Oh, I certainly agree with that. I don't care that the group members didn't contribute equally -- they all contributed in some way.quote:Was Neil a controling force behind Crowded House, yes and I am so glad he was, in many cases, but I can think of hundreds of examples where Nick and Pauls input was always part of it.... Neil was the leader, I think everyone would agree with that...but Crowded House really was Neil, Nick and Paul...
It's easy to have that viewpoint when you aren't the one who feels like you're being controlled. BTW, I'll never understand the swipe at CH being a band. Performing songs written and sang by Neil Finn doesn't make them any less of a band.quote:Neil (IMO) had every right to be the controlling force behind the "band" - he started up the band, sang lead vocals... and of course wrote the songs - which (IMO) cancells everything else out.
In fairness to Nick, it's a two-way street just like Peter said. I'm sure anyone interviewing Nick about Tarmac Adam is going to inevitably ask about Crowded House. I can't really blame Nick if he still has some bitter feelings about it. He was obviously hurt the most by the breakup, so it's only natural (heh) that he's taking longer to "move on." It's been my experience that the timeline for moving on is an individual thing.quote:If Peter is right, and Nick only wants to get some media attention, then it's really sad.
While I'm defending Nick because I don't think he's done anything wrong, I am not trying to put down Neil at all. I love both of them. Well, as much as one can love two guys he doesn't know.