Secret God (Stew) posted:
The first "Crowded House" album was reportedly envisioned, written and recorded as a Neil Finn solo album.
I really want to get to the bottom of this. I've read nothing over the years to suggest this. I've read Something So Strong more times than any other book. I even went back and re-read the relevant chapters when this idea was first discussed in this thread.
Maybe I just interpreted something Burke said in a particular way and am now blinkered/pre-disposed to interpret it that way every time I read it, but I'd love someone to point me to the information (in Burke or elsewhere) that suggests that their debut was originally intended to be a solo album.