Musical palate cleanser, back to the well one more time again edition

I guess I’m on a little Crowded House kick.  When I posted a song of theirs last week, I came across a note that the band had cancelled its 2020 European tour because of the pandemic.

They’re coping by putting out some cuts that grew out of “practice sessions”.

Nice.  This one’s my favorite of the bunch:

On the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of Crowded House reaching #2 in the American charts, I’d like to post this video of us performing individually from home a version of Don’t Dream It’s Over. We recorded it over a few hours between continents day before yesterday. It was for the “Music From The Front Line” benefit concert in Australia / NZ. I really like the way it sounds and the process of flying tapes back and forth was fun… pure and simple… hope you enjoy too. ~ Neil


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7 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, back to the well one more time again edition

  1. Scotty King

    Great songs, no doubt about that. The videos are a bit, errrr, feminine.


  2. I enjoyed that. Looks like the guitarist (Mark Hart?) was wearing the official gear of 2020–pajamas.

    Saw the Fin brothers play in little 5 points about 10 years ago. Great show.


  3. gastr1

    Awful lot of great bands from NZ. Got a really good lesson on that while in Wellington for a month in 2019.


  4. I’m glad Neil is circling back to Crowded House after the Fleetwood Mac tour and solo projects, and that they were regularly posting videos like this for a while. I understand why his sons are in the band, but the replacement of Mark Hart with Mitchell Froom is still a bit of a head scratcher. I get the Froom connection, but MH can certainly handle all the keyboard parts and harmonies.

    Here’s hoping they add some US dates and a new album to 2021.


  5. Part of the musical fabric of my college years in the late 80’s. Good stuff.