crowded house Jacks Song Of The Day: Crowded House

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It seems we have another birthday…[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Crowded House[/lastfm] front man, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Finn[/lastfm], turns 53 today.  And you know the routine, we won’t buy you a birthday present but we’ll let you have song of the day!

Crowded House started putting out music in 1985 but then stopped for a decade in ’96.  They have put out 6 studio albums, with their latest, ‘Intriguer’, released last year.

If you’re not that familiar with the band, they are a rock band from Australia that is led by New Zealand native Neil Finn.  The other members include [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mark Hart[/lastfm], Nick Seymour, and Matt Sherrod.

Today’s tune is off their debut self titled album that they released back in ’86. The song lends its title to the book Something So Strong by Australian biographer Chris Bourke, which catalogues the band’s career from forming to just after their breakup in 1996.  According to the book, “Something So Strong” was the first song written specifically for Crowded House, however while in the studio, producer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mitchell Froom[/lastfm] and Finn reworked parts of the song and as such, Froom is listed as a co-writer of the song.

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