Tagged With "Pauls"

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Re: Tarmac Adam new album -Nick Seymour on bass

JagDad ·
The interview with Nick is a gem!
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Re: Tarmac Adam new album -Nick Seymour on bass

OneIssue ·
Sorry about the thread necrophilia, but after seeing Neil in concert, I'm revisiting various SE, CH, and Finn related unexplored things. I've been playing the Tarmac Adam album "The History Effect" on Spotify and it's really growing on me. It probably does help that I enjoyed The Psychedelic Furs back in the day. I imagine that I'm going to purchase the album, but I'm a bit disappointed that the actual CD is really expensive in the UK.
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Tarmac Adam new album -Nick Seymour on bass

She will have her way ·
Some may remember Paul Hester's and Nick's involvement with Tarmac Adam and the first album Handheld Torch. The new album The History Effect is due for release 19 February and Nick is back on bass.  The band has a neat little website...
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Hitting one's peak: The Paul Simon example

Dorthonion ·
When I read in a Neil thread about artists having their peak sometime (and facing their decline afterwards) I thought that this may be true often, but not always. A recent example is the latest album by Paul Simon, now 74 years old. Simon has refined and developed his art ever since going solo a full 46 years ago. Not everything may have been to the liking of all his fans (especially S&G fans), but looking over his work I cannot pinpoint a peak or decline in his output. Maybe the key is...
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brownie ·
That's a terrific song. I like Wristband a lot as well, which I hear on the radio pretty frequently. I think you're right about Paul Simon. He has been remarkably consistent, and I don't think I've ever heard anything by him that I dislike. Although I can't say I'm a "Big Fan," and I only own a couple of his solo albums. I don't think Neil is stagnant at all. His current path seems to have him intentionally trying new approaches to music, most of which seems to consciously avoid falling into...
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Re: Hitting one's peak: The Paul Simon example

BRANDO BRANDT ·
DORTHONION , Paul Simon may be one the best examples of longevity and success of a mainstream artist, despite or possibly thanks to, his many musical experiments and forays into uncharted territories. As much as I love Neil, I'm not sure that it's a fair comparison. Neil's #1 for me, but unfortunately he's never achieved the same level of Super-stardom as let's say Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel or Sting (I'm not saying he doesn't deserve it, it just hasn't happened yet). If we were to measure...
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Re: Tarmac Adam new album -Nick Seymour on bass

OneIssue ·
I've only just noticed that there's a new Tarmac Adam album "In Place". I can't find much information about it, so don't know if Nick was involved. (googles) Yes, Nick plays bass on the album. https://www.facebook.com/TarmacAdamMusic/
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Farewell To The World 1996 or Encore 2016

allthingsfinn ·
Just wondering among fellow finn fans which is your favorite concert or what you love about each. Farewell is the best concert by any band in my opinion and also Pauls last which makes it that more emotional. Encore the band are so tight and you can tell from the music how much fun the guys are having.
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Re: Farewell To The World 1996 or Encore 2016

Annie99999 ·
Didn't see the farewell concert I wasn't well enough so missed it. The 2016 encore was amazing. I went with my daughter and she even said it was the most magical concert she's ever been to. She is only 18. Was great to have been able to share a concert with her. She also loves their music now too ��
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Cradle2Grave ·
I cannot answer this one fairly- the first one I wasn't alive to see, the second I attended in person. I will agree that FTTW is the best release from any artist I've ever heard.
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Dorthonion ·
Actually, I agree with the assessment that at that point the Crowdies were rather concerned that they might mess something up while writing themselves into history, so when it comes to concerts that have been a/v-documented, I would go for Fleadh '94 as a better concert than FTTW '96. The Encores I have neither watched on TV nor attended, so I cannot testify to the qualities of these.
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Hey everyone, here's Mode Atlanta's new song, "I Don't Miss Then". Enjoy!

Mitchell Laney ·
Hey everyone, my name's Mitch and I posted my band's songs here about 9 months ago (they're called "Garden Varieties" and "They Love You"). For those of you who heard them, and everyone else of course, here's our new song called "I Don't Miss Then". Huge Paul Kelly influence on this one, and naturally there's a bit of Mr Neil Finn in there too. Tell us what you think! Song can be found in the link! https://soundcloud.com/mode-atlanta/tracks
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Re: Hey everyone, here's Mode Atlanta's new song, "I Don't Miss Then". Enjoy!

Hawk57 ·
Absolutely awesome stuff!! Has what I'm starting to recognise as the 'Brisbane sound' with those sunny guitar tones. Definitely a Paul Kelly/Beatles sound to it too. I can't decide whether I like this or Garden Varieties more... Keep them coming!
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Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

The Ligature ·
Paul McCartney held a Facebook live chat today hosted by Tim Minchin during which he confirmed a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand. Neil Finn received a mention: "McCartney also confirmed in the over-30 minute chat that the long-running rumour he once referred to Crowded House frontman, Neil Finn, as the world's greatest songwriter is false." "After being teased by Minchin that he doesn't even like Finn's music, McCartney joked back, "I didn't say that. I don't, but I didn't say...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Out of Temptation ·
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tjAo3v4Fis 1:55 into interview
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

slowpogo ·
Great to put that one to rest. And nice that even if the quote is false, Paul is still a fan.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

usaoz ·
Thanks for confirming the root of Neil,s twitter conversation... I liked to think it was said....but if not true I believe he is the best or equal
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

saturdaysun ·
Oh, he is better than equal imho. Never have any of Paul's songs left me breathless or moved me to tears. And, Paul is 75 yrs old. Is it possible he's forgotten about having said that? ��
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Sugar Mouse ·
For me, Paul and Neil are the two greatest pop music songwriters of all-time. A virtual tie in my book.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Paul H ·
McCartney can't even remember many of the songs he's written so I doubt he'd remember whether or not he ever made a specific comment about someone. I mean, could you or I?
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

saturdaysun ·
My answer to your question would have to be a big, fat no! LOL!
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

amjfrenz ·
I am not so sure that I would recommend to Neil that he work with Paul should the offer come his way. I recently read the book "Man on the Run". Excellent read btw. It is basically Paul through the 70's and he does not come across well in the book. Not that the book was meant to purposely make Paul look bad as it appears to be based on accounts of not only Paul but people who knew or worked closely with him. He does come across as a bit domineering and difficult to work with. After reading...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

saturdaysun ·
I heard, also, that he is difficult to work with and doesn't accept criticism well, but I believe that if the opportunity were to arise, Neil would be fully equipped to make the decision whether or not to work with him...and, who know? Perhaps, it already has and they both agreed that it wouldn't be a good idea.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Welsh Dan ·
In my opinion, since the break up of the Beatles, NF's beatle-esque songs have been better than PMs beatle-esque songs. If that makes sense.. Like FSIOD, NTGYTYA etc..
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Sugar Mouse ·
To me, Paul doesn't have the quality control Neil has. Paul continues to write incredible songs (see his fabulous recent album "New"), but can also write some clunkers. Neil seems to have a higher percentage of elite level songs. I suspect Neil has a stricter "internal critic" or has others (Tim, Sharon, Liam etc) who help him know when a song "has it" and when it still needs work.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

amjfrenz ·
To be honest, I suspect that Neil may share some of the traits that I described in Paul. I sure Nick can tell some stories about Neil that may not be complimentary, particularly with the first maybe 2 or 3 albums. He did have a blow-out with Mitchell Froom and that may have been because he wasn't getting his way. So, putting two people like that together may not be a good idea. With "Out of Silence", I not sure that anyone was really there to tell Neil that "this is crap", not that I think...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

KEROUAC ·
I've always wondered how a Macca/Neil collaboration would go but some of the previous assessments are correct about Paul not taking criticism well. There's a great podcast featuring Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn I listened to where he tells a first hand story. Paul's then manager told him Macca had gone ballistic over Elvis Costello giving him an honest appraisal of his songs. The podcast is long but well worth a listen if you're interested in Macca. I can't remember which point in the...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

c.houser ·
“Albert Einstein was once asked, ‘How does it feel to be the smartest man alive?’, he responded, ‘I don’t know, you’ll have to ask Nikola Tesla.'” or so goes the urban legend. Perhaps the Neil / beatle guy version, was a clever update. Neil has his own legendary status, and it needn't be marred by association. IMHO, of course.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

KEROUAC ·
I've also heard that quote in relation to Eric Clapton. "How does it feel to be the greatest living guitarist?" "I don't know you'd have to ask Prince" (when he was alive obviously).
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

c.houser ·
KEROUAC posted: I can't remember which point in the podcast he tells that story. https://soundcloud.com/fabcast-870039074/013-lewisohn Thanks for that. I've always enjoyed the Beatles podcasts, but was unaware of this one. Alphabeatical is pretty good.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Above the Kitchen ·
KEROUAC posted: I've always wondered how a Macca/Neil collaboration would go but some of the previous assessments are correct about Paul not taking criticism well. There's a great podcast featuring Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn I listened to where he tells a first hand story. Paul's then manager told him Macca had gone ballistic over Elvis Costello giving him an honest appraisal of his songs. The podcast is long but well worth a listen if you're interested in Macca. I can't remember which...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Sugar Mouse ·
Thanks for all the interesting posts. By any chance, is there a Crowded House/Neil Finn podcast out there?
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

KEROUAC ·
c.houser posted: KEROUAC posted: I can't remember which point in the podcast he tells that story. https://soundcloud.com/fabcast-870039074/013-lewisohn Thanks for that. I've always enjoyed the Beatles podcasts, but was unaware of this one. Alphabeatical is pretty good. Not wishing to go off topic here but if you like Beatle podcasts you simply must listen to Something About the Beatles It's fantastic and I think THE best. Also Fab4Free4All is good too.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Sugar Mouse ·
KEROUAC posted: c.houser posted: KEROUAC posted: I can't remember which point in the podcast he tells that story. https://soundcloud.com/fabcast-870039074/013-lewisohn Thanks for that. I've always enjoyed the Beatles podcasts, but was unaware of this one. Alphabeatical is pretty good. Not wishing to go off topic here but if you like Beatle podcasts you simply must listen to Something About the Beatles It's fantastic and I think THE best. Also Fab4Free4All is good too. And for those who...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

slowpogo ·
One person was courageous enough to be straight with Paul McCartney...Nigel Godrich (Radiohead's producer) who produced his album "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard." Apparently Nigel listened to Paul's demos, and said of a bunch of the songs, "These are just okay, you can do better." He gave some concrete suggestions and basically said, "Come back when you have a collection of songs that are actually really good." Paul flipped of course, but eventually came to see Godrich was correct. And...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

KEROUAC ·
One other thing about a Neil/Macca collaboration. The best time for it to happen would have been right after Crowded House disbanded. Around that time Macca did his very experimental and brilliant Fireman project. Imagine if he'd have got together with Neil with that level of creativity coursing through both of their veins?
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