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    Who here likes The Counting Crows?
    I think they're pretty good. Sure they're mellow, but when I'm in a mellow mood they are the perfect outlet for me...


    In particular I think their first album "August And Everything After" is GREAT!

    Adam Duritz is an excellent lyricist IMO...
    There are some great lines on this album...Like this:

    "I wanted the ocean to cover over me
    I wanna sink slowly without getting wet
    Maybe someday, I won't be so lonely
    And I'll walk on water every chance I get."


    What do you all think?

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    BC, I'm a big Counting Crows fan, their latest album is really cool. I especially love Mrs. Potter's Lullaby.

    "There's a piece of Maria"
    "In every song that I sing"
    "and the price of a memory"
    "is the memory of the sorrow it brings"

    That whole song has some great lyrics. I Wish I Was A Girl and St. Robinson's Cadillac Dream are both great songs too.

    Their second album is probably my least favorite, though I do like it. The title song, Recovering the Satellites, is really good.

    The first album is top to bottom a great album, a really strong debut. The same song you quoted, I love

    "wish I was travelling, on a freeway"
    "beneath this graveyard western sky"
    "I'm gonna set fire, to this city"
    "and out into the desert, we're gonna ride"

    Great stuff, I really like alot of his lyrics, and the music is really cool basic instrumentation.

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    Glad that somebody else out here likes them too Glenn....

    You ever notice how a lot of his songs make refrence to a "Maria"....?

    Wonder who this Maria is? Adam's wife maybe? Or a friend?


    I may have to go to the 'Counting Crows' Links page and ask their resident "Glenn" over there that question!.....



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    I don't know who Maria is, but the dude has dated both Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston. Pays to be a rock singer, I guess.

    There's also at least two songs where he mentions Elizabeth; Goodnight Elizabeth and I Wish I Was A Girl.

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    So I guess it's safe to say Adam has a lot of girls...!


    I actually only own the first 2 albums.
    The debut one IS better than the second one.
    Oh and I also have "HangingAround" on a NAPSTER mix CD I made this summer...(one of perhaps 20 NAPSTER Mix CD's I own now. But I don't feel bad about it....I have another 900 or so CD's that I have been buying from record stores since 1987. I'd say I've given PLENTY of money towards keeping the record companies bankrolls FAT!... )



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    Having a lot of girls is what being a rock star is all about. I love all three albums. I thought Recovering the Sattelite was great, but not what most Crowes fans were used to. They are one of the bands that gets me through this VH-less era we are going through.

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    BC, get Mrs. Potter's Lullaby off of Napster and tell me what you think of it.

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    I'll check it out tonight when I get home from work Glenn! I gotta hear that one....


    (Jeez, I think I may have to go out and buy all their albums now...I only have the first 2.)



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    I'm not sure if it's ever been a single or if there's edited versions on Napster, but the full album version is 7.45 long.

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    I listened to it last night. Downloaded it from Napster.


    The song kicks ass Glenn! I'm gonna go BUY the full album this weekend. Counting Crows rule!


    (and Lars say Napster leads to a loss of record sales)


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    Cool BC, glad you liked it.



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    Glenn,

    Well I went and bought it at lunch today. Haven't listened to the CD yet, but it will be in this PC and playing shortly!



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    Cool.

    In I Wish I Was A Girl, I love the lyric that goes, "I'm going down to Hollywood, there gonna make a movie from the things that they find crawling round my brain".

    Tell me what you think of the album as a whole.

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    I will Glenn. I had a meeting here at work and haven't had a chance to listen yet...BUT I WILL!!!

    I have to say I really think Adam is a great lyricist



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    I'll listen to counting crows if I'm in a sad kinda mood and want to wallow in it (you know you sometimes feel like that). Lately though, I've been trying to avoid depressing myself like that. And listen to upbeat stuff (like the mighty VH of course).

    If I'm feeling angry, one of my favorite tunes to scream along to is "Have you seen me lately" off recovering the satellites. I only have the first two albums, and they're great when I'm in the mood. I just ain't been in that mood lately...

    ... His lyrics ARE awesome though.

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