Paul H posted:
Interesting point. I think Neil went into TOE with a view to making a solo record which, in his later opinion, just happened to sound a bit like CH. However, when it came to actually being in CH and writing for them, I think he automatically rebelled against what he thought listeners expected of them. It sort of contradicts his assertion that he broke up the band in 1996 because his new batch of songs "didn't sound like CH songs". A very complex place, the mind...
Fair enough. Maybe a bit off topic but am I the only one who feels that Crowded House could have gone on in 1996 with Mark or someone else as the lead singer, a la Genesis?