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Re: NZ Herald articles

Semi-Detached ·
I can relate the following quote from Mike Chunn's NZ Herald article to myself so well that it's scary... Phil Judd found himself in a society he was uncomfortable with. What was wrong with it? Nothing. He just wasn't able to stand in a crowd and be at ease. He didn't want to shake hands, walk around the room and make small talk. In fact, you might as well replace the name Phil Judd with mine. Absolutely everything in that quote is me to a T.
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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: The Instrumental

Semi-Detached ·
'The Instrumental' is an awesome song, but sadly, it seems that it's another "lost" song from the early Judd/Finn era that was never properly recorded in a studio...along with scores of others, e.g. 'Wise Men', 'Buffs', 'City Of Dreams', 'True Colours', 'Prophecy', 'Hermine'........
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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: Tim and Phil - Will we ever see them team up again?

Gordon ·
Does anyone know the story behind the Tim + Phil reunion on Long Hard Road? Phil was doing the soundtrack for this so them working together was initiated by him. All of that was pre frenz forum etc - came from them without fans pushing for it. Pity it all happened without much fanfare - thought Tim showed renewed enthusiasm and Phil lots of new weirdness in the clip for this. The combination of smooth Finn vocals and Fenster grunge was great on this track. These two bring out the best in...
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Re: Tim and Phil - Will we ever see them team up again?

gryphon ·
Tim was at Caulfield (Periscope) and Phil was living at St Kilda still (I think from memory) and possibly Chris Gough (Mana Music) approached them both...... I think that's what happened, so they gave it a shot. To be honest I forget if it was recorded at periscope, seems ages ago....all I can remember is laughing at Phils hat and Tims obsession over orange clothes ... At one stage in that clip doesn't Phil look like Bernhard from Suede? PG p.s. the single was a total flop. No airplay, very...
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Re: Tim and Phil - Will we ever see them team up again?

Gordon ·
I bought it! Noticed there was a lot of effort in the credits to have equal number of Judd/Finn and Finn/Judd. Phil indicated in this forum that he extended the invite.
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Re: Tim and Phil - Will we ever see them team up again?

Gordon ·
Sure was a well kept secret. Wonder why the other nine Judd obsessed fans didn't get a copy? Given the apalling sales figures for Mental Notes - wonder why it was voted New Zealands best album ever back in 2000?
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Re: Tim and Phil - Will we ever see them team up again?

gryphon ·
Flicker Probably a lot of the current Judd fans wern't aware of the band when they first released Mental Notes, a few might of only been pretty young...hence one small reason why M.N never was supported by them. I know I only bought my copy 6 or 8 months after release in Australia. The 2nd time it charted was off the back of True Colours when we had the record company do a major push of 4 Enz albums in a display bin etc.Strong vibe, strong record company and the whole team was working to get...
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Re: HELP! Jaffaman!!

Camus ·
Lozza, I'm So Up, Play It Strange and Home Comforts are all from the same concert - there's no break between them. Judd is very much on I'm So Up, it's him singing with Tim, and there are two guitars on all three tracks, and three on Play It Strange - I suspect Tim is actually playing acoustic on this, as in some parts two electrics and an acoustic can clearly be heard. Can you email me? We have seven year old unfinished business I would like to clear up. Joe
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Re: HELP! Jaffaman!!

Jaffaman ·
AYLSBURY FRIARS Feb 1978 (with Phil Judd) I�m So Up Nice to Know My Mistake Betty Play It Strange Charlie Home Comforts Best Friend Bergen Aan Zee True Colours Frenzy Bold As Brass Crosswords HULL UNIVERSITY Feb 1978 (with Phil Judd) I�m So Up Nice to Know My Mistake Betty Best Friend Play It Strange So This Is Love Home Comforts Charlie Burgen Aan Zee True Colours Bold As Brass Both are audience recordings. Aylesbury sounds good but Hull has very poor audio. These are the tracks that made...
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Re: Anyone Know This Song Please?

tony_the_goldfish ·
..the one where they sing "we are young,we are free..." blah blah....sorry I don't know who sings it but now its in my head! Hope you find out what it is (I don't think its Judd, but I can see where you are hearing it)
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

gryphon ·
Hey Judd Finn- yes went to the opening, some nice freebee tickets (thanx!) was even happy to pay as I really liked the books. At best it's good, at worst it's dissapointing bordering on cheap. Think they rushed it out to fast as the vocals are not great. A few people complaining afterwards. Most of those people would of been given free tickets so they shouldn't whinge too much. Only seen two reviews and neither were good. The main one from The Age by Jim Murphy- "Mythical, Magical,...
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

gryphon ·
Yeah Judd Finn I saw that Australian one just after I posted. It's probably the best review of the production but tas you pointed out they say Phil's lyrics are "cliched" but the production, especially the puppets get some positive feedback. I thought the Lion was great by the way. Cheers Peter
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Re: What Split Enz live material is available on cd?

Camus ·
I think that it's problems with the record company. Split Enz were/are with Mushroom, Crowded House with EMI/Capitol/Parlophone, EMI et al were happy for CH club CDs, presumably Mushroom have a problem. I'd also imagine that the recordings would need a fair ammount of work on them due to age, and this would all cost money. Having heard True Colours and Nightmare Stampede from Oddz and Enz on the tape of the concert it is obvious that Eddie Raynor spent a lot of time tweaking the sound, as...
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

RazPutin ·
' I would very much like to see this show....I hope it comes to Russia!! I'm sure it would be appreciated here!!! Maybe the films will make it here! Maybe these reviewers only like Gilbert and Sullivan!!! ) I would like to meet this critic that cans Mr Judd's work!! I'm sure he would change his point of view.....very quickly!!! Pa Kah ) RazDaz PS Merry Xmas...it is Russian Xmas Jan 7 HO HO HO!!!
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

HairyCanary ·
OK, I have seen it myself now, and I call my review Did anyone pray for giant shoes? Okely dokely! Let�s get this whole lyric thing out of the way first. Honest and for true, I tried very hard to be completely unbiased when I saw it and I can�t see what all the fuss is about. I went with someone who is not into Judd/Enz at all, so nothing invested there. He couldn�t understand the negative comments either. The lyrics are simple without being condescending and are understandable for kids.
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Re: CH advertising NZ with DDIO in UK!

kia kaha ·
Same ad campaign's been running in Australia for at least the past couple of years. Of course, due to love and marriage, I've gotten far FURTHER from NZ than closer... (although I did spend my first couple of hours on New Zealand soil for the past nine years, in Auckland airport in transit from Australia to my now-husband in Connecticut) However I'm trying to get hubby to hike New Zealand with me, after we hike America's Pacific Crest Trail (see http://www.pcta.org/ and...
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

gryphon ·
Hairy glad it's improved. Oddly enough the night I went the sound seemed low, not loud, then again it might be different sound people. It was about 50/50- half adults half little adults. I think the adults enjoyed it more, which is good- think there are some serious adult flashbacks to when "they" read the books (: Amanda Muggleton is a strange person to get some UK readers may remember her from her Chrissie Latham days from the Prisoner (Cellblock H) TV show. She was always the person I...
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Re: What Split Enz live material is available on cd?

fabfour12 ·
Lots of Enz live stuff, though it's taken me many years (and the kindness of wonderful traders around the globe) to put my hands on them. Some AUD, some SBD, all wonderful in their own way... 12-31-75 "Reefer Cabaret" Melbourne xx-xx-76 Auckland NZ (Neil Finn opens!) (2cd) xx-xx-78 Plymouth (both Phil Judd and Neil Finn in lineup) 12-21-79 Comb and Cutter Hotel, Blacktown Sydney xx-xx-79 John Peel Sessions 09-07-80 Hammersmith Odeon, London xx-xx-80 Santa Cruz CA 10-31-80 Rainbow Music Hall,...
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Re: ABBA and Ally McBeal

matthew mcneill ·
Great to see 'Smoke from a Distant Fire' by Sanford Townsend Band get a guernsey! A gem. Some of my feelgood songs include: TMBG - They Got Lost and Dr Worm Rickie Lee Jones - Danny's All Star Joint Tim - Underwater Mountain and Crescendo Beach Boys - Breakaway Madness - It Must be Love Ian Dury - Reasons to be Cheerful, Pt 3 Mental as Anything - Nips, Romeo and Juliet, Phil Judd - Concrete and Steel Aust Crawl- Boys Light Up Radiators - Comin Home Dragon - Celebration(I don't care how daggy...
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Re: Will Philip Judd be going to New york??

RazPutin ·
This is very good news....Gryphon!!! What else have you heard??? This makes me 'very happy' to hear!! I do hope Mr Judd releases a record soon!! It has been too long between drinks!! hahaha Please keep me informed!! I do not get much information about this, except from this forum Cpaceeba RazPutin
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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: Mental Notes

RazPutin ·
yto??? yto R zdjel'al....??!! What I meant to say ... was that 'I do agree that Mental Notes was of another 'dimension' It has been so long that I hear it ...Second Thoughts was 'just that'......the addition of certain tracks and a re-thinking of of the production. They are , in my mind, far superior albums, than anything that came later. I agree that the early Enz work, that was more of a collaborative effort with Phil Judd and Tim Finn, reflected a state of mind ...and more!! .......a...
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Re: Mental Notes

Neoptolemus ·
Amen to that.
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Re: Mental Notes

kia kaha ·
Mlee, give it time. The "Mental Notes" album is QUITE unlike the Neil Finn-era Enz albums, but that doesn't mean it's any less notable. I've noticed that many on the forum here (not naming names) are either pro-Judd or pro-Neil Finn, with nothing in between... while personally, I can appreciate both eras and both artists in their post-Enz and subsequent solo work. Call me a fencesitter if you must, I prefer to think of myself as having a diversivied taste in music (which may explain why my...
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

Thylacine Babs ·
I went and saw The Lion... last night. The final show in Melbourne is (this) Saturday 8th Feb. If you look closely at the photo of Judd in the programme you will notice he is wearing an Aslan badge. I can't really add anything to the other fan reviews. I really enjoyed the show as a whole. I would give it 8/10 no worries.
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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: ook-u-le-le

Mishima ·
Charley on the uke - ha ha haa...who would have thought of that.Great stuff BUT,lets not forget that it was probably Phil Judd who gave Neil (and/or Tim)the idea of using the ukelele (and mandolin too). Just goes to show that simple CAN work best And small things CAN satisfy, if given the chance
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Re: Phill Judd's Use of Ukuleles

RazPutin ·
oops!!! I make mistake.... ) I wanted to say....that I 'do believe' Phil Judd uses ukeleles in his music ...yes...he uses mandolins too...which are my favourite, and even bazoukis....but I would very much like to hear him use a 'balalaika'.....Maybe he could write something 'russian'....sometime soon.... Now that would be very nice...for me to hear.. "a request from me to you , Mr Judd....a nice slow, classical piece in a minor key for Balalaika and Bass Balalaika.....nojalosta ?" Maybe a...
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Re: Let's talk about EnzSo II

Camus ·
Whoops, Flicker you're quite right. There's a difference? Only joking That Urlich woman, urgh. I should have had the CD case in front of me. I had a vague thought at the time it wasn't Wendy Matthews. Oh well. I forgot about Bon Voyage. Well, I actually quite liked this. Dame Kiri has an incredible voice, and certainly blows everyone else out of the water on this album. Those vocal ahhs send a real chill up my spine, and I don't particularly like female opera singers. I agree though, the...
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

Electric Elf ·
Hi, Does anyone know where Judd's lyrics to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe songs might be posted? I emailed the stage show's website several weeks back and got no response. As far as fantasy writing goes,the Narnia Chronicles are more dear to my heart than The Lord of the Rings. I'm very curious to see what parts of the Wardrobe story his songs narrate and how his lyrics interpret the story in general. I still can't get over that Judd helped write lyrics for such a project. It's such...
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

Electric Elf ·
I just got a response from someone representing the production and found out that Judd's lyrics for the show are not posted anywhere on the Internet right now, but they may be in the future. I was also told that Judd is currently revising some of the lyrics for the 2nd season of the show and rights are presently being negotiated in hopes of bringing the production to the U.S. Yay!
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Re: Sweet Dreams at the Company Picnic

private life ·
Hi, Elf Yep, I'm a new poster but a looooong time lurker abused my many far and wide for not posting. BTW, those 2 songs you heard while in public are hardly what this guy would call "small thrills"! Huge, indeed! Note how far I had to go to hear Judd played in some sort of public context. We Juddites seem to make up in intensity and fervor what we lack in numbers - quality over quantity, I'd say.
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Re: Sweet Dreams at the Company Picnic

Electric Elf ·
There may still be hope yet since Caetano Veloso ("the Bob Dylan of Brazil"; the Phil Judd of Brazil??? a big stretch I guess, but some parallels could be made) has now made two recent appearances on American television, on the first Latin Grammys and this year's Academy Awards. And I never thought I'd see the day. Well, maybe The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe stage show will go out on a major tour soon and we can hear some of his more recent lyrics (did you see my latest post about...
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Re: Sweet Dreams at the Company Picnic

private life ·
I saw one of the Caetano Veloso performances and was dumbstruck when I heard his name being introduced. "Phil Judd of Brazil"?...Can't go that far with you but it was a thrill. I was tipped off by a bandmate that VH1 Classic played the "Counting the Beat" video last week - late at night, of course. Still, though, MAYbe....just maybe someone was sitting there seeing it for the first time and started to wonder.... I even recall when there was an all-night show on American TV in the early 80s...
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Re: Finn's @ Tabac night one.

buffy ·
Someone mentioned Phil Judd. Tim jokingly said that he wasn't allowed to talk about Judd because apparently Tim said some things about him that got back to him. Tim said "apparently he's not a bitter and twisted old man. the crowd obviously appreciated the irony as the whole room cracked up. Having said that.... I wish I coulda been there..at least to see one Finn.
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Re: Sweet Dreams at the Company Picnic

private life ·
Less a pleasure than a duty, Buffy. The word "unworthy" works for me, y'know? Mishima - It was a 6-string, but beyond that, my guitar geekdom is kind of recessive. I've never actually heard Judd play a 12-string guitar. That might be a good question to throw out there. He's certainly had his inimitable way with many other stringed instruments. As for that Rickenbacker, it could scarcely be in better hands! BTW, your forum name troubles me just a little....I hope you have no ritual...
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Re: Sweet Dreams at the Company Picnic

Mishima ·
Thanks for your reply Private Life.You're extremly lucky to have seen all 4 vids...hopefully someone out there in netland will make them downloadable oneday..wishful thinking maybe As for the name, well,nothing planned as yet, but always on the lookout for a good gut-wrenching /tear-jerking tale like those found in PJ's lyrics or a Yukio novel. Bon voyage..
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Re: Who'z yer favourite drummer (out of enz)?

Iarla ·
Re: Mal Green, It's really sad that it's come to that. He was a pretty damn good drummer (I'm in the Crowther camp tho, cos I love his drumming - and his guitar pedals!) Reminds me a bit of the story that Phil Judd told us all during his brief period here about meeting Wally Wilkinson in the dole Q a few years back. Half of me thinks that some of the guys got treated a little badly throughout the years. not slagging off anyone, but some of the firings were a little harsh.
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Re: the locks are loose

Paul_G ·
Hi all, Firstly, my unreserved apologies for a judgment call I made in error. I had no idea it would be viewed as a power trip, or similar. It won't happen again. Secondly, Jeremy, in all seriousness I deleted your post because of two reasons. One was the statement you made which I alluded to. Howwillyougo did not say anything of the nature that you did. The second was because it is a long standing rule that editing is not allowed, a post with offensive comment is either moved or deleted.
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Re: Natures Best 3.

Jeremy Loder ·
It's the TBOTE version recorded in 72/73. Tim sings the lead vocal. Nice to have some Judd/T Finn early enz in the top 100 of all time.
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Re: Time For A Change guitar solo question.

Jeremy Loder ·
I think it's Phil Judd. He wrote it and he definitely plays the solo on ST (he was the only guitarist on that album). And the guitar solos sound almost identical on both versions.
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Re: Time For A Change guitar solo question.

Paul_G ·
I think Mike Chunn said in STF that one of the irritating things about Wally Wilkinson's guitar work was that he sounded robust on stage and like a twanging rubber band in the studio. If I think of a guitar line that sounds like a twanging rubber band, it's the "Time For A Change" solo on Mental Notes. . I don't know how to explain this, but you can *hear* when Phil Judd is playing electric guitar as opposed to others. The Second Thoughts solo sounds like Judd in the attack and...
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Re: Time For A Change guitar solo question.

Iarla ·
Well it wasn't going to go into Judd's attack, vibrato and sustain in the way he plays the guitar, cos i didn't want it to be another case of all us guitarists taking over the board! But yeah, Judd has a very unique way of attacking the strings. i'd know his guitar playing anywhere. I'd love to know who his influences as a guitarist were, Besides the whole Maori strum thing. He has an interesting way of hitting the harmonics, and he used effects units sparingly but to great effect (I suppose...
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Re: Time For A Change guitar solo question.

Jeremy Loder ·
The rest of planet earth huh? I can think of many lead guitarists who are much better than Phil. Slash, Gilby Clarke, Eric Clapton, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Finn, Dave Dobbyn, Mark Hart, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready just to name a few. And whilst I don't rank Neil among the very best lead guitarists in the world, IMHO he's a better guitarist and soloist than Phil. I'm not at all saying that I don't love much of Phil's work, just that I prefer Neil as a guitarist. Does anyone know if Phil Judd...
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Re: Starstruck

Electric Elf ·
Thanks so much, John, for sharing your memories of that time and shedding so much light on this for me. I searched a bit online for some insight into whether Starstruck had much impact, but only came across synopses and credit listings. You've given me the answers I was looking for. And thank you both for sharing your favorite moments in the soundtrack. I need to listen to it more closely and I will look for the things you've mentioned. Chris Knox has often been referred to as the "father of...
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Re: Starstruck

Electric Elf ·
Thanks for the tips, Sara. You got me on a big hunt now for that Knox cartoon, which I imagine is different than the one Jaffaman posted. That one sure is great to see though. Thanks, Jaffa! I read some of Judd's posts from that time. I need to go back and read them all--it's fascinating stuff. There's a great mad wit in his writing. I read the one in which he praised Knox and then he was talking about the Clean and referred to David Kilgour as "Wilson"--maybe he was remembering Martin...
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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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