Before They Were Stars: Sheryl Crow on “Cop Rock”

Man, is this really the first time The Back Row has ever posted a clip from Cop Rock? Time to put an end to this oversight! In 1990, Steven Bochco, the same man responsible for such acclaimed police dramas asĀ Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue, decided to produce Cop Rock, a police drama which just happened to feature musical numbers! It aired on ABC for eleven episodes before it was unceremoniously cancelled and is widely regarded one of the all-time worst and utterly bizarre TV shows ever made. At the time, Sheryl Crow was an unknown who had spent a few years performing as a background vocalist, but was still a year or so away from releasing her first album. Lucky for her, she got her first major television exposure by performing a musical number on Cop Rock!

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