Paul H posted:.
Regardless, as I noted, it seems that Neil was quite happy to issue a set of songs as Crowded House songs even though Mark wasn't on any of them. It's one thing for a member to not be on a song or two if the arrangement doesn't require his/her input, but this isn't a similar situation. Obviously, Mark is happy enough about it (or, at least, resigned to being treated this way).
I feel like you’re imposing a rigid personal rule about what a band is, in a creative/artistic space where there are few rules to begin with.