Singled Out: Tarmac Adam (Crowded House)
... Backing vocals pay homage to The Beach Boys with their "ba-bas". The drum rhythm is insistent, and Nick Seymour's walking bass line drives the song towards the horizon. "Chalk On Slate" has a whimsical lyric vibe matched with a toe-tapping groove that's unashamedly indie pop. Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here! Tarmac Adam Tour Dates/Tickets Tarmac Adam CDs, DVDs and MP3s Tarmac Adam T-shirts and Posters Tarmac Adam CDs, vinyl and rarities . ...end .News Reports Singled Out: Tarmac Adam (Crowded House
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... produce them, I jumped at the opportunity. After talking about what our goals were for the recording, we were happy to realize our goals were one and the same. To capture the band's live sound is the objective, and it's gonna happen. I'm beyond excited to get these songs finished and out to their fans!"Former Crowded House
drummer Peter Jones has died from brain cancer at the age of 45. Jones joined the band in 1994 after founding drummer Paul Hester quit the group. He stayed on until 1996 when the band broke up, but did not return a decade later for their reunion. "We remember him as a warm-hearted, funny and talented man, who was a valuable member of Crowded House
," the band said in a statement. "He played with style and spirit. We salute him and send our love and best thoughts to his family and friends." Quick Hits: RIAA Gold & Platinum awards, Justin Bieber, Van Halen, Jay-Z, Donna Summer, Lady Gaga, Candlelight Red, Crowded House
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Crowded House (1985-)
Neil Finn (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
Paul Hester (drums, vocals)
Nick Seymour (bass)
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Neil Finn and Hester started the band after playing together as a part of the New Zealand band Split Enz.
Bass player Nick Seymour did the cover art for all the band's albums.
Originally calling themselves the Mullanes (from Neil's middle name, Mullane), the name Crowded House was coined while they were recording their first album and living in a tiny (crowded) house in LA.
Despite two singles from their first album charting in the US ("Don't Dream it's Over" and "Something So Strong"), and repeated praise from music critics, they never achieved very good album sales in the states.
Front man Neil Finn has performed with and written songs for several higher profile artists, including Eddie Vedder, Sheryl Crow, and Sebastian Bach.
Hester left the band a month before the end of their "Together Alone" tour in 1994. Two years later, after releasing their greatest hits compilation Recurring Dream, Neil Finn officially announced the breakup of the band. They have occasionally reunited for one-night-only shows, including their huge "Farewell to the World" concert at the Sydney Opera House. (thanks, Jordan - North Bend, WA, for all above)
Nick Seymour's brother Mark is lead singer of the popular Australian band Hunters and Collectors. (thanks, Jennie - Newcastle, Australia)
On March 26, 2005, Paul Hester's body was found in a local park, and it was reported that he had hanged himself. It is believed that he had been suffering from depression for a number of years. (thanks, Scott - Melbourne, Australia)
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