Saturday, August 15, 2009
The Twelve Tasks Of ToffeeBoy #7 - Crowded House
Welcome to the seventh Task of ToffeeBoy. This one was actually due in July but since I’m going to be away for the rest of August, I thought I’d better get it in now. I probably won’t be able to respond to comments until long after everyone’s stopped reading this thread but there probably won’t be too many anyway – apart from the usual accusations of MOR/cheese which are levelled at most of the music which is dear to my heart [sound of sarcastic violins playing in ‘Spill houses all around the world].
This month (or rather last month) I give you the works of Crowded House - or rather, the early works of Crowded House, because after the fourth album, I lost interest. Not that the fourth album isn’t good, just that, for one reason or another, I didn’t continue to follow their career. Who knows why? Apparently there are another four albums, about which I know nothing. Perhaps someone else can inform the class?
Crowded House were founded [I didn’t know they were losted. Ed.] in Australia by the New Zealander, Neil Finn, whose older brother (and occasional collaborator in Crowded House) Tim, had formerly fronted the poptastic Split Enz (of I Got You fame). Crowded House went on to produce a string of genius-like pop songs, a small selection of which, I now present for your delectation.
A new feature I wish I’d hough of back in January. Crowded House in a single sentence: ‘A more poppy, less angular version of The Go-Betweens’.
If you buy just one Crowded House album, let it be Woodface.
Don't Dream It's Over
Fall At Your Feet
She Goes On
World Where You Live
I Feel Possessed