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Old 12-29-2012, 12:08 AM   #61
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So, over the past week, I've been surprised by just how much Crowded House stuff I've heard out and about - especially since it wasn't DDIO, Weather With You, or FAYF. It's Only Natural at the supermarket here in Melbourne wasn't really a shock, but Kare Kare in a clothing shop was pretty fucking cool, and although it's one of the rare handful of Crowded House songs I really dislike, I was most surprised to hear Italian Plastic at an awesome pizza restaurant in Waipu, aka the middle of nowhere (literally the only reason for its continued existence as a township, as far as I can tell, is to be home to said awesome pizza restaurant).
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That was the one nice thing about living in Colorado, some of the places I went I got to hear some random, lesser-known stuff of theirs, too (and Split Enz-I distinctly remember hearing "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" at a restaurant once. That was neat).

Also, aw, I like "Italian Plastic". And now I want to go visit that awesome pizza place as well.
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i don't think i've ever heard split enz out in public ever. satellite radio doesn't count. as for crowded house, it's just always been the usual ddio or sss. i'm sure i heard stuff by either bands in public when i lived in nz, but i don't remember.
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I've heard a fair bit of Split Enz in public over the years. Never anything really obscure, though - Six Months, History Never Repeats, Poor Boy, One Step Ahead, that sort of thing.

As for Italian Plastic, well, I once made a list ranking (almost) every Crowded House song and Italian Plastic is in the bottom five. I stand by it, and in fact I wouldn't even change the list much at all if I made it again today: Recurring Dream: Every song by Crowded House ranked - Rate Your Music

(I do need to add in Eyes Grow Heavy, Turn It Around, and Lost Island now that I've managed to find copies of them.)
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So, over the past week, I've been surprised by just how much Crowded House stuff I've heard out and about - especially since it wasn't DDIO, Weather With You, or FAYF. It's Only Natural at the supermarket here in Melbourne wasn't really a shock, but Kare Kare in a clothing shop was pretty fucking cool, and although it's one of the rare handful of Crowded House songs I really dislike, I was most surprised to hear Italian Plastic at an awesome pizza restaurant in Waipu, aka the middle of nowhere (literally the only reason for its continued existence as a township, as far as I can tell, is to be home to said awesome pizza restaurant).
heh, I've had that song pretty much on repeat the past couple of days; just might be my favorite (Nails in My Feet is high up there, too)
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"Nails in My Feet" . Good god, do I love that song so.

Axver, I liked reading through your list there! A few spots where you and I would disagree-some of the stuff towards the low end of your list I'd move to the high end and vice versa, but for the most part I think I could agree with a lot of that list/ranking (definitely agree with "Silent House" being the top song off Time on Earth, for instance). You're making me want to go through and do my own ranking now. Though there's a few B-sides I'm missing, too, that I'll have to track down.

As for "Italian Plastic", yeah, I dunno, I just really love that one. I like the music in it, Paul's being all charming and sounds like he's drunk on happiness or something throughout...it makes me smile when I hear it *Shrugs*. I was very happy when the guys played it at the show I was at.

Also, I have never heard this demo version of "Hole in the River" of which you speak. I'll definitely have to check it out, though, it sounds crazy.
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had to give this thread a tiny bump. it seems my dad's discovered the band. this radio station on the satellite tv we subscribe to plays some split enz (and not just i got you - i've heard all sorts of songs on there before) and he heard hard act to follow and liked it. my mom happened to see him on itunes checking them out and playing i got you and was telling him before he went buying up any songs that i had their entire discography!

though on the downside this means he'll become obsessed with a song or two of theirs, play it/them to death, and i'll never want to hear them again. i really hope he latches onto a song i don't care much for to begin with.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:33 PM   #71
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i wasn't sure where to post this, but this thread made the most sense. for those of you in australia, neil finn is playing the falls festival.

it seems like he is playing all the locations? the news is here: n e i l f i n n . n e w s
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The Falls lineup is amazingly underwhelming this year.
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Yeah apart from Neil there's barely anything worth noticing.

Hopefully he does sideshows.
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Crowded House are quality. Not too keen on Split Endz except this classic

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That's the least Split Enz-y song Split Enz have ever done.
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