Mike Ragogna: Crows, Turtles & Communion: Conversations with Adam Duritz and Dave Simonett, Plus a Ben Howard, Ben Lovett & Friends Video
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
A Conversation with Counting Crows' Adam Duritz
Mike Ragogna: Adam, what is the concept behind the assembled material you recorded for Underwater Sunshine?
Adam Duritz: No concept, they're just really records we liked, songs we wanted to play.
MR: The material also, for the most part, isn't about big hits, much of it being a little lower on everyone's radar.
AD: Well, we weren't really thinking about doing ones they were or weren't familiar with. We just picked songs we liked, you know, and doing our versions of them. As it turns out, it's literally the most obscure covers album ever made, but it sounds like a Counting Crows album, which was what it was supposed to sound like anyway. We never intended to make a covers album that was like a jukebox of their favorite songs, these are our favorite songs.
MR: I'm not sure how many times that's been done before, if ever, by a major band.
AD: It was kind of accidental. But, I mean, it would never have occurred t
Huffington Post article