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MesajSubiect: CROWDED HOUSE (Pop-Rock)   Sam Mai 31, 2008 10:35 am

Origin: Melbourne, Australia
Genre(s): Pop rock, rock
Years active: 1985-1996, 2007-present


Neil Finn
Nick Seymour
Mark Hart
Matt Sherrod

Former members:
Paul Hester
Tim Finn
Craig Hooper

Crowded House is a rock group formed in Melbourne and led by New Zealand musician and singer-songwriter Neil Finn. Finn is widely recognised as the primary songwriter and creative direction of the band, having led it through several incarnations, drawing members from New Zealand (himself, Tim Finn and Eddie Rayner), Australia (Paul Hester, Nick Seymour, Peter Jones and Craig Hooper) and the United States (Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod).

Though the band owes its original success to the Australian live music scene, references to New Zealand people and places in songs pay homage to their roots ("Kare Kare" is written about Karekare Beach, "Mean to Me" refers to Finn's hometown of Te Awamutu). The success of the group's third album Woodface and the general success of Crowded House and Split Enz prompted Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth in June 1993 to bestow the Order of the British Empire on both Tim and Neil Finn for their contribution to the music of New Zealand.

Originally active between 1985 and 1996, the band's notable hits from this period include "Don't Dream It's Over", "Something So Strong", "Better Be Home Soon", "Fall at Your Feet" and "Weather With You".[1] In 2007, the group reunited with a new drummer. In this period, the group has released one album, Time on Earth, which reached #1 on Australia's ARIA Albums Chart.


* 1986 Crowded House #1 AUS, #12 US
* 1988 Temple of Low Men #1 AUS, #40 US
* 1991 Woodface #6 UK, #2 AUS, #83 US
* 1993 Together Alone 4 UK, #2 AUS, #73 US
* 1996 Recurring Dream (Greatest hits compilation) #1 UK, #1 AUS
* 1999 Afterglow (Rarities collection) #18 UK
* 2006 Farewell to the World (Live concert CD & DVD)
* 2007 Time on Earth #3 UK, #1 AUS
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