Reply to "Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?"

slowpogo posted:
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.

I'm imposing no rules at all, unless you count the basic rules around interpersonal relationships/behaviour. If you're happy for people to be thought of merely as resources to be tapped or not as the mood fits, fine, but I'd hope for a more humane view.

At the time it broke up, CH consisted of three people. If two of them get together and reform the band, surely it sends a very public message to the third member that they weren't wanted or that their input wasn't appreciated. That must be very humiliating and hurtful. As I note, that's for Mark to decide, not me. All I can do is watch and comment.

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