Posted in music | pictures on July 23, 2010

photos by Kurt Christensen

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"Let's get one thing straight: Crowded House isn't a one-hit wonder. Sure, the Australian band is known by '80s music fans for its 1987 hit "Don't Dream It's Over" (and maybe the subsequent "Something So Strong"), but songwriter Neil Finn has actually guided different incarnations of the band through six full-length albums and earned critical acclaim for his solo albums and side projects." [NPR]
You saw the setlist and the video from Wednesday night's show at Bowery Ballroom where David Byrne joined Crowded House and family (Sharon Finn and Liam Finn are both on the tour with Neil). Now here are the pics, along with video from the band's appearance on Jimmy Fallon (they really made the most of their trip here that included three shows at Bowery, and includes one at Wellmont Theatre tonight), below....

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Lawrence Arabia (with special guest Liam Finn)...

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Crowded House (with special guest David Byrne)...

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Pictures from the show that happened one night earlier, with all three Bowery Ballroom setlists, HERE.

Crowded House Performs "Don't Dream It's Over"

Crowded House - "Twice If You're Lucky" 7/20 Fallon

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Comments (6)

Years ago, MTV had a "One Hit Wonders" show, and they had Crowded House on it. WTF?
First, everyone knows "Something So Strong" and "Don't Dream It's Over". That's two hits. Already disqualified from being a "One hit Wonder".

Then I remember "Chocolate Cake", a song that didn't even make their Greatest Hits album, being in the top 40 in the United States. Oh, and they have a "Greatest Hits" album. One hit wonders can't have those either.

Crowded House is an awesome band, and it is a shame that more people in the states don't know their catalog. 120,000 people came to their Farewell concert in Sydney when they first split.

Posted by Murray Hewitt | July 23, 2010 10:23 AM

neil finn is a songwriting genius. there are crowded house songs you know but just can't think of them off the top of your head sometimes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 10:49 AM

Kick ass!

Posted by Count Funkula! | July 23, 2010 11:10 AM

I'm digging his stache

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 11:31 AM

The mustache makes Neil Finn look like Captain Kangaroo, which is apropos considering that he is from New Zealand.

Posted by The Mighty KC | July 23, 2010 12:14 PM

kangaroos are from australia, you idiot!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 10:30 PM

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