Counting Crows guitarist downplays the band’s Van Morrison vibe

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 27, 1997 Sometimes musicians on the lookout for a creative partner will just bump into the right person while browsing in music stores or hanging out in nightclubs. Other times they’ll follow the proven route of taking out want ads in papers like the one you’re holding. And … Continue reading Counting Crows guitarist downplays the band’s Van Morrison vibe

Dire Straits rips off its own tunes in Vancouver, but makes good with “Brothers in Arms”

@shotbykevin ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 2, 1992 By Steve Newton I don’t know which is worse, a rock band copying another artist, or a rock band copying itself. Dire Straits has always been somewhat guilty of the first offence, but the sizeable debt it owes to J.J. Cale has never really bothered … Continue reading Dire Straits rips off its own tunes in Vancouver, but makes good with “Brothers in Arms”