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Re: Cameos

The Professor ·
Awesome! Thanks.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

saturdaysun ·
Oh, he is better than equal imho. Never have any of Paul's songs left me breathless or moved me to tears. And, Paul is 75 yrs old. Is it possible he's forgotten about having said that? ��
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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

Paul H ·
McCartney can't even remember many of the songs he's written so I doubt he'd remember whether or not he ever made a specific comment about someone. I mean, could you or I?
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

saturdaysun ·
My answer to your question would have to be a big, fat no! LOL!
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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: 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: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Welsh Dan ·
In my opinion, since the break up of the Beatles, NF's beatle-esque songs have been better than PMs beatle-esque songs. If that makes sense.. Like FSIOD, NTGYTYA etc..
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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

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: 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

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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KEROUAC ·
I've also heard that quote in relation to Eric Clapton. "How does it feel to be the greatest living guitarist?" "I don't know you'd have to ask Prince" (when he was alive obviously).
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

c.houser ·
Thanks for that. I've always enjoyed the Beatles podcasts, but was unaware of this one. Alphabeatical is pretty good.
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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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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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KEROUAC ·
Not wishing to go off topic here but if you like Beatle podcasts you simply must listen to Something About the Beatles It's fantastic and I think THE best. Also Fab4Free4All is good too.
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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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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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slowpogo ·
One person was courageous enough to be straight with Paul McCartney...Nigel Godrich (Radiohead's producer) who produced his album "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard." Apparently Nigel listened to Paul's demos, and said of a bunch of the songs, "These are just okay, you can do better." He gave some concrete suggestions and basically said, "Come back when you have a collection of songs that are actually really good." Paul flipped of course, but eventually came to see Godrich was correct. And...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Out of Temptation ·
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tjAo3v4Fis 1:55 into interview
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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

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: Crowded House live in Sydney video on demand

Thecrobler ·
It is being repeated this Monday night at 12am (so I'm guessing really Sunday night) on ABC-HD, set your DVR kids if you haven't caught it the first couple of times.
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Crowded House live in Sydney video on demand

howdiecrowdie ·
Look here: http://neilfinn.com/2017/06/crowded-house-live-at-sydney-opera-house-video-on-demand/ Let's hope there will be a live CD & Blu-ray/DVD set.
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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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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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1 Ticket for Crowded House Sat 26th November for sale

BlueDress ·
Hi, I have 1 ticket available for the Saturday night show as my friend is no longer able to go with me. Just asking the cost price - $120 Please email me if interested: srobson@accessanalytic.com.au Thanks
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Live on Earth CDs

Trev C ·
Hi all...having a pre-Christmas clear-out and find that I have two copies each of the following Live on Earth CDs: 29th November 2007 - MEN Manchester, UK 1st December 2007 - Nottingham Ice Arena, UK 3rd December 2007 - NEC Birmingham, UK 9th December 2007 - Wembley Arena, UK Please email if interested. Never posted abroad before but willing to give it a go...... All in immaculate condition and in genuine double-fold jewel CD cases.
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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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Cameos

The Professor ·
Hi, does anyone know if any members of Crowded House or Split Enz made cameos on TV shows at any point? Just curious.
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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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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?

Dazz ·
Okay I respect their decision but can't help feeling that sometimes it's best not to leave these decisions to the artists themselves! Especially when their version was great regardless of Neil's opinion. This is also a problem with the McCartney remasters bonus tracks. Grateful what we have but there are a lot of holes in the discography not covered by these "definitive" re-issues. It appears that a certain amount of revisionism is at play here!
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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?

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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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

slowpogo ·
Wow. What about the many live tracks included on B-sides over the last 30 years? I'm pretty sure many of those aren't included with the reissues either. Is that also some insidious attempt to rewrite history? Sorry, but that's some supremely paranoid thinking, and I can't make much sense of it. Maybe Neil's viewpoint has changed in the course of 20 years? Does he need anyone's permission anyway? I don't see any justification for attaching sneaky motives to these decisions. I once had an mp3...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

sinner62 ·
"NOW is something is not good enough to release when apparently it was good enough back then". I don't think this is what anyone has said. There is a bonus disc for each album, containing mostly never before heard writing, demos, home recordings, alternate takes. The aim for these sets was NEVER to round up all the stray tracks that appeared on CD singles, soundtracks etc. I'm amazed at the stunning opportunity fans now have to trace the development of songs from composing demos and early...
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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: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Dazz ·
Wow. Slowpogo quick to jump to conclusions about paranoid thinking. The irony is delicious really. I'm just saying it would have been nice to include it for historic value if nothing else. And yes, it would have also nice to include all the B sides of the singles as well for the same reason.
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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: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Paināporo ·
I love "She's Not There" and it's a bit annoying that it appears to be the only CH studio track not included in the deluxe editions. However, it's also the only cover song CH has ever recorded in the studio so I can see how that might have resulted in its exclusion. But man, I think it's a great recording and totally fits the ToLM vibe better than any other non-album track in the CH catalog. It's really not that hard of a song to track down. The Other Enz CD is on Amazon for $27.
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Nothing Wrong With You ·
All I am going to do is dig out all the stuff that didn't make it and put it on my mp3 as a companion album. All the stuff is out there and not hard to find. I prefer to have an extra demo on there if I already have the other stuff.
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

slowpogo ·
"Just saying it would have been nice"? Well now you've walked things back quite a bit from claims of revisionism, and the band pretending tracks they don't like never even happened. That's some Fahrenheit 451-sounding stuff. But if "it would be nice for historic value" is your real intention I'm happy to stick with that.
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Paul H ·
I think it's a shame it never made it simply because I love it.
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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: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Paul H ·
Ooh, no. Least favourite studio track is That's What I Call Love. Awful thing. Put me off getting into the band for years.
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

lavar78 ·
Different strokes and whatnot. I love that one. Perfect ending to the debut.
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Re: 1 Ticket for Crowded House Sat 26th November for sale

BlueDress ·
Ticket's sold. Thanks Frenz
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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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