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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

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

Juddfinn ·
Did I see Paul Crowther just now? And Liam? And of course, Neil? I wish I could call in sick for my first referral appointment with the renal specialist this morning, but how could I possibly?! Ah well. Everyone, please fill me in on the details later.
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Re: Who'z yer favourite drummer (out of enz)?

Neoptolemus ·
Geoff Chunn is probably my favourite. I love his fills in the original 'Spellbound'. I think it's a shame they never stuck with him. He was somewhere in between the technical style of Crowther and the simple and solid style of Mal Green. Perfect, but it was not to be.
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Re: Who'z yer favourite drummer (out of enz)?

Paul_G ·
Crowther for sure, imho nobody came close to him in the quality stakes Enz or otherwise, although Neoptolemus makes a good point about Geoff Chunn's fills in the original "Spellbound", which I've also always liked. Paul.
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Re: Finn's @ Tabac night three

Flicker ·
I think Geoff Chunn might have been there too.
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Re: Who'z yer favourite drummer (out of enz)?

Jeremy Loder ·
This is hard as all the SE drummers were pretty great. The most talented would probably be Paul Crowther. On Mental Notes and Second Thoughts, his drumming was almost operatic. A very close second would have to be Paul Hester.
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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: 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: Early Enz musical influences

Semi-Detached ·
I "discovered" Yes in the past week or so. A lot of music listeners despise progressive rock for its pomposity and arrogance, but I love it. Perhaps the Enz of 1975-1976 prepared me for it. I hear shades of Yes on Mental Notes via Eddie's keyboard work. The extended instrumental passages on songs like 'Heart Of The Sunrise' (1972) echoes in the likes of 'Stranger Than Fiction'. Also, the musical proficiency and expertise of what is/was, let's face it, an all-star band (Steve Howe, Rick...
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Re: Warren Zevon on Letterman 10/30/02

paulport ·
What a great loss! He's produced so many great songs over the years even when the record buying public at large didn't want to know. I've been playing "The Wind" as my tribute. He may even have a small Enz connection! He released a live album called "Learning to Flinch" There are a couple of tracks recorded in Auckland NZ 1992 where the house mixer is one Paul Crowther. It must be the Enz drummer surely? Anyone who can write "I'm very well acquainted with the seven deadly sins, I keep a busy...
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Re: Neil's guitars, effects, amps

ctc ·
I used to have Neil's guitar tech's contact info... Here is what his main setup is: Guitars: 70's Gibson les Paul Deluxe (gold top) Gretsch Firebird/Duo Jet (50's) Maton EBG808 (I actually have an identical one, custom!) Amps: Vox AC30 (sometimes vintage, mostly reissue) Fender Blues Junior Pedals: Crowther Hotcake Boss VB-2 Vibrato Dunlop Hendrix Fuzz/Wah Boomerang (introduced for Finn Bros tour) Boss DM-2 That's all I remember...
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Re: Officially lost Enz recordings

Jaffaman ·
I mention on the Enzology site that I couldn't locate the 1972/3 "Time for A Change" demo recorded by Phil and Miles (as heard in the background in the 1976 "SplitEnded Wireless Special"). Tried for seven years to find this! Rang and emailed everybody I could think of. Same with the very first Split Ends recording, the "Let Suzuki Blow Your Mind" radio commercial. Long gone, that one, though Wally did sing it for me. I was very impressed that he remembered it, especially as he wasn't even in...
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Re: Officially lost Enz recordings

Semi-Detached ·
Hey Incognito...for the band's 10th anniversary, Tim had wanted to get all the past Enz members together with the 5 guys in the band at the time (Dec 1982) to do a big concert. There was a live album and movie planned. Alas, only Mike Chunn, Rob Gillies and Paul Crowther turned up, and the Enz Of An Era shows that did eventuate had a mixed reaction from the crowd. I assume that new live renditions of past classics would have been recorded had Tim's idea gone ahead. I know that there was a...
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Re: why no reunion after ten years

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

robbie ·
oh yeh its from Thekla Bristol left to right Boss DD-3,Boss VB-2,Crowther Hotcake(Vintage switch),Crybaby Wahwah,Boss Tuner, Boss Acoustic Tuner,with a sansamp Acoustic Di!! Hope this is ok!!
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Re: Crowded House In New Zealand.

Finngirl ·
gotta say, I had an amzing time last night and it was VERY VERY good, not the same as the shows I have already been to (of course one could'nt expect that in a much larger venue)but, still it was more than worth coming down here for the set list Private Universe 4 Seasons Don't Stop Now Fall At Your Feet Say That Again Walked Her Way Down When You Come In My Command Silent House Locked Out A Sigh (with Don McGlashan) English Trees (ditto) Mean To Me Distant Sun Encore 1 Something So Strong...
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Re: Split Enz New Zealand Tour 2008.

Camus ·
BRING BACK THE CROWTHER!!!! Honestly, he's the most awesome drummer they've ever had.
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Re: Split Enz New Zealand Tour 2008.

Semi-Detached ·
Honestly, I agree. Brilliant drummer.
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Re: Split Enz New Zealand Tour 2008.

mummakook ·
Couldn't agree more, why not Crowther, or just have Noel drumming since they had both him and Mal in Oz. I got the distinct impression that Mal wasn't wanted back by the majority. You certainly get those vibes if you read the interview with Tim and Eddie - not from Ed but Tim's there saying how they're the "tight" 5 who email each other,etc. A pity, I love Mal
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Re: Split Enz New Zealand Tour 2008.

greenirishmonkey ·
i know! i love mal too. shame tim cant bury his pride, but in saying that, us fans want the best band dynamics!!!
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Re: Split Enz New Zealand Tour 2008.

Fandorina ·
I don't know about what might have gone wrong between Tim and Mal. Although it'd be great to have Crowther back instead, the Enz had quite a history of changing personnel at the drum kit. Any reason why we should ever look backwards only while the 'tight' 5 apparently don't?
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Re: Split Enz New Zealand Tour 2008.

hk ·
Absolutely. Plenty of good Enz drummers on hand - so many have been, er, drummed out over the last 30 years. Crowther or Chunn I say!!!
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Re: Split Enz New Zealand Tour 2008.

KhanadaRhodes ·
I totally agree. The only explanation for not asking Chunn or Crowther that I can think of would be (I'll admit it's a lame excuse but it's the best thing I can think of) then they'd have a drummer from a different era of the Enz. Crombie might not have felt like drumming on tour, who knows. It still doesn't explain why Mal wasn't invited back this time. It's a shame, because it reminds me of when other groups have reunited without some of their original members (either due to death or...
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Re: Neil's guitars, effects, amps

Renishaw ·
Just bought this month's issue of "Guitarist" magazine, which has a feature on the "101 best ever stomp boxes". There, at number 63, is the Crowther Audio Hot Cake - complete with a photo of Neil and him listed as one of its "famous users".
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Re: What's the latest silliness -

Jeremy Loder ·
Bandie I would respectfully make two points. 1. There are lots of talented but afflicted people with mental illnesses who do simply not do some of the things Judd has done. All the nasty smart ass comments Judd makes about the Finn's (particularly Tim) and others he knows what hes saying and doing when he does it. The sick stalking of young girls and posing as a 17 year old on facebook. Thats the behaviour of a predator. And one whom to this day maintains hes done nothing wrong. Yeah ok,...
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Re: the red electric?

Mishima ·
HOTCAKE..... It's a guitar sound effect pedal made by one Mr Paul Emlyn Crowther of Split Enz(drummer) fame.He is considered an electronics genius by many who know him, and a cool guy too. Other famous users of the "Hotcake" include Radiohead,Ocean Color Scene and Blur( I think). It costs around $130 U.S.and you can order it directly from the man himself. A word of warning though,production is limited. If you're a guitarist, you NEED this !
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Re: the red electric?

Sara ·
Yeah as Mishima said, the Hotcake is an overdrive pedal made by Paul [Emlyn] Crowther, original drummer from Split Enz. Production is limited as he makes each by hand to order. You can't just call into a shop and buy one as you can with Danelectro or (I hesitate to mention it) but err... Big Muff (It's a guitar disortion pedal made by a company called Pie (as in the maths symbol)) Al - there's not a site dedicated just to it, but there's reviews about on the web. I have contact info if...
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Re: Where are they now?

Semi-Detached ·
Nah, that's not a stupid question...I'm sure most Enz fans from time to time wonder what the guys are up to these days...I know I do...with regard to the New Zealand-based ex-Enzers (note: all these guys are Auckland-based as far as I know)...Emlyn Crowther has his own electronics business called Crowther Audio, and they specialise in guitar effects pedals, amongst other things...Mike Chunn is manager of the Australasian Publishing Right Association (aka APRA), which is the corporation that...
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Re: Mental Notes, Second Thoughts, Third Helpings

Paul_G ·
Mental Notes Left to Right: Emlyn Crowther (blue waistcoat), Eddie Rayner (white shirt), Phil Judd (purple jacket), Mike Chunn (yellow jacket), Noel Crombie (pink jacket), Tim Finn (blue jacket), Wally Wilkinson (yellow jacket). Second Thoughts Back row: Emlyn Crowther, Noel Crombie, Tim Finn, Eddie Rayner, Mike Chunn. Front row: Rob Gillies, Phil Judd. Paul.
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Re: Neil's Equipment Settings

cclements ·
Really, Neil's tone is pretty straight forward and always consistently good. For years and last time I saw him he was using either a Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Deluxe (looks 70's) or a Gretsch Duo-Jet. He plays through a Vox reissue and an old Fender Blues Junior tweed amp. He seems to play straight a lot of the time with a Crowther Hotcake pedal as a overdrive/boost. As much as I wish you could... good luck getting a decent tone out of the Line 6. They just can't emulate the response of a tube...
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Re: Neil's Equipment Settings

cclements ·
NtL - The white pedal is a Crowther Hotcake, which is an overdrive. He has been using that pedal for years. As for the "digital board", it it most likely a Bradshaw unit, which is mainly a means of organizing your sounds. With this unit your actual pedals are in the back, or in a rack and they are programmed into the unit so you can stack multiple sounds and change over quickly. Caleb
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Re: Neil's guitar of choice?

Kim Goldman ·
Hi, Kim's husband Paul here...... Regarding Neil's equipment-this is what I observed (As a gearhead, I take notice of such things) Guitars: Again, the 6-string acoustics are the Matons, which do resemble the OM model Martins, smaller bodys and shorter scale. They sound incredible-balanced tonally and quite loud. Neil uses the Maton 12-string on only 1 song "She Will Have Her Way" in an open tuning (E I think) Unlike the 6-string, this is a full size dreadnought body similar to a Martin D-28.
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Re: Crowded House Back On The Road!! Seriously!!

Sad Claude ·
Don't forget Paul was the drummer in the Enz latterly. It's only because they'd had other drummers (Crombie, Crowther etc) that the "Not without Paul" brigade aren't stuck with the same issue every time the Enz reform these days!!
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Re: Crowded House Back On The Road!! Seriously!!

enzed ·
Point taken, but Split Enz were very successful before Paul joined, which means he couldn't be credited with having anywhere near the same input on their commercial success as is the case with Crowded House. And I guess now I'll have to start two other 'brigades' - 'not without Neil' and 'not without Nick'.
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Re: Crowded House Back On The Road!! Seriously!!

ahwell ·
Sorry but having been away for a while i cant go through 15 pages of this so i apologise if this has already been said. I dont see a problem with a reformation. The Enz have been doing it sporadically for years without Phil Judd and Emlyn Crowther etc. What is the difference ? Make the most of it like the lucky gits did with the Enz tour, most of us never got the chance. I for one have seen CH many times and wont miss out on seeing them again given the chance. Some people seem to be getting...
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Re: New Album?

Gordon ·
tim, eddie and original enzer miles are planning to make an album...not so much of a stretch to include mr judd, crowther and chunn to get another enz el bum.
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Re: Time for a new SPLIT ENZ studio album?

thesunoftheijit ·
if tim got phil judd, rob gillies, wally wilkinson, emlyn crowther/geoff chunn or mal green, noel crombie, eddie rayner, and mike chunn on board..why not.,.. but that never gonna happen.. it'd have to be a novelty act... hahahahhaa
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Re: More live clips

Beajai ·
Gee, Tim sounds a bit ordinary here... Good to see Emlyn Crowther.
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Re: ULTIMATE SPLIT ENZ REFORMATION!!!

Sweet Talking Spoon Woman ·
"3-7-05--Split Enz will be inducted into the ARIA 'Hall of Fame' on July 14th in Melbourne. It will be shown on Foxtel's VH1 on July 17th 9pm and repeated on Fox 8 on July 23rd at 8.30pm The ENZ will perform 2 songs live.So far confirmed to ATTEND the awards: Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Nigel Griggs, Eddie Rayner,Noel Crombie, Mal Green, Phil Judd, Wally Wilkinson and Paul Crowther. Possibly Robert Gillies too. " That's one fantastic attendence roll there...even better that I could have hoped for .
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Re: ULTIMATE SPLIT ENZ REFORMATION!!!

Sweet Talking Spoon Woman ·
It would be so good if Mike Chunn made it...I'm hanging onto the " So far confirmed". Mike has been exceptionally generous in allowing the book scans of 'Stranger than fiction' to be published online (with his consent). I KNOW I said I wasn't complaining, but having all the main Enz contributors actually at the Induction...well...I feel as though something will have been made complete, and all the boys will have a chance to share the spotlight one more time. Aw, I'm so pleased and excited...
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Re: Favourite Enz Drummer

Camus ·
Paul Crowther (Emlyn) gets my vote. Tough call between him and Geoff Chunn, I love his drumming on the latter Beginning of the Enz tracks, but there's more of Crowther and he wins out. Noel was pretty good, and Mal was good too, just not enough intersting things going on in their drumming, just very good solid rock drumming. Noel's hihat work is particularly note worthy. Unfortunately, Hester never really impressed me that much in the Enz, (he's brilliant in CH of course).
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Re: Favourite Enz Drummer

lee rutle ·
CROMBIE crowther green chunn hessie
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Re: The return of Split Enz...maybe?

Camus ·
Surely if Mal wasn't available for a tour they'd use Paul Crowther? Especially if they play mental Notes era stuff. They could even use Geoff Chunn rather than getting in a non Enz drummer. Or Noel as already pointed out.
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Re: The return of Split Enz...maybe?

Camus ·
And Paul Crowther was the drummer for the reunion gigs in 2003 (?) sharing drumming/percussion with Noel at the Paul Holmes gig and being the sole drummer at Neil's basement webcast. If Mal wasn't going to do it and Noel wanted to do percussion, then I hope they'd ask Paul Crowther. Wasn't Noel the drummer for the restr of the Millenium gigs? He also drummed a lot on the Anniversary tour, with Paul Hester playing some great percussion.
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Re: The return of Split Enz...maybe?

Camus ·
A battery of drummers, I'm liking it hk, I see a huge tier of Noel, Paul Crowther, Mal Green, Geoff Chunn (does he still drum? I liked his stuff on Beginning of the Enz) and get Tim up there as well, the old closet drummer that he is Imagine The Instrumental with that many drummers, I'm, actually salivating
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Re: Roll up, roll up to the Jamboree!

Withnail ·
Yes, yes. Yes. So, any takers? - James ('Emlyn Crowther') P.S. We ARE serious!
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Re: The return of Split Enz...maybe?

Mishima ·
Noel's done loads of Enz reunion gigs by now...it would surely mean alot to the guys themselves to have Emlyn Crowther back in his rightful place behind the kit Most people know by now that he should never have been sacked in the first place. In a search for answers to the bands fading fortunes (circa1976) Tim lost the plot on that one for certain, amongst other things
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Re: The return of Split Enz...maybe?

Camus ·
hk, I think Paul Crowther only used Emlyn during his stint in Split Enz.
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Re: The return of Split Enz...maybe?

Camus ·
Cheers Jaffa, I saw Tim and Graeme live at the Theatre Royal in Hobart about a week ago, they were just as funny, they hadn't lost it, and it wasn't a typical reunion tour where they just trotted out all their old routines (like Monty Python). It would be nice if Split Enz could do what they did at Sweetwater back in 83, I think the time is right. Start out with Chunn, Judd, Crowther etc.. then move to Finn, Griggs and Green for the second half, and play a good selection of material rather...
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Re: The return of Split Enz...maybe?

Kazzie ·
I think you just described the perfect show Camus. Hopefully, it will be something similar to that and I hope it includes Tasmania! (btw, I also saw Tim & Graeme a couple of weeks ago - I've haven't laughed that much in years!)
 
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