CROWDED HOUSE - Woodface
Where Crowded House's previous album, Temple of Low Men, showcased the often dark side of a man alone with his thoughts, Woodface represents the joy of reunion and the freedom of a collaborative effort, which was Tim and Neil's first crack at writing together. The songs are easily their finest to date, combining flawless melodies and the outstanding harmonies of the brothers' perfectly matched vocals. When Neil Finn invited big brother Tim of Split Enz fame to join Crowded House in 1990, the collaboration resulted in one of the great pop-rock albums of all time!The brothers planning to write and record songs for an album of their own. Ultimately though, it morphed to become the Crowded House album and one of the best alt.-pop efforts of the decade.Capitol's decision to release the quirky and scathing 'Chocolate Cake' as the first single to the U.S. market was a bizarre when there were so many better singles that would be lifted from the album later.