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Re: RIP Paul...

emsie ·
Hi. I just saw this obituary in the UK's Guardian newspaper - don't think it's been posted yet... apologies if it has already. Obituary Paul Hester Pop-rock drummer known for his humour and stage antics Dave Laing Tuesday March 29, 2005 The Guardian During the 1980s and 1990s, Crowded House was among Australasia's most renowned pop-rock bands, with 13 top-10 hits in Britain alone. Although the group's figurehead was singer, guitarist and songwriter Neil Finn, drummer Paul Hester, who has...
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Re: RIP Paul...

maddie1 ·
Wow - what a cathartic experience. Since posting a few minutes ago the tears have not stopped falling. I have read all your beautiful tributes and memories, and now that I have taken the step and tried to explain how I am feeling my heart feels a little bit lighter. Thank you all for being here and allowing me to let go some of the pain. I remember seeing the Finn Bros and Seymour Bros. at the Continental in Prahran two nights in a row (let's face it, you can never get enough of a good...
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Re: RIP Paul...

RedGirl ·
Just found these two articles from the newspapers: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/04/02/1112302282135.html ------------------------------------------- and
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Re: RIP Paul...

tonguetied ·
I thought I was feeling a lot better until last night. I felt so low, thinking about the past few days. I went to bed, CH blasting into my ears on my mp3 player. I have read these posts every day, despite the pain it causes. Hubby and I had been arguing over names for our new kittens for weeks but last weekend they came. Hester and Seymour. The tiniest of tributes I know, but my new little black and white cat will make me smile every day with it's crazy antics, just like Paul. Still hurting...
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Re: RIP Paul...

silent stream ·
really interesting feature on hester, depression, the local music scene ... revealing comments midway thru about the relationship between paul/nick and neil ... http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/04/02/1112302282135.html There was a dark side to Paul Hester that had long troubled his friends, yet no one was prepared for his lonely death last weekend. Paul Hester was in his element making Crowded House's first album in the US. Unlike Neil Finn, the early-to-bed front-man who tortured...
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Re: RIP Paul...

Mt.Pleasant St. ·
I just wanted to say that reading all your thoughts has helped me so much. I really don't think other people understand how I'm feeling,I feel they just think I'm crazy. Aussie/NZ music was a big part of my life growing up especially Crowded House, Hunters & Collecters, Noiseworks & Jimmy Barnes, you just end up feeling like you knew them & they were your best friends. Just wanted to tell you also that I went to a special Triple M concert last week with Mark Seymour & James...
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Re: RIP Paul...

crowdie_dave20 ·
Forgive me if I'm repeating myself but I just needed to say this. I watch the 24-hour MAX tribute to Paul, I watched the Dreaming DVD last night, and, after a week of holidays, I was listening to Crowded House in the car on the way to uni as I always do. I saw again how close Neil, Nick, Mark and Paul were - what a great, irreplacable band they were. I was listening to these great instrumental sounds, the great lyrics, but the drumming and background vocals are so good. Then, in the car, it...
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Re: RIP Paul...

Tanchira ·
I had Italian Plastic in my head all this morning. *grim smile* Like someone said before, the drums and that voice in the background sound so much louder now, like Paul's trying to say, "I'm still here!" I so badly wish I could go down to the park. It would bring me back to earth just to go there. And it'd be really nice to meet some of you frenz. I really wanted to go back to Australia this summer holiday, and I was already devastated that I couldn't... Here's an article someone posted on...
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Re: RIP Paul...

In Love With It All ·
The following article about the Paul Hester tribute evening appears in today's edition of The Melbourne Age. http://www.theage.com.au/news/People/Parting-note-for-H...7.html?oneclick=true Parting note for 'Hessie' By Patrick Donovan, Jo Roberts April 7, 2005 Melbourne's music community celebrated the spirit and sounds of much-loved Crowded House drummer Paul Hester at St Kilda's Prince of Wales Hotel last night. A shrine was set up left of stage with flowers, incense, candles and a bust of...
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Re: why no reunion after ten years

Molten Toothpaste ·
Without wanting to be a devils advocate. If Neil Finn, Nick Seymour and Mark Hart decide to join forces with say Rob Hirst (ex Midnight Oil, excellent drummer / songwriter) on drums and do a series off concerts in Australia next year to celebrate the release of a you beaut ducks nuts Crowded House box set with bonus live material etc. and they play only "Crowded House" songs. Is it Crowded House? Lets say that it all goes swimmingly well and the collective have a great vibe going on and they...
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Re: Favorite Bassists

shakespeare ·
Alain Caron from the now defunct UZEB. Fretted, fretless, four string, five string, six string or more. The guy can solo like the bass is a flute and then he just hits the low end and makes these dark bear farty rumblings that funk. But looking over the list above . . . yeah, there are many many great bass players. The thing is, there are many styles and functions of the bass and so much of it depends on taste. A lot of these guys are chop monsters who can noodle their minds off. Then there...
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Re: Favorite Bassists

aikakone ·
I appreciate all the input that was giving on this thread. Over the past 2 weeks or so, I've really tried listening and finding out what it is I like in bass players. It's a lifetime of listening, but this is a place to start. I know I wrote besides Griggs and Seymour, but I feel the need to mention Nigel again. He might not be "musical hero" type material to the masses, but he is to me . I love his playing because it shows taste and appropriateness to the song. He was able to play in Enz...
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Re: Funniest live moment?

N.F.Addict ·
This wasn't really CH on stage but still a funny moment all the same... Catch 22 Interview, 1986. Paul: One... Two... Three... Nick: Hi. We're Crowded House. Paul: Sure are. Neil: [serious facial expression] And when we're in Anchoridge, we don't get on a flight to sea-ol. Nick: WE DON'T WHAT ???!!! Neil: To Soual. All: Laughing Neil: [Embaressed] Soual.. How'd you say it??? Interviewer: Seoul. Neil: We don't get on a flight to Korea! I laugh like crazy just thinking about this interview.
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Re: Best bonus track on FTTW

Patrick ·
INSTINCT !! The Demo-Version has a groovy vibe with nice guitars that the definitive version hasn't... If the Demos of Instinct und Spirit really are from the York St Sessions of 95 - I can understand why Nick Seymour always said, that CH had a good 5th Studio Album in them. With songs like "Instinct", "Spirit", "Help is coming", and maybe "Not the girl...", "Everything is good...", and other songs Neil might have already written and then used for his 1st Solo-Album like "Truth", "Last one...
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Re: Favorite Bassists

Finfan ·
Well, here are my faves-John Entwistle, Fab Macca and Nick Seymour. The Ox had an amazing sense of style, Macca was and still is a supreme bassist(Entwistle used to wonder how McCartney got such great bass sounds in the 60s) and Nick is such a flowing player. Have to say that I think John Taylor has it sorted too, never a big Duran fan personally but practically every 80s Duran single had a great bassline. Have I said too much? Never mind.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Anselm ·
Seany, wow that is basically my teenage years you've got there. I still love them all and listen to them to this day. TA's 'Are Friends Electric' was the first record I ever bought. Never thought there were that many other 80s synth-pop heads on this forum, delighted that you've proved me wrong! Watch out for Duran Duran, their early stuff is addictive. I loved Kraftwerk too. As did Nick Seymour I later found out. Although time and technology has overtaken them now, they were certainly...
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Re: AT&T Blue Room to Webcast Crowded House from Coachella

Carl ·
From the San Jose Mercury News: Coachella, Day III By Shay Quillen Monday, April 30th, 2007 at 10:20 am in Music, Shay Quillen, General, Coachella. Thousands of Rage Against the Machine fans this weekend wore T-shirts reading “The Battle of Coachella.” On Sunday, the Battle of Coachella was held, and Crowded House lost. Three hours before Rage Against the Machine’s first show in seven years, Crowded House attempted to play its first big show in more than 10. But if there’s a band less suited...
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Re: AT&T Blue Room to Webcast Crowded House from Coachella

carter ·
Apologies if this had been posted. From the Orange County Register, their top list showing Crowded House at #12: Read the whole article here
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Re: AT&T Blue Room to Webcast Crowded House from Coachella

spokesmolly ·
Thanks for posting that link. I love how he devoted more space to CH than any other band. As he should have!
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Re: AT&T Blue Room to Webcast Crowded House from Coachella

TheBigJT ·
Having read his stuff here in OC for many years I think that Ben is a pretty decent sort, his reviews are pretty balanced. And, he goes out of his way to champion bands that create well crafted pop music. Squeeze, Fountains of Wayne and Barenaked Ladies are among those that I've seen him write positive reviews of.
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Re: cool CH item on Ebay

last one standing ·
It would be really cool if it was Nick Seymour designed.
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Re: All-time favourite member of Crowded House

AndiB ·
I voted for Neil (I can't not), but if I had another vote I'd cast it for Mark. He's an amazing musician, and I really like his style. That said, I'm only just discovering the lovely, crazy, creative bundle that is Nick Seymour...
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Re: Northampton, MA / Calvin Theatre

privateuniverse ·
Now that I've got all that out of the way, I'll try to make some observations while they're still fresh in my mind. And before you read any further folks, let me warn you that there are some major spoilers here, so if you want to be surprised by the makeup of the stage set, read NO further! After the first show in Connecticut, when I heard about the live CDs, I figured I would just buy the CDs of the shows I went to. After all, buying copies of thirty shows would be a bit extreme, right?
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Re: Ann Arbor quickie

hartvan ·
Wow, Valerie...kudos to you for posting so late...er...early! But I can see why you did after such an incredible show. And it was wonderful to meet you, Roxanne R and to sit with your son, Ben. He seemed to really enjoy the concert. Hope you all had a safe trip back. I've been waiting years to see Crowded House and the experience was everything I'd heard about and hoped for. Where do I start? The incredible songs and energy (duh!), Nick's onstage banter about golfers, Neil leading the crowd...
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Re: All-time favourite member of Crowded House

nrLois ·
Nick Seymour. Perfection.
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Re: All-time favourite member of Crowded House

sapper_astro ·
Nick talked to me when the rest kept walking..... Vote 1: Nick Seymour
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Surferlisa ·
Mark Seymour: Daytime and the Dark
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Re: Crowded House In New Zealand.

gryphon ·
Here we are in Christchurch, just arrived, the afternoon off. Notice CHCH seems to be covered in Crowdies Westpac Arena posters, such good teeth they all have-big smiles in that shot! Wellington fun, what a great crowd, a smaller venue compared to Auckland, but the crowd made up for it in voice. Sandie Shaws 'Puppet on a string' somehow jumped into the set (well partially)! Unfortunately it's stuck in some of our heads, next day we are still humming and singing 'I wonder if one day that, you...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Surferlisa ·
Flight of the Conchords, the BBC Series Mark Seymour, King Without A Clue
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Re: Irish Gig 26th Nov. '07

cinnamon ·
All i can say is WOW ! What a brilliant night Saw the Crowdies for the first time ever at Marley Park and thought they were brill and they played DDIO so tbh I didnt think they could beat that, but was I wrong. Last night was outstanding . The encores when everyone was at the front of the stage was amazing. The atmosphere was electric . The whole Better be Home Soon in the dark reminded me of Live Earth and the special atmosphere of that night. Highlights for me : The Show Pony Seymour...
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Re: Reviews of Intriguer

Finngirl ·
http://hangout.altsounds.com/r...intriguer-album.html Crowded House - Intriguer [Album] Mercury Records August 31, 2010, 10:30 AM They say Mick Jagger could sing a telephone directory and make it sound dangerous. I’d like to see what he’d do with a Crowded House lyric. Yes, they’re back, and they’re anything but bad. Unlike life, Crowded House aren’t hugely comparable to a box of chocolates in that you pretty much know exactly what you’re going to get. That said, I was initially quite...
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Re: Hordern pav

Finngirl ·
http://www.fasterlouder.com.au...paign=sendAlertEmail As the sun set across Sydney, young and old alike joined the queue around the Hordern that backed up to the SCG in order to catch one of the greatest enduring Australian bands of all time, which, considering what was to come, was far from surprising. Openers Oh Mercy got things going with an impressive performance comprised of melodious indie pop with interludes featuring banter between the band’s members, whose dry humour greatly amused...
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Re: Crowded House-Peter Jones

Kittybear ·
and yet Jeremy, Peter gets no acknowledgment on RD as being part of the band, the liner notes only state that CH are Neil Finn, Mark Hart and Nick Seymour. Peter's contribution is only acknowledged along with Tim, Eddie Rayner and Wally Ingram on the Live cd.
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Re: Crowded House-Peter Jones

Jeremy Loder ·
Yep, fair point. But that best of was representing the end of the first era with CH. So there weren't any songs on the studio best of disc to credit Peters drumming to. I actually think it was a mistake to bring back Paul to just play drums on those three new songs. Peter had drummed on at least the demo of Instinct. I love Paul and it was nice for fans to have him briefly come back. But I remember at the time feeling sorry for Peter. Those band credits on recurring dream are not an accurate...
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Re: Crowded House-Peter Jones

adidasman ·
That credit, I always felt, referred to the members of CH at the time of the release of RD - not to anyone who had been a member previously (Paul, Tim). That's not the result of some hasty packaging of the album; that's very specific and intentional. That says, "Regardless of who's been in the band before - and that includes Paul Hester, who plays on the new songs - Crowded House are Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, and Mark Hart. Period." And, at the time of RD's release, CH were still an active...
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Re: Pajama Club Press

BART ·
- from the limited footage Ive seen of Sharon playing, I thought she looked very awkward. I'd hesitate before saying she is to the bass what Linda McCartney was to the tambourine but if I was Mr Seymour, I'd feel a tad peeved. These UK dates.......I'd actually prefer post CD release (so long as it isn't last week in August, unless it's Plymouth!)
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Re: Pajama Club Press

BART ·
Oh No! drums not up to scratch, Neil?? What next? Mr Seymour brought in to redo the bass?
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Re: Crowded House in 5.1

Dazz ·
There is only one example in the Beatles catalogue where the mono and stereo had different takes and that is the "Help!" single where John's vocal is different. All other mono/stereo comparisons are from the same take. The mono White Album has the same take as the stereo but the variations in some songs is incredible proving how important the final mix can be. I will agree that sometimes the British and U.S. had different stereo mixes but both mixes were from the same take. If you can get a...
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Re: Crowded House in 5.1

John ·
How's about "I Call Your Name"? I'm never really sure what's going on there - definitely different guitar part. Love the alternate vocal on Help - that's the version I always listen to now. And Lewisohn's book IS indeed terrific. Was hoping we'd have the first volume of his new Beatles 3-parter by now. Hopefully by Christmas...keeping fingers crossed. Haven't played the 5.1 Crowded House in years...am going to have to dust it off. Agree that TA would be great to have but won't hold my breath.
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2pg Nick Seymour interview in Bass Guitar (UK) issue 39

Spanky(Andy) ·
Current issue of Bass Guitar (UK) mag on the Oz newsagents shelves is issue 39. I didn't notice the Nick Seymour interview until I got back to work and was flipping through the mag, searching for a gear review. Nothing ground-breaking or insightful,...
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3 Tickets for sale to Neil Finn Thursday in Sydney

silent stream ·
Hi everyone ... i have three tickets available for neil's sydney show at the seymour centre on thursday night two are together in row jone is a single ticket in row gpls private message me if interested.
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30th ARIA Awards- Nick Art.

gryphon ·
Commemorative artwork for this years 30th ARIA awards, by our own Nick Seymour.
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Re: "Second Chance" Songs for the new album...?

The Pineapple Head ·
I would actually choose Anthem. Purely because I think the lineup of Finn, Seymour, Sherrod and Hart would create a great rendition of it. In many ways it is similar to a song that could go on Time on Earth or Intriguer due to it's emotional tones but triumphant feel.
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Re: has anyone listened to together alone recently

classA ·
I agree. Like you - I just listened to TA this morning for the first time in a long time, then I saw this post. I agree that TA showed the music was changing - but more as a 'band' heading in a different direction. Not necessarily Neil heading in a different direction. Nick Seymour has commented that this album was the first where everybody's individual contributions were considered and used - as opposed to being given parts to play in the past. Also, Mark Hart was now wholly accepted as a...
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Re: Anticipated albums.. ( Who's ready to step up? )

Spence ·
Yeah... might be a good idea to move this to one of the unmoderated forums.... The only album I've felt a little disappointed by in recent months was the new Mark Seymour one. There's a few good songs on there but in many places the lyrics seem contrived and the melodies so obvious you end up singing them before you've even heard them. To turn the topic around a little, certain albums - particularly the latest REM and Rufus Wainwright ones - far exceeded my expectations. I guess in a way,...
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Re: Throw your arms around me

Blue ·
If you're coming to Hunters via Neil Finn or CH, suggest you start with the album Human Frailty. Mark Seymour has now put out a couple of solo albums that are worth a look too - he's a bit of a hero Down Under - for example they asked him to sing Throw Your Arms at the pre-match entertainment at the Olympic Stadium Australia when the Wallabies took on the Lions recently, it seemed that 50,000 people sang along! I know I did!!
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Re: Throw your arms around me

Kieran Mc. ·
Neil did a beautiful version of this song on a later with Jools Holland program about 4 years ago aired on UK Play. The show was Neil Finn, Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera) and Graham Gouldman(10cc) with just acoustic guitars doing there own songs and then a few collaborations and of course 'Throw Your Arms Around Me' which is, as mentioned by Mark Seymour. It is not an easy to track down performance, but if you can, then get your paws on it and play it till the tape bleeds, and you still wouldn't...
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Re: Throw your arms around me

Secret God (Stew) ·
throw your arms around me is brilliant. I downloaded 3 different live versions off Napster. You could get it off Audiogalaxy Satellite. One is them peforming with Eddie Vedder or Pearl Jam , & 2 are just CH. One of them is better than the other (propboly becaust it was rehearsed!). P.S.) Mark Seymour 's One Eyed Man album is brilliant!!!
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Re: Recap on One Nil and speculate the future

joellowther ·
The last to know quotes a very good point there. I would only buy from an Australian store (not to be biased)for perfectly good reasons. I can't imagine an overseas company selling Australian coded discs. That is after all why they introduced regon codes. Thanks for the info both Alex and Last to know. A bit off the topic, but i'm looking foward to the new Alex Lloyd album. It sounds promising. Alex always provides a very Finn-esque experience. Although I didn't really like his version of 4...
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Re: Recap on One Nil and speculate the future

Alex McCaffrey ·
Didn't mean to give the smiley with the raspberry! Goofed! It's late here. I'll check out Alex Lloyd and Mark Seymour! Are they Australian?!?! That's my thing, call me traitor to the US...
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