"So this was the thinking: people like to make their own videos nowadays. All you have to do is look at YouTube and you know it's true. Sure, there are all the big expensive videos the bands make themselves, the ones MTV and VH1 play, but there are way way way more that people just make by themselves. There are millions of talented people out there and lots of them have cameras and computers so they make videos.
And that's when it occurred to me...What was the one thing all those people making their own videos and setting them to our songs had no access to?
Footage. It was so simple. Pure raw footage of the band. That's what all those people needed to really make cool videos. All they needed was footage...and we had a ton of it.
So welcome to the NEW Counting Crows Download Page
. You can still come here and download the mp3's of '1492' and 'When I Dream of Michelangelo' but now you're going to get something extra. Beginning today, you're going to get raw footage of the band recording and playing the songs live. So you can do whatever you want with it. Make a video by just editing together the stuff we give you. Make up your own plot, act it out your self or with your friends and then insert the band footage into just like we do when we make OUR videos. Or just check it out and see what Immy looked like on a single take of a song. It's up to you. It's yours now.
When you're done, whether you make it with your cell phone or with a professional camera, share it with us and everyone by uploading it to the Counting Crows Video YouTube Channel
Counting Crows MYOVideo
We're going to try and give you different stuff every week or two for a while or until we run out of things we're actually 'allowed' to give you but it all starts right here with 4 different feeds of studio footage from '1492.'
Here's what you get:
2) Immy tearing his guitar to shreds
3) Immy (he was pretty annoyingly everywhere on this song) pummeling his bass into pulp
4) Jim beating the living crap out of his drum kit.
So have fun. Enjoy. Make us something cool and then give it to us so we can show it to EVERYONE.
And stay tuned for the announcement in the next few weeks of what you're getting next...because we GOT more so you're going to GET more."
-Adam Duritz, Counting Crows