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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: Enz live footage wanted to trade

kia kaha ·
1979? Neil's 27th? I don't think so. Try TIM's 27th maybe... (I refer you to the opening lyrics of "Haul Away" on the album "Time and Tide" for confirmation...)
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Re: Donny Osmond and DDIO

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
I heard it at Borders Books...he has a new CD out of cover tunes from the 70's and 80's called "Somewhere in Time," so I'm doubting that he's releasing anything as a single. I'm getting eerily curious to see what on earth made the guy want to cover Crowded House, the Eurythmics, Air Supply and Hall & Oates all on the same album, and to see whether the latter two's selections will even somehow be made suddenly palatable!?!?! I wonder whether he chose songs he liked or whether someone came...
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

Lozza ·
Opening night is at Melbourne Concert Hall on New Years Eve - thank you Hairy Bird. It's quite an extravaganza and the songs sound wonderful. I don't think Phil has written all the words but he has done all of the music. Which is just magical. I don't know about a soundtrack just now. Cheers.
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Re: Donny Osmond and DDIO

lavar78 ·
Totally OT, but I felt I had to say that Donny Osmond is a *huge* step down from Hall & Oates IMO.
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

lavar78 ·
Speaking as an American, CH's most successful song is DDIO (and rightly so, I'd say). Also, I'm another huge Neil fan who can take or leave a lot of Tim's material. Anyway, I think most fans can agree that the merits of CH can't be measured by sales or popularity. From my POV, the strongest songs on Woodface (with the notable exceptions of HWYG and There Goes God) are the songs Tim didn't co-write (W&M, FAYF, Fame Is, As Sure As I Am, She Goes On). Of course, I fully recognize that I'm...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

Anselm ·
Why does cohesion have to be a mark of a quality album? Look at The Beatles' 'White Album' - probably the biggest rag-bag of different musical styles, half-finished ideas, as well as pure classics that you're ever likely to hear. It has absolutely no theme. A very uncoherent album, but it works. Even George Martin didn't want to put it out as a double album but was talked round. I actually like Woodface because the mixture of styles had never been so obvious on a CH album before. It runs...
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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: ABBA and Ally McBeal

jenn ·
Ok, I just went to this old thread Feel good tape to look up what I had put on that thread and pasted it below because I'm too lazy to try and remember all of my choices: Best Of My Love" The Emotions "Smoke From A Distant Fire" The Sanford Townsend Band "Some Kind Of Wonderful" Grand Funk "And When I Die" Blood, Sweat & Tears "Calypso" John Denver "Cupid" Sam Cooke "Chuck E's In Love" Rickie Lee Jones "Out Of Touch" Hall & Oates (pretty much any Hall & Oates song) "Good Times"...
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Re: re: neil arrogant

sevenworlds ·
This thread brings to mind the part in the 'Once Removed' book where Neil talks about how difficult it is in the music industry to constantly be polite and friendly to everyone and how he sometimes has surly, uncooperative moments. I think he does pretty well, actually. To me he comes across as being real in comparison with a lot of other rocks stars. Sometimes a little bit of arrogance or aloofness creeps in but I'd take that anyday than him being some sort of Cliff Richard 'saintly'...
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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: re: neil arrogant

Liz Taylor ·
I remember when I first saw Neil on the street after a show it was hard to believe that this was the guy who was just BLOWING MY MIND when he was on stage. He didn't even look like I thought Neil would look.(He was much more worn looking than I expected.) I wish I had known then that he doesn't like to sign autographs because I felt like I could only approach him to say hi if I had something to sign. Anyway, he seemed tired and hurried, BUT I think he does sincerely TRY to be nice to his...
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Re: re: neil arrogant

Nickers ·
I had the same experience with Paul Westerberg. God, he was the nicest rock star I have ever met (and strangely I've met quite a few here in Seattle from Jonathan Richman to Peter Buck). I was so afraid to meet him because I would be crushed if he was rude. But he was incredibly gracious. I imagine Neil to be amzingly friendly. But I would be afraid to meet him. He's quite close to a deity in my mind. I think it's the part of my thinking that has decided to remain a teenager.
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Re: re: neil arrogant

kia kaha ·
Silke your link doesn't work... then again I'd have liked to boot Yahoo up the backside a WHOLE lot during the past few days (wouldn't let me into my own email or groups for two and a half days? I mean, sorry, what is WITH that???) ... and as geocities are associated with them, well, I see the problem.... We get what we pay for with these mega-sites, and as they are free, well... work it out yourself (I don't want to say any rude words here) Anyway back on topic, Neil happily signed...
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Re: Paul Hester's debut with the Enz?

Flicker ·
December 1st, 1983, Ballarat Civic Hall, according to the box set booklet.
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Re: Neil picking up speed

Nickers ·
Me too, me too! Gosh, I live in Seattle and you'd think people would know their music. Perhaps that awful cover of DDIO will bring Neil some more fame. You hear that new version and want to blast CH's original at very high volume.
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Re: Paul Hester's debut with the Enz?

missingperson11 ·
Originally posted by Flicker thanks for that! what a pitty they're pulling the Civic Hall down to build a hotel!
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Re: Best Movies EVER!!!

grace0418 ·
These are in no particular order. Moonstruck (I've seen this movie about 100 times. It made me forgive Cher for YEARS of bad career moves. Alas, it was to be one of her only successes in my opinion) A Room with A View (see my comment about Cher above, same goes for Julian Sands) Raising Arizona The Big Lebowski O Brother Where Art Thou? (Coen bros rock!) Mystery Train Ghost World (Steve Buscemi rocks!) Amelie (Oh, my God I love this movie so much. Sorry Heidi, I love you but I guess we can't...
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Re: Paul Hester's debut with the Enz?

John ·
Okey doe... From TV Week, January 21, 1984, p. 85 "SPLIT ENZ STRIKE IT RICH -Top Rock Group Go For Gold On Concert Tour Top Rock group Split Enz took a logical step when they launched their latest LP - Conflicting Emotions - and a national three-month concert tour. They journeyed to Ballarat in central Victoria, site of the 1851 Australian goldrush. But the Enz are hoping to strike more than gold with their new record. "We're panning for platinum," lead singer Tim Finn joked after the group...
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Re: Best Movies EVER!!!

Guest ·
oh yay i'm bored this is good.... network lolita dr. strangelove usual suspects american beauty magnolia kids in the hall: brain candy annie hall purple rose of cairo chinatown animal house attack of the killer tomatoes sixteen candles fargo ghost world war of the roses raising arizona dancer in the dark fear of a black hat this is spinal tap delicatessen city of lost children heavenly creatures amadeus clockwork orange harold and maude being john malkovich fish called wanda the jerk L.A.
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Re: Eminem loves Neil (?)

stewboss ·
I can't profess any great appreciation for Eminem's craft, but I agree with the notion in previous posts that he is smarter and more tasteful than anyone might guess. I think he is a great "entertainer" with designs on fame and glory but I also think his talent as an entertainer leads him to have a distinct sense of taste. What follows is his ability to appreciate everything from Dido to Neil to . . .
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Re: Are you ready, USA!?! (and Canada, too!)

stacygirlvo ·
wow...this is so awesome that some of you are travelling to diff shows! V. jealous!! as i just posted on "General Frenz": V. excited to be attending Neil's concert tonite at Town Hall in NYC. (Third Row Centre Orch!)well...and tomorrow night too! addicted - but apparently not as committed as others - shame on me! Oh well, next time perhaps. I've been listening to Neil everyday since 9/11/01...i survived the 101st floor of 2 World Trade Center on 9/11/01 and since that day i've found no...
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Re: Are you ready, USA!?! (and Canada, too!)

grace0418 ·
Oh my god that's an amazing story!! Neil should know about that! Wow. Well, welcome, we're glad you're here and certainly glad you have such a story to tell!
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Re: Are you ready, USA!?! (and Canada, too!)

grace0418 ·
I want to clarify something I said: When I said "..certainly glad you have such a story to tell!" I did not mean to imply that I'm glad you experienced the nightmare you did, just that I'm glad you survived to tell the tale! Very different meaning. Sorry.
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Re: Rhett Miller and Neil Finn, Town Hall, New York

Mari G ·
What a night! Thanks for those who've posted the set list and reviews. I'm going again tonight and I assure you that I will stand much sooner than last night's crowd did. I think I like Bowery Ballroom and Irving PLaza better as venues. Even though Town Hall is gorgeous and I think Neil liked it, he had never played there before, the vibe is better when people are on their feet. The formality of the room also I think curbed the amount of banter between the songs. There were some longish...
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Re: Rhett Miller and Neil Finn, Town Hall, New York

Betty ·
It was very excellent to be back in the "Stardust Lounge" once again....i love the town hall and its red velvet chairs. Our seats were too far away though....i didn't feel the excitement that i felt last July when i was pressed up against the stage!!! Highlights: singing along to BBHS while Neil tried to remember the lyrics to nails (so many people knew the words!) Not the Girl You Think You Are The impromptu Hole in the River.....AWESOME!!! Not a Highlight: Something So Strong. (sorry, even...
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Re: A tribute to CH songs

geddy ·
I agree Jenn. I'd love to here Elvis Costello with the Brodsky Quartet do Into Temptation. Hmm. Who else would sound good having a go at some CH tunes? Foo Fighters could probably do a kickin version of Locked Out or Fame Is. Maybe The Sunday's had a go at Four Seasons In One Day. Coldplay doing Kare Kare, or Fingers Of Love. A few female singers have covered Better Be Home Soon, but I'd love to hear Sarah McLachlan try it out. The possibilities are endless.
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Re: A tribute to CH songs

Mlee ·
Yes! Foo Fighters could definately do Fame Is. I can hear it right now. I don't know about Locked Out though. And Coldplay would sound lovely doing either of those, and could possible give a nice new spin on Fingers of Love (I think it's a bit boring). They would sound good on any Together Alone track (especially Pineapple Head). Elton John could do Left Hand or Better Be Home. The Breeders would sound nice on Kill Eye. Nora Jones on Four Seasons. I am at work and can't think of any more at...
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Re: If you were alive in the 80s.....

tonguetied ·
Valerie!!!! Legwarmer wearer!!! Ok....I forgive you.....just don't tell me you danced around singing 'FAME! I want to live forever!' in your bedroom....
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Re: If you were alive in the 80s.....

kia kaha ·
Aw, come on, "Fame" the song, rocked. I must admit, though, my mother bought me some legwarmers but I refused to wear them because I have really thick calves (it's all muscle, I swear!) and so they truly were the single most unflattering piece of clothing I could possibly wear. On the subject of clothing of the era, though, does anyone remember mesh t-shirts and studded belts? (And as an eleven-year-old, boy did I feel stylish in my doubled-up up flouro socks, rah-rah skirt, double studded...
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Re: Gentle Hum, Tme on Earth

Guest ·
While I can't shed any light on the origin or the future of Gentle Hum, I can describe its effect on the Detroit crowd. Neil prefaced it by saying that songs are great but there's something special about a hum. He played this sweet, gently rolling melody on the keyboard and hummed alongside it. It was hypnotic. As he came to the end, he invited the crowd to join in, and the hall vibrated under the collective hum. It was an electric experience--so simple yet so powerful. It was like...
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Re: For all you Elvis Costello fans

jenn ·
Yay! Got my trusty tape ready to go! p.s. Don't forget the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction. It's being broadcast on VH1 on Sunday night! 8pm central.
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Re: The police

jenn ·
Well since you revived this topic, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is being aired on VH1 this weekend. Here is the link for more info: http://www.vh1.com/shows/events/hall_of_fame/2003/ It's airing this Sunday, March 16th and 9pm ET and I'm sure it will be repeated. About Stewart Copeland, hmmmm. Was he fired because of his attitude or was it because of his playing? Maybe his style of playing didn't fit in with their sound. Then again, you'd think they would have found that...
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Re: What did you think about the Police?

Kim Goldman ·
I have to agree that Stewart Copeland is very talented, but I have to say, my sons met him at the NAMM show and he was pretty rude. Maybe he was having a bad day. However they've also met Andy a few times at the NAMM show over the last few years and he seems to be genuinely a very nice person. Another rude person they've met at the NAMM show was Slash. And our oldest had an odd encounter with Sam Kinison when he was about 8, that was a bit off color, funny, semi rude. Most of the time the...
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Re: ancient songs that still sound great.....

Paul_G ·
10 ancient songs that still sound great to me (I'm younger than all of them...) 1. Black Sabbath "Paranoid" 2. ? and the Mysterians "96 Tears" 3. Big Boppper "Chantilly Lace" 4. Badfinger "Day After Day" 5. Elvis Presley "Edge Of Reality" 6. Buddy Holly and the Crickets "I'm Gonna Love You Too" 7. ZZ Top "La Grange" 8. Rolling Stones "Little Red Rooster" 9. Tee Set "Ma Belle Ami" 10. The Nice "America" 10a. Fleetwood Mac "Oh Well" 10b. Del Shannon "Runaway" 10c. Lovin' Spoonful "Summer In...
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Re: Pretty People Suck

jenn ·
Heidi, she says "we" as Americans. She's including herself in what she says. I think her point is that she was caught up in all of that fame, money, beauty obsession, herself for years but realizes now how mistaken and superficial it was. I'm not trying to defend Madonna here, but I think I read a different article than you?
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Re: Pretty People Suck

Bsnifter ·
Well,I'm not offended in the least.I really do think she's including herself in what she's saying..and even points out that she knows better than anyone how fame and money and material things don't make you TRULY happy.Yeh she's rich and beautiful etc...so theoretically it's easy for her to say that,but I think it means alot more coming from her than if some flash in the pan bubblegum pop singer made those kinds of comments. Brandi
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Re: It's drivin' me mad

No More False Starts ·
i won't travel , into the straw daylight desire, i learnt that, some eskimoe gave me the line reminds me of an environmental green peace protester! i want my love 2 burn, hotter than a comet's tail, i want my bed 2 cry, i never want 2 let u down could mean neil finn want 2 suffer so he can write songs. a lot of song writers write songs when they feel down and pain. but this is a fact -i read in 2 interviews neil only writes when he's happy. so it's a contradiction. though great comet burning...
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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: It's drivin' me mad

Ayisha_dum ·
Hmmm... i agree with Iarla! He's probably being deliberately ambigious, so it probably means something to him, and something else to you or me?! But that's no bad thing! Take out of it what you will, i'd say! If it's about love, life, fame, the environment... it's all good. Personally, i like the lyrics and the way he sings them, some lines are just magic! The song totally rocks! And you notice something different everytime you hear it... Peace, Ayisha!
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Re: What kind of teenager were you?

DeleteMe ·
I was strange... I started as dirndl wearing weirdo that had to be told that you don't but your t-shirts into your leggins in physical education... I laughed about everything hysterically ("meep" - hahahahahaa") and painted corps and zombies into my books. I somehow always had some sweet friends who beared me the way I was, even when I suddenly dyed my hair green with late 13 years. By using watercolour, the first time... They beared me and my music, my weird dreams and ideas of leaving...
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Re: tim finn video's

Guy ·
Hoi Karen, als je Feeding the gods wilt kopen kan je hem bestellen via internet natuurlijk, maar hij is ook te koop bij Fame music, een grote CD-winkel in Amsterdam. Adres: Kalverstraat 2. Omdat het een import is kost hij wel heel veel, 28 euro geloof ik. (let wel; de video's staan alleen op de Amerikaanse versie dus met de roze hoes)
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Re: Requiem for a tour t-shirt

missingperson11 ·
I have 2 frenz related t-shirts. One Crowded House one from the Club Show at the Prahran Town Hall from way back and a Split Enz one from the enz of the millenium show NYE 2000. Didn't go to either of the shows but bought the shirts through friends and the fanclub They are my pride and joy. The CH one is a bit thin because it's so old so I don't wear it much (it's my lucky shirt I wear when I have exams) and my Enz one is my comfy sleeping t-shirt. it's so nice and warm becuae it's so thick
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Re: Another Enz tour...

JohnAnderson123 ·
how bout coming to Tauranga i've heard so much about their shows here from the previous shows how they've done some outdoor and the old town hall
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Re: Was "One Nil" re-recorded for "One All?"

grace0418 ·
I like Sheryl Crow just fine. Some of her stuff is kinda lame (esp. lately) but some of the stuff you don't hear on the radio is quite good-- as is often the case. Just my opinion. I do wish, since she's supposedly a fan of Neil's, she'd use her fame to trumpet the Finn cause.
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Re: Rest of The Day Off

Sundodger ·
I remember Neil playing Rest of the Day Off at the Dunedin Town Hall concert in February of 2001. He did a good number of the One Nil songs solo on acoustic guitar, and then mentioned that the songs were from his new album, which would be out in a few weeks. The other interesting thing about this concert was that it is the only one of Neil show's I've been at with a video presentation going on in the background. In this case it had a travelling theme. Anyone else seen anything like this...
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Re: 1000 Posts

Kill Eye ·
Oh My Maude! THE HORROR!!! Thank maude men can't get preggers! I think we need to submit a playlist for the delivery. So what are we talking about here, March? Get the boys booked at a hall in Pittsburgh. Make sure there's plenty of towels and hot water, I watch ER I know what goes on.
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Re: Reception Music....

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Wow...what a cool list Gen! We were less heavy on the Finn stuff during the reception since the ceremony had so much. BUT...we burned CD's based on stuff from our collection. I had Fast 1 & 2, Medium 1 & 2, Slow 1 & 2. We hand-picked every song, made a chart for the DJ's with which songs were where and how long each one was, and said, play whatever you want with these CD's. Here's what I remember WAS used (and I'm sure there were more, but you tend to forget that stuff when...
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Re: Joe Jackson...

Anselm ·
The man is unique and deserves far more recognition than he gets. Not only has he got excellent taste in his choice of cover versions ('Senses Working Overtime', 'I Feel Possessed', 'Eleanor Rigby', 'For No-One', 'Any Major Dude Will Tell You' etc) but he's led the way for artists who can just hop about from style to style without a care (jazz, soul, pop, orchestral, instrumental, world, new wave, movie scores, reggae...he's done them all). Sue, I was lucky enough to see Joe perform a show...
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Re: Early Australian Articles-some details

John ·
Here's another from 1975, this one's from RAM in July '75 (details at bottom). I love Phil's reference to Brian Finn - early days indeed! It�s slow work being a new band with a new sound No doubt about it, Split Enz is a strange band. They walk out on stage like a collection of clockwork scarecrows and their music is like a berserk mechanism. There are six musicians, a spoon player cum dancer and sound effects guy. And every one of �em follows their own line of idiosyncratic action. Rhythms...
 
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