Crowded House

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Crowded House are a rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1985. Originally active from 1985 to 1996. The founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn (vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter) and Australians Paul Hester (2) (drums) and Nick Seymour (bass). Later band members included Neil Finn's brother Tim Finn, Peter Jones (3) and Americans Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod (2).

Mark Hart who had toured with the group joined as a permanent member in 1993. Founding drummer Hester left in the band in May 1994 citing family reasons. He briefly returned for their "Farewell to the World" concerts in Melbourne and Sydney in 1996 and also played on three new tracks recorded for the album "Recurring Dream" (1996). His replacement was Peter Jones who remained with the group until they disbanded in 1996.

On 26 March 2005, Hester died by suicide. In 2006, the group re-formed with new drummer Matt Sherrod and released two further albums in 2007 and 2010.

In November 2016 they were inducted into the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Hall of Fame.

On 9 December 2019, Neil Finn unveiled via his official web site that the band's new line-up - alongside himself and Seymour - would add Mitchell Froom, Liam Finn and Elroy Finn. As a result, Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod would no longer participate.

The group hold the distinction of being the only New Zealand band to have made it to #2 in the US Billboard Singles chart, with their single "Don't Dream It's Over".
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Crowded House - Crowded House album art Crowded House Crowded House (Album) Capitol Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Crowded House - Temple Of Low Men album art Crowded House Temple Of Low Men (Album, Comp) Capitol Records Indonesia 1988 Sell This Version
RP 158 Crowded House - Track By Track Open Ended Interview For "Temple Of Low Men" album art Crowded House Track By Track Open Ended Interview For "Temple Of Low Men"(LP, Promo) Capitol Records RP 158 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Crowded House - Woodface album art Crowded House Woodface (Album) Capitol Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
TCD 0178 Crowded House - In Concert-525 album art The Mock Turtles / Crowded House The Mock Turtles / Crowded House - In Concert-525(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0178 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CH1 Crowded House - Live At The Town And Country Club, London, November 9 1991 album art Crowded House Live At The Town And Country Club, London, November 9 1991(CD, Album, Promo) Capitol Records CH1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Crowded House - Together Alone album art Crowded House Together Alone (Album) Capitol Records Thailand 1993 Sell This Version
TCD 0829 Crowded House - In Concert-608 album art Crowded House In Concert-608(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0829 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Crowded House - Paul Is Dead album art Crowded House Paul Is Dead (Album) Frenz Of The Enz Australia 1996 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Newcastle Jam 20/03/92 album art Crowded House Newcastle Jam 20/03/92(CD, Album, Ltd) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1996 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Bent In Gent 18/10/91 album art Crowded House Bent In Gent 18/10/91(CD, Album, Ltd) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1996 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Live, Los Angeles 06/04/89 album art Crowded House Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Live, Los Angeles 06/04/89(CD, Album, Ltd) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1996 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Manchester Split 21-22 Nov. '93 album art Crowded House Manchester Split 21-22 Nov. '93(CDr, Album) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Spooky Vibrations album art Crowded House Spooky Vibrations(CD, Album, Ltd) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Nick The Stripper album art Crowded House Nick The Stripper(CD) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Detroit Rock City 20/09/91 album art Crowded House Detroit Rock City 20/09/91(CD, Album, Ltd) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Worst Kept Secret album art Crowded House Worst Kept Secret(CDr, Album) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Graduation (Leeds University) album art Crowded House Graduation (Leeds University)(CD, Album) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Hometown 26.3.92 album art Crowded House Hometown 26.3.92(CD, Album, Ltd) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Foreplay 17.7.92 album art Crowded House Foreplay 17.7.92(CD, Album, Ltd) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - One Night Stand 24/06/92 album art Crowded House One Night Stand 24/06/92(CD, Album, Ltd) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - In The Raw 12.12.91 album art Crowded House In The Raw 12.12.91(CD, Album, Ltd) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
CD00364 Crowded House - State Of Mind album art Crowded House State Of Mind(CD, Ltd) Frenz Of The Enz CD00364 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
CDC00269 Crowded House - Dutch Treat album art Crowded House Dutch Treat(CD, Album) Frenz Of The Enz CDC00269 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House - Nick's Birthday Party album art Crowded House Nick's Birthday Party(CD, Album) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version

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opus49

opus49

November 5, 2018
When I first heard " Locked Out " I seriously thought it was a long lost Lennon song, and that is in no way being critical
chazfromtoronto

chazfromtoronto

July 30, 2018
I myself am partial to Something So Strong, a tune with one of the best rhythm guitar intros.
Rich.C

Rich.C

January 19, 2017
Crowded House combined a serious Beatles fixation with a strong sense of Catholic guilt to make the best guitar pop of the late 1980s and early '90s. Singer and chief songwriter Neil Finn was a one-man Lennon/McCartney, combining beautiful melodies, bright hooks, and multilayered production with often surreal lyrics that were oddly innocent or sweetly cynical. Brilliant live performers (CH were exceptional comedic improvisers, kind of like the Monkees recast as Monty Python), their first album was their only U.S. hit, but 1991's Woodface made them as big in Europe as they were all along Down Under.
While such lyrics as "the excess of fat on your American bones will cushion the impact as you sink like a stone" didn't endear them to the incoming Grunge generation, their music has held up over the years. Neil Finn has gone on to an equally rewarding solo career.

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