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Hi, Mode Atlanta again! Here's our latest single "Andy's Wanderlust". Big "Don't Dream It's Over" vibes on this one!

Mitchell Laney ·
Hello again! We're Mode Atlanta, a three-piece from Brisbane Aus and we posted some of our recent releases here as you can definitely hear our love of Crowded House in them. This is our latest single, released today, it's called "Andy's Wanderlust". Written for a friend who travelled overseas. About life and moving on and friendships long since dissolved but still existing in the ether. Enjoy! Just follow the link below! https://soundcloud.com/mode-atlanta/andys-wanderlust
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Tell me about【Crowded House】:)

KIITA ·
Hi there, My name is KIITA and I am a postgraduate from Japan. I would like to know about the songs by Crowded House. When I listened to the song called 'Don't Dream It's Over' at the World Masters Games 2017 in Auckland for the first time, I shivered (even though it was played by the copy band). Particularly, I love the quote 'But you'll never see the end of the road while you're travelling with me.' After coming back to Japan, I checked Crowded House and figured out this band is very...
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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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slowpogo ·
Welcome 😃 I can answer the first question for now. I was about 7 years old when Don’t Dream It’s Over was first a radio hit in the US. My family was driving to visit my grandparents, me and my sister were in the back seat, and the song was on the radio. It’s my earliest memory of really, really liking a popular song. I recall watching the rural Wisconsin landscape speed by and just really enjoying the song. I surely wasn’t thinking deeply about the lyrics at that age, but the melody and...
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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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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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KIITA ·
Thank you for your replies!! I am going to tell you all the things I changed Because of knowing your awesome explanation and experience in terms of Crowded House, I surely came to love them more Besides, your comments surprised me. e.g. Niel Finn was in the band called Split Enz (ohh, I like 'I got you'), 'When you come' was filmed in Japan(I wish I had known that at that time...I was not yet being born, haha), and his GIFT as a singer/songwriter. I will follow the songs that you guys...
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Kittybear ·
Speaking of Eighties music, have you heard of the band Japan? They were an synth band, they were successful in Japan in the Eighties and David Sylvian also collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto of Yellow Magic Orchestra -YMO were great, but I haven't listened to them for years! Must look them up on YouTube. David Sylvian's solo material is also very good although it is more avant-garde, my favourite solo albums of his are Secrets of the Beehive and Gone to Earth.
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Neil_Fann ·
Hello! Can't remember specifically the first time I heard DDIO. Probably took a while to seep 8nto my consciousness. Neil's songwriting style is not literal - that's why I love it. The lines you quote mean nothing by themselves and yet they evoke images and emotions. They are surreal and beautiful. Would reccoreco everyone checks out "Tombstone" on the Crowded House album. The lines "Look at all the plans I made/falling down like scraps of paper" mean so much to me.
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KIITA ·
Wow I've never heard the band 'Japan'. I checked some numbers on YouTube. Yeah, it is understandable that they performed on the stage with YMO. Interesting!! And thanks Neil_Fann for your experience, interpretation and recommendation. That song is also on my playlist
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KIITA ·
Well... I am considering how can I contribute to this forum. Would you guys mind if I post the name of some old Japanese songs here? (seemingly, putting URL is banded...)
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