January 10, 2006

Counting Crows live covers

Here are a few excellent covers & live songs that I’ve been meaning to throw out there by Counting Crows, from the exhaustive fansite Anna Begins. This is a band that consistently amazes me with the variety of their covers, tributes, and influences. Good ear.

And then one more, not a cover, but a newish non-album track from their best-of CD, Films About Ghosts:

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  • ahh, counting crows. once i met adam and we talked about michael stipe. how impressive is that anna begins site?! anyway, thanks heather, for pointing me to some more great cc covers. you ever hear their “thunder road”? or “friends with the devil”? or that one about taxis and global warming? or that one about meeting bob dylan?

    wwjblog — January 11, 2006 @ 8:46 am

  • “California Stars” is actually a Woody Guthrie tune. It is just performed by Wilco. Great site, by the way!

    Andy Grabia — January 20, 2006 @ 1:41 pm

  • thank you andy! :)

    heather — January 20, 2006 @ 2:45 pm

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