Tagged With "Split Enz"

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Re: Nambassa 1979 concert.

gryphon ·
Nambasa Festival was called "Festival Music" and out on Stetson Label in NZ 2SLRP12. Frenzy/I see red/Bold as Brass... has a live Enz shot on the cover....(Tim and Nigel from memory). Released as a double LP in 1979. Same reason as most of the stuff, getting hold of master footage...that is in good (hell even average condition)....easy to say harder to do hopefully TVNZ will come up with some good stuff on Holmes!!! Peter
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Re: Enz Anniversary/Holmes and more

Underthewheel2003 ·
Very interesting on what cold happen for this. Peter, get on the phone to Phil - he's gotta do this - I know it is unlikely, but that would be a big thing for all Enz fans, as he is one of the geniuses behind it all....... a classic lineup from the early days doing Sweet Dreams...... oh the thought!!!
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Re: Split Enz TV special

JohnAnderson123 ·
cool thanks i got it and found out that the listener has somthing bout the enz aswell im not sure what its about someone told me that one of them was interviewed when i named all the enz to see if he recognised the name he said its possible it was noel
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Re: Split Enz TV special

Jaffaman ·
And TV1 is also playing the one hour "Enz With a Bang" special this Sunday afternoon. National Radio's long promised 7-part documentary series is still on the way after many interruptions in production...
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Re: Split Enz TV special

Flicker ·
This Sunday 8th? What time? I don't see it listed in the TV Guide.
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Re: Relevance of the Finns in the music industry

magneto 2 ·
On a more serious note, for the last 25 YEARS it has been consistently believed in the music world that the Finn, Split Enz and Crowded House were making music OUTSIDE THEIR TIME. No-one ever called Split Enz relevant in the 70s and 80s - they were always, to quote a music journalist of the day, 'Just outside their time' and just out of the mainstream. To paraphrase Rolling Stone, 'Neil could have written anything, in any style of music and had hits coming out of his proverbial, but he chose...
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Re: Enz Anniversary/Holmes and more

Gordon ·
Phil should be asked by other Enzers to go along. Last time (20th) it seemed that it was left to others who managed to piss him off. Someone should suggest to Tim, Neil, Eddie to pick up the phone and demand he attend. Without him it will seem somewhat lop-sided. Any honouring of the origin of the Enz has to include him. Without him we may have got the 'Nee Zees' rather than the 'Enz'.
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Re: Enz Anniversary/Holmes and more

Iarla ·
Hi all, being stuck here in dublin (and not even being able to get to a decent connection at 6am, can't watch the webcast), Would anybody be interested in videoing (or if anyone has a dvd recorder...) it for me, along with the enz with a bang doco on sunday? I'd really really appreciate if someone could. v. frustrated! I'll cover postage and cost of video\dvd, also will trade a live cdr (have an enz show or two-and some nice rare radio stuff). Email me at ohdo_gottalovethat@hotmail.com if...
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Re: Enz anniversary-wheres the aussie tv coverage?

kia kaha ·
I envy you... well, sorta. Sydney's never been my favorite town - guess I'm biased tho as I grew up in Melbourne and lived in Brisbane for six years... As for the tv coverage, um don't hold yer breath. As I recall, the 20th Anniversary (was it really ten years ago? WOW) sailed by with nary a whimper... Ya gotta remember that the Enz were originally a New Zealand band, after all, and Australians tend to look upon their Trans-Tazmen cuzzens more than a little bit like Americans regard...
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Re: Anyone Got It Yet?

missingperson11 ·
ok well the only other 'egg' I've found is 'know your kiwi's' here's how to find it... on the main menu click on enz in pictures. whe you get into that try to click on the little pink badge thing with noel crombie on it. it'ss open automatically pretty much. there you go. I hope that helps some of you as I know how frustrating it can be to find these things. speaking of 'things' can someone please tell me where to find it!!!! I still can't find it. is it the little green badge thing on the...
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Re: Enz LIVE on the WWW (Holmes)

KaySee ·
6am UK time. I somehow don't think I'll be up at that time, which is a pity because there's not enough of Split Enz here in the UK.
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Re: Anyone Got It Yet?

Semi-Detached ·
I finally got my very own copy of the Enz DVD yesterday. To begin with, I felt a wee bit guilty about splashing out NZ$40, especially as I don't have my own DVD player. However, since the DVD is selling like hotcakes, I decided "yeah, why not?". First impressions of my first-ever DVD? WOW!!! This thing is fantastic. It's hard to pick out one particular favourite feature, as the whole package is great. Despite having had limitations on what could be licenced for use on the DVD and also time...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Semi-Detached ·
I love this DVD! My first ever DVD and what a purchase! Woo hoo for Peter Green, Frenz Of The Enz and Split Enz! Buy it now if you haven't already! Very essential!
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Secret God (Stew) ·
Yes - very sad that the ABC have thrown away large amounts of timeless history, but they'd still have the VHS versions, right? I know material from VHS isn't as good as what usually gets put onto DVD, but earlier this year I taped the i983 Countdown Awards with Tim presenting a couple of awards & I also think he won 1 or 2 awards... I can't really remember, but it was really good quality (picture & audio wise), so what would be the main reason that kind of material couldn't make the...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

gryphon ·
Gawd no- they threw away about 90%, very little is ever kept on video.....they have one or two "video only" Enz copies but most of the Countdowns GTKS etc etc have all gone. I think I have more VHS stuff and we are transfering it now but you can't really use it on DVD without major work...(refer to ten million previous posts), so no they didn't convert.... plus think of the time it would take to convert everything.....probably tensof thousands of hours...'83 Countdown awards exists as an...
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Re: Anyone Got It Yet?

gryphon ·
Hey Semi/Gav you should do our PR.......what can I say glad you enjoyed it (: I'm about 7.5/10 for it......maybe 8 on a good day and knowing our limitations. I would of enjoyed a few more pieces, if only we had the money, good quality masters to work from. 1/ would of loved 2 tracks from Wellington Town hall or the whole special....I love that Frenzy period. 2/ to go back in time and film the /FinnJudd lineup and have some 75 Enz live ind ecent qty. 3/ the other tracks from Site & Sound...
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Re: Anyone Got It Yet?

Semi-Detached ·
Thanks, Peter. You're the man. This morning before I came to work, I just couldn't resist putting on the DVD just to watch that hilarious "GTK" feature. So funny! I love Phil's response. It's a shame that there is so little footage remaining from the pre- Dizrythmia period. I feel that the Mental Notes line-up is the quintessential, classic incarnation of the Enz. One thing more I will say about this DVD is that it only fires one's desire for more Enz footage. You can't get too much of a...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Camus ·
Oh, sorry, I couldn't help but laugh at that In a perfect world maybe. The BBC are even worse, the gaps in their archives are enormous. When you think of classic programmes like The Goon Show (radio), Doctor Who, Till Death Us Do Part, The Avengers, Not Only But Also, The Goodies, Dad's Army, Top Of The Pops etc.. are all very incomplete in their archives (most are missing for good) is it any surprise to learn that our own ABC isn't any better? For old material and B&W material, there...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

I don't wanna sound negative here but I like playing The Devil's Advocate . If you compare the SE dvd against it's Australasian Top 20 chart competitors on the DVD market place like George, Something For Kate, Kasey Chambers, Silverchair & Regurgitator it does come up a tad bit weak. The SFK DVD has about 40 separate clips of live and studio versions as seen here: http://www.hmv.com.au/v4/product/dvd.asp?sku=849776 The reason why I'm comparing these two bands is that Neil Finn is listed...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Paul_G ·
Forgetting for the sake of the argument, of course, that every band you mentioned began in the last 15 years, has the advantage of 90s/00s technolgy, and is still extant and therefore probably having money thrown at their promotion, whereas the Enz DVD was done on a tight budget, original Split Enz material is at least 20 years old and was recorded on what is now inferior quality media. Paul.
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

gryphon ·
Nah "Who can it be " you seem to not understand the actual point around budgets. It's a bit of a naive statement.... SFK and every single other band you mentioned are NEW bands. They have everything on digital, there are very little costs. The cost of getting the Spellbound doco alone would be close to the cost of the whole George DVD. The reason I know this, the George DVD was done at the same time as ours by the same company....plus their manager is our old tour manager...anyway all they...
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Re: Enz Anniversary/Holmes and more

Jeremy Loder ·
Two questions for Gryphon. Is Paul Hester playing live with the enz? I was really bummed when he didn't play at the "Enz Of The Milleniuem" shows in late 1999. Still don't know why, but I hope he can make it this time. I was also wondering if Split Enz might play some of the songs they recorded in mid 1999. How cool would it be to hear the enz play something new(ish). I'd love to hear their versions of Edible Flowers and Sawdust And Splinters.
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Re: Enz on Holmes to disk?

Lozza ·
hi mishima, i'd like to get it captured as well and these would be the options i can think of : 1 - tv out in computer going to television set. video attached to television. press record on tape ! 2 - dodgy stream grabbing program on computer. success is dependant on format of stream and how tricky things have been made. for each of the above - gotta have fast cable internet connection to have a chance of getting both audio and streaming video. 3 - highlights on the website. probably easier...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Secret God (Stew) ·
Also, Something For Kate and george (note the lowercase " g ") probably have every single show recorded for them & wouldn't have to buy old documentries or TV appearances for their DVDs, plus it would have to be a lot easier to produce & you probably wouldn't need to do as mch research as the Split Enz one. george are probably the best band in Australia at the moment, by the way (IMO). Check them out! Go & buy all their singles, also! Ok, ok... I now understand that you can't...
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Re: Enz LIVE on the WWW (Holmes)

Flicker ·
Here's an item on the Holmes web site about the webcast: Holmes/Split Enz 10 December special For those of you worried about sleepy time zones, "The show will also be archived, so you can relive the magic." (Unfortunately it looks as though the "Enz With A Bang" special on Sunday 8th will not be webcast.)
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Re: NZ Herald articles

Juddfinn ·
Hey, they even go on to talk about US:
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

gryphon ·
Yep S.G. was many years ago, I think a few of the Countdowns survived (the ones you see occasionally on Rage) because the producer grabbed them out of the dumpster and put as much in the boot of his cara s possible!!!!! The ABC would of kept most "event" type Countdown shows- Awards, the 10th anniversary show etc but compared to the hundreds of episodes not many exist. A lot of tv stations wont hand over the performance rights, and there are always ten bands wanting that one spot on the...
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Re: Enz With A Bang

Semi-Detached ·
A great doco, but, with regard to the audio, 'Enz With A Muffle' would have been a more appropriate title. The audio quality was atrocious, especially at the start. You can hardly even hear those fans talking. A fabulous record of the 'Enz With A Bang' tour, though. Some fab interview clips, great performances and it gave another point of view to actually see video footage that accompanies recordings on the Living Enz album. It was also was a real treat to see the vintage Telethon '75...
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Re: Enz With A Bang

Semi-Detached ·
Oh, and yes, bring on Tuesday. This is gonna be like the Second Coming. I tell ya, any Enz events or re-runs at this point in time are a real epiphany for us fans and Frenz.
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Re: Enz With A Bang

theccap10 ·
Absolutely, I just hope we don't have to wait for the 40th anniversary for TVNZ to show us what they have in the archives. With regards to the Enz with a Bang doco, I got the feeling that Tim was less comfortable with the camera than the others. In the one on one shots with Tim, he rarely looks at the camera or the interviewer. That maybe just a perception thing on my part rather than actual.....
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Semi-Detached ·
Maybe in a perfect world (before it really is too late and the footage in question is either destroyed or damaged beyond repair), the likes of the BBC would release their own DVD collection of Enz performances from 'Sight & Sound', 'Top Of The Pops' and 'The Old Grey Whistle Test', for example, amongst other BBC music shows that featured the Enz. I feel like these TV stations are taking the "dog-in-the-manger" approach to the footage they have in their archives. In other words, they...
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Re: Enz With A Bang

JohnAnderson123 ·
well at first i didnt notice the sound cause when it came on i had it up loud but then the sound jumped and i thought whoa my tv has somthin wrong with it and happened throught out the time but i went back and watched the video and was releived it wasnt my tvs fault but i reckon it was great to see the full enz with a bang
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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

Neoptolemus ·
Thanks for the info. That sounds really cool... especially with those guys playing it. Must be very similar to what the real deal would have sounded like. Time to hunt down a copy of 'Other Enz'...
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Re: The Instrumental

Jaffaman ·
Be warned though... the recording on "Other Enz" was taken from a cassette which itself sounds like a dub from a cassette. The original 7" record sounds fantastic. Jaffa (not really in a whingy mood tonight, but sounding like it!)
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Re: The Instrumental

Neoptolemus ·
That's a shame. The 7" might sound fantastic, but it will probably be harder to track down than a copy of 'Other Enz'. Ah well.
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Re: Enz With A Bang

gryphon ·
It's part of the reason why we didn't use a lot of the Enz with a Bang special on the DVD (also the cost). We fixed up some of the sound....and to be fair, the Countdown Footage from the same show was actually worse!!! See Jaffa's reasons why it would be a bit freaky on some peoples TV's etc etc.. 100% correct. A lot of master copies used in previous specials are damaged, not sure how the telethon stuff is (condition wise) I think it was on the damaged list.....but hopefully a full version...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

gryphon ·
...so if any UK Frenz see someone wearing a balaclava, grappling Hook and carrying a large split Enz road case it's only me breaking into the BBC and "borrowing" all the master copies of the footage that Gavin mentioned! (No I didn't visit the Van Gough Museum earlier). I must say though, the BBC were incredibly efficient compared to most other TV stations, TV NZ were good too. One or two even let us have a few minutes for FREE (unheard of!!!). (: When I first started both DVD projects I...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

paulport ·
I'd just like to say that I couldn't agree more with Gavin's comments. I live in the Uk and I too have often wondered why the BBC don't release, and make money from, the material that they have. The Sight and Sound, Hammersmith and OGWT footage is all well known. Indeed the Hammersmith stuff is played from time to time on one of their digital radio stations. There are also a John Peel and DLT radio sessions still existing from late 70's? There has been a programme of Cd releases from the...
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Re: Anyone Got It Yet?

MissingPerson ·
Just got my DVD last Friday and I have to echo SD's comments - considering the budget they had to work with this is a top class effort. The Enz were a band with distinct phases which would have been difficult to capture given the fact that footage was hard to find and/or too expensive to use. But somehow the DVD pulls it all off - a good representation of all the band was about. I have a question about the Late Last Night clip - was the sepia used to "hide" tape damage? Because it seems sort...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Semi-Detached ·
Well, Gryph', I forsee some karma for those TV stations that wouldn't help you. It reminds me of the Little Red Rooster story we learnt at school as kids. But, sadly, it really seems like the BBC just doesn't know what a goldmine they're sitting on with the Enz footage they have. Just because the Enz weren't mega-stars (although we the fans know different), they don't seem interested in cashing in on a potentially lucrative market. There is widespread world interest in this material. Anyway,...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Semi-Detached ·
Oh, and one more thing. Consider the cruel irony if one the ABC or BBC folks have bought themselves a copy of the Enz DVD and are sitting around watching it, thinking "Hey, this is pretty good..." !@#$%^&*!!! That would be lynching time.
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Re: Choose the definitive Split Enz line-up.

Pet Eunuch ·
I can't vote. I mean Split Enz is as much Phil's quirky pop as it is Neil's craftmanship. There's no way I can choose between Neil and Phil's eccentricity.
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Re: Anyone Got It Yet?

talltrees ·
I finally got my copy from HMV (across the sea). You have no idea how happy I am to see Spellbound and the live appearances in mint quality video. Great clip for "Things", and a catchy song to boot. I've been waiting and dreaming of an Enz video retrospective. Peter, YOUDAMAN !! Encore !!
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Re: NZ Herald articles

Lozza ·
thanks for posting those links, i liked the last line from russell baillie the most to nitpick with his (possibly derogatory) comments re: posts on this forum : well, at the time of writing that stuff - at that exact time - there was every chance that might of happened. so we're not complete twats really. cheers - lozza. and still loving the right to reply online.
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Re: How cute is Neil in the jamboree clip!!!

missingperson11 ·
yeah well I still think he looks nerdy but gorgeous! oK...he looks weird but the is Split Enz we're talking about here! He'll always be my favourite! Kate! P.S. ---> Happy Birthday to me!
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Re: All hail Lord Nord.

finned ·
Or What is right
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Re: Crowded House DVD debuts at #18

gryphon ·
Hey "S. God"....like all charts the ARIA DVD chart goes by sales from certain stores...HMV etc. Targets and Woolies rarely count towards chart points BUT I prefer 5000 fans to buy it at $28 from Target then $36 at HMV if it means losing a few chart points no big deal....so in reality tthe Enz might be selling more then some of those artists but people are buying the DVD from a non chart store. That's what is happening with the Enz DVD, most sales are from cheaper stores. The Enz have sold...
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Re: Anyone else upset about the state of the world?

John ·
really tempted to throw my 2 cents on the table but i'm afraid i'd start coming here for other things than a love of the enz and their offshoots and other things musical. but if i did say something...
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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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