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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...

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: What are you listening to right now?

Hunter ·
Eric Clapton - Clapton Co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator Doyle Bramhall II, ‘Clapton’ features an all star cast of musical collaborations started with the legendary JJ Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, and keyboardist Walt Richmond – and the sessions later added guests including Steve Winwood, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint, and Derek Trucks. Clapton created a collection that touches on everything from century-old traditional brass bands to...
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Re: Neil hosted MTV2's 120 mintues ?!?!?!

geddy ·
Dan Eliot kindly typed this transcript up and posted it to the TiTM. I hope he doesn't mind my throwing it on here. Just figured you'd want to read. ----------------------------------------------- Here it is, pretty much as it happened, only slightly edited. Some of it was hard to translate well, since the host, Jim Shearer, talked over Neil a bit. The interview was pretty conversational and relaxed. 120 Minutes July 21, 2002 Host: Jim Shearer Guest: Neil Finn JIM SHEARER: ...we'll also see...
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Re: Who Will be the new Chrowded House drummer?

Wilbury ·
I've just mentioned over the in the album topic that I hope against hope Jim Keltner has been involved with the album. And whilst he's more of a session musician than a touring man it'd justify the whole thing hugely in my mind to have Jim Keltner in the drum seat.
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Re: Who Will be the new Chrowded House drummer?

stuartjb ·
i don't think charlie watts drumming style is at all similar to hessie's.for me paul was a far superior drummer to charlie.paul had a smoother more fluent playing style.i can understand the comparison more to ringo who for me is also a far better player than charlie watts.hessie, ringo and jim keltner are i my three all time fav drummers - but apart from anything else charlie ringo and probably even jim are too old.a long tour with ch requires a lot of energy ,and an energetic style of...
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Re: Did Neil like John Lennon?

sevenworlds ·
I think there's no doubt Neil's a big Lennon fan but he's also wise enough not to make too big a deal of it, in the way, say Oasis have. On CH's first album Jim Keltner (session drummer who played with Lennon in the 70s) played drums on Now We're Getting Somewhere and commented on how Lennon-esque it sounded, much to Neil's delight. Over the years though I think he got tired of the Beatles/Lennon comparisons and has tried to move away from it. Neil's definitely as original as you could hope...
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Re: why not?

Paul H ·
I think even if Paul was still with us, the question of whether a CH reunion was worthwhile would be debateable. Pop music is littered with bands who reformed and just didn't recapture the magic. Maybe CH would have been different, maybe not. I've ruminated on this before, but I think it's no coincidence that CH never recorded anything without Paul. I'm going to have to qualify that now, aren't I? OK, a track from the first album featured Jim Keltner because Paul couldn't get the shuffle...
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Re: why not?

Finwe ·
you�re forgeting Help Is Coming should i say in capital letters that he was not the band�s drummer?
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Re: Comparing Time On Earth with earlier albums

Songwriter ·
LMK, Your specific quote said that "It's extremely dated sounding, very 80s." And my reply to that was that IT WAS recorded in the 80's - so what do you expect? And yes, a lot of artists today add digital with analog - in fact it is the big trick for a lot of studios to do that. But CH didn't record the first album like that, nor are they likely to go back and do that now. What would be the point? To make a few overly critical fans in a forum happy at the expense of many thousands of...
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Re: Traveling Wilburys albums re-released.

Camus ·
Oh, not missed at all. I've never seen him interviewed and he struck me as the kind of guy who probably doesn't like being interviewed, so I wasn't surprised that he wasn't. Orbison only said a few brief words as well. Harrison is eloquent enough for all of them. Never realised Jim Keltner was playing the fridge and its contents on Rattled.
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Re: Who wrote these 'Woodface' songs?

Camus ·
Well fitting two songs together was really only a guess, I don't know for sure that that's how Something So Strong was written. I've never heard the demo for Something So Strong, but I'm nearly 100% sure one exists from Split Enz, Jaffaman is sure to have heard it. It's never been released. Secret:God, you should check out Love and Success and Your Inspiration from Rear Enz, they are the demos of two songs that became I Walk Away. Love and Success is the verse, Your Inspiration the chorus.
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Re: So, what do you think of One Nil?

slowpogo ·
In the press and on this site many have mentioned Wendy and Lisa's involvement in One Nil, as well as Sheryl Crow..I can't believe I'm the first to mention Jim Keltner. He drums on about half the tunes...Last To Know, Hole In the Ice, others..he's a living legend among drummers, having played with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and just about every other major talent you could think of. His drumming is fantastic on One Nil.
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Re: So, what do you think of One Nil?

slowpogo ·
Donovan, I totally disagree that Jim Keltner has "nothing left to offer"--ludicrous. He also drummed on Freedy Johnston's 1999 release "Blue Days, Black Nights" and he's fantastic there. You probably haven't heard that or the work he's done recently with jazz greats Freddie Hubbard and Bill Frisell, or the tribute to great jazz drummers he did with Charlie Watts, the "JK/CW Project". Or Michael Penn or Richard Thompson..all of these have been within the last few years, and they were all...
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Re: Neil Young 'Greendale' WOW!!!

placelikealice ·
Is he the greatest recording artist of all time? I'd say he comes in pretty damn close!! The guy is amazing!! From his Buffalo Springfield stuff to CSN&Y.....I think Dejavu is one of the more mind blowing albums from the 70's. David Crosby really stands out in that one! Then Harvest....genius!!! And then to follow it with 'After the gold Rush'!! it's crazy. I havn't heard too much of his 80's stuff...I bought Landing in Water for $1 in a music shop in LA.....I think the songs arn't so...
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Re: Beatles Influence

sevenworlds ·
As someone mentioned "Now We're Getting Somewhere" being Beatlesque I'm sure I read Jim Keltner (who played drums on that track) told Neil it was very Lennon, which Neil was pretty chuffed about. Jim Keltner played drums on a lot of Lennon's solo work so its a big compliment to get!
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Re: Beatles Influence

sevenworlds ·
As someone mentioned "Now We're Getting Somewhere" being Beatlesque I'm sure I read Jim Keltner (who played drums on that track) told Neil it was very Lennon, which Neil was pretty chuffed about. Jim Keltner played drums on a lot of Lennon's solo work so its a big compliment to get!
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Re: build a band

SueBee ·
Living folks only- Version one Accordian, guitar and vocals- David Hildago Accordian, piano and vocals- Bruce Hornsby Accordian, bass and rhythm guitar and vocals- Sheryl Crow... Version two- (seriously) Chris Spedding- Guitar Mark Knopfler- guitar Dave Grohl- Drums (or Jim Keltner if Dave's busy) Phil Lesh- thundering 6 string bass Neil Finn- keyboards & guitar Thomas Dolby- synths, programming, etc. T Bone Burnett- guitar and producer Vocals- Neil Finn, Brian Ferry, Sam Phillips
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Re: There will be another CH album

Paul H ·
Weather With You was recorded during the Finn Brothers sessions. Neither Paul or Nick play on the song. Now We're Getting Somewhere was recorded during the sessions for their first album but Paul and Nick struggled to get the feel they were looking for. Producer Mitchell Froom invited Jim Keltner and Jerry Scheff along, and it is they who appear on the song. The only member of Crowded House who is actually on that recording is Neil. Woodface is much more confusing. Paul doesn't play drums on...
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Re: Fall at Your Feet

Iarla ·
For what it's worth - coming at both sides of the argument, here's my two cents from my own listening experience and bits of technical knowledge. Mastering can have a big effect on your perception of the same mix. While the mixes on the vinyl and CD copies of the Temple of Low Men album are identical, I can hear things on the record that I would have never heard on the CD. Mastering draws your focus to different things, as mixes can mask things. It's because different mastering engineers use...
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Re: New Crowded House Album

Wilbury ·
Great great news. And whilst I'm sure Hessie added something 'irreplacable' whilst performing live (I've never seen them), I am of the strong opinion that Crowded House could a) have continued without Hessie at the time anyway and b) make studio albums without Hessie forevee more. Personally I hope Jim Keltner has played a part, hopefully a big part, in the drumming on this record. He's the greatest drummer there is full stop as far as I'm concerned and it'll certainly mean a lot to the...
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Re: "Crowded House" Background Vocals

earlgreyjunior ·
I'd say Paul is the primary background voice on the album; his harmony with Neil was the primary characteristic of the band's sound. I'm pretty sure Nick is singing in places on the album, including World Where You Live. I think can hear Noel Crombie on backing vocals on Don't Dream it's Over. It's hard to pick up Satriani because he has a thin and indistinct voice, ideal for backing vocals. Now We're Getting Somewhere is an interesting one though. Mitchell Froom used two of his usual...
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Re: "Crowded House" Background Vocals

Former Member ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by earlgreyjunior: Now We're Getting Somewhere is an interesting one though. Mitchell Froom used two of his usual ringers, Jim Keltner and Jerry Scheff, on drums and bass respectively. Why do that? (OK they are two of the best players in the world...) I'm guessing most of us have heard the one about how Nick & Paul just weren't cutting it on NWGS because they couldn't get the groove right and were replaced by Keltner/Scheff. I think it's also credited for why...
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Re: Did Neil like John Lennon?

sevenworlds ·
I think there's no doubt Neil's a big Lennon fan but he's also wise enough not to make too big a deal of it, in the way, say Oasis have. On CH's first album Jim Keltner (session drummer who played with Lennon in the 70s) played drums on Now We're Getting Somewhere and commented on how Lennon-esque it sounded, much to Neil's delight. Over the years though I think he got tired of the Beatles/Lennon comparisons and has tried to move away from it. Neil's definitely as original as you could hope...
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Re: Joe Satriani on 1st CH album

Camus ·
ISTR reading in SSS or somewhere that when Mitchell Froom brought in Jim Keltner and the other guy whose name escapes me to play on Now We're Getting Somewhere he thought it'd be a great idea to bring in other guests, like Joe Satriani and a few other people, including a guest guitarist. From what I can remember Neil Finn took some fairly perverse joy removing nearly all the guests during the mixing stage. Isn't Noel Crombie singing backing vocals on the eponymous album as well?
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Re: Joe Satriani on 1st CH album

Iarla ·
That'd be Jerry Scheff Camus, Keltner and Scheff were Elvis's Rhythm section for the Elvis: The Way It Is concert. I think you'd be right too in that none of the guests (Tim Pierce on Guitar?) made it to the mix.
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Re: Joe Satriani on 1st CH album

adidasman ·
You have to remember that Paul and Nick were still pretty new to the recording process - and I'm sure Froom didn't want to take any chances in terms of getting things sounding right. (Hence Keltner and Scheff on "Now We're Getting Somewhere"; Nick and Paul couldn't get the swing feel of the song right, so Froom brought in the pros.) ToLM didn't have all those studio cats on board, so Froom was clearly more comfortable with the core guys the second time 'round.
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Article in MIX Magazine

slowpogo ·
I just spotted the following article in Mix Magazine, a publication for professional sound engineers. It's got a little tech-talk in it but I think it should be interesting for anyone who wonders how Neil operates in the studio. Enjoy! *** NEIL FINN:...
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Re: There's a show with the Finns at Largo, LA on Sept 27

daryln ·
Petra Haden performed at Largo this past Sunday on a bill with several others. On her FB page, she posted a photo of her with Neil and Jim Keltner. I couldn't find any mention if he actually guested on any songs though.
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

The Ligature ·
Interesting debate. For me it highlighted some of the history of the origins of Neil’s recorded work vs. the personnel we got to see touring it because that’s a part of what we’re talking about where Time On Earth is concerned. The musicians who toured that album were Crowded House, that makes it a chapter in the Crowded House career for me regardless of exactly who recorded what on the album, the percentage of Crowded House members on any given song or the number of songs they performed on.
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Re: Nick Seymour on stage in Dublin

silent stream ·
Can only hope nick and neil catch up for a guinness and a chat about what a bloody great idea it would be to make an album... #justsaying
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Re: Nick Seymour on stage in Dublin

renzo ·
Or better yet...Nick gets out his Pajamas and joins the Club.
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Re: Nick Seymour on stage in Dublin

The Ligature ·
Nick received a nice acknowledgement from Neil last night during the Fleetwood Mac show in Dublin. He was at the show and Neil thanked him for helping him record “Don’t Dream It’s Over” before he performed it to it’s largest ever audience in Ireland.
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Re: Interesting YouTube video by studio musician Tim Pierce who played second guitar on first Crowded House album

alnico_blue ·
Having studio musicians lined up in case would be Mitchell Froom just doing his job as a producer. I think this is mentioned somewhere in Chris Bourke 'Something so strong' book as well , that Mitchell Froom's opinion eventually was that Neil is one of the most underrated guitar players out there. The other one from the first album where the entire rhythm section was not even Paul and Nick was 'Now we're getting somewhere'. It was Jim Keltner on drums and Jerry Scheff on bass.
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Debut Album Interview

John ·
Finally made a point of bringing back my scrap book items from Aust on my last trip (only took 18 years!). Will try to post some of the more interesting interviews from different periods as time permits.Quite liked this one - great time-capsule piece...
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so many drummers, so little time

gph ·
Crowded HousePaul Hester, all tracks except "Now We're Getting Somewhere"Jim Keltner, "Now We're Getting Somewhere"+Jorge Bermudez on percussionTemple of Low MenPaul Hester, all tracks+Alex Acuna, percussionWoodfacePaul Hester, all tracks except...
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Whither the Crowded House "shuffle"?

Watney Sideburns ·
One of the few disappointments for me about Time on Earth is its drumming. I mean no disrespect to Ethan Johns, or Rikki Gooch, both of whom can be very fine drummers. But there are many tracks on the album where Johns and Gooch simply keep the beat,...
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Nick Seymour on stage in Dublin

The Ligature ·
Midnight Oil performed the second show of their European tour last night, 11th June, at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, a mere 25 years after their only other performances in Ireland! Irish singer/songwriter Declan O’Rourke opened the show and for the final song of his well received set he had two guest musicians - Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie on guitar/vocals and Nick Seymour on bass/vocals. Crowded House will be represented again in Dublin tomorrow when Neil performs with Fleetwood Mac at the...
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Out of Silence Webcast 3: New Songs

Above the Kitchen ·
You Still Got It Serious in Love Chameleon Days These songs have an immediate catchiness and lightness that songs previewed in the first two webcasts did not. The fleshed out demo You Still Got It, with its James Bond guitar riff coupled with the beautiful voices of EJ Barnes and James Milne (Lawrence of Arabia) needs to be on an album. The Ska infused Serious in Love and the dreamy yet rollicking Chameleon Days are listed as songs on Out of Silence. I quite liked both. In a better world...
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Re: The first CH album

UK Neil ·
Paul and Nick were watching from the studio desk area . Apparently Mitchell Froome was not happy with the way the track was progressing and decided that he needed more of a swing or shuffle beat and so he brought in Messers Scheff and Keltner to do the business and they nailed it in a couple of takes . Although miffed at the time Paul said the he had learnt a thing or two. This is all in the book Something So Strong and I am quoting from memory.
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The first CH album

Flagon of Beer ·
Hi Finnatics, I have been playing the very first CH album on my record player this morning and it is still so good. I just noticed in the liner notes that Jim Keltner(the great session man) and Jerry Scheff are listed as playing drums and bass on Now We're Getting Somewhere. Where were Paul and Nick when this track was being recorded and how come they aren't on it?
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Re: The first CH album

Flagon of Beer ·
Awesome, thanks for that UK Neil. I always considered Paul and Nick to have such a fabulous understanding of each other with their sense of whatever the technical term is but they had a great groove and balance in their sound. Supplementary question... at the start of Love You Till The Day I Die is it Paul that does the shrieks at the start? My son always thought it was the coolest start to a song ever.
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Re: The first CH album

Jaffaman ·
Nick and Neil talk about Mitchell bringing in session musicians for "Now We're Getting Somewhere" at 14mins 54 secs in:
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Re: The first CH album

Flagon of Beer ·
Wow, thanks Jaffaman!
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Re: The first CH album

Flagon of Beer ·
Ha...cheers.
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Re: The first CH album

Paināporo ·
Yes, that's Paul screaming!
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

Dorthonion ·
Great thread ... Here are my picks: 1. Favourite singer: Eva Cassidy, Ella Fitzgerald 2. Favourite guitarist: Mark Knopfler, Amos Garrett, Paul Simon, Nile Rodgers 3. Favourite bassist: Marcus Miller, Nick Seymour, Bernard Edwards 4. Favourite keyboardist: Eddie Rayner, Vangelis 5. Favourite drummer: Steve Gadd, Jim Keltner, Paul Hester 6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist: Neil Finn
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