It takes art and craft to turn self-absorption into platinum sales – the record married Duritz’s introspecive melancholy lyrics with instantly catchy melodies that invoked everyone from the Band and the Eagles to Springsteen and Van Morrison.
The reality, as we’ll see, did not quite turn out that way.
Counting Crows are about to embark on their first British tour in four years.
[on his hair style] I spent my life looking in the mirror and thinking, I don't get it - that's not me.
The first time I got dreads, I caught my reflection in a window.
He is also possibly the only man alive who can start a sentence with the words: “I dated a couple of girls who were in Friends.” That doesn’t sound like a bad way to spend time, but Duritz claims his reputation as a ladies man is more myth than fact.