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Re: The Instrumental

Flicker ·
Yep, the track on Other Enz is the same Finn/Judd composition, but it's not a genuine Split Enz recording as such. It was released as the B-side of a 1980 single by Graham Brazier (ex Hello Sailor) and credited to "A Ripper Bunch of Blokes." The "blokes" who played on the recording included Mike Chunn, Eddie Rayner, Rob Gillies, and Mal Green. Part of the tune was later used in "I Wouldn't Dream of It" on True Colours .
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

stepinmyshoes ·
1. Favourite singer 2. Favourite guitarist 3. Favourite bassist 4. Favourite keyboardist 5. Favourite drummer 6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist 1. Probably Thom Yorke for his vocal and stylistic range. 2. Probably Alex Lifeson for his weird melodic virtuosity. 3. Jean Sullivan, my sister, bassist for Left Hand Does , knows exactly what to play all the time and it's always way cooler than anything I could come up with. 4. Eddie Rayner, again, weird melodic virtuosity. 5. Probably Phil...
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

Bsnifter ·
I agree with you Heidi that Mark Hart was essentially a "supporting" member of CH.He is talented...yes,he just doesn't affect me musically.And I hate to say it,but there have been more times than I can count when I'm listening to a CH live Cd and groan because to my ears his contributions (especially his keyboard work)sound almost intrusive and (again,to me and my ears)ruins the song.I just never really thought he "fit" with CH..but that's my opinion. What was the topic?Oh yeh.. 1. Favourite...
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

Sweet Secret Peace ·
1. Favourite singer - Neil (and now also Liam) Finn, Sarah Brightman, Peter Gabriel, Ani DiFranco, Tori Amos, Meshell Ndegeocello 2. Favourite guitarist - Andres Segovia, Johnny Marr, Peter Buck (REM), Keb' Mo', Neil Finn, Liam Finn and my sister Laura Fuentes (a South American Folk musician) 3. Favourite bassist - Nigel Griggs, of course! 4. Favourite keyboardist - Eddie Rayner, Curly M.C. (aka Michael Cretu = Enigma), Moby, Yanni (go ahead and laugh... then, in a romantic moment...listen),...
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

Neoptolemus ·
1. Favourite singer - Tim Finn, Maynard James Keenan, Chris Cornell 2. Favourite guitarist - Phil Judd, Jimmy Page 3. Favourite bassist - Mike Chunn 4. Favourite keyboardist - Eddie Rayner 5. Favourite drummer - Danny Carrey 6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist - Ian Anderson
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

missingperson11 ·
Ok my turn, 1. Favourite singer - Neil Finn 2. Favourite guitarist - Eric Clapton 3. Favourite bassist - Nick Seymour 4. Favourite keyboardist - Eddie Rayner/Mark Hart 5. Favourite drummer - Paul Hester/Ringo Starr 6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist Neil Finn/Johnny Marr
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

John ·
1. Favourite singer 2. Favourite guitarist 3. Favourite bassist 4. Favourite keyboardist 5. Favourite drummer 6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist 1. Neil Finn, Patsy Cline, Rufus Wainwright 2. George Harrison, Neil Finn - can't think of a rhythm player I prefer over Neil. Some of Phil's stuff was pretty good too - Never, Never. 3. Macca - Missing Person said it best. 4. Monsieur Rayner and perhaps Rufus Wainwright. 5. Ringo - Tommorow Never Knows, shut the gate. 6. Nothing springs to mind of...
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

Sara ·
Hastily considered - 1. Chris Knox/Matt Hales/Aimee Mann 2. Dion Palmer/Dave Dobbyn/Jon Auer/Ken Stringfellow 3. The guy from the Violent Femmes - I'm not sure if its Brian or Victor? Brilliant either way 4. Eddie Rayner/Matt Hales/VF's drummer (see above) 5. Ross Burge/Paul Crowther/Matt Vincent-Brown 6. Matt Hales/Don McGlashan/Graeme Downes
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Re: What Split Enz live material is available on cd?

Camus ·
Who plays the sax solo in Dirty Creature from Hamilton? I'll eat my hat if it's Eddie Rayner, because it sounds like a real sax.
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Re: Look what you people made me do!

Camus ·
Yes it's Noel miming the guitar playing. AFAIK Noel doesn't play guitar. Nice to see Tim play piano in that clip too. Eddie Rayner remixed Stuff and Nonsense in 1997 for the Spellbound best of CD. I suspect the acoustic guitar solo is circa 1997 rather than 1978. Some very interesting chorus/leslie guitar work on the verses too, and tam tams kept thankfully to a minimum.
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Re: Finn's @ Tabac night three

Flicker ·
I think Geoff Chunn might have been there too.
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Re: Manzanerra

Electric Elf ·
Hey Al, The Finns and Eddie Rayner are very prominent on Manzanera's K-Scope (1978) album, which includes the track "Slow Motion TV." Their contributions to the overall sound are very strong, but strangely none of the songs are co-written by the Finns or Rayner. There are some good moments in the music, but I think the lyrics (by bassist Bill MacCormick?) are pretty awful for the most part and seem rather unworthy of the Finns' singing talent. But the album is definitely worth checking out.
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Re: Mental Notes

private life ·
If I might offer an adjunct to the above in the form of a further question: can anyone rack their brains and think of one single significant musical precedent to the sounds heard on Mental Notes and its subsequent companion, Second Thoughts? All the elements described above are certainly present - in a big way - but nothing seems overly drawn from one particular inspirational source. It's simply confounding how unique their synthesis was and still is to these ears. Early Roxy Music managed...
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Re: Mental Notes

Iarla ·
Well I'm not so sure about Mental Notes, but on the early singles - "The White Album" by The Beatles. I guarantee you listening to that album, It's easy to see some of the influence on the Finns and Judd. Also - Dark Side of The Moon would have had some of an influence on it, mostly on Eddie Rayner. Any Colour You Like - Ghost Girl Keyboard Solo (from Waiata, 1981)
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Re: Early Enz musical influences

Semi-Detached ·
I "discovered" Yes in the past week or so. A lot of music listeners despise progressive rock for its pomposity and arrogance, but I love it. Perhaps the Enz of 1975-1976 prepared me for it. I hear shades of Yes on Mental Notes via Eddie's keyboard work. The extended instrumental passages on songs like 'Heart Of The Sunrise' (1972) echoes in the likes of 'Stranger Than Fiction'. Also, the musical proficiency and expertise of what is/was, let's face it, an all-star band (Steve Howe, Rick...
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Re: Your fantasy concert?

boarderGurl ·
[QUOTE by Anselm] Gasps. The surprise that no-one expected...Paul Hester's on the drums. Nick on bass. Johnny Marr on guitar, stage left. Eddie Rayner and Lisa Germano sharing the keyboards. Liam Finn on guitar, stage right. Neil is centre stage. [/QUOTE] OMG Anselm......this gave me chills!! YIKES! Heaven, pure heaven! Gen
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Re: Coupla Time For A Change Questions

Camus ·
Interesting question, if it was by Tim, why does he never play it live? It can only be an intro to TFAC, but it's only ever played live if STF preceded it. I liked the fact that Eddie Rayner put it in as an altered instrumental half way through the Enzso version of STF.
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Re: Touring with strings

Jeremy Loder ·
Hi Katie. Just out of interest have you heard the Eddie Rayner album with Annie Crummer singing Edible Flowers. I wouldn't call it a rock version by any means, but it's a lot more like a pop song sounding. I still prefer the 7 Worlds Collide version. And the version(s) of EF that the brothers played at their three Tabac shows did make the song rock a bit harder. At Tabac the song had drums and bass from ross and Bones and sounded like a cross between the Rayner version and the 7WC version.
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Re: Upcoming Split Enz shows on NZ Radio

Gordon ·
Guess 'easy' is the wrong word. What I meant was good timing - that the show promotes the CD and visa versa. Mental Notes' 30th is approaching and I recon a remastered re-issue together with extra CD of unreleased tracks, demos, interviews etc would be great. I keep hearing about lack of sales not making this not a 'hot' item but I think in NZ it would be a different matter. Anyway - this is art for art sake. How about another Govt grant? At the time of Mental Notes release the Enz were a...
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Re: NEWS: Nick Seymour Slams Neil Finn

Camus ·
Hi Secret God, I agree with what Seven Worlds wrote. I find it hard to believe that Neil arranged the songs totally by himself. There is a distinction here between writing a song, and arranging it. It's in Something So Strong that Mitchel Froom wrote the solo for Don't Dream It's Over. This is a solo though, so quite rightly he isn't credited, as Neil Finn wrote the song. Let's take it a step further, should Duke Ellington have credited Johnny Hodges (possibly the most famous of all of...
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Re: NEWS: Nick Seymour Slams Neil Finn

Secret God (Stew) ·
Hey there Camus . You seem to be more knowledgable (is that a word?) than me. <<<</B> I thought I better add that before I start talking about something I don't know much about . Having said that, I know there's a difference between composing & arranging! (not that you were emplying otherwise). You could be right in believing that Neil didn't "arrange" all the Crowded House songs, but I personally wouldn't find it hard to believe, considering he wanted to control...
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Re: NEWS: Nick Seymour Slams Neil Finn

Camus ·
It most certainly is a word, I don't like to say this as people seem to get very nasty when this is revealed (they seem to see some sort of superiority thing which is NOT the case) but I do have a Bachelor of Music majoring in composition and I am classically trained. However everyone is entitled to their own opinion of course From a personal view point, if I wrote a song (and I've written many) and someone else improvised a fantastic solo over the top of my chord progression using my melody...
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Re: NEWS: Nick Seymour Slams Neil Finn

Secret God (Stew) ·
Apologies for the late reply. *Bows out of this discussion immediatley, as I have no credibility at all* Fair enough then. I guess you're happy to have people add to your song & not be credited. Although that might be different in other songwriting partnerships / bands. BTW, I'm all for Neil Finn (for example) getting sole credit on HIS dongs on either of the Finn Brothers albums - IF he wrote them... & I find it hard to believe both brothers had equal imput into every song... but we...
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Re: Time For A Change guitar solo question.

Camus ·
I saw the Melbourne show, and his voice was good. He's a bit raspy on the actual album, and wimps out on the high notes on TFaC, it's pretty horrible falsetto, and not exactly in tune either. Plus I can't stand the arrangement But I love him anyway!! Live Eddie Rayner played a quote from Rhapsody In Blue after the line "but still you try like a fat boy, dancing Gershwin's blues" which I thought was pretty funny. I'll have to listen to the anniversary version again, I don't remember it being...
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Re: 'Nothing Wrong With You' NZ Musician

unilooney ·
Here's the article. Enjoy. The X Factory with Stephen Small - Finn Brothers� Nothing Wrong With You Welcome all. In this issue we will look to two of the legendary contemporary writers who dominate New Zealand popular music history: Tim and Neil Finn. Their recent album release �Everyone Is Here� has been hailed as returning to the classic Finn sound heard on Crowded House�s �Woodface� album. The overwhelming features of the Finn writing style are balance of structure, great word-setting,...
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Re: Officially lost Enz recordings

Camus ·
Yes, having heard the Sweetwater reunion show, the crowd seemed very unappreciative of the older material. They actually boo when Tim says they're going back to 1973 and kick into Split Ends, there is a lot of crowd talk through Jamboree, they're very restless through Stranger Than Fiction and Time For A Change causing Tim to comment that they obviously aren't interested so they'll go straight to My Mistake (according to STF this is where Tim pulled the plug on Another Great Divide,...
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Re: RIP Paul...

messagetomygirl ·
The outpouring of sadness and love is a testiment to the man, both as a musician and as a person. That he was loved by so many, shows us how much we can be touched by his talent and humor. The death of Paul Hester is truly a tragedy, both on a personal level and for the world of music. I have never felt so sad to hear the news of someone passing who has not been in my immediate family. I have been watching the music channel Max as much as I can today, singing along but crying as well. From...
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Re: RIP Paul...

together_alone ·
A bit more on the funeral, including quotes from Neil: http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,54...274%255E2862,00.html And this op-ed piece by Eddie Rayner: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=6&ObjectID=10118247 Through set jaw and quivering lip I managed to make it through Don't Dream It's Over today without tears. Progress of a sort.
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Re: why no reunion after ten years

Camus ·
If Neil Finn wanted to call it Crowded House, then yes it would be. Afterall, Tim Finn, Phil Judd, Eddie Rayner, Mike Chunn, Noel Crombie and Emlyn Crowther were Split Enz, and so were Neil Finn, Eddie Rayner, Noel Crombie, Nigel Griggs and Paul Hester. Look at King Crimson: 1969 Robert Fripp, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Mike Giles, Peter Sinfield 1970 Robert Fripp, Mel Collins, Greg Lake, Mike Giles, Peter GIles, Peter Sinfield 1970 Robert Fripp, Peter SInfield, Gordon Haskell, Mel Collins,...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Dazz ·
Oh Eddie Kramer ! Gotcha! (and he would be better) Maybe we can arrange Eddie Kramer and Rayner to do a project together. Wouldn't the world spin off it's Axis then? Actually no, it wouldn't... And thanks Tracy for giving me comfort in knowing I'm not alone in liking Back To The Egg. It just feels sometimes that I am the only person who owns it and plays it - now I know there's two of us. And for the record (excuse the pun), this week I'm listening to (not including Enz related stuff): BEST...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Semi-Detached ·
The Black Seeds On The Sun A few thoughts on recent posts by other forum members... SQUEEZE: Been playing their "original" greatest hits album Singles - 45s And Under a bit lately. Love those early, early hits 'Take Me I'm Yours', 'Goodbye Girl' and 'Cool For Cats' - those lyrics are catchy as hell, and Jools Holland does some almost Eddie Rayner-ish keyboard work! TALKING HEADS: Tina Weymouth - one of my favourite bass players, and damn awesome to see a girl in a rock band but not as a...
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Re: Favorite Bassists

aikakone ·
I appreciate all the input that was giving on this thread. Over the past 2 weeks or so, I've really tried listening and finding out what it is I like in bass players. It's a lifetime of listening, but this is a place to start. I know I wrote besides Griggs and Seymour, but I feel the need to mention Nigel again. He might not be "musical hero" type material to the masses, but he is to me . I love his playing because it shows taste and appropriateness to the song. He was able to play in Enz...
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Re: Funniest live moment?

N.F.Addict ·
So do I. That last time just before Neil pounded the wall screaming "GOD!", Nick began on the correct note, then deliberately soared too high. No wonder Eddie Rayner began laughing like hell at the three of them! He was sitting against the back wall behind Neil, Paul and Nick laughing his head off at the three of them acting the fool.
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Re: just a few things...

Former Member ·
Ok, I'll try this: Crowded House Crowded House - cassette & CD Temple of Low Men - LP & CD (maybe on cassette too, I've put all my cassettes away) Woodface - CD Together Alone - CD Recurring Dream - with & without bonus disc, CD Afterglow - CD Farewell to the World Time On Earth - with & without (Neil autographed) bonus DVD CH singles - all cd unless indicated I Feel Possessed + Byrdhouse - cassette. This is a rare one; a batch were released with the cover art printed upside...
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Re: Crowded House In New Zealand.

gryphon ·
Wow nice show for yours truly to re-enter touring life! Despite the flu bug seeming to be around band, crew, staff...it went well. I am still flu-free. Soundcheck was fun, 12+ clubbers in, the guys acknowledging them, due to the smattering of applause that 12 people could muster in such a large venue. It is almost exactly the same as Melbournes Rod Laver- same company built it I believe ...I get lost in the same places!!!! A new job was added to my list, band room back stage and dog...
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Re: Crowded House In New Zealand.

thevisitor ·
Excellent. That Supergroove eh !. Looking forward to the Welly gig. Thank You for the heads up on 'Where Are They Now?' Gryphon (aka P.G.). Now there's a Split Enz link there with Space Waltz, not just Eddie Rayner. But wasn't Alastair Riddell once asked to join Split Enz, but declined ?. All promoters should have been in a band like Brett Eccles. The Chunn brothers, a who's who of the N.Z. music scene. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.vi...e&friendid=109290948 So all...
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Re: Split Enz New Zealand Tour 2008.

yemanja ·
Thanks for the link Jaff. Great interview except this bit.. another band ....they do actually have a name and I wonder why this would not be mentioned??
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Re: Split Enz New Zealand Tour 2008.

Kazzie ·
Yeah, I thought that was weird too. Or maybe it was meant to be a joke...who knows...odd.
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Re: Crowded House-Peter Jones

Kittybear ·
and yet Jeremy, Peter gets no acknowledgment on RD as being part of the band, the liner notes only state that CH are Neil Finn, Mark Hart and Nick Seymour. Peter's contribution is only acknowledged along with Tim, Eddie Rayner and Wally Ingram on the Live cd.
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Re: Crowded House-Peter Jones

Jeremy Loder ·
Yep, fair point. But that best of was representing the end of the first era with CH. So there weren't any songs on the studio best of disc to credit Peters drumming to. I actually think it was a mistake to bring back Paul to just play drums on those three new songs. Peter had drummed on at least the demo of Instinct. I love Paul and it was nice for fans to have him briefly come back. But I remember at the time feeling sorry for Peter. Those band credits on recurring dream are not an accurate...
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Re: Crowded House-Peter Jones

adidasman ·
That credit, I always felt, referred to the members of CH at the time of the release of RD - not to anyone who had been a member previously (Paul, Tim). That's not the result of some hasty packaging of the album; that's very specific and intentional. That says, "Regardless of who's been in the band before - and that includes Paul Hester, who plays on the new songs - Crowded House are Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, and Mark Hart. Period." And, at the time of RD's release, CH were still an active...
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Re: My Finn journey

Paināporo ·
I think Paul H is too hard on the production of the first album. Sure it's dated, but I don't think it's any more dated than Woodface or Together Alone. Only Temple of Low Men seems to live in a world outside of conventional pop production (in terms of the original 4 CH albums). I think the album is far more listenable than some of the 80's standards that are still played on radio today. Just last week I was walking through Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor and "Don't Dream It's Over" was...
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Re: True Colours

radiobug ·
It's going to have to be 'I HOPE I NEVER' I think it could have easily gone to 'Poor Boy,' but this 'I Hope I Never' is probably one of Tim's prettiest melodies, and Mr. Rayner stuns us again with some fabulous piano.
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Re: Play it Strange

kia kaha ·
Haven't heard the song - YET - but I'll just add to this thread by asking Splitz once again to exert her considerable influence with one Eddie Rayner and ask him to make a guest appearance here on this forum... Come on Frenz, all together now: "Eddie... JOIN US... JOIN US..." ("We love ya Eddie!!!" - me, as a teenager, at far too many Crowded House and Split Enz concerts between 8 and 11 years back...)
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Re: Six months in a leaky boat piano outro

Splitz ·
Hi Ben, I totally agree - is an awesome piece of music alright - and composed by Eddie Rayner of course, the Maestro! Some of the piano/keyboard licks and riffs he has in the Enz songs are mindblowing. Cheers! Splitz
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Re: Six months in a leaky boat piano outro

Jeremy Loder ·
Actually Splitz, it was Tim. Eddie wrote and played the prelude (Pioneer) to Six Months In A Leaky Boat, but Tim wrote Six Months. Eddie played Keyboards on Six months, Tim did Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and the Piano outro.
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Re: Six months in a leaky boat piano outro

Splitz ·
Ooops, Jeremy, you are absolutely right....!!! I am getting my intro's and outro's mixed up - the piano intro (Pioneer) is definitely Eddie's....the other (end) bit, well, I had no idea it was Tim's composition, I have to admit - actually had thought it was a combined Enz effort. I was pretty sure Eddie played it though on the recording - sure has the Rayner technique about it.....! Cya! Splitz (with the forked tongue...!)
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Re: 2000 Enz Reunion Concert

DeleteMe ·
Hmmm - that was a hurting moment! NYE I didn't have internet yet - that came 2 days later - so I couldn't know of the gig. BUT I was watching this NYE worldwide special show on TV, accidentally my CH video at the right place and prepared to record in my VRC when suddenly they switched to NZ, Auckland to be exact, and I saw Neil and Eddie Rayner on a screen in their background. I started yelling at my TV and boyfriend (not the same thing here ), not knowing of the gig before (where from?) and...
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Re: If you had just one enz-related wish...?

Splitz ·
Ok, this is as clean as I could make it - I would like Mr Rayner, dressed in not much, playing a big white grand piano for an audience of one - me of course!!!! Look, it wasn't that dirty, okay? I didn't go into any detail at all, I was very controlled I thought - *ahem*!
 
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