Crowded House

Crowded House

 

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Crowded House are a rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1985. The founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn (vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter) and Australians Paul Hester (drums) and Nick Seymour (bass). Later band members included Neil Finn's brother, Tim Finn, and Americans Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod.[1][2]

Originally active from 1985 to 1996, the band had consistent commercial and critical success in Australia and New Zealand[3][4][5] and international chart success in two phases, beginning with their self-titled debut album, which reached number twelve on the US Album Chart in 1987 and provided the Top Ten hits "Don't Dream It's Over" and "Something So Strong".[6][7] Further international success came in the UK, Europe and South Africa with their third and fourth albums, Woodface and Together Alone and the compilation album Recurring Dream, which included the hits "Fall at Your Feet", "Weather with You", "Distant Sun", "Locked Out", "Instinct" and "Not the Girl You Think You Are".[8][9] Queen Elizabeth II bestowed an OBE on both Neil and Tim Finn, in June 1993, for their contribution to the music of New Zealand.[10]

Founding drummer Hester left in May 1994 citing family reasons, but briefly returned for their "Farewell to the World" concerts in Melbourne and Sydney in 1996.[1] Neil Finn had decided to end the band to concentrate on his solo career and the Finn Brothers project with Tim.[1] On 26 March 2005 Hester died by suicide, aged 46.[11]

In 2006 the group re-formed with new drummer Matt Sherrod and released two further albums (in 2007 and 2010), both of which reached number one on Australia's album chart.[4]

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Highlights10

Time on Earth
 
Time on Earth is the fifth studio album by the pop-rock band Crowded House.
Don't Dream It's Over
 
"Don't Dream It's Over" is a song by the Australian rock band Crowded House, recorded for their 1986 self-titled debut studio album.
Temple of Low Men
 
Temple of Low Men is the second studio album by Australian band Crowded House, which was released in July 1988.
Woodface
 
Woodface is the third studio album by the band Crowded House.

Photos - Crowded House20

Popular Albums20

Album Appearances & References7

Popular Live Albums2

Live Album Appearances & References2

Popular Songs31

Song Appearances & References4

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows1

Book References & Influences4

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Other Music-Related Relationships27

Awards & Nominations27

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Spotify - Albums & Singles65

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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