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Originally posted by BRANDO BRANDT:
Lets just say that my musical priorities are:
1. CROWDED HOUSE
2. THE BEATLES
ETC....


BB, I would just have to change that around for myself. Being a Beatlemaniac my whole life.
1. The Beatles
2. Crowded House

And music is a HUGE priority for me, so that pretty much says what I think of Crowded House. I adore them!
This may sound pretentious but I believe you'll find all genuine lovers of music have a place in their heart for Crowded House (well actually, anything that has to do with Neil Finn!). People absolutely treasure REM's "Automatic For The People" and right they should - that's a brilliant album but I always felt that "Together Alone" is just as brilliant and it irks me that I don't see it in various "Top Albums Of All Time" lists. What is wrong with these people?!

To me both albums hit that emotional core, both dealing with losses of various kinds. I don't hear that much music nowadays that does that - will all respect to Coldplay who I do like a lot. That's why people love Crowded House and will do for years to come.
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am a massive fan of both crowded house and the beatles - interesting to see so many people particularly holding both these bands in such high regard.can't understand the aversion and sometimes snobby objection to the crowdies reforming .it woudn't be the same without paul, but it would still be a dream come true for me(as i have said throughout this forum ad nauseum!)

p.s. I wonder how peter jones feels when people say its not crowded house without paul.he was in the band for two years.I saw the band with and without paul - both were great.
Yes, we do tend to forget about Peter Jones don't we? Poor bugger. Even at FTTW he played one song but I can't remember which one!

Even when recording the new tracks for Recurring Dream's new tracks in '96, he was pushed aside for the temporary return of Hessie. So he's not even on the tracks recorded when he was a member.

Maybe Neil and Co. can do a benefit for him as an apology, that's if they remember who he is. Wink
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Originally posted by Dazz: Yes, we do tend to forget about Peter Jones don't we? Poor bugger. Even at FTTW he played one song but I can't remember which one!


Unfortunately it does seem we tend to forget Peter and for that matter, Mark, at times. I guess the Crowdies were cemented in our minds as a trio all those years ago....perhaps that explains it a little? Confused

Oooooh! And I'm pretty sure the FTTW song your thinking of Dazz is Sister Madly! The way that Paul introduces and welcomes Peter at the start of that song......priceless! Big Grin
quote:
Originally posted by BRANDO BRANDT:
Lets just say that my musical priorities are:
1. CROWDED HOUSE
2. THE BEATLES
ETC....


I agree with this guy wholeheartedly. CH is better than the Beatles. Personally, I don't like the Beatles much, I'm a Who fan, so that's not saying much.

Can't stand Paul McCartney. Lennon droned on and on.

George Harrison was the only good thing about the Beatles IMO.

Bleck! If I never hear a Beatles tune again, that's be fine, my parents played them to death when I was a kid. Can't stand the b*stards.
Ok Ivan I respect your Beatles-fobia but that wasnt what I meant.
I LOVE the BEATLES and consider them to be the biggest influence in music history and one of the best bands ever. Their songs live on in our memories and in some of our records. They are undeniably great and created some of the best music ever.
I justed wanted to carify that eventhough I praise the BEATLES, I consider CROWDED HOUSE to have been even better.
I've read about how people in the 60's would hold up banners and do graffitis that read "CLAPTON IS GOD" (referring to Eric Clapto-Guitar God).
We should start a new trend, NEIL FINN IS GOD...
What do you think?
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Originally posted by cailinEnz:
Roll Eyes Who likes crowded hous?Roll Eyes

Presumably that was a rhetorical question?

I think the reason Peter Jones isn't well remembered is because didn't really leave his mark. Hessie's personality was his calling card.

Same can't be said with Mark; he brought another colour to Crowdies - just think of the slide guitar on Together Alone. I think the shift in musical style on Together Alone also marks Mark's tenure in the band and I have always attributed this (rightly or wrongly) in no small part to his presence.

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