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Many years ago, when I interviewed Neil Finn about his solo career (here) post-Crowded House I reminded him that he'd once told me he felt bands had a natural lifespabn.
He said at that time he felt CH didn't have quite as long as he wanted . . . which may explain their second coming.
This time out, with the same band as for Time on Earth...
Fourteen years after springing their
classic paisley-pop hit An Unguarded Moment, six years on from
picking up an American gold disc for their album Starfish and looking
at a back-catalogue of releases that reaches dangerously close to
double figures, the Church -- now trimmed back to founder members
Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper...
There were always a couple of good
reasons for liking the Saints, Brisbane’s punk-to-pop finest who
were fronted by sole constant Chris Bailey.
The first was Bailey running
intellectual rings around rock show host Dick Driver on national
television. The other was a great song.
What that song was came down to taste.
Recorded live at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles when Crowded House met up with former Byrd Roger McGuinn, this song -- and their versions of Mr Tambourine Man and So You Want to be a Rock'n'Roll Star -- appeared on a '91 version of the CD single for Weather With You (other versions had live Crowdies tracks from the period).
Not the most...
The previous volume in this series (see here) sold eight times platinum which proved two things: that well packaged and intelligently compiled collections of New Zealand are popular and in short supply, and that a lot of Kiwis living abroad probably got one for a birthday/Christmas.
If that set -- 42 tracks over two discs -- came up a little...
That Greg Johnson seeded funding for
this album by a pre-order subscription shows he has a loyal audience
in this country – especially as he hasn't lived here for almost a
decade and he's getting close to 10 albums under his own name, not
counting a couple of best of/hits packages.
In part that's because he's an
When people in your family -- in this case your dad and uncle -- are famous musicians your road can actually be harder than most might think: just after a couple of Lennon kids.
Liam Finn started his career in the band betchadupa which astutely signed to Flying Nun rather than pursue a major label, and since then he has established himself...
Some argue that the best songs emerge from anxiety, emotional dislocation and melancholy -- but more mature songwriters know that not to be true. As Lucinda Williams noted in this interview, it is possible for an artist to conjure up states of mind from experiences.
People like Williams -- and Tim Finn -- have a wealth of life experiences to...
From the deliberate domesticity of the band name/album title, this album which began as a knockabout home sessions between Neil Finn and his wife Sharon comes with some coy downplaying.
I guess Neil would be aware of the subtext of the words "Linda McCartney".
But here with Neil on drums and guitar, Sharon on bass and SJD...
Sharon Finn has a successful life outside music (her own chandelier and decorative fittings company Sharondelier) but when the kids left home and she and her husband found they had time on their hands and a house full of musical instruments . . .
The surprise about Sharon Finn isn't that she has late in life found herself in a band (Pajama...
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