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Crowded House — Weather With You
Album: Woodface
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 1081









Released: 1991
Length: 3:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Walking 'round the room singing Stormy Weather
At 57 Mount Pleasant Street
Well it's the same room, but everything's different
You can fight the sleep, but not the dream

Things ain't cookin' in my kitchen
Strange affliction wash over me
Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire
Couldn't conquer the blue sky

Well, there's a small boat made of china
It's going nowhere on the mantlepiece
Well, do I lie like a loungeroom lizard
Or do I sing like a bird released?

Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather, the weather with you

Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather, take the weather, the weather with you

Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather, take the weather, the weather with you
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 ppopp wrote:
Music to please the mind of insipid white people who love vanilla everything. They always have turkey on Thanksgiving and at Christmas, they drive a Toyota because they don't break down much, they are scared of spiders, shop at Sears, like being members of things, think the British royal family are 'just so lovely', think going to Disney World is an adventure vacation, they watch a lot of sitcoms, give their kids names like Cooper and MacKenzie, play video games even after they become parents, and sit in hot tubs.
 

Sounds wonderful!  Where do I sign up?
 ppopp wrote:
Music to please the mind of insipid white people who love vanilla everything. They always have turkey on Thanksgiving and at Christmas, they drive a Toyota because they don't break down much, they are scared of spiders, shop at Sears, like being members of things, think the British royal family are 'just so lovely', think going to Disney World is an adventure vacation, they watch a lot of sitcoms, give their kids names like Cooper and MacKenzie, play video games even after they become parents, and sit in hot tubs.
 

What a sad & pathetic life you must lead.
My breath is a star but I am lonely.
My rating 7 down to 3 
 ppopp wrote:
Music to please the mind of insipid white people who love vanilla everything. They always have turkey on Thanksgiving and at Christmas, they drive a Toyota because they don't break down much, they are scared of spiders, shop at Sears, like being members of things, think the British royal family are 'just so lovely', think going to Disney World is an adventure vacation, they watch a lot of sitcoms, give their kids names like Cooper and MacKenzie, play video games even after they become parents, and sit in hot tubs.

 
This is probably not the case, but you come over as a pretentious, prejudiced and intolerant pr1ck. Or maybe you just hate everyone apart from yourself. You can say you find this song, or even everything by Crowded House, boring, or whatever, but why take aim at the many people who do get pleasure from their musicand try and make them feel bad about themselves for doing so?
Dutchies, everywhere you go, never take the weather with you 
I am so glad and feel so blessed to have caught this tour at the mind-blowing Macky Auditorium on CU Boulder campus in the autumn of 1991.  I can never forget their colorful pastel outfits, their perfect harmonies, the amazing sound production, the superb acoustics...
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 ppopp wrote:
Music to please the mind of insipid white people who love vanilla everything. They always have turkey on Thanksgiving and at Christmas, they drive a Toyota because they don't break down much, they are scared of spiders, shop at Sears, like being members of things, think the British royal family are 'just so lovely', think going to Disney World is an adventure vacation, they watch a lot of sitcoms, give their kids names like Cooper and MacKenzie, play video games even after they become parents, and sit in hot tubs.
 
Congratulations, you win the "Desperate to sound cool but just sound like a dick" award!
 ppopp wrote:
Music to please the mind of insipid white people who love vanilla everything. They always have turkey on Thanksgiving and at Christmas, they drive a Toyota because they don't break down much, they are scared of spiders, shop at Sears, like being members of things, think the British royal family are 'just so lovely', think going to Disney World is an adventure vacation, they watch a lot of sitcoms, give their kids names like Cooper and MacKenzie, play video games even after they become parents, and sit in hot tubs.
 
I had no idea that insipid white people who love vanilla everything were so homogeneous and so... consistent. Thanks for the insight. I'm filing it under 'doctrinaire-extreme-left-looning-monocular-worm's-eye-view'.
 ppopp wrote:
Music to please the mind of insipid white people who love vanilla everything. They always have turkey on Thanksgiving and at Christmas, they drive a Toyota because they don't break down much, they are scared of spiders, shop at Sears, like being members of things, think the British royal family are 'just so lovely', think going to Disney World is an adventure vacation, they watch a lot of sitcoms, give their kids names like Cooper and MacKenzie, play video games even after they become parents, and sit in hot tubs.

 
Yes, I bet those people like it too. That's OK.
Music to please the mind of insipid white people who love vanilla everything. They always have turkey on Thanksgiving and at Christmas, they drive a Toyota because they don't break down much, they are scared of spiders, shop at Sears, like being members of things, think the British royal family are 'just so lovely', think going to Disney World is an adventure vacation, they watch a lot of sitcoms, give their kids names like Cooper and MacKenzie, play video games even after they become parents, and sit in hot tubs.
This band is so under-rated. i used to consider them a "guilty pleasure", now I just consider them a pleasure.
 Yes! Not just you.  
Is it just me, or do these guys sound, in this song, a LOT like Buffalo Springfield?

 


Reminds be of Buffalo Springfield. Nice. 
"I got lost, following you..." followed by this..... .... . .. YOWZA!
October, 91 , Driving through Vermont, mountains of gold and orange. The best friend I married and love next to me........
Gives me chills every time. Brilliant!!
 
Is it just me, or do these guys sound, in this song, a LOT like Buffalo Springfield?
Sounds like a dull and dismal weather he's taking with him.
Nice song....and because of what day it is....I'm seeing a funky pumpkin on the cover!
 Hasan wrote:

Maybe it's like that truck driver in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  The clouds decided he was God.  They loved him, and everywhere he went, they watered him.

{#Umbrella}."

 

Actually, I think that's from "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency."  Same author, different book.

 Like this?

energilc wrote:
"Always take your weather with you"

What the hell is this supposed to mean? 

 


Excellent. There's also a very nice version with sort of a different arrangement on the 7 Worlds Collide album.
 
 energilc wrote:
"Always take your weather with you"

What the hell is this supposed to mean? 

 
Give this a whirl:  ...your interpretation of your thoughts, emotions, and the events that happen to you are COMPLETELY up to YOU!  So metaphorically YOU are your own - "weather!"  {#Cool}
 energilc wrote:
"Always take your weather with you"

What the hell is this supposed to mean? 

 
Maybe it's like that truck driver in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  The clouds decided he was God.  They loved him, and everywhere he went, they watered him.

{#Umbrella}
Haven't heard this in years.  Sound much better today than I remember it.  An "8".
Saw them at the 9:30 Club on the Woodface tour--the only time Tim Finn toured with the House. Interesting band dynamics. Crowded House was very much Neil's band as much as Split Enz was Tim's, but you could tell that Tim wasn't used to not being in charge. Neil shot him a look from time to time, as much a warning as brotherly affection. Pretty funny. Great live band.
"Always take your weather with you"

What the hell is this supposed to mean? 
the only thing better than this song, is Four seasons in one day.

wow, smiling as the shit comes down...Doesn't pay to make predictions...

All, take care.



Crowded House - "Weather with you" Live (1993)

"Now that is why you have to go see your favourate bands live. There is just no comparison with listening with an ear plug or sharing with thousands of others with real live performers. "

"Mark Hart, former keyboardist of Supertramp and now the keyboardist and backing vocalist of Crowded House. "


No.  Ask me.  I'm 113 years old.  And I say 'NObody listens to TECHno, LETs go.'

 gregler wrote:


Wow.. so you think that age has to do a lot with musical literacy?
Perhaps i should ask my 83 year old grandma what she thinks about the latest minimal techno compilation of Ricardo Villalobos then!
 


 gjeeg wrote:
wOOdfaCe
If you don't hear this album as transcendly accomplished, creative, melodic, inspired and rare, then you should not be allowed to listen to music.
One of the greatest albums I have ever heard and I am 52 years old and heard it all.
 

Wow.. so you think that age has to do a lot with musical literacy?
Perhaps i should ask my 83 year old grandma what she thinks about the latest minimal techno compilation of Ricardo Villalobos then!


Every line and note on this CD is enlightened, gorgeous, harmonized joy.

A Secret Delight for any music lover.

Own it.
 alux wrote:
This is very reminiscent of Crowded House with a touch of Crowded House.
 
Funny, I'm hearing Split Enz.

tony99 wrote:


Tres witty.

Wondering whether Bill would ever consider some Go-Betweens to keep with the Antipodean theme ..





Go go Go-Betweens! (Sad loss to music). And some Triffids, while we're at it...
 Paul_in_Australia wrote:
"Walking round the room singing
Stormy weather
At 57 Mt. Pleasant St."


I live in Melbourne (and used to live in Auckland) so I was curious where '57 Mount Pleasant Street' might be; Auckland or Melbourne? I Googled '57 Mount Pleasant Street' and got here.
Allegedly, 57 Mount Pleasant Street is neither in Auckland or Melbourne, but is the address of the Registry Office where John Lennon was married for the first time! ( actually the address of the Registry Office is 65 Mount Pleasant.) In Liverpool, where I used to live when I was a child! I am told I had the same music teacher as John Lennon; a peripatetic teacher who served Quarry Bank as well as my school. A nice story...
Even more spookily, the Google map on the website is wrong; the Mount Pleasant is in Liverpool city centre, not the suburb shown.
But the map shown is of the suburb in which I grew up, and includes the house where I lived for 18 years!
Sorry for a very personal story, but gave me goosebumps.

 
Fascinating. It would be very much like Neil Finn to sneak something that clever into a song.

 alux wrote:
This is very reminiscent of Crowded House with a touch of Crowded House.

 

Tres witty.

Wondering whether Bill would ever consider some Go-Betweens to keep with the Antipodean theme ..
alux wrote:
This is very reminiscent of Crowded House with a touch of Crowded House. :rolleyes:
Actually, it reminds me of Crowded House. Great song off of a great album. after all these years, it is still fresh on every listen.
This is very reminiscent of Crowded House with a touch of Crowded House. :rolleyes: lwilkinson wrote:
This is very reminiscent of Buffalo Springfield with a touch of Pure Prairie League thrown in.
Best line: You can fight the sleep but not the dream
I have an adoration of this song that borders on the irrational. :propeller: Lyrics, singing, production ... everything. :clap:
anyone see the footage of this from the Live Earth concert on 7/7/07 ? There was a power outtage in the stadium and all the lights went on stage. The PA still worked. Amazing moment with the entire stadium singing in unison. A great ending to the entire day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuOsueaJwNY
"Walking round the room singing Stormy weather At 57 Mt. Pleasant St." I live in Melbourne (and used to live in Auckland) so I was curious where '57 Mount Pleasant Street' might be; Auckland or Melbourne? I Googled '57 Mount Pleasant Street' and got here. Allegedly, 57 Mount Pleasant Street is neither in Auckland or Melbourne, but is the address of the Registry Office where John Lennon was married for the first time! ( actually the address of the Registry Office is 65 Mount Pleasant.) In Liverpool, where I used to live when I was a child! I am told I had the same music teacher as John Lennon; a peripatetic teacher who served Quarry Bank as well as my school. A nice story... Even more spookily, the Google map on the website is wrong; the Mount Pleasant is in Liverpool city centre, not the suburb shown. But the map shown is of the suburb in which I grew up, and includes the house where I lived for 18 years! Sorry for a very personal story, but gave me goosebumps.
This is very reminiscent of Buffalo Springfield with a touch of Pure Prairie League thrown in.
Unless you live in the Midwest!
A song guaranteed to get anyone up and dancing. Such a great groove!
Boosie! Bill must have heard you were going to the show tonight, getting you pumped up :)
Always loved this song. Thanks.
HazzeSwede wrote:
And who made the original version?
:ask: you mean the weather?
lotsandnothing wrote:
Something for everyone, I guess, but I don't get the appeal. It's a song fragment whose chorus has been forced to be an anthem. Not interesting. :neutral:
that's quite a good take on it. perhaps that is what is kind of annoying about it, it's good, catchy, but sort of leaves you hungry for more. Given the number of really good songs they wrote, it's a bit ironic that this was their biggest hit.
an amazing album... and band...I have loved this album from Day 1...and look forward to yet another variation of anything "brothers finn" in the not too distant future (altho apparently Tim will not be in the new line up) (click here).. :music: RIP Paul :drummer: your beat lives on.... New drummer announced -> (click here)
And who made the original version?
DrLex wrote:
Here it has been hailing, snowing and raining in the last hour. I wouldn't want to take this weather with me anywhere...
Hail storm coming here, at least it isn't snow.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Speaking of weather, a coworker just tapped me on the shoulder to point out that it is hailing outside... everything is covered in white. A very unusual winter around here.
Here it has been hailing, snowing and raining in the last hour. I wouldn't want to take this weather with me anywhere...
Neil is reforming the band. Tour in the works.
RIP Paul Hester
Happygirl wrote:
me likey
Me thinking same thingy.
me likey
Speaking of weather, a coworker just tapped me on the shoulder to point out that it is hailing outside... everything is covered in white. A very unusual winter around here.
gjeeg wrote:
wOOdfaCe If you don't hear this album as transcendly accomplished, creative, melodic, inspired and rare, then you should not be allowed to listen to music. One of the greatest albums I have ever heard and I am 52 years old and heard it all.
Usually when someone on this board suggests that those who don't share their musical tastes "shouldn't be allowed to listen to music" I assume that they've just finished their freshman year of college. Surprise, surprise.
wow, a lot CH and Finn Bros. over the last few days here. Yesterday it was "fall at your feet" from this disc. I must say, although Neil and Co. write/wrote some of the catchiest pop songs of the 80s & 90s there is often an underlying darkness to much of the music. It has especially come out in his solo releases, and I think that's what I love about his songwriting so much, the happy pop song on the surface, with the twisted mess underneath. Love it.
spicytomato wrote:
LOVE Crowded House, Neil Finn, etc. This is not one of my favorites, but the jingling guitar is infectious. They had a way of making great hooks out of anything.
Seconded.
jules44 wrote:
You guys way over analyze this stuff man.
I don't remember much from college but I do remember my journalism professor saying, "Keep it simple, stupid." I agree.
Boosiewolf wrote:
Love this WHOLE Cd! One of their BEST.
YES!!
Love this WHOLE Cd! One of their BEST.
jules44 wrote:
You guys way over analyze this stuff man.
I couldn't agree more! Let it be-
LOVE Crowded House, Neil Finn, etc. This is not one of my favorites, but the jingling guitar is infectious. They had a way of making great hooks out of anything.
lotsandnothing wrote:
Something for everyone, I guess, but I don't get the appeal. It's a song fragment whose chorus has been forced to be an anthem. Not interesting. :neutral:
You guys way over analyze this stuff man.
I have no idea what they mean by this song, but I like it anyway.
Yibbyl wrote:
I actually like the band, but I've only noticed the horribly annoying part of this song.
I think the "annoying" part for me is that it's just too slick, too sweet, too smooth, with no real energy or rough edges. To me it's the definition of a "commercial" song.
handyrae wrote:
There's something about this song that I really like and something that I find horribly annoying. Very odd.
I actually like the band, but I've only noticed the horribly annoying part of this song.
the main difference is quite a big one...harmony. squeeze's front men sang in unison. jedzep wrote:
Ok...it's a sing-off...in one corner Squeeze...in the other these guys....it's close but Crowded House wins on a family vocal chord just by a note....both quite good..
Something for everyone, I guess, but I don't get the appeal. It's a song fragment whose chorus has been forced to be an anthem. Not interesting. :neutral:
There's also a very nice version of this on the Seven Worlds Collide live disk.
Ok...it's a sing-off...in one corner Squeeze...in the other these guys....it's close but Crowded House wins on a family vocal chord just by a note....both quite good..
There's something about this song that I really like and something that I find horribly annoying. Very odd.
Michael and Rocio like this song about this much: :bounce:
A classic, but personally the other songs on this album don't do much for me.
gjeeg wrote:
wOOdfaCe If you don't hear this album as transcendly accomplished, creative, melodic, inspired and rare, then you should not be allowed to listen to music.
I love Woodface too, but that's a pretty extreme scenario you're laying out there.
gjeeg wrote:
wOOdfaCe If you don't hear this album as transcendly accomplished, creative, melodic, inspired and rare, then you should not be allowed to listen to music. One of the greatest albums I have ever heard and I am 52 years old and heard it all.
Wow, I'm glad others recognize its genius. When I heard it, I thought they'd be as big as the Beatles.
Niiiiiiiiiceeeeeee... :cool: ">
wOOdfaCe If you don't hear this album as transcendly accomplished, creative, melodic, inspired and rare, then you should not be allowed to listen to music. One of the greatest albums I have ever heard and I am 52 years old and heard it all.
Being a meteorologist, this is my favorite CH song! :wink:
Man, one of the greatest songs of all time. I had to crank it until I got Rin Tin Tin tinnitus. :bananasplit:
xtrmtrk wrote:
Without a doubt, my all-time favorite Crowded House. I wish I could have heard this live.
The Finns are not dead yet! Try the Finn Brothers tour (but my guess is they are sick of singing it themselves by now :lol:)
Everywhere you go... :music:
Without a doubt, my all-time favorite Crowded House. I wish I could have heard this live.
Can't listen to this song anymore, unfortunately for years CityTV in Toronto used it as the intro to their weather report...blah... :puke:
Laborious.
Man, I love me some Crowded House!
Gonna have to back up my RealPlayer so I can listen to this song again, and again, and again, and again...
wow. haven't heard this one in forever. had to turn it up :bounce:
This song goes to "11".
Missed this song.
winter wrote:
Man, I miss these guys. Never seeing them live is one of my big regrets. What a fantastic band!
Amen, brother! And I could listen to Woodface a million times without getting sick of it. One of the greatest CDs ever. Love, love LOVE those Finn harmonies and guitars.
I really like the guitar work in this song.
babygirl614 wrote:
Ah, the real thing. What a great song. What a great band.
Woodface is absolutely remarkable nearly throughout.
:yes:
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
How contrived, or should I say contrite? Allow me to be the first sucko-barfo. :puke:
Congratulations, you're the first idiot! :)
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
How contrived, or should I say contrite? Allow me to be the first sucko-barfo. :puke:
I'm the second...
How contrived, or should I say contrite? Allow me to be the first sucko-barfo. :puke:
babygirl614 wrote:
Ah, the real thing. What a great song. What a great band.
Agreed... :)
Ah, the real thing. What a great song. What a great band.
Helchat wrote:
This is such a great song! Always makes me happy. I can't remember where I read it (AMG?) but a writer once said "play this song on loudspeakers in the Middle East and you'll have peace" I'm paraphrasing, but you get the idea.... It's a sweet song.....
I agree!
not a single Sucko-barfo after 133 ratings, quite amazing...
This is such a great song! Always makes me happy. I can't remember where I read it (AMG?) but a writer once said "play this song on loudspeakers in the Middle East and you'll have peace" I'm paraphrasing, but you get the idea.... It's a sweet song.....
the Finn Brothers' latest CD is now available packaged with a DVD containing live clips of some of the songs from that disc, plus a live clip of Weather With You with Paul Hester (RIP, Paulo) on drums...it was filmed last November in Melbourne, I believe. the CD and DVD are excellent, but are really worth the price of admission alone to see Paul, Neil and Tim playing together one last time...
tony99 wrote:
'Small boat made of china Goin' nowhere on the mantelpiece' juxtaposed with 'Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire Couldn't conquer the blue sky' Adolescent boredom: 'Do I lie like a loung room lizard' and imagination: ' or do I sing like a bird released' And that's just the lyrics ...
Those lyrics caught my ear too.... very nice!
'Small boat made of china Goin' nowhere on the mantelpiece' juxtaposed with 'Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire Couldn't conquer the blue sky' Adolescent boredom: 'Do I lie like a loung room lizard' and imagination: ' or do I sing like a bird released' And that's just the lyrics ...
Man, I miss these guys. Never seeing them live is one of my big regrets. What a fantastic band!
rscherm wrote:
Anybody hear Brewer and Shipley here anywhere?
Thought I was one toke over the line.
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Probably as good as a popsong can get!
ciscochasbro wrote:
I heard that the drummer took his life recently.... Is that true? How tragic.
realy i didn't know that. wow...that's very sad!
ciscochasbro wrote:
I heard that the drummer took his life recently.... Is that true? How tragic.
sadly, 'tis true. I've been a Crowded House fan forever and now when I listen to their music the drumming stands out more than ever. RIP Paul Hester...
ciscochasbro wrote:
I heard that the drummer took his life recently.... Is that true? How tragic.
Yeah very tragic-being a percussionist I love the congas in this song.
I heard that the drummer took his life recently.... Is that true? How tragic.
I've known people who always take the weather with them, but it's usually one of those gloomy black clouds that follows them around.