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Re: NZ Herald articles

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

Flicker ·
Yep, the track on Other Enz is the same Finn/Judd composition, but it's not a genuine Split Enz recording as such. It was released as the B-side of a 1980 single by Graham Brazier (ex Hello Sailor) and credited to "A Ripper Bunch of Blokes." The "blokes" who played on the recording included Mike Chunn, Eddie Rayner, Rob Gillies, and Mal Green. Part of the tune was later used in "I Wouldn't Dream of It" on True Colours .
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

Neoptolemus ·
1. Favourite singer - Tim Finn, Maynard James Keenan, Chris Cornell 2. Favourite guitarist - Phil Judd, Jimmy Page 3. Favourite bassist - Mike Chunn 4. Favourite keyboardist - Eddie Rayner 5. Favourite drummer - Danny Carrey 6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist - Ian Anderson
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Re: Enz LIVE on the WWW (Holmes)

Flicker ·
I hate to say it, but Tim didn't seem to be in particularly good voice. They played "129", "Dirty Creature", and "History" - the last sounded the best because Neil took the lead vocal! The line-up was Tim, Neil, Eddie, Mike, Noel, Emlyn, Rob, and an eighth guy I didn't recognise--Wally Wilkinson or Geoff Chunn, maybe?
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

Blink ·
1. Favourite singer - Thom Yorke (singer), Perry Farrell, Anthony Keidis, Mike Patton (vocalists). 2. Favourite guitarist - John Frusciante (not sure about live though...), John Squire. 3. Favourite bassist - Peter Hook, also Seb Steinberg. 4. Favourite keyboardist - no idea 5. Favourite drummer - Dave Grohl , Reni. 6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist - Dave Grohl, Johnny Greenwood.
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

jester japes ·
singer:toss up...jonatha brooke/neil finn. gtr:dave gregory , mike stern or david grissom. bass:mark king or vic wooten. keys:mike lindup ,dolby or ben folds. drums mar hakim or dennis chambers. multi rince. songwriters:john&paul,tim & neil,andy partridge ,mike viola,ty tabor & doug pinnick.
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Re: Most over-rated MUSICIANS

stepinmyshoes ·
1. well i dont hear a lot of people going "now that's a great singer" when the singer is actually not that great, so i've repaced this with Most overrated songwriter - kurt cobain. of course he's talented, but he was so overrated, he couldn't even take it himself. 2. Most overrated guitarist - Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix is really awesome, but i'm sooooo sick of hearing people butchering Little Wing in the Berklee practice rooms. 3. Most overrated bassist - Paul McCartney! Except, he played that...
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Re: How cute is Neil in the jamboree clip!!!

Flicker ·
In Stranger Than Fiction Mike Chunn refers (p.127) to Neil wearing "fake glasses" on stage, which suggests they were props. Interestingly, in the photo on p.59 it looks like Tim is wearing reading glasses. Hmm, maybe I need to get out more often.
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

boarderGurl ·
1. Favourite singer: Neil Finn, Sheryl Crow, Tim Finn, Danny Elfman, Midge Ure 2. Favourite guitarist: Neil Finn, Robyn Hitchcock 3. Favourite bassist: Mark King 4. Favourite keyboardist: Eddie Raynor, Mike Lindup 5. Favourite drummer: Phil Gould, Dave Grohl, Neil Peart 6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist: Neil Finn, Dave Grohl, Sheryl Crow
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Re: KGSR-FM webcast

Lozza ·
i tell you what.. we need an instant link facility into the band here.. like - oi mike, give it a quick bit of that sweet dreams break.. or oi neil - let's have a quick burst of one step ahead.. know what i mean ? just a drunken thought...
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Re: What Split Enz live material is available on cd?

Camus ·
Actually, surprisingly many do exist. Mike Chunn apparantly has quite a collection, as does Eddie Raynor. I'm also sure that Split Enz recorded many of their gigs themselves. I guess it's really different people and maybe they don't want it released. It's a shame, as they are an amazing band live if you can find the unmentionable 'B' word.
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Re: Yin v. Yang

Lozza ·
yin ? yang ? i think neil is the fiery spontaneous one, tim is the deep cool ocean and someone like paul hester or mike chunn or eddie could be the luke-warm water hello cleveland
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Re: Rhett Miller and Neil Finn, Town Hall, New York

jackiej ·
great review, charlotte anne!!!! it was my chocolate airplane request that got him to play "nails in my feet"!!!!! i actually have to thank that other girl for getting his attention, tho...i used dark chocolate and a hunter green box, so he really didn't notice it right away, and the other gal had her requests on hot pink paper and was waving them to get his attention...thank you, thank you! i can't believe it's been that long since he's played that live....will be trying a different set of...
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Re: Second NYC show!

Mari G ·
Why has nobody posted a set list? Please. Someone must have written it all down- I saw lots of little red lights from the balcony so I know there are multiple recordings of the show... and I would love to have one ; ) Ah well, I guess people are on their way to Philly and have not gotten to their computers. Meanwhile, I will share the biggest highlight of the night for me... a new song. Neil paused in the middle of the set and it seemed like he would play a request if he heard one he liked.
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Re: Neil on "Open Mike" tonight???!!

cannan ·
I saw the whole show - it was great. Neil was the first guest and was interviewed for about ten minutes. The interview consisted of Mike Bullard insisting there were crocs and kangaroos in New Zealand and Neil correcting him; and then Neil telling a story about being kept awake by some people having a loud party the night before the opening 'Seven Worlds' concert. Neil then went on to perform Human Kindness (without a drummer - only Steinberg and Sullivan as backup). Neil returned to close...
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Re: Neil on "Open Mike" tonight???!!

Bogue ·
Open Mike is to be re-broadcast today, Feb. 4, at noon eastern time on the Comedy Network in Canada. I can only assume it's yesterday's show.
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Re: Neil on "Open Mike" tonight???!!

Joanna ·
I taped this last night (thanks to Martine for the "heads up"). I thought the performance of Human Kindness was good except I couldn�t hear Shon�s guitar at the beginning of Human Kindness � technical difficulties? IMHO, Mike Bullard always razzes people and tries to push their buttons (in a friendly way) and I think that�s why he went on about the Australia/NZ thing. My sister and her husband were in Toronto a few years ago and went to see a taping of the show. They were in the audience and...
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Re: Neil on "Open Mike" tonight???!!

Martine ·
Well, I'm glad SOMEBODY saw it. I find it somewhat odd that the day Neil appeared on Conan O'Brien that I got 3 emails from NETTWERK alerting me to the fact that he was on Conan, but nada regarding his appearance on Open Mike. I emailed Open Mike last night and they said as well that it would be repeated on Tuesday afternoon and then that's it. So, I've just gotten that email now and the time has come and gone. Well, hopefully it'll turn up again at some point. My consolation is, I'm seeing...
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Re: Attention OSCARS BUFFS!!!!!

sacrednavel ·
Heidi, why aren't we reading you in national newspapers and magazines?!?! The station I listen to in the mornings features appearances by Mike Rich who was a dj there for ages before he wrote the screenplays for "Finding Forrester" and "The Rookie". He was on today talking about the nominations and he was gushing on and on ad nauseum about "Chicago". I'd much rather read your opinions than listen to his fatuous blathering.
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Re: Vancouver show!!

Martine ·
Hi ALL Am penning this within the hour and half of arriving home to my Heartland city of Winnipeg. KATHLEEN!!!!!!!!!! What happend to you lady???? We waited at Starbucks for an hour and then I ran up and down the lineup distrauht-edly (is that a word) waving my carnation looking for you!!!!! I'm a so sorry we missed each other!!!!!!! I hooked up with boardergurl and sweetsecretpeace--had tried to find them all day too--poor dears were tired --they got into Van at 5 in the morning and then...
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Re: Vancouver show!!

Sunny ·
Martine! I was the poor girl under Neil's mike stand that you shouted "Winnepeg" at! I thought it was fantastic that he spoke with you! It was my first Neil live experience as well, and I had flown in that morning from Lethbridge, AB to catch the show. I had such a great time, and met some very cool people! To Dina and her pals, Thanks again! Three hours to be the first in line was totally worth it, and a lot more fun because of the people I met! I thought I would be spending the whole time...
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Re: Attention OSCARS BUFFS!!!!!

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Final tally for me......12. I'm always happy with anything in double digits, but have yet to top 14 (from 2001). Last year I only guessed 9, so redeemed myself a little. Eminem...wow. Just wow. Was that a mighty performance from U2 or what? Biggest upsets: Adrien Brody, some bad anime flick beating out Ice Age (but at least that piece-a crap Lilo & Stitch didn't win), Roman Polanski edging Scorsese. SPEECHES Mike Moore: an opinion stated badly discredits others who hold that opinion.
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Re: Attention OSCARS BUFFS!!!!!

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Agree Kia, she's a magnificent actress. I was just surprised to see what a ditz she seemed to be when she was playing herself. But to be fair, I'm guessing I'd be a ditz in that particular situation, too...I was just glad to see her win so well after being dumped on her arse so heinously last year by Tom Cruise. It's like, revenge of the single mom, and I was like, YOU GO, GIRL!!!!! I want to know where InStyle magazine gets off calling Sean Connery one of the WORST dressed? He looked the...
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Re: Attention OSCARS BUFFS!!!!!

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Well, re: Mike Moore, everyone on this list knows I have similar positions to his. And I think he was certainly courageous and passionate and that it was a great thing to do when he pulled the other nominees up there too. HOWEVER, THAT SAID... I think it would have been more effective had he toned it down. For instance, Chris Cooper, Susan Sarandon and especially Adrien Brody got their points across well and respectfully enough without upsetting anyone. (It was a question of the occasion,...
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Re: Getting to Know You...

kylenano ·
(very) Random Things about ME My job is: Homemaker The best thing about it is: Can arrange (within limits) my own schedule The worst about it is: Not much time off. If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be an: Indexer My best Finn moment was: Portsmouth Guildhall, March, 1992 My best non-Finn moment was: too many to list My favourite:[list] Food: Fry's chocolate cream Book: Aaargh! I've got more books than CD's. For the BBC top 100 fiction, I nominated "The Silver Darlings" by Neil M.
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Re: Sight & Sound question

Judderbar ·
Erm, that's Nigel playing bass in the Sight & Sound footage...
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Re: Time For A Change guitar solo question.

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

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

Camus ·
My money's on Wally Wilkonson playing the solo on mental notes. And to be fair on him, Mike Chunn quite clearly states that the engineer didn't care about doing his job properly, in STF there's a bit about Wally playing 'a' solo over and over again, with screaming distortion in the booth, but only a twanging rubber band coming out in the control room. Sounds a bit like TFaC doesn't it? One of the Enz webcasts mentioned that Dave Russell played the fast guitar lines in Maybe... And on Neil...
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Re: Nambassa

kylenano ·
Apart from finding time to look up the info, I've hesitated replying to this because I'm not from NZ. But no one else has answered so here goes with what I've come across... The info is from:- 'Stranger Than Fiction - the life and times of Split Enz' by Mike Chunn 'Stranded In Paradise - New Zealand Rock 'n' Roll 1955-1988' by John Dix 'New Zealand Film 1912-1996' by Helen Martin and Sam Edwards The first 'Nambassa Music, Crafts & Alternative Festival' was in January 1978 at Golden...
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Re: Early Enz musical influences

Neoptolemus ·
Mike Chunn in Stranger than Fiction mentions a prog-rock band called 'Family' that he lumps in with Led Zep, Tull and Yes. I've never heard them, but the guys were apparently fans. Hendrix and Clapton were influences to Wally Wilkinson at least, which you can hear in Mental Notes. And Eddie used to do Bowie covers...
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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: Tim the Temp

Jeremy Loder ·
Well it's pretty easy for most people to be truthful and still be tactful. Sadly thats not an artform that Nick has mastered. I'll have to disagree that CH was even partly Nicks band. Neil was always in total control. He hired Nick, fired Nick for a time, and only when Neil felt ready did he invite Nick back. When Tim joined, Nick and Paul didn't get a say in it, they were just told by Neil. CH breaking up wasn't a band decision, Neil just decided that was it and told the others. Paul, Tim...
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Re: Private Lives album

John ·
I like it too but to my ears it's definitely disjointed. I prefer side one to side two. Here's an interview from Australian mag RAM promoting the album. RAM, December 9, 1983 Invasion of Privacy Phil Judd has become something of a recluse since his Split Enz and Swinger days. Greg Taylor tracks him down and finds that making solo albums is just as traumatic as group efforts. “Once upon a time it was Hastings, New Zealand, a medium sized town surrounded by orchards and hops and tobacco...
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Re: TOTP2

Anselm ·
I didn't see the clip of Fall At Your Feet on TOTP2, but I'm certain that I saw it on the original broadcast back in 1991. Bit of trivia: If I remember correctly, Neil spoke into the mike just before starting the song and said "It's Grim Down South". It was a reference to the band who were performing immediately before them (The KLF, singing 'It's Grim Up North'). Neil later admitted in interviews that he was a fan.
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Re: Question

raul iglesias ·
Oh boy, if that's difficult, imagine how impossible would it be to get what I was wanting for my wedding: No crappy band playing old songs, I was wondering if Neil and Tim (and maybe Nick, Paul and Mark, and who knows Phil, Noel, Mike, Eddie, etc) could play in my wedding after the meal!!! Well, I'm still young (19 yrs old, 20 on 17th October), maybe in 10 years they'll be easier to get your hands on. Ok, I know, that's just wishful thinking. STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT, IT'S NOT ME, IT'S...
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Re: Why didn't they like 'Conflicting Emotions'?

gryphon ·
Quite a few things were happening around this period that didn't relate to the music and that did cause some problems around the album. There was a small "war' between management and the record company, at one stage I was the only person allowed in the Mushroom building from the Enz Management office, was kind of strange and intense....this continued all the way up to See ya Round in Australia. Plus Tim's involvement was limited as mentioned in Mike Chunns great book... Despite the 'battle'...
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Re: enzso - for Crowded House????

alclarke ·
Likewise. Maybe if it were CH WITH an orchestra (like rocking it out together) but the arrangements would have to be immaculate - Mike Batt does amazing work in that sort of thing- otherwise no! The thing I really loved was Under The Wheel- the Brahms bit makes me teary. Enzso2 was very mediocre.
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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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Re: 5 Random Things About Yourself

Ultra Vivid ·
I was born with an extra finger. I met my husband when he answered my advert for someone to take the spare room in the student house that I was living in. A year later we were married. I have watched one half of a heart and kidney transplant (the retreival - ie the organs being removed from the donor) Seen dozens of people die before my eyes, and many more being born. (I am a nurse) I spoke to Jimmy Saville on the phone once. He is revolting. I had my appendix removed for nothing. When they...
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Re: Your fantasy concert?

jenn ·
Ooooooh, can you throw in Paul Carrack with that mix? I would be there... I would say my all time dream concert is seeing Neil and Tim Finn together...I'm hoping that will become a reality though **crosses fingers** I would love to see Genesis in concert again, a total dream because it will never happen! It can be just Phil, Mike and Tony, but if Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett wanted to join for a few, I would be pleased as punch. Songs from every era, 70's and 80's especially...would love...
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Re: Songs That Make You Cry

pharmgirl ·
Mike and the Mechanics' "The Living Years" gets me every time. It first came out about three months after my father passed away, so the third verse and chorus (I wasn't there that morning...) chokes me up every time. Too sad...
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Re: Songs That Make You Cry

GregInGA ·
"The Living Years" by Mike and the Mechanics was released just before my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer and I still can't listen to it 14 years later. "Walk On" by U2, before and after 9/11. "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge" by the Pogues with its melancholy lyrics and beautiful lilting music. I'll probably remember more later.
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Re: Ninee Neez Up

Flicker ·
Uh, on See Ya Round , don't you mean? I believe the single version is different, since Mike Chunn's book (page 249) describes it as being "reworked" for the album.
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Re: NEWS: Nick Seymour Slams Neil Finn

Camus ·
Hi Secret God, I agree with what Seven Worlds wrote. I find it hard to believe that Neil arranged the songs totally by himself. There is a distinction here between writing a song, and arranging it. It's in Something So Strong that Mitchel Froom wrote the solo for Don't Dream It's Over. This is a solo though, so quite rightly he isn't credited, as Neil Finn wrote the song. Let's take it a step further, should Duke Ellington have credited Johnny Hodges (possibly the most famous of all of...
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Re: NEWS: Nick Seymour Slams Neil Finn

Secret God (Stew) ·
Hey there Camus . You seem to be more knowledgable (is that a word?) than me. <<<</B> I thought I better add that before I start talking about something I don't know much about . Having said that, I know there's a difference between composing & arranging! (not that you were emplying otherwise). You could be right in believing that Neil didn't "arrange" all the Crowded House songs, but I personally wouldn't find it hard to believe, considering he wanted to control...
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Re: the OTHER laminated list

Sandra ·
Thanks to Heidi, another person came in my mind which still isn't mentioned on this list: SIR (please can I sue the queen for that?)Mike Jagger - He looks like one of this fishes who suppose to clean the fish tanks glasses...argh argh
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Re: ancient songs that still sound great.....

Helene_Anne_Lester ·
I'm 35+,and I've recently seen a prod of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado" so "I've got a little list".. of ancient songs : 16 Tons - Tenessee Ernie Ford Gamblin' Bar Room Blues - Jimmie Rodgers Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane (and the Jim Carrey version, not so ancient but great) House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (my favourite since I was four) Baltimore - Randy Newman Listen to the band - Mike Nesmith Dance to the music : Sly & the Family Stone Istambul (Not...
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Re: Neils vocal range

CMC ·
Absolutely! :-) They even say that in the books written about them..."Tim took the high part, Neil the low..." Might have been from the Mike Chunn book. I've always thought that *technically* Tim was the better singer but that Neil was the more heartfelt, if that makes sense....and I've always appreciated Neil's turn of a phrase from a songwriting point of view. Other singers that I like that happen to sound like Neil are Michael Penn & Matthew Sweet and of course John Lennon, who...
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Re: Neils vocal range

Jeremy and Nicola ·
Neil is one of the great male vocalists of all time, warmth, emotion, heartbreak, ectasy, subtlety, and good old fashioned rock and roll all wrapped up in one voice. He can touch you in so many ways both with his melodies and his singing and having seen him live three times in the past six months, can only marvel at how versatile his voice still is. From belting out I Got You to the beautiful mike-free version of DDIO at the Albert Hall the other week. Nicola's the singer in our house and...
 
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