Filmmaker Matthew MccCoy and I pick up our conversation about the Counting Crows and ask ourselves, “If the Counting Crows have an OK Computer in them, what would it be?”
That is, could the Counting Crows produce a record that took longtime fans utterly by surprise, was somehow groundbreaking in its own way, and was an artistic, as well as a commercial, success? What would a late Counting Crows pinnacle look like?
This is a band that once seemed to care about their artistic expression and cared about their fans. So why won’t Adam Duritz stop writing songs for lovesick sixteen-year-old boys? Where, in the end, is Adam Duritz’ cello album?
Artists mentioned in this episode include:
The Avett Brothers