“..Kill your idols: -
- A new pop encyclopedia has sharp barbs and surprising praise for Adele – the Eagles – Bowie – and more..
CROWDED HOUSE: I remember putting on a Crowded House CD (possibly their greatest hits) during a dinner party at my house in the mid-’90s- and two people at the table actually started laughing.
Apparently I had committed a terrible cliché – and although I was actually in the mood to hear “Weather With You,” “Four Seasons In One Day,” “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” “Fall At Your Feet,” “Into Temptation” and all the rest, the mood of the room (v. male, three hours in and, I thought, oblivious to what music might be playing in the background) told me otherwise.
Their derision was instant and total – (I may as well have referred to them by their Australian nickname – the “Crowdies”)…”
(whoar-ed:..’the crowdies’?..who knew..?..)
“..This was a sin tantamount to playing Dire Straits’ “Brothers In Arms” in the mid-’80s (not guilty) -
- or indeed anything by Billy Joel – (guilty – though not in company)
- or Fleetwood Mac (ditto).
I was intimidated – cowed – and never did it again.
Not in company – anyway..”
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