The Performance That Made Counting Crows

November 2, 2019

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I was hanging out with Adam Duritz yesterday and our conversation turned to the start of the Crows career. I foolishly asked what broke Mr. Jones. Adam quickly corrected me - Mr. Jones, the band’s longest lasting cultural touchstone, wasn’t even the track that made them rich and famous.

That honor belongs to “Round Here” and specifically the band’s performance on Letterman from 1994. After their appearance on Dave’s show along with a fortunate SNL booking, in Durtiz’s own recollection - the album climbed 40 spots a week.

Here’s the performance for you to enjoy and maybe even reminisce.