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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: Aussie Music Fans Please Help!!!

Paul_G ·
Well, there is the less obvious very cool Australian bands, I'm thinking along the lines of - Skyhooks - Laughing Clowns - Ed Kuepper - Madder Lake - Schnell Fenster, of course - Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes - a few Kids In The Kitchen numbers - Fraternity etc. Bouquets to the selections of INXS, The Saints, Russell Morris' "The Real Thing", Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, TISM... ...and in the spirit of mutual respect, I have removed my comments on Paul Kelly and Nick Cave :-)...
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Re: Fav Griggs moments.

John ·
bold as brass poor boy charley (the true colours concert version that's on the dvd - just perfect, particularly the beginning bit) strange way (is that the name of it? - the song by schnell fenster anyway) quotes? hmmm... how bout when an interviewer asked him what his plans were for after split enz and he replied, "i haven't really got any plans other than sending my girlfriend out to work."
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Re: Incognito In California

Jeremy Loder ·
Thanks Jaffaman. Did Phil ever play it live solo, with the swingers or with Schnell Fenster.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

aikakone ·
In the last week or so, I've gotten a few new (to me) albums, including: Natasha Bedingfield, Unwritten Schnell Fenster, 2nd album (the OK, yeah one...) and Tim Finn, Before and After All these are on my latest listening.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

AGM155 ·
Schnell Fenster - The Sound Of Trees/Tim Finn - Big Canoe. The record player is getting a workout with those 80s bass and synths...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Kelly Timtam ·
Peter Gabriel as always. Give you a fat head Camus. Your White Transit Van, The Device, Bert Blues, along with my Dr Who (live) stuff Orbital??? Schnell Fenster Okay Alright Uh Huh Oh Yeah !!!!!!! mix, okay its eclectic dance stuff on the mp3 playlist, gets me through some crappy nights at work.
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Re: Eighties music help needed

Greatfox ·
now these two are DEFINETLY in the 80's, It Aint What You Dance It's The Way You Dance It by The Swingers, and Love Hate Relationship by Schnell Fenster
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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: 10 Artists That Define Your Music Collection

Secret God (Stew) ·
Here goes the impossible... Neil Finn (Including Crowded House & his work in Split Enz & Finn Brothers) The Beatles (This can include Lennon & Harrison's solo work. Okay, and McCartney & Starr's) Phillip Judd (Including Split Enz, The Swingers & Schnell Fenster) A8BA (Yeah well @ least I admit it! Love the hooks!) Tim Finn (Obviously including The Enz with that. And The Brothers) Travis (Massive fan. This band has released more b-sides than regular album tracks!)...
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Re: 10 Artists That Define Your Music Collection

drthirsty ·
P.U.S.A........... EXCELLENT!!! Here's mine (no particular order): 1)Split Enz (and spin-offs) 2)Genesis/Peter Gabriel (Genesis and PG almost singlehandedly formed my musical tastes in my early teens) 3)Presidents of the United States of America 4)Pavement/Stephen Malkmus 5)The Flaming Lips (the evolution of that band boggles my mind) 6)Camper Van Beethoven/Cracker 7)Ben Folds Five/Ben Folds (make me laugh, or make me cry) 8)Nirvana 9)Tripping Daisy/Polyphonic Spree (Tim Delaughter makes me...
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Re: Whatever happened to..... that band The Swingers ?

Lozza ·
Things Of Stone And Wood were supporting Midnight Oil in London and Bones was in the audience watching. I went and told him that The Swingers were brilliant - he was so positive about you, I never talked about the split, just the tunes and it sounded like he couldn't have been more into your stuff if he tried. Yay. Last namedrop - Michael den Elzen was really positive too - in fact, he told me that he rang you from England because we were going on at him about Schnell Fenster and that you...
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Re: Note to Phil

Guest ·
If anybody wants a good example of posts that are not in the spirit of this forum, please read anything by sam. Sam, I happen to be long winded. I don't think that's a characteristic of being female or any other label you may choose to assign. I think that's just me. You can be as long winded as you like, but if you continue posting the way you have been, you'll find it removed for content (not for length). We don't limit length. Also, Sam, the problem is not people missing Phil or...
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Re: Schnell Fenster live

kia kaha ·
Yeah they did, Jean. At least in Australia, but only to promote the first album (nothing for "OK Alright" - as by that stage, I distinctly remember bombarding Peter Green with "When are Schnell Fenster touring to promote the new album, then?" letters on a regular basis, and getting nothing more satisfactory - from a fan's viewpoint, naturally - than "Nope, Phil doen't like touring and because of the holdups in getting this album released, I don't think the record company would support a tour...
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Re: Schnell Fenster live

Lozza ·
Yep '88 around Australia for Sound of Trees. There's at least one tape out there - from Brisbane and it's pretty good - great finish with Schnell Fenster doing Counting The Beat I had tickets for a gig they were due to do in London in '88 - sadly it didn't happen.
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Re: Chart History

Enzboy ·
Here is what I have found for the NZ charts up to 1996 from a NZ chart book, New Zealand Music Charts 1966 - 1996. Date is when it entered the charts (which is a Friday - Month / Day / Year) . Peak position first, amount of weeks at peak in brackets followed by amount of weeks in charts. 03/06/87 Don't Dream it's Over - 1(1) / 20 weeks 05/22/87 Something So Strong - 3 / 12 weeks 09/18/87 Now We're Getting Somewhere - 33 / 3 weeks 07/22/88 Better Be Home Soon - 2(1) / 14 weeks 01/20/89 Sister...
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Re: Chart History

Paināporo ·
This has been a great help everyone! I currently have the following: X US singles chart history X US album chart history X UK singles chart history X UK album chart history X Canadian singles chart history X Canadian album chart history X NZ singles chart history What I'm still looking for: - NZ album chart history - Australia singles chart history - Australia album chart history - Also, I would love any information on the charting of "Weather With You" across Europe. I always hear people...
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Re: So you're into.....what?

Paul_G ·
Where do you begin? Mentions of the following artists, all favourites of mine, to my friends/family/cartel are usually met with "huh?" or "this sounds weird" or "why must you be so esoteric?" Syd Barrett yes, Nick Drake, unfortunately Godspeed You! Black Emperor Phil Judd/Schnell Fenster (I hate to say it) Ed Kuepper/The Laughing Clowns Madder Lake Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers The Specials Television Warren Zevon and and and... Paul.
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Re: Amy Soundtrack (1998)

Electric Elf ·
Thanks, Alice. I'll have to see if I can track down a VHS copy of Amy. It doesn't seem to be available on DVD. And hopefully a copy of the soundtrack will turn up. That moment you describe from the movie sounds really cool. I hope someone can tell us whether that's Judd's playing or not. That's too bad about the production on "Amy Suite," but I'll have to hear it for myself. So, it's a bit too Windham Hill, is it? One of my few complaints about Judd's music since the Swingers days is the...
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Re: Yusa mimori - FULL BLOWN ENZ REUNION

Jaffaman ·
I've now heard an mp3 of "Echo of Hope" from this album and the proverbial little bird has told me that it has Nigel, Noel, Eddie, Michael Den Elzen and Phil all playing on it. It's the original Schnell Fenster line-up, but from 1990-91. Phil was asked by the Japanese producer of the album to write this track but in the end the producer couldn't understand the concept of the song. It was originally called "False Alarm" and was about expecting one thing and getting another, ie your general...
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Re: Phil Judd - Private Lives (and hello to all!)

drthirsty ·
Sadly, the only post-Enz PJ I have are The Swingers--Counting the Beat and Schnell Fenster--Sound of Trees. I'm looking forward to any new releases from the Phil-harmonic. I guess until that time, I'll "Sit and Spin". Hey, Gail. Say "hi" to Armpitman for me.
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Re: Phantom Harmonica Player

gail ·
well, I know this much. If it's tuneful, considered and flash in every aspect, it's Eddie on synth ,that's how good he is/was. If it's sheer ooomph and bravado and melodically confused it's Noel. But what would I know ? Oh yeah I heard a Schnell Fenster jam session tape with Noel playing harp it was truly ****
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Re: I do believe I might be having fun

Chris Camfield ·
Thanks, Jenn - you are so right! I would have to say that Beautiful Collision is better than Drive... I think I knew that from just listening to one sound clip before I got the CD. And The Islander is a LOT more FUN than Lament for the Numb or Twist! "If you've been waiting, you've been waiting too long..." Unfortunately the Swingers album just doesn't impress me. I'd heard Counting the Beat before, but of the rest of the album... well, I sort of understand why the Swingers didn't make it...
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Re: 'Book Enz'

Edible Flowers ·
I found a copy of Book Enz at the Book Barn (a second hand book shop) in Daylesford last weekend, I got it for $8 and it was in good condition and the cover is still intact. I thought I will try my luck in another second hand bookshop on the main street and I found Schnell Fenster CD for $10. Next I�m looking for �Stranger Than Fiction�
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Re: How many Cds?

Azzza ·
Well my collection has been built up over a period of about 10 years (although mostly in the last 5), but doesn't include many CD singles, so here we go, I've split them into the predominant artist: Split Enz: 12 Crowded House: 9 (2 CD Singles) Finn Brothers: 2 Neil Finn (inc, Friends/Rain OST): 6 (1 CD Single) Tim Finn (inc, w. Bic Runga & Dave Dobbyn/ALT): 11 (1 EP, 1 CD Single) Eddie Rayner (inc, ENZSO/Makers/Space Waltz): 5 Phil Judd (inc, Schnell Fenster/Swingers/OSTs): 5...
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Re: Schnell Fenster live

AGM155 ·
There are four live Schnell Fenster tracks on this page of Phil's website...there's also all of SF's video clips and various other Phil related goodies.
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Re: Looking for posters!

Kill Eye ·
I bought a couple on eBay. I got Waiata and a Crowded House concert poster from when they were playing somewhere in Australia (can't remember where off the top of my head) with Schnell Fenster. I can't remember what I paid, but no more than $30 or $40 American. I only pay as much as something is worth to me.
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Re: weird and wonderful band names

kia kaha ·
Okay, my funniest (that havent been mentioned, I don't think) would have to be... Strawberry Switchblade Spandau Ballet Mr Floppy (who really poked fun at themselves and everything around them, to be honest... for evidence, listen to their definitive CD "The Unbearable Lightness of Being a D*ckhead") The Fat Chick from Wilson Phillips (I am not kidding, there was a band who CALLED themselves that!) and I can't believe anyone hasn't mentioned... Schnell Fenster (this one, as I recall, caused...
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A Christmas Message...

Seany ·
Santa's Elves have been going mad with photoshop this year. If Santa knew what they got up to, i'm sure he'd send them all to the Island of Lost Toys. Be that as it may, here be a Christmas Message from Santa's Fenster Fans...Merri PhuddmasLooking...
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Re: Vinyl master Vs CD master

AGM155 ·
I find a huge difference between vinyl and digital sound in 80s sounding music. Examples that would be known here are The Sound of Trees by Schnell Fenster and Tim's Big Canoe album. The vinyl somehow makes them seem less dated somehow.
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Re: "Long Hard Road" Clip with Phil & Tim!!!

AGM155 ·
Loving this and the Schnell Fenster videos too...great stuff.
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Re: Crowded House Back On The Road!! Seriously!!

Seany ·
Well, well, well, three holes in the ground. The Crowdies Cometh! Who'd a thunk. Any truth to the rumour that Ringo has been auditioning for the part as drummer? I guess Messeur Crombie is not an option really. Good news everywhere! What next, the return of Schnell Fenster? Egads!!
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Re: The Influence of Led Zeppelin

hk ·
I know we had a long discussion about this ages ago, but a coda - I was listening to Schnell Fenster in the car and it struck me and my driver how much PJ sounded like Robert Plant in a number of songs. So maybe you are right after all Camus! Not so much in Split Enz, but certainly in Schnell Fenster. IMO of course.
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Re: The Influence of Led Zeppelin

Camus ·
Your driver? Sounds upper class hk Yes very much I was thinking of post Split Enz Phil, from The Swingers on. I was listening to The Battle of Evermore again the other day, and again I was quite strongly struck at just how much post Enz Phil sounds like Robert Plant. Going back to an interesting point earlier in this thread, Roger Chapman. Now I've become a huge fan of Family since Neoptolemus recommended Music In A Dolls House, and I'd agree that he must have been a huge influence on the...
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Re: Better songwriter?

Kinky KBB ·
I suppose what I mean by commercial is the more mainstream sound I think he has. Admittedly I will always be a bigger Phil nd Tim fan than Neil, but I don't dislike him. It's just as a rule I prefer Phil's wackiness and as someone else said - Tim's quirkiness. I have to admit at times Tim has been very mainstream - this last album is quite so, and Phil's work for Schnell Fenster was too. Generally I prefer early Enz, Phil's solo work and Tim's solo efforts - the Tim Finn album being my...
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Re: Phil's Mongrel

phillo ·
Syd is also a great song but without your post Electric Elf, I wouldn't have dug deeper to understand the Syd Barret connection. Can you clarify something for me? As the tunes on Phil's myspace page have piqued my interest again, I've done a little googling around and found this ..... "Schnell Fenster was a Melbourne-based band, formed in 1986 by members of Split Enz after the break up of that band. Tentatively named "The Wanx", the band selected their name (which is German for "fast...
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Re: Phil's Mongrel

Electric Elf ·
I'm afraid I know very little Schnell Fenster trivia and am not clear on why they used that name. Phil's father served in the North African/Mediterranean front during WWII, so maybe there's truth in that nickname story. Or maybe they just liked the sound of the name and picked it to be absurd -- that's what I always figured. Interesting blindfold test you did with "Mongrel," but please make it clear to your friend that it is just a sketch and may not even be used in the final version. It's...
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Re: Phil's Mongrel

phillo ·
I wont pursue the Schnell Fenster trivia, in case I'm correct. I've read that it's not so uncommon for a 6 pack of Phil's unlaundered y-fronts to arrive in the mail. And whilst the Elwood canal is stinky at the moment and the thrip are on the move, it wouldn't be cool to upset the Postie any further. I've a very eclctic taste in music, but loved Mongrel at first listen and became quite defensive when it was semi dismissed by my mate. Funny how I can be protective of things that I like when I...
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Re: What albums would you like in 5.1?

Seany ·
Hey, what a great idea. Anything would be better than the original version. It would sit well next to "White Feathers" by Kajagoogoo. I guess the idea of the whole 5.1 thing is that most people have a home theatre system by now, & that it offers an opportunity to experience music in an enhanced way, that wasn't available before. It's certainly a step up from Quadrophonic sound i guess. The things i have heard in 5.1 surround sound have been amazing, Paul McCartney live in the US was a...
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Re: New Album?

Mr. Sadly ·
Ideally, Schnell Fenster should reform but with Tim in there. Seriously though, while I would love to see the Enz take a crack at a new album, ultimately...it's been so long. It would be a miracle if they can still create brand new magic after all these years. I'm not saying they don't have magic in them, each of them individually, as artists - but would the chemistry come together to be able to create as a unit? I have so much confidence in the continued viability of Tim as a solo artist,...
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Re: Time for a new SPLIT ENZ studio album?

Camus ·
Replace Tim with Michael den Elzen and you have the original lineup of Schnell Fenster there.
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Re: Time for a new SPLIT ENZ studio album?

Mr. Sadly ·
That might defeat...at least part of the purpose, though. Yet I admit, that was at least part of my mental justification for Griggs over Chunn. EDIT: Essentially what I want to see is a Finn/Judd album, with a group of sidemen that are not mere sidemen, but that have the potential to alchemically alloy themselves together with the two principals to form a mighty and united juggernaut of KA-FUNK!!!! The burgeoning legend of Spilt Zen is barely yet aborning.
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Re: Stuff on 'The Conversation' about Phil Judd

Marshall Stak ·
"Despair is the result of each earnest attempt to go through life with virtue, justice and understanding and fulfill their requirements. Children live on one side of despair, the awakened on the other side." (from Herman Hesse's The Journey to the East, 1932) I've lived in the West (Australia) and the East (Japan/South Korea) and have noticed that the West rewards the Extrovert and punishes the Introvert (whereas the opposite is true of Korea and Japan). Having seen both Split Enz perform...
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Complete List of Split Enz & Beyond Studio Releases

Secret God (Stew) ·
Below is a generated folder list of every available Enz-related studio album/EP/project I can think of. I own a physical CD copy of everything listed (with the exception of a few that are digital only), and everything in these folders are lossless FLAC files (all tagged properly, with cover art). However, I am missing the bold/italic releases. So I guess my question is, aside from the bold/italic releases, am I missing anything obvious? Also, has anyone managed to find themselves copies of...
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Re: UnTH!nKaB!eS

Gordon ·
a nice review for the album of the week... "Every now and then, something comes along and pokes you in the ribs -- this poked me. The teaming up of Roger Grierson (ex of the Thought Criminals and once major record company bigwig) and Phil Judd (the legendary founder of Split Enz, the Swingers and Schnell Fenster) has created an album that is so much not two old music hacks having another go at pop music. It is more like an expression of the creativity of two music seers who can now (with the...
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Re: Over 1000 Enz Related Items FOR SALE !!!

Enzboy ·
Hi Frenz, Thanks to all those who have purchased items from the sale & are continuing to do so. I have some mega rare items on Ebay at the moment like the Bold as Brass & My Mistake Dutch 7" singles & more. So check them out. I am listing a handful of items on Ebay each week to speed up the sale a bit. But you are quite welcome to ask for a list of items that are still available as there are still plenty of items to choose from. So keep your eyes open on Ebay under Split Enz,...
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Re: Over 1000 Enz Related Items FOR SALE !!!

Enzboy ·
Hi there again wonderful frenz, Yep, I'M BACK !!! It has been a while since I wrote something about the sale of my beloved Enz related collection. I needed a bit of a break but now I am tired of all these items still sitting around taking up valuable space so I have just listed a handful of rare Schnell Fenster items and a rare discography before I started having trouble with my Ebay account. Anyway check them out. I intend on getting rid of the audio part of my collection first then I will...
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Re: 4th Annual Frenz Forum Awards (2004)

Paul_G ·
#01 � Frenz-related song of the year? "No One's Best Man" - Judd. #03 � Non-Frenz-related song of the year? "Dance Hall" - Modest Mouse. #04 � Non-Frenz-related album of the year? Franz Ferdinand "Franz Ferdinand". #05 � Friendliest forum member? Camus. #06 � Forum member with the best information JA. #07 � Forum member who starts the best discussion? gph. #08 � Favourite moderator? Finned, as per his post on 8 May 2004. #10 � Forum member with the best avatar? Iarla's current one with Tim...
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Re: See ya round

Nick Hamblin ·
Yeah on 'Dreaming: the videos' you see him pop up in the interview and the live Sister Madly video; after that I think his involvement stopped as he became more involved with Schnell Fenster. If I recall correctly Eddie produced the first CH album and when forming them Neil asked Eddie to join but he refused. In a way I see that as a good thing because as I said I believe Eddie had a major impact on the Enz sound and so CH could have been Split Enz mark 2 (as good as that would have been I...
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Re: Enz Reunion?

albert ·
i'd like to see a live dvd of one song from every split enz,crowded house,tim finn cd plus extra bonus songs from schnell fenster,the makers,neil finn.
 
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