Tag: Crowded House

Sunday 2/12/23 12pm ET: Feature LP: Crowded House – Together Alone (1993)

Together Alone is the fourth studio album by New Zealand-Australian recording artists Crowded House. It was released October 18, 1993 and was their first album to feature multi-instrumentalist Mark Hart as a full band member. Unlike the band’s first three albums, which were recorded in the US and Australia and produced by Mitchell Froom, Together Alone was recorded in New Zealand with producer Youth. Six singles were released from Together Alone, including “Distant Sun”, which was a top 10 hit in New Zealand and Canada, and “Locked Out” which reached number 12 on the UK singles chart and number 8 on the US Modern Rock chart, the latter on the strength of the song’s inclusion on the soundtrack of the 1994 film Reality Bites.

  1. “Kare Kare” 3:35
  2. “In My Command” 3:43
  3. “Nails in My Feet” 3:39
  4. “Black and White Boy” 4:00
  5. “Fingers of Love” 4:26
  6. “Pineapple Head” 3:27
  7. “Locked Out” 3:17
  8. “Private Universe” 5:39
  9. “Walking on the Spot” 2:54
  10. “Distant Sun” 3:49
  11. “Catherine Wheels” 5:12
  12. “Skin Feeling” 3:56
  13. “Together Alone” 3:55

Neil Finn – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, keyboards
Nick Seymour – bass, backing vocals
Paul Hester – drums, percussion, vocals
Mark Hart – keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, lap steel guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
Eddie Rayner – Keyboards on “Kare Kare” & “Pineapple Head”
Noel Crombie – Percussion on “Private Universe”
Geoffrey Hales – Percussion on “Fingers of Love” & “Locked Out”
Tim Finn – Background vocals on “In My Command” & “Catherine Wheels”
Sharon Finn – Background vocals on “Black and White Boy”, “Fingers of Love” & “Private Universe”
Dror Erez – Accordion on “Walking on the Spot”
Te Waka Huia Cultural Group Choir – Vocals on “Together Alone”, “In My Command” & “Catherine Wheels”
Joe, Tereo, Martie, Jamee, Benjamin – Log Drummers on “Together Alone” & “Private Universe”
Clyde Dixon, Stephen Bremner, Laura Astridge, David Bremner, Shaun Jarrett – Brass Band on “In My Command” & “Together Alone”

Thursday 12/1/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Crowded House – Time On Earth (2007)

Time on Earth is the fifth studio album by the pop-rock band Crowded House. Tracks have been produced by both Ethan Johns and Steve Lillywhite and the album was released on June 30, 2007. Time on Earth is the band’s first studio album since 1993, and marks the reunion of the band eleven years after they disbanded and features new drummer Matt Sherrod in place of the original drummer, Paul Hester, who took his own life in 2005.

As the first studio album from the group in fourteen years, Time on Earth has been subject to much speculation. Upon its release the album garnered positive critical reception and reached Platinum status within weeks of release in Australia, and Gold status in its second week of release in New Zealand. To promote the album, the group toured internationally, beginning by performing at Coachella music festival and at Live Earth in July. For further promotion, three singles were released from the album, “Don’t Stop Now”, “She Called Up” and “Pour le monde”, and a special tour edition of the album was released in Australia in November 2007 featuring an extra CD with eleven songs from a concert from the album’s North American tour.

  1. “Nobody Wants To” 4:10
  2. “Don’t Stop Now” 3:54
  3. “She Called Up” 2:53
  4. “Say That Again” 5:21
  5. “Pour le monde” 5:10
  6. “Even a Child” 3:57
  7. “Heaven That I’m Making” 3:56
  8. “A Sigh” 3:17
  9. “Silent House” 5:52
  10. “English Trees” 3:43
  11. “Walked Her Way Down” 4:17
  12. “Transit Lounge” 4:25
  13. “You Are the One to Make Me Cry” 3:43
  14. “People Are Like Suns” 3:52

Neil Finn: vocals, guitars, Wurlitzer, piano and Vibraphone
Nick Seymour: bass, backing vocals, autoharp
Mark Hart: piano, keyboards, electric guitar, harmony vocals on 2, 3, 6 & 12
Matt Sherrod: drums on 2, 3, 6 & 12, backing vocals on 3
Ethan Johns: drums on 1, 7, 9–11 & 13, backing vocals on 1, harmony vocal on 5, string arrangement on 5, 13 & 14, sitar on 7, fuzz guitar on 9, hurdy-gurdy on 9, guitar on 11
Rikki Gooch: drums on 4, 5 & 11, marching bass drum and cymbal on 13
Gavin Wright: string leader on 5, 13 & 14
Isobel Griffiths: string contractor on 5, 13 & 14
Richard Watkins: French horn on 5
Eddie Rayner: piano idea on 1, harmonium on 10
Sharon Finn: harmony vocals on 10
Don McGlashan: euphonium on 10, harmony vocals on 8
Joey Waronker: drums on 14
Jay Joyce: guitar atmosphere on 8
Beth Rowley: ethereal vocal on 12
Johnny Marr: electric guitar on 2 & 6, 12-string acoustic guitar on 6, backing vocals on 6
Elroy Finn: acoustic guitar on 4, 5, 7 & 9, electric guitar on 11
Liam Finn: harmony vocals on 7, 9 & 10
Joseph Lindsay: horns on 7
Isaac McNeill: horns on 7
Scott Towers: horns on 7

Monday 11/14/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Crowded House – Temple Of Low Men (1988)

Temple of Low Men is the second studio album by New Zealand-Australian rock band Crowded House, released by Capitol Records on July 5,1988. The three band members, Neil Finn, Nick Seymour and Paul Hester, recorded the album in Melbourne and Los Angeles with Mitchell Froom as producer. Finn had written all ten tracks during the two years since their self-titled debut. Temple of Low Men peaked at number one in Australia, number two in New Zealand, number ten in Canada and number 40 on the US Billboard 200.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1989 the group won four categories: Album of the Year and Best Group for Temple of Low Men; Best Cover Art for Seymour’s work; and Song of the Year for “Better Be Home Soon”.

  1. “I Feel Possessed” 3:48
  2. “Kill Eye” 3:14
  3. “Into Temptation” 4:33
  4. “Mansion in the Slums” 3:45
  5. “When You Come” 4:45
  6. “Never Be the Same” 4:28
  7. “Love This Life” 3:36
  8. “Sister Madly” 2:52
  9. “In the Lowlands” 3:56
  10. “Better Be Home Soon” 3:07

Neil Finn – lead vocals, guitar
Nick Seymour – bass, backing vocals
Paul Hester – drums, backing vocals
Tim Finn – backing vocals
Mitchell Froom – keyboards
Richard Thompson – guitar solo “Sister Madly”
Alex Acuña – percussion
Heart Attack Horns – horns

Wednesday 5/25/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Crowded House (1986)

Crowded House is the debut album by Australasian band Crowded House. Produced by Mitchell Froom, it was released August 1, 1986 and was certified platinum in four countries. The album includes the hit singles “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, “Something So Strong”, “Mean to Me”, “World Where You Live” and “Now We’re Getting Somewhere”.

At the 1986 Countdown Australian Music Awards the album won Best Debut Album.

  1. “Mean to Me” 3:15
  2. “World Where You Live” 3:07
  3. “Now We’re Getting Somewhere” 4:09
  4. “Don’t Dream It’s Over” 3:56
  5. “Love You ‘Til the Day I Die” 3:31
  6. “Something So Strong” 2:51
  7. “Hole in the River” 4:02
  8. “Can’t Carry On” 3:57
  9. “I Walk Away” 3:06
  10. “Tombstone” 3:30
  11. “That’s What I Call Love” 3:39

Neil Finn – lead vocals, acoustic piano, guitars
Nick Seymour – bass
Paul Hester – drums, backing vocals
Mitchell Froom – keyboards
Tim Pierce – guitars
Jerry Scheff – bass (“Now We’re Getting Somewhere”)
Jim Keltner – drums (“Now We’re Getting Somewhere”)
Jorge Bermudez – percussion
Heart Attack Horns – horns
Noel Crombie – backing vocals
Jim Gilstrap – backing vocals
Andy Milton – backing vocals
Joe Satriani – backing vocals

Friday 4/9/21 3pm ET: New Music Show

This week we feature new music from: Wilderado, Alice Merton, Wavves, Blackberry Smoke, Twin Shadow, Craig Cardiff, Tom Jones, Crosby Stills & Nash, Stav McAllister, Crowded House, Maggie Lindemann, Deep Sea Diver, Lance, Gary Louris and more.

Saturday 11/28/2020 2pm ET: Feature LP: Crowded House – Woodface )1991)

Woodface is the third studio album by New Zealand/Australian recording artists Crowded House. The album was produced by Mitchell Froom and Neil Finn and was released by Capitol in July 1991. It features five singles “Chocolate Cake”, “Fall at Your Feet”, “Weather with You”, “Four Seasons in One Day”, and “It’s Only Natural”. Woodface was a major hit in Australia and New Zealand as well as giving the band their first top ten hit album in the UK. It was listed at No. 3 in the book 100 Best Australian Albums in October 2010. It was voted number 80 in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).

1. “Chocolate Cake” 4:02
2. “It’s Only Natural” 3:32
3. “Fall at Your Feet” 3:18
4. “Tall Trees” 2:19
5. “Weather with You” 3:44
6. “Whispers and Moans” 3:39
7. “Four Seasons in One Day” 2:50
8. “There Goes God” 3:50
9. “Fame Is” 2:23
10. “All I Ask” 3:55
11. “As Sure as I Am” 2:53
12. “Italian Plastic” 3:39
13. “She Goes On” 3:15
14. “How Will You Go 4:14

Neil Finn – guitar, vocals, keyboards
Tim Finn – piano, guitar, vocals
Paul Hester – drums, vocals, keyboards, percussion
Nick Seymour – bass guitar, vocals