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The band's next album, Miracle, released in 1987, spawned two US hit singles: " Motortown " (# 36 US / # 45 UK ) and another cover-this time of Dennis Edwards ' " Don't Look Any Further " (# 64 US / # 52 UK ).
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Barrie would return for the band's next single, " The Power of Love ", imitating Mike Read in a parody of the DJ's banning of their previous single, " Relax ".
However, the band's individualistic style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music, which they incorporated into their next two albums.
Allmusic critic Greg Prato notes that the album demarcates the boundary between the band's early years and the next era of their music.
The band's next record, Wasp Star ( Apple Venus Volume 2 ) was the guitar-heavy collection Gregory would have preferred.
He subsequently approached Street, and argued for a more stripped-down sound on the band's next record.
In the years between the release of Wish and the start of sessions for The Cure's next album, the band's line-up shifted again.
Their next single, " U-Men ", was released in 1982, followed by the band's first album Geography that same year.
The last song on the album, the 7 minute, 47 second-long " 747 ", with a characteristic keyboard riff and a long instrumental outro, became the band's closer for every show for the next 8 years, and won numerous best-song polls on Kent's website.
The band's next album, Ironbound — which is described as a true " thrashter-piece " — was released on February 9, 2010.
Wulf was in the band for a few days and didn't play on the band's next album, 1986's Pleasure to Kill, despite his getting credit.
The next day, he explained on the band's official forum that he had lost contact with Chris Lollis during the writing and recording of the upcoming album, and after three months of silence from him they hired a replacement.
The band continued, touring the UK in November 1975 ( as documented on the 2005 release Live in Sherwood Forest ' 75 ) and working on their next album Shamal with Jorge Pinchevsky on violin, but Hillage, who had been the band's de facto leader since Allen's exit, and his partner Miquette Giraudy, who had taken over from Smyth in late 1974, left before Shamal was released in early 1976.
The band's next record was Sunny Sundae Smile, an EP released in March 1987 by Lazy Records, a label set up by The Primitives with their manager Wayne Morris.
The band's next album Angel Dust ( 1992 ), was also successful and spawned the hit " MidLife Crisis ", which became their sole No. 1 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in their career.
For their next album, Too Much Too Soon, the quintet hired producer George " Shadow " Morton, whose productions for the Shangri-Las and other girl-groups in the mid-1960s had been among the band's favorites.
The band's songwriting team of Eddie Brigati and Cavaliere then began providing most of their songs, and the hits kept coming for the next two years.
Finch left the band during the recording of their next album, with Sparks and Greta Brinkman playing bass on their fifth album The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum, after which Gail Greenwood, ( formerly of the band Belly ) became the band's full-time bassist.
He would go on to record the drums for the band's next studio release, and was with the band aboard the USS George Washington ( CVN-73 ) to film the music video " When I'm Gone ".
The other members changed their mind and they all began recording the band's next album, ' Bossanova ( 1990 ).
While Roe and Davenport joked that Peña would be upset over them " stealing " his band's drummer, Peña surprised them by showing up at their practice the next day, strapping on his guitar, and playing along.
Looking for some time off, Roe headed back to Indiana while Collura moved back to New York ; though the pair would later regroup to begin the recordings of the band's next album.
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According to the band's website, although the group admired Holly ( and years later produced an album covering some of his songs ), their name was inspired primarily by the sprigs of holly in evidence around Christmas of 1962.
The Grateful Dead released part of this concert as Volume 30 of the band's Dick's Picks concert album series.
Courtney Michelle Harrison was born in 1964 in San Francisco, California, to Linda Carroll, now a psychotherapist, and Hank Harrison, a publisher who had some association with the Grateful Dead ; consequently, Love was included in a group picture on the back of the band's album Aoxomoxoa ( 1969 ).
In 1997, the band released a compilation album, My Body, The Hand Grenade, which featured material from the band's earliest recordings in 1989 up until 1995, and, in September 1998, released their third studio album, Celebrity Skin, which featured a stark power pop sound as opposed to the group's earlier punk rock influences.
" Machine Gun ", the instrumental title track from the band's debut album, became a staple at American sporting events, and is similarly featured in many films, including Boogie Nights and Looking for Mr. Goodbar.
At Capitol's behest, the band's name was changed to Crowded House, which alluded to the lack of space at the West Hollywood apartment they shared during the recording of the album Crowded House.
As the band's primary songwriter, Neil Finn was under pressure to create a second album to match their debut and the band joked that one potential title for the new release was Mediocre Follow-Up.
The album was released in June 2010, in time for the band's appearance at the West Coast Blues & Roots Festival near Perth, Western Australia.
A new compilation album, The Very Very Best of Crowded House, was released in October 2010 to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary.
No mention of this album has been made on the band's official website or Twitter page, which suggests that they are not involved with its release.
Bassist Nick Seymour, who is also an artist, designed or co-designed all of the band's album covers and interior artwork.
The album was played as two continuous pieces of music on the two sides of the vinyl and produced the band's two biggest hit singles, " Kayleigh " and " Lavender ".
1: The Miracle and the Sleeper ", which was released on the band's 1992 breakthrough album, Images and Words, and is followed by the 2005 album " Octavarium ".
Although it did not achieve the same levels of commercial success as the band's later releases ( it reached # 73 on the Billboard 200 ), it has been hailed by many fans and critics as Dream Theater's masterpiece and the band's defining album.
" Pull My Strings " was never recorded for a studio release, though the performance at the Bay Area Music Awards, which was the first and only time the song was ever performed, was released on the band's compilation album Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death.
The band's album debut, Tin Machine ( 1989 ), was initially popular, though its politicised lyrics did not find universal approval: Bowie described one song as " a simplistic, naive, radical, laying-it-down about the emergence of neo-Nazis "; in the view of biographer Christopher Sandford, " It took nerve to denounce drugs, fascism and TV [...] in terms that reached the literary level of a comic book.
Also in 1979 Rhino Records released Devotees, a tribute album, containing a set of covers of the band's songs interspersed with renditions of popular songs in Devo's style.
After Wood's departure following the band's debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of the group's original compositions and produced every album.
For the band's fourth album, Eldorado, A Symphony, a concept album about a daydreamer, Lynne stopped overdubbing strings and hired an orchestra and choir instead.
It would be the band's final album of all-new material, and lead singer Holly Johnson would leave the band following the corresponding world tour, followed by a flurry of lawsuits from ZTT.