After Split Enz broke up in 1984, Neil Finn, Paul Hester (Split Enz's last drummer), Melbourne bassist/artist Nick Seymour, and Craig Hooper (guitar) created a band originally called The Mullanes.
They moved to Los Angeles in 1985 in search of a record label. Whilst in LA they stayed in a cramped North Hollywood home which inspired a name change to Crowded House. They soon scored a recording deal with Capitol Records, and with the help of producer Mitchell Froom the band (by this time a trio with the departure of Hooper) wrote and recorded what was to be their biggest commercial success.
Intriguer debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 21 June 2010. It has been in the Top 40 Albums for seven weeks with a highest position of #3. There are three albums by Crowded House in the Top 40 Albums.
Chart placings for Intriguer:
Chart placings by Crowded House: