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Three year old thread. But as soon as I heard Liam Gallagher's song "Bold" the first thing I thought is that if this song was sung by Neil it would sound exactly like a CH song. Instrumentation, arrangement, the lot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3y6tLBJ9mQ

Of course, Liam's nasal, whiny, vocals sound very different from Neil. But, I think that's the only difference.

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OneIssue posted:

Three year old thread. But as soon as I heard Liam Gallagher's song "Bold" the first thing I thought is that if this song was sung by Neil it would sound exactly like a CH song. Instrumentation, arrangement, the lot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3y6tLBJ9mQ

Of course, Liam's nasal, whiny, vocals sound very different from Neil. But, I think that's the only difference.

Liam's new album is really good. Very Neil Finn. 

For my "Crowded House-Like Song", I'd propose the new Squeeze song "Innocence in Paradise". Very Neil Finn with fabulous chord changes and introspective lyrics.

I like the Squeeze song. I didn't know they were recording new material.

BTW: I thought that since people were claiming that Liam Gallagher had sold out a bit by writing with 'pop songwriters', that the quite poppy 'Bold' would be one of those. However, Liam wrote it with no outside help. The similarly poppy and similarly CH-like 'I've All I Need' is also a Gallagher sole composition. Though of course Liam Gallagher is nowhere near Neil Finn as a lyricist; I'm mainly talking about the music and performance being CH-like.

Welsh Dan posted:

This could be a CH track, a beautiful offering from Melbourne's Redspencer: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsdDN_BznaA

I dare you not to like it! 

No disrespect intended, but it kinda sounds like the same melodic line repeated over and over and is missing a soaring CH type chorus or interesting chord changes, although it does build to a nice ending section. Thanks for sharing, though. They don't quite sound like CH to me, but I like the vibe.

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Hmm! Your point made me go all introspective for a moment there! I think you have a point. Upon reflection, perhaps what I was sub-consciously trying to do, then, was suggest what I would like a CH track to sound like!

Which is not the point of the thread at all!

Not that I don't like what existing CH tracks sound like, I must add (well most of them, anyway).

Either way, I'm glad you liked the track though, was delighted when I stumbled across them

I've just heard the Mark Seymour solo album Embedded for the first time in ages. The whole thing, with Neil's vocal swapped for Mark's could be a CH album. And a good one.  It already has a suitable cover, and I think we can guess who painted it  Paradise downunder is possibly the most CH-like song. Even the guitar solo sounds like Neil could have played it. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW6aCwwOvUE

Having returned to this thread after a gap, I'm listening to recommendations (Squeeze currently).  EDIT: The problems of very slow threads, I see above that I've already responded to the Squeeze recommendation. 

I like the Redspencer track. But, it sounds a bit more Flying Nun than Crowded House to me. 

Again, I like the Sufjan Stevens tracks, but to me they're not so CH like. They sound more like something from Lightsleeper. Maybe with Neil's voice, Visions of Gideon could be a closing track on one of the 21st century CH albums. 

EDIT: If anyone sees this thread I'd like their opinion on whether the Mark Seymour track could be a CH track solely with the MS vocal removed and a NF vocal added. To me it sounds as if it could be. But, others may think differently. 

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Thanks. I was wondering if 'CH-Like' is so subjective that while I might think it CH-like, no-one else would think it even vaguely resembles CH   

I re-listened to it myself, and wondered if it was a bit more like the first Finn Brothers album. A bit more lo-fi than CH. 

EDIT: Embedded album artwork is by Jo Vautier, not Nick. 

EDIT: Lots of CH-y Mark Seymour tracks. This one, You don't have to cry anymore, from his first solo album, is less lo-fi and could fit straight onto a CH album, IMHO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKLvxk5hynw

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Sugar Mouse posted:

I'm a Mark Seymour newbie.  Which are the prime album(s) to tackle first ...

I'm not too knowledgeable, and am in the process of catching up now. 

They're on Spotify. I would recommend Embedded for a first listen based on song quality. The album One Eyed Man is more CH like, but the songs aren't as good in my opinion. The more recent albums with the Undertow (backing band) are good and consistent, but I think that Embedded is better.

Someone may be along to give a better answer soon.  I'm not too familiar with all of his albums. And, there are quite a few. 

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