solo coupled with a jazz-influenced piano piece. Then the main piano riff kicks in with the first verse, backed by very jazzy, swingy drums, vibrato-infused, bluesy guitar licks and a new, almost talk-ish singing style that differs from Adam Duritz' usual style. Despite all of this, the rest of ''Somewhere Under Wonderland'' is pretty much standard Counting Crows.
8th Jan '15 12:45:28 PM MarsJenkar
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** ''Somewhere Under Wonderland'' is named for a line in "Earthquake Driver".



* DarkReprise: The original recording of "Mr. Jones" is a song about wanting to be famous. The version featured on ''Across a Wire'' is about why you ''shouldn't'' want to be famous.

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* DarkReprise: The original recording of "Mr. Jones" is a song about wanting to be famous. The version featured on ''Across a Wire'' is about why you ''shouldn't'' ''[[CelebrityIsOverrated shouldn't]]'' want to be famous.



* OneSteveLimit: Averted since 1999; David Bryson was a longtime member of the band, and then David Immerglück joined up. To lessen confusion, the former is now listed on the album as Dave Bryson.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted since 1999; David Bryson was a longtime member of the band, and then David Immerglück joined up. To lessen confusion, the former is now listed on the album as Dave Bryson.Bryson, and the latter is often announced in-concert as "Immy".
1st Nov '14 7:45:07 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Counting Crows is an alternative rock band from Berkeley, California. They gained popularity in the mid-nineties for their debut album, ''August and Everything After.'' The band takes its name from the divination rhyme about crows, which also appears in the song "A Murder of One," quoted above. The group is fronted by and essentially [[IAmTheBand is]] singer-songwriter Adam Duritz, a "Russian-Jew-American impersonating African-Jamaican" whose lyrics are largely inspired by his personal relationships, life, and chronic dissociative disorder.

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Counting Crows '''Counting Crows''' is an alternative rock band from Berkeley, California. They gained popularity in the mid-nineties for their debut album, ''August and Everything After.'' The band takes its name from the divination rhyme about crows, which also appears in the song "A Murder of One," quoted above. The group is fronted by and essentially [[IAmTheBand is]] singer-songwriter Adam Duritz, a "Russian-Jew-American impersonating African-Jamaican" whose lyrics are largely inspired by his personal relationships, life, and chronic dissociative disorder.
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