Oh, motherfucker

Oh, motherfucker

Paul Hester, the drummer for Crowded House, has taken his own life. Although songwriter/singer/guitarist Neil Finn rightly got most of the credit for that band’s success, Hester and bass player Nick Seymour deserved some too.

The sonic landscapes they created as settings for the songs have never been equaled on any of Finn’s later solo work that I have heard. It’s like, Sting was great, but you wouldn’t discount Stewart and Andy…

Hester had also played on some late-period Split Enz records, including one of my all-time favorites, “Message To My Girl.” He also wrote and sang the atypical “Skin Feeling” on Crowded House’s Together Alone album, which I always liked (the album and the song)

Is this just another example of someone who has had some or all of the things I want and finds it’s not enough? Everywhere you go, you always take the Weather With You…

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