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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Camus ·
I forgot to mention another sad piece of trivia that got me all excited! When I was watching the Anniversary clip of Shark Attack, I noticed that the percussion roles were reversed. Noel playing drums, and Paul playing percussion. Was this standard for the anniversary tour? I always presumed it was noel playing the hi hats on the anniversary version of Strait Old Line, and speaking of this version of the song, has anyone noticed the absence of any vocals by Tim (except 'everybody into the...
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Re: History Never Repeats -30th anniversary

gryphon ·
Yeah I agree 100%, think it's why I really dig what Bic Runga does- guitar, songwriter, vocalist....NZ people are so lucky with Bic doing this tour, wish we had the budget to do that one would of been fun. Tim has been doing a lot of swimming over the last few years and I started recently and it seems to allow you an extra surge of energy during the day.....he usually goes out for a swim when we are on the road. He still amazes me during I See Red after all these years.... PG
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Re: Photos of YOU

likerain ·
jester and chester - okay. now that's funny. so i see from your pics you are both musicians. jester - none of the music links on the acoustic brownbag link for mac charles was working and now i'm kinda dying to hear your stuff. does it exist anywhere else? and chester - you were playing the guitar in one of your photos there. do you have any webbased tunes? i think i recall you e-mailed me saying you listened to a couple of mine. so now i'm curious to hear these other musicians on this...
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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: All hail Lord Nord.

Semi-Detached ·
'Overdrive' is quite funky...nice bit of electric guitar in there, too... 'Albert Of India' is hauntingly beautiful...very evocative... 'The Instrumental' is the great Enz instrumental that never quite made it... 'The Choral Sea'...very cool...anyone else noticed that there are vocals hidden in the mix? 'Pioneer'...a classic piece... 'Wail' doesn't really count as instrumental, does it? by the way, who does the "vocals" on that? I heard it was Eddie...his first (and only) Enz lead vocal?
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Re: Gig injuries

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Does a Tim Finn injury count? We saw him in Napier, New Zealand on Oct. 12, 2001...and during the jam session part of "Weather With You," Tim was twirling his guitar around, in preparation to go back into the chorus, and the end of the guitar whacked him right in the head, pretty hard! You could hear the whole crowd go, "OOOOH!" and it obviously had to hurt, because we were in the front row and heard the WHACK it made. It left a big red mark, and I hope he used ice later. Nobody would have...
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Re: Split Enz play Left Hand

John ·
no idea about this whatsoever but when you say they played the mullanes version, do you mean that it was the verse of "here we go again it's time to make decisions" and the middle 8 of "left hand always want to know..."? i'd really, really like to think that this hasn't been buried and forgotten. i think it (the verse) is one of neil's prettiest tunes and guitar riffs. would love to see it see the light of day. i asked him about it on a radio show many years ago and he said that the problem...
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Re: What Split Enz live material is available on cd?

Bean ·
Yes, that concert is really great. It's not the best quality in terms of lighting, but the sound is pretty good. I just love when they open with Firedrill and yes, I think Neil is missing a tooth! His hair is so floppy too and he sways back and forth quite a bit with his guitar . It's so much fun to see Giant Heartbeat and Sandy Allan live. Did you guys see Neil play SA (as well as Log Cabin Fever and The Devil You Know)on his webcast? It was fabulous! I think those are the only 2...
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Re: ABBA and Ally McBeal

pfellah ·
General category -- Any song with Doo-Doos in it... ("She Will Have Her Way", Tal Bachman's "She's So High", Duran-squared's "Hungry Like The Wolf"). Any song you can "doo-doo" along with is all right by me... It's Not Unusual -- Tom Jones This Charming Man -- The Smiths (it's the jangly guitar) It's The End Of The World As We Know It -- R.E.M. American Girls -- Counting Crows Istanbul -- They Might Be Giants ...and actually, to bring this back to the land of Finn, there's a couple catchy...
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Re: ABBA and Ally McBeal

mopide-ch ·
My would be .... without ranking Weather with you yeah this song makes me still smile wouldn`t it be good , I won`t let the Sun go down on me - Nik Kershaw Love and pride - King Down Under - Men at work : yeaaaahh! Always the Sun- Stranglers : I like this guitar solo World where you live - Crowded House ,
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Re: New track: 'Come & Go'

beatworld ·
"What Are You Doing?" - Left Hand Does Well done stepinmyshoes......!!! Very catchy little ditty....that guitar has a certain Split Enz sound to it (One Step Ahead).....love the bass......and the hook/chorus.."Oh Im afraid...." is very infectous. So.....thanks to Sevenworlds for starting this thread....it has lead me to both 7's song and stepinmyshoes song....both extremely listenable PS: I don't mind your drum sound seven.....kinda retro and I like it back in the mix....and for what its...
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Re: Sydney 1988 Gig - any info?

Camus ·
I can't honestly remember how LYTTDID started, I just remember that Neil was in full SPlit Enz mode with all his mannerisms and movements. Even down to the Enz stagger when he played his guitar solo. I'm sure that Into Temptation on the CD and the video I have are identical. I could be wrong.
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Re: Boston next saturday

jonimac ·
Many thanks for taking the time to reply.It's looks like it's located not to far from Berkeley, so I'm assuming there's few good students bars nearby. Couldn't possibly face Dick's Last Resort again !. I saw a girl with her piano and guitar in there a few weeks ago. She was hopelessly trying to compete against the Monday Night Football game on the huge screen nearby. Let's hope there's no enormo screen at the Avalon. By the way, why is it called football ?. The only thing I saw being kicked...
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Re: Washington...YAY

Any1cantel ·
Further to Tina's post... a great night was had by all, with a few FAB things that made the night truly special... LOVE THIS LIFE - I can't remember the last time I heard him sing this (Wembley Arena, London in 1994 or 5??). What a great one!! NEW SONG - Seems to be about Sept 11 (or at least the aftermath) which was really beautiful and touching. SWEET DREAMS - I almost bust a gut when Neil started singing the Split Enz (Judd) cover... THANK YOU NEIL for pulling this one out of the dusty...
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Re: Washington...YAY

herway ·
In response to Bogue and anyone else who is wondering... I thought Rhett Miller was AMAZING! An absolute perfect match for our number one guy. So freakin' talented, it's worth just watching him play guitar, but his songs are really great, too! About as far from Ed Harcourt as one could possibly get and still maintain a circumference of 360 degrees. Great show, great night, --Heather P.S. - If DC is any indication, you need to practice your background vocals for "World Where You Live." They...
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Re: Washington...YAY

DistantSun ·
Any of you guys still not excited??????? You are in for a HUGE treat!! It's all over for me, for now, but I'm still on a high...not my voice, unfortunately, but I sang my little heart out!!! HEIDI... he sounded like he really wanted you up there...!! Shon was good on the backing vocals, but it could've sounded fuller(?!?), he was busy running back and forth from keyboards to guitar...he NEEDS you, Girl! Go for it! Just let it be me next time, ok? Love this life beautiful, mmmmm, can't find ...
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Re: Rhett Miller and Neil Finn, Town Hall, New York

brownie ·
What a great show. What a great night. Charlotte Anne has done a terrific job of describing the whole thing, although the Split Enz song was One Step Ahead, not I Got You. While I thought the whole thing was fantastic, the show REALLY started to take off after people stood up. *laughs* At some stage late in the show (I think it was during "She Will Have Her Way"?), 2 girls stood up, and Neil made a point of pointing out "the two brave girls - you look good standing up" -- or something to...
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Re: Second NYC show!

Mari G ·
Why has nobody posted a set list? Please. Someone must have written it all down- I saw lots of little red lights from the balcony so I know there are multiple recordings of the show... and I would love to have one ; ) Ah well, I guess people are on their way to Philly and have not gotten to their computers. Meanwhile, I will share the biggest highlight of the night for me... a new song. Neil paused in the middle of the set and it seemed like he would play a request if he heard one he liked.
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Re: Neil on "Open Mike" tonight???!!

Joanna ·
I taped this last night (thanks to Martine for the "heads up"). I thought the performance of Human Kindness was good except I couldn�t hear Shon�s guitar at the beginning of Human Kindness � technical difficulties? IMHO, Mike Bullard always razzes people and tries to push their buttons (in a friendly way) and I think that�s why he went on about the Australia/NZ thing. My sister and her husband were in Toronto a few years ago and went to see a taping of the show. They were in the audience and...
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Re: Stories From Line

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
K, my big 500th post here, so I'd dang well better say something IMPORTANT. So...a "line story" I forgot...and a SHOCKING one. After Philly, the ramp outside was slushy while they were loading the trailer back up. One of the roadies, carrying a black guitar case marked "FINN" in white letters, slipped on the ramp, fell HARD on his butt, and dropped Neil's guitar. I have no idea which guitar it was (though all the guitars looked and sounded fine the next night in Boston), but everyone in line...
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Re: Chicago Vic Set list/ review

grace0418 ·
Great reviews! Sue it was so nice to finally meet you! I'm sorry we couldn't get Neil to notice your package! We yelled and yelled for him to look. Chigirl, was that you dancing you a** off right behind Natalie? I was one person off the stage, almost directly in front of Shon. Fortunately we didn't hear the complainers, and the obnoxious Old 97s fans were far enough away. I'm sorry you had to deal with that. The only thing Joan heard was some young boys behind us mocking all the Neil Finn...
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Re: Live Split Enz 1977 Era

Lozza ·
hi chris, unfortunately i doubt you will find any well, there is a chance one or two songs (e.g Maybe) had a live vocal done for them on NZTV. but it's one-song tv studio appearances so it's hardly live footage really. as seen on the spellbound doco - there's stuff from 74 on home movie - that would be the only material i've heard of and call me cynical but i dont think you have much chance of getting hold of that again a no unfortunately. the first decently recorded live material of the enz...
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Re: The Top 22 (+1) Finn Brothers Songs

Koumori ·
Ah, now I do genuinely love "How Will You Go." One of the songs that still brings tears to my eyes in unguarded moments ten years later. WCIBN, sounds like you prefer the "edgier," more strongly guitar-based stuff? I have a weakness for the softer and to my ears more melodious. "Bullets In My Hairdo," for instance, doesn't have the same haunting feel to me that makes "4 Seasons" and "Only Talking Sense" so haunting.
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Re: Black and Blue and Read all over

BEDLAMITE ·
Alright, spooky story to tell yas! Well i guess more freaky. (and trust me it does get back to what my latest readnig effort was) I was in perth, on tour, and i hate it there, i always feel sick and sad when i go there. ANYWAY I had a weird arse dream about ghosts and everything, which is strange because i never think about that kind of stuff, nor do i believe it. So i woke up and thought nothing of it, although it scared the crap outta me. After i woke up i went to a second hand music shop...
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Re: portland show

jamesina ·
Ahhh, just back from Portland. You're right, Fly, phenomenal show. Great crowd -- fun crowd! -- and it was such a pleasure being part of it. Here's the setlist, along with some random notes: - Now We're Getting Somewhere (Neil's guitar string breaks on first strum, has to get another) - King Tide - Locked Out - Anytime - Reads airplanes and sorts into piles. "This one goes into the "to be paid" pile; this one goes into the Valentines pile, etc." I forget his exact words, but you get the...
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Re: Vancouver show!!

shakespeare ·
Neil is such a cat. Great band. Great vibe. Great low bass frequencies (I think it was "Love Is All That Remains"). Great guitar solos. Great improvisations. Great energy . . . Neil was running around on stage in true rock god fashion. Great songs -- as ever. Great knowledge of Canadian geography (Neil knows that the Rockies are between Vancouver and most other places in Canada . . . which is better than some people from Toronto!) He mentioned Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa and...
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Re: Vancouver show!!

Teabag ·
Hi Frenz, well I too was unable to say hello to the red carnation bunch (too busy doing my job and didn't see them, where were you all?). I hope everybody who came enjoyed both the show and venue. Here, from my notes is the set list and show moments. Please feel free to add and correct Now We're Getting Somewhere King Tide Locked out Anytime (with Rhett Miller) Intro Lisa and Sharon Last to Know (all sit down during violin solo) Neil introduces Lisa - the cat's recovering etc To Dream Lisa's...
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Re: Vancouver show!!

Sweet Secret Peace ·
Me too, me too!! I was right behind Gen... when he mentioned the cookies I hollered out (obnoxiously, of course) "Oh! Pinahead's cookies!" and he looked over our way and said something like "Ah, so you're trying to take credit for them, are you?" And I said "NO, but we'll tell her you got them!!!" ... etc. I was so happy for you, Pinahead, as you seemed disappointed that your cookies hadn't gotten noticed in Seattle... Well, it turns out that they were very much appreciated after all, and...
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Re: portland show

Sweet Secret Peace ·
The Portland show was ABSOLUTELY amazing. I'm pretty sure "concert going" doesn't get any better than that. The highlight, for me, was singing "backup" with everybody else in the front row (most notably Anne Francis who happens to have a great voice--hey, didn't we do an especially good job on FAYF? ) and us-all being told, a couple of times "I can hear you," and "That sounds really good" by Neil himself! The energy was completely warm and welcoming throughout the audience that night, and...
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Re: Vancouver show!!

Martine ·
So tell us Lester, where exactly were you all when Neil came out? The bus was parked in front of the Orpheum and Boardergurl, sweetsecretpeace and I wrote in the dust on the back of the uhaul (do I really really want to be admitting this) Anyway, yes boardergurl wrote "thanks for naming my baby" in the dust and I wrote "COME TO WINNIPEG!!!!!" (what else) Then it occured to us since it was the last night of the tour, Neil wouldn't be getting back on the bus (except to obviously unload his...
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Re: Bad concert pairings...

Guest ·
[qb] Then for Radiohead this girl dj opened up but she wasn't all that great--she was kinda boring.... [/qb][/QUOTE] i think i remember hearing about that one. i heard they nabbed her at the *last second* because whoever was scheduled to play couldn't make it. handsome boy modeling school was also a hip hop/dj sort of outfit, and was actually pretty fun, i thought. a lot of people were confused and just didn't get it. but i didn't care. they were playing so many old skool jams (i.e. the...
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Re: The Story so far.........

pharmgirl ·
Aria made her way to the subway station, where she knew she could find a Red Line train. While she was waiting, she noticed a street musician on the platform, who insisted on tossing his head (and sweat!) in every direction as he wiggled his hips in four different directions. Aria tossed some coins into the musician's guitar case -- she never could resist. At the end of the song, the musician looked at her and grinned. "Thanks! My name's Rhett... do you have any requests?" he asked.
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Re: ook-u-le-le

shakespeare ·
You're right. Eddie Vedder and Lisa play it on Paradise. Johnny Marr plays it in The Climber. The uke has an unworthy comedic element to it because of its size and because of Tiny Tim. And not Tiny Tim Finn! It is, however, a brilliant instrument. If a string player can make those four strings sing, s/he can do anything! I'd say Tim and Neil are at the fore of bringing respect to the uke and its association with not only Hawaii, but also the South Pacific. It is often what gives their South...
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Re: Bad Covers

Neoptolemus ·
Just thought of a few more. Limp Bizkit - Opiate Limp Bizkit - Master of Puppets Eric Clapton - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (There should be a law against covering the Beatles) Hole - Pennyroyal Tea Rolf Harris - Stairway to Heaven (AHHH!!!!)
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Re: The best of Neil Finn

kia kaha ·
"Years Go By" (Neil Finn wrote, sang and played guitar on this one on Split Enz's final studio album, "See Ya Round", in 1984)
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Re: Bad Covers

Sad Claude ·
In his defence, as he played the solos on the original he is perhaps half-entitled to have a go!
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Re: Angel's Heap tablature?

Mishima ·
Hello there ! I only have the guitar chords.. hope that you can use this.It was sent to me last year from another frenz member Al1159. Everyone thank Al OK Chords - D - xx0232 Asus4 - x02030 G1 - x20003 Bm - 224432 G2 - 320003 Verse - D, Asus4, G1 etc Chorus - Bm, G2
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Re: CH live with Eddie Rayner?

talltrees ·
I was fortunate enough to catch Eddie on tour with Crowded House in L.A. at the Roxy on the first tour. I had no idea that Eddie was touring with the band and was ecstatic. Eddie has a strange way of being both showy and at the same time, a musical anchor. His keyboards and Neil's guitar were made for each other - perfect counterpoints. For a good example, try to pick up the King Biscuit Flower Hour promo lp "Live At The Trocadero" from Philadelphia. Terrific show ...
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Re: ook-u-le-le

Camus ·
Sorry, when I said A D F# B I was going in the order of strings, not pitch. I physically cannot tune my baritone Uke to that tuning, the strings will not take the tension. I'm talking about a baritone Uke which is considerably larger than the standard uke, and mine has always been strung with classical guitar stings (A D G B strings to be precise, so the bass two are wound). The ony tuning I have got to 'work' is to tune it in fifths, at the same pitch as a mandola (which is handy as I'm a...
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Re: ook-u-le-le

shakespeare ·
The two Georges are gorgeous. But me thread was about Neil's use of the uke, not the uke throughout the ages. Neil's approach appears to me to be South-Pacific-centric. It's refreshing to hear the uke liberated into glorious pop music and away from novelty-itis. I don't get the baritone uke. Sounds too much like a guitar. Why not just play guitar? Shakespearelele
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Re: ook-u-le-le

shakespeare ·
Camus, dude. I can count the strings on a uke. Thanks for your help. I didn't say the baritone uke sounds the same as a guitar. I said it sounds too much like a guitar. I was thinking in comparison with tenor, concert and soprano ukes which sound like . . . well, ukes. I realise this is a tautology. I hope this won't elicit a philosophy lecture. I think it's the round wound strings on the baritone. You can't get the soft flowing strums out of a baritone. Well, you can, Camus. I can't. It...
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Re: ook-u-le-le

Camus ·
Ahh Shakespeare, I knew I should have put some smiley faces in there. I agree the baritone doesn't sound like a Uke (more like a lute I thought). Splitting hairs surely? But I can see what you mean. Only if your reply is in sonnet form. Actually it's because of its tuning that the Double Bass is the odd one out in the string family. I seem to have got your back up Shakespeare, I honestly didn't mean to. My remarks were intended to be humorous, not a sarcastic jab at you personally. Forgive...
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Re: Sixpence None the Richer cover DDIO

The Ligature ·
I recall DOVE being interviewed about this, and they apparently met Neil after one of his shows and played him a demo of their cover prior to it's release - I recall reading that he made suggestions regarding the guitar as I recall, so clearly he was not horrified. I have no idea how Neil feels about the end results, I doubt he cares much - though one thing DOVE do deserve credit for is the fact that they didn't do a carbon copy of the song (as approaching 20 artists I've heard record DDIO...
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Re: FINN III - Pacific Style?

shakespeare ·
A thread after my own heart! Kitch doesn't enter into it. Divorce your mind from that notion. The uke, steel guitar etc. are legitimate instruments. They have an honoured spot in Finn music. Marlowe (writing on behalf of Shakespeare)
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Re: Look what you people made me do!

Iarla ·
could well be noel. He "played" (and by played i mean mimed) guitar in a few other videos - Possibly Give It A Whirl - and definitely in the Top of The Pops performance of I Got You - I can still remember the intro that the TOTP announcer gave (and by that, I mean the repeat of it on TOTP2 a few months back. wasn't even born man!) - "here we have a young neil finn, and he's got you..." or was that tim's introduction on something else. confused.
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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: heavy breather!

Toet ·
Heheh, I had something similar recently. I was playing around with a voice removal plugin in Winamp. I pretty much erases things that are in the centre of the stereo image. Well, I was listening to the '96 (or so) remix of Don't Dream It's Over, and the guitar solo began. The guitar playing the solo was inaudible thanks to the plugin, and all of a sudden I discovered another guitar playing something different at the same time I had never heard it before. So now (without the plugin) I can...
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Re: Vancouver show!!

Love_This_Life_ singer ·
I'm the "LOVE THIS LIFE" SINGER!!! Hello all fellow Neil Finn fans. I've been reading your great reviews of one of the best...if not best concerts I've seen in my life. And I've read some very kind and nice comments about the "fan" or "some guy" in the audience who helped Neil with the lost line from "Love this Life". Well...that person is ME!!! I was hoping to get on stage and sing with him and even play guitar because it's a hobby and passion of mine. Ok, it's a dream of mine to be a...
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Re: What other artists do Neil Finn fans like????

pfellah ·
Let's see... short list... THE CLASSICS *Beatles *Bob Dylan *Led Zeppelin *Hendrix *Rolling Stones COLLEGE YEARS *REM -- favorite band of all time, prior to discovering the Finns (and prior to Bill Berry leaving) *U2 *Sting/The Police *Indigo Girls *Public Enemy ("which one of these things is not like the others...") *Jon Spencer Blues Explosion *Chicago blues guitar -- Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, and others MORE RECENT TASTES *Uncle Tupelo, and offshoots -- Son Volt and Wilco *Ron...
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Re: heavy breather!

Toet ·
If the moderators would allow it, I would post the 15-second part, with the main solo guitar "removed". It's only 15 seconds, and it's butchered, so even though it's technically copyright infringement, maybe the mods would let me. So, what do you think?
 
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