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.

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) Capitol Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Crowded House Temple Of Low Men (Album) Capitol Records, EMI Indonesia 1988 Sell This Version
RP 158 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) Capitol Records, EMI Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CH1 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) Capitol Records UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
TCD 0829 Crowded House In Concert-608(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0829 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none 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 Nick The Stripper(CD) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House Graduation (Leeds University)(CD, Album) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
CD00364 Crowded House State Of Mind(CD, Album, Ltd) Frenz Of The Enz CD00364 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
CDC00269 Crowded House Dutch Treat(CD, Album) Frenz Of The Enz CDC00269 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House Nick's Birthday Party(CD, Album) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
CDC00445 Crowded House Live On The Rooftop (Melbourne Australia 22.01.87)(CD, Album) Frenz Of The Enz CDC00445 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
PL/CHSE01/01 Crowded House Planet Live!(CD, Promo) Austereo MCM PL/CHSE01/01 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
none Crowded House Exit Stage Left(CDr) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1998 Sell This Version
none Crowded House Homebrew(CD) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1998 Sell This Version
none Crowded House Back On The Bus(CD) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 1999 Sell This Version
none Crowded House Taxi - Montreal(CD, Album) Frenz Of The Enz none Australia 2002 Sell This Version
Crowded House Farewell To The World (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
Crowded House Time On Earth (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone Indonesia 2007 Sell This Version
none Crowded House Live On Earth - Grand Rapids 8/15/2007(2xCDr, Album) KUFALA Recordings none US 2007 Sell This Version
none Crowded House Live On Earth UK Tour 2007 Birmingham NEC(2xCDr, Ltd, Dig) Parlophone, Concert Live none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Crowded House Live On Earth - Seattle, WA 09/01/2007(CDr, Album) Kufala Recordings none US 2007 Sell This Version
none Crowded House Live On Earth - Vancouver, B.C. 09/03/2007(2xCDr, Album) KUFALA Recordings none US 2007 Sell This Version

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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.
zomicks

zomicks

July 20, 2015
Zomick's believe that "Weather With You" is the best song by Crowded House

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