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Our House
by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
"Songfacts" comes up trumps every time! Here's what the contributors are telling us on the page reserved for "Our House", the 1970 song by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, not the identically-titled one by 'Madness':

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Graham Nash wrote this sentimental tune about his cohabitation with Joni Mitchell in a cottage in LA's Laurel Canyon around 1969. Mitchell and Nash were a romantic couple during the period when Joni wrote the songs for "Ladies Of The Canyon" which, like [CSNY's containing album] "Déjà Vu", was released in 1970. Biographer Dave Zimmer shared what Graham Nash told him about the song in the 2007 CSNY Historian's interview: "He once told me: 'The time that Joni and I were living together was really interesting, because I had left my band ['The Hollies'] successfully, I had left my country [England] successfully, I had been accepted here [Los Angeles, California], and I was feeling great. And Joni was feeling great, too; she had started to realise who she was and the fantastic work she was doing. She was painting and designing her second album cover, doing that self-portrait. And I remember being totally in awe of her. She'd go and make some supper and come down and we'd be eating, then she'd all of a sudden 'space out', go to the piano ... to see her sit down and write "Rainy Night House" and all those other things was just mind blowing.'" According to Graham Nash's biography "Wild Tales", a famous line in this song had a very specific inspiration. He and Joni Mitchell went to an antiques store and she picked out a vase. When they got home, Nash said, "I'll light the fire while you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today." He stopped dead in his tracks and went immediately to the piano.

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Makes you wonder really why it didn't work out between the two of them. Usual clash of over-sized egos? Or creative differences? Perhaps just being so wrapped up in their individual creative niches that they ended up with little time for each other. I would probably go for the last of those (and I've never read a Nash or Mitchell biography in my life, so I'm just guessing or surmising). As with a lot of CSNY's output, this was not a single in the UK, but predictably received a lot of airplay from the more radical DJs in England, so retains a certain familiarity with older listeners there. In the US, it made No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 20 on the Cashbox Magazine charts in 1970.
http://www.songfacts.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_House_%28Crosby%2C_Stills%2C_Nash_%26_Young_song%29
1970 - Atlantic Records - United States - From the album "Déjà Vu".
Posted: 6th January 2017
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