Wednesday, April 30, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | Crowded House "Afterglow"

In advance of Crowded House's sold out show at the 9:30 Friday night, we're going to get a bit Finn-centric here at TVD for the balance of the week. See, the thing is, next to Sir Paul, Neil's the Best Living Songwriter we've got. So nope, it's not Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Paul Weller, Paul Westerburg, Elton John, Elvis Costello or Colin Melloy. It's Neil. And the guy can kinda' sing too.

These tracks from Crowded House's 2000 rarities and b-sides collection 'Afterglow'-- songs deemed not album-worthy (?)--are added highlights to what arrives Friday: TVD's List of Top Ten Crowded House Songs. (Bring a towel.)

Crowded House - I Am In Love (Mp3)
Crowded House - Left Hand (Mp3)
Crowded House - Help Is Coming (Mp3)
Crowded House - Recurring Dream (Mp3)
Crowded House - Time Immemorial (Mp3)


epota said...

Once again, you're spot-on with your songwriter praise. Neil Finn ranks mighty high in my book, too. Whether it be CH albums or solo works (or even Split Enz), Neil has always shown an uncanny ability to craft nearly perfect pop songs. Heck, TEMPLE OF LOW MEN might be one of the most underrated pop albums of all.

And is "I Am In Love" about the best song NOT to appear on an actual album (aside from the b-sides collection) in recent memory?

I hope you're going to the show?

I'll have my towel handy on Friday.

The Vinyl District said...

Oh yea - front and center come Friday, for sure!

Thanks for the support on the Neil praise...I hear daggers being drawn...

xtianDC said...

No way daggers here either! Big CH/Neil fan here as well. I'm looking forward to seeing what makes your top 10. I'd have a hard time coming up with mine, but I have already gone as record as stating that "Distant Sun" is one of the most perfect songs in the history of recorded music.

I won't be at the show Friday night, which sort of pains me to admit. I stupidly balked at the high ticket price. Is it true that they have added a second show?

The Vinyl District said...

A second show was added...and as soon as I saw it listed, it was gone! So, just one performance tomorrow night instead of an early one and a late one.

I'd get on the interwebs and try to find a ticket if I were you...

whiteray said...

Well, NF ranks quite high on my list -- gorgeous stuff, indeed -- but . . . just a note that in my headfiles, no one's gonna beat out Mr. Dylan. A fella named Bruce ranks pretty high, and Neil Young. (McCartney's there, too, of course.) I might play around with a list like that for a post sometime; it's something to ponder.