I’ve long been a fan of Counting Crows, so always hope that new material from Adam Duritz and co. will produce something special. Their last original album, Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings was somewhat uneven, but they always do a good job when taking on other people’s tracks. Thus, new record Underwater Sunshine contains some fine cover versions of many lesser-known tunes.
The band are the latest to appear on YouTube Presents, playing Big Star’s ‘The Ballad of El Goodo’ from the new record alongside such CC originals as ‘Miami’ and ‘Four White Stallions’ from the excellent and unappreciated Hard Candy. They also perform a piano-acoustic version of ‘Washington Square’, which was one of the standouts of Saturday Nights. Watch the four tunes below.
The Ballad of El Goodo (Big Star cover)
Four White Stallions
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