Tagged With "Crowded House and Neil Finn Fan Club"

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For Sale: Crowded House and Neil Finn Fan Club CDs

Alb ·
Hi, I'm having a clear out and getting rid of my CDs, as I can no longer cope with too much plastic under the bed! I wondered if any fan club members wanted to make an offer for one or (preferably) all of the following fan club CDs? They're listed below with name, location, recording dates and links to the tracklistings. ******** Crowded House Acoustically Live (Various, 1994-1996 I think): https://musicbrainz.org/release/7e07eafe-6eb3-4c5c-99de-9406b8174b55 Ghost Cars (Various, 1991-1994):...
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

LIONEL ·
Thanks both for your replies. I have sent a copy to Neil's management. Wish me luck! Please see below the synopsis. Fairly simple but I found it very emotional to write so hopefully that will come through, and of course, packed with fabulous Neil Finn/Crowded House songs. I really enjoyed writing it. It would be unbelievably inspiring to be able to put it on somewhere and that's my aim for the next step in the script's life as it were. Again, here's hoping....Thanks again, Lionel Synopsis...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Sugar Mouse ·
Thanks for all the interesting posts. By any chance, is there a Crowded House/Neil Finn podcast out there?
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Split Enz (and Crowded House) Reviewed

AphoristicGraham ·
Hello, I'm a New Zealander, and have been a fan of the Finn brothers since my teens. As a hobby I've been working on a personal music review website, and I've just covered Split Enz: https://albumreviews.blog/reviews/split-enz/ I haven't seen many reviews of Split Enz's entire discography (although I haven't covered the live releases, Odds and Enz, or the Luton Tapes) in one place, so I thought that people might be interested. Let me know if I have any factual errors. I also covered Crowded...
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Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

The Ligature ·
Paul McCartney held a Facebook live chat today hosted by Tim Minchin during which he confirmed a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand. Neil Finn received a mention: "McCartney also confirmed in the over-30 minute chat that the long-running rumour he once referred to Crowded House frontman, Neil Finn, as the world's greatest songwriter is false." "After being teased by Minchin that he doesn't even like Finn's music, McCartney joked back, "I didn't say that. I don't, but I didn't say...
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Re: Tell me about【Crowded House】:)

Keri ·
It's funny I wasn't that impressed when Don't Dream it's over came out. I had been a big fan of Neil's previous band Split Enz and really liked the idea of having two different song writers Neil and his brother Tim. So Crowded House seemed like a Neil Finn solo band and then Don't Dream its over was a hit in the US, I think I felt "well why didn't Split Enz make it in the US?" I think to an extent I've always compared Tim and Neil and kind of supported Tim, so I liked Woodface that Tim was...
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Re: Crowded House Blog

Cityscape ·
Thanks both Brando, I know what you mean with the XTC comment. I guess a line like 'visions of body parts floating in formaldehyde' (which is, of course, tongue in cheek) isn't quite Neil Finn! When I played it to a friend of mine, he said he heard it as a Tears For Fears type thing, with a big production. We'll have to wait and see how it turns out when I have the money to do some proper work on it. Love your comment about Crowded House sounding like home.
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FanClub...

Amiral ·
Hello everyone. Just sent by paypal a payment to Peter Green to join the club, but I just find out that the email doesn't work anymore and that he stopped the club. I have no other way to contact him to have a refund. Anyone knows how to contact him, or how I could have I refund? Thank you so much for your help :)
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I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

LIONEL ·
That's it really. Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks Lionel
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Paināporo ·
Very intriguing. Lionel, just out of curiosity, what experience do you have with writing and producing musicals? There must be a ton of work involved in making something like this happen. The Poor Boy musical used a lot of Tim Finn songs and Tim was very involved in the process of crafting the story and selecting the songs. It was lead by playwright Matt Cameron, who had previously written a number of award winning Australian plays and was also involved in creating and writing for several...
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Crowded House Blog

Cityscape ·
Hi, Not posted here before, although been reading for years. I've joined up to share a blog I recently wrote about Crowded House, and Neil's writing in general. I was getting frustrated with telling people I like Crowded House and them breaking into 'everywhere you go, always take the weather with you!' But not knowing any of the other stuff. I don't mean that in a snobby, elitest way. There are plenty of bands who I only really like one song by, whilst the rest of their catalogue doesn't do...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Dazz ·
How about the younger fans though who may or may not know of this or other tracks' existence? Good deluxe editions shouldn't be just aimed at the long time fan who has bought any and everything concerning the band. I've bought plenty of the CD singles over the years for the live tracks (some good, some not as good) and face it, demos can and often be boring so to fill a disc up of nothing but demos can test one's patience. Be honest, how often are you going to play the demos of tracks? Good...
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Re: Have a listen to my band Mode Atlanta - shades of Crowded House, or so i hope!

Hawk57 ·
Both of these tracks are absolutely brilliant! Garden Varieties in particular sounds like Neil writing sunshine pop What are the plans for Mode Atlanta's future?
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Re: Lost Fifth Album

Camus ·
Astro was kicking around at that stage, it was performed at a Finn concert in 1995/6 it's in one of the fan club CDs. Listening to the stuff recorded at the time there was some cracking material.
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Hey everyone, here's Mode Atlanta's new song, "I Don't Miss Then". Enjoy!

Mitchell Laney ·
Hey everyone, my name's Mitch and I posted my band's songs here about 9 months ago (they're called "Garden Varieties" and "They Love You"). For those of you who heard them, and everyone else of course, here's our new song called "I Don't Miss Then". Huge Paul Kelly influence on this one, and naturally there's a bit of Mr Neil Finn in there too. Tell us what you think! Song can be found in the link! https://soundcloud.com/mode-atlanta/tracks
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Re: Tell me about【Crowded House】:)

Kittybear ·
Hi Kita, Welcome to the forum, All frenz are welcome here, no matter how new. I know what you mean by Neil's songs making you shiver, we've all been there when the music speaks. However, that song wasn't the one that first had that effect on me, in fact DDIO, although now a big radio hit in the UK, wasn't originally a very successful song over here. I grew to love Finn music during the later Woodface era (the 1990's) and the first song to cause a shiver was Fall at your feet, I find the...
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Re: "Love This Life" lyric hardbacks for sale - first edition

howdiecrowdie ·
Hi JavaMaven. I would really like to buy a copy of the "Love This Life" book by Neil Finn. I offer US$ 60,- for the book and will of course also pay postage to Europe. I've sent You a PM. Cheers Howdiecrowdie
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

lavar78 ·
I believe Jaffaman said Neil nixed it.
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Woodface: 30th Anniversary Box Set

Secret God (Stew) ·
How would you like to see Crowded House perform a Woodface 30th Anniversary tour in 2021 to promote a Woodface box set? For anyone interested, I wrote up the full details of my concept here , and even created some basic concept cover art for the box.
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Re: Tell me about【Crowded House】:)

Steve Shealy ·
Kiita, I'm old enough that I heard "Don't Dream" when it was first released on the radio. It was a pretty big hit in the US, I remember liking it well enough, but only really became a Crowded House fan many years later when I discovered their entire catalog and realized what a brilliant songwriter Neil is. I think the lyric you quoted describes the explosion of feelings when the singer's love is with him. Probably my favorite (of many) non-Neil 80's songs is "I'll Melt With You" by Modern...
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Re: Cameos

Jaffaman ·
Tim Finn plays a teacher in the Back Of The Y Bullying Special , circa 2001 . He first appears at about six minutes in.
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Have a listen to my band Mode Atlanta - shades of Crowded House, or so i hope!

Mitchell Laney ·
Hello Frenz, long time follower, Frenz life member and occasional poster here. I'd love for you all to have a listen to my band Mode Atlanta. These are our first two recorded tracks, they're called "They Love You" and "Garden Varieties". The reason i post them here is because Crowded House and Neil Finn's music has been a huge influence on my own songwriting, from the way i present my music (artwork that evokes childhood but through the eyes of adulthood, thanks Nick ;) to lyrical matter...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Sugar Mouse ·
For me, Paul and Neil are the two greatest pop music songwriters of all-time. A virtual tie in my book.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

slowpogo ·
Great to put that one to rest. And nice that even if the quote is false, Paul is still a fan.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

KEROUAC ·
One other thing about a Neil/Macca collaboration. The best time for it to happen would have been right after Crowded House disbanded. Around that time Macca did his very experimental and brilliant Fireman project. Imagine if he'd have got together with Neil with that level of creativity coursing through both of their veins?
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

usaoz ·
Thanks for confirming the root of Neil,s twitter conversation... I liked to think it was said....but if not true I believe he is the best or equal
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Sugar Mouse ·
To me, Paul doesn't have the quality control Neil has. Paul continues to write incredible songs (see his fabulous recent album "New"), but can also write some clunkers. Neil seems to have a higher percentage of elite level songs. I suspect Neil has a stricter "internal critic" or has others (Tim, Sharon, Liam etc) who help him know when a song "has it" and when it still needs work.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

c.houser ·
“Albert Einstein was once asked, ‘How does it feel to be the smartest man alive?’, he responded, ‘I don’t know, you’ll have to ask Nikola Tesla.'” or so goes the urban legend. Perhaps the Neil / beatle guy version, was a clever update. Neil has his own legendary status, and it needn't be marred by association. IMHO, of course.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

amjfrenz ·
To be honest, I suspect that Neil may share some of the traits that I described in Paul. I sure Nick can tell some stories about Neil that may not be complimentary, particularly with the first maybe 2 or 3 albums. He did have a blow-out with Mitchell Froom and that may have been because he wasn't getting his way. So, putting two people like that together may not be a good idea. With "Out of Silence", I not sure that anyone was really there to tell Neil that "this is crap", not that I think...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

lavar78 ·
Man, I adore "Dots on the Shell" but I've never been a big fan of the CH cover of "She's Not There"—in fact, it's my least-favorite Crowdies studio track by a huge margin. Then again, I'm not really a fan of the original either...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

saturdaysun ·
I heard, also, that he is difficult to work with and doesn't accept criticism well, but I believe that if the opportunity were to arise, Neil would be fully equipped to make the decision whether or not to work with him...and, who know? Perhaps, it already has and they both agreed that it wouldn't be a good idea.
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Paul H ·
Indeed. Neil didn't feel it was worthy enough so it was pulled. I respect his call but I disagree with him entirely. A classic case of the artist undervaluing the quality of his own work. I love CH's version and regret it's omission.
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

slowpogo ·
I don't think Neil or anyone else ever promised these reissues would include EVERYthing they ever did. That was never the point. So I don't get where the "revisionism" accusation comes from. There were always going to be choices of which tracks made it and what didn't. The goal as Neil stated was, every track had to have a solid case for why it should be included. He also didn't want to spoil the myth of the band too much. There are several interviews at this point explaining the thoughts...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Steve Shealy ·
This. Can't believe some are getting so worked up over a cover, that they already had, rather than Neil songs that we know exist and didn't get. Is it really hard to understand that maybe Neil wanted to focus on his own songs rather than a cover they did of someone else's?
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Re: Crowded House Blog

BRANDO BRANDT ·
Hey Mark, thanks for sharing your blog. It's an interesting perspective on CH. I've been a fan for 30 years and to me their music simply sounds like home. I had a listen to your 'Twisted Logic' demo and it felt more XTC than Crowded House (please take that as a compliment). Keep rocking!
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Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Dazz ·
While no one in their right mind would complain about the wealth of material on the second discs of these excellent deluxe editions, I'm left wondering they didn't put the Crowded House version of "She's Not There" on the Temple Of Low Men set. I'm guessing it was around that time that the track was recorded (when it was on "The Crossing" soundtrack album c.1989). It's quite a good version and a genuine rarity so was it overlooked or the powers-that-be (Messrs. Ansell and Finn) deemed it...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Sugar Mouse ·
And for those who were/are fans of Big Country, check out "The Great Divide Podcast" which is probably the best music podcast I've ever heard. I wish someone who produce a similar podcast about all things Finn.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

KEROUAC ·
I've always wondered how a Macca/Neil collaboration would go but some of the previous assessments are correct about Paul not taking criticism well. There's a great podcast featuring Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn I listened to where he tells a first hand story. Paul's then manager told him Macca had gone ballistic over Elvis Costello giving him an honest appraisal of his songs. The podcast is long but well worth a listen if you're interested in Macca. I can't remember which point in the...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

amjfrenz ·
I am not so sure that I would recommend to Neil that he work with Paul should the offer come his way. I recently read the book "Man on the Run". Excellent read btw. It is basically Paul through the 70's and he does not come across well in the book. Not that the book was meant to purposely make Paul look bad as it appears to be based on accounts of not only Paul but people who knew or worked closely with him. He does come across as a bit domineering and difficult to work with. After reading...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Dazz ·
The revisionism accuisation comes from judging that NOW is something is not good enough to release when apparently it was good enough back then. In this case, there is nothing wrong with it at all except that Neil doesn't like it. So to ignore it, or anything that was previously issued, seems to be another way of saying it never happened and we only ever issued real good stuff that we liked. In some cases you can understand why a band would rather not acknowlege some excrement that they...
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Complete List of Split Enz & Beyond Studio Releases

Secret God (Stew) ·
Below is a generated folder list of every available Enz-related studio album/EP/project I can think of. I own a physical CD copy of everything listed (with the exception of a few that are digital only), and everything in these folders are lossless FLAC files (all tagged properly, with cover art). However, I am missing the bold/italic releases. So I guess my question is, aside from the bold/italic releases, am I missing anything obvious? Also, has anyone managed to find themselves copies of...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Above the Kitchen ·
Thanks, Kerouac. that was a great listen. There's a bit of CH in this particular episode with Mark Lewisohn as well.
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Setlist and/or Rehearsal Songs

Romer ·
From https://www.rollingstone.com/m...eartbreakers-730187, it appears as though Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Free Fallin'" made the list of rehearsal songs being considered for Fleetwood Mac setlists, as did Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over." "Oh, Well" was also included, but with vocals from Mike Campbell, as Neil apparently felt that they required more of a bluesy touch than of which he was capable. The first Fleetwood Mac tour date is now only three days away, so more on the...
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Spencer Goode ·
Originally Posted by Paināporo: I think you should just go ahead and post the script so we can comment on it. Someone did that not too long ago in the Enz section of this site. I was actually a bit surprised by how much I enjoyed it! Thanks for remembering. I think I finally joined just to post that after afew years as a visitor.
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Dorthonion ·
If you're serious ... Neil's Management
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Spencer Goode ·
Sounds great LIONEL! Any way you could post a synopsis. I'd love to hear more.
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

LIONEL ·
Hi there, I'm afraid I don't have the level of experience to which you refer. This is the first musical I've written. I've experience in writing plays, books and other materials, and performed in plays and in bands etc but musicals had not inspired me before. But I think it must have been the depth of Neil's/Crowded House's songs that got me started. I'm not sure of my original inspiriation exactly but I know that was at the heart of it. Once I started I just couldn't stop. It completely...
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Paināporo ·
I think you should just go ahead and post the script so we can comment on it. Someone did that not too long ago in the Enz section of this site. I was actually a bit surprised by how much I enjoyed it!
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Herbalife ·
In my opinion a Crowded House musical or stage performance could only be a comedy, and never really serious. An idea I have is, ACDC end up opening for Crowded House because they did make their 5th album and a 6th and 7th and they outsold ACDC and Michael Jackson.....and of course, then Jesus came back without any computer enhancement technology (laughing out loud...)
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2 Tickets for Crowded House Saturday, November 26th

AMG ·
I am unable to use my tickets and would love to hand them off to someone who will enjoy the show as much as I would. They are currently in Will Call at SOH, so I will just need to call and take them out of my name and put them in yours. Please contact me at asha.genske@tlaworldwide.com. I'm in California, so be patient with time difference!
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