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A frightening tale.....

Anselm ·
Feeling old? If you've ever felt that you're the wrong side of 30 and you've never achieved much in life or music, don't read this... Steve Winwood was a member of the Spencer Davis Group at 15 Paul McCartney wrote Sergeant Pepper at the age of 25...
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Re: 'Nothing Wrong With You' NZ Musician

unilooney ·
In the STF book, Mike Chunn commented that Neil's writing process was pretty arduous in that he starts of with a lyrical idea and then VERY SLOWLY shapes a song around it, investigating unusual chord progressions ... So my guess is that they have a fair idea what they're doing, though not to the extent that it becomes too 'clever' (Natasha Bedingfield, anyone?).
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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: RIP Paul...

silent stream ·
from news limited newspapers in australia Hester's love turmoil March 29, 2005 From: DRAMATIC details of rock star Paul Hester's death, and his recent split with the woman he hoped to marry, were revealed last night. Friends told how the Crowded House drummer had suffered turmoil in his love life, first the end of his romance with the mother of his two daughters and then parting with New Zealand singer Kashan, whom he had planned to wed in May. But 46-year-old Hester gave no indication he...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Mike M. ·
Gav, .....you ARE on to something here. The ENZ will always remain my absolute favorite group, but I'm really a true rocker at heart. However, with this being said, I am at a loss to find anyone within your timeframe (probably beyond) who for sheer VOICE can "outshine" (see what I mean....Soundgarden!) 'ol saucy GM. Such beauty in those pipes ....... Mike
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Mike M. ·
.....oh yeah Due to my somber mood as of late, been getting back into Radiohead's "OK Computer", and as always, Crowdies "TA". That one never seems to leave my spinner! Mike
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Semi-Detached ·
P.S. Thank you, Mike! Comments have been mentally noted.
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Re: RIP Paul...

SheWillHaveHerWay ·
Paul.....what can I say? Depression does not discriminate. Depression is sly and sneaky and makes you feel like you are alone in this pain and shouldn't share it with anyone, especially loved ones, as who would want to inflict any such pain or suffering on someone you love? And the fact that you feel this bad has you thinking that you have become a burden on those around you - even though you cannot even begin to explain to them how deep down in the quagmire you find yourself sinking,...
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Re: RIP Paul...

silent stream ·
a new obituary from the smh today... Cheeky larrikin stole the show By John Clifforth "Show me the love" was one of Paul's favourite sayings. He would use it when you were going for a difficult putt or laying down a vocal in his recording studio. He lived by this motto, too, and since his tragic and lonely death in Elsternwick Park, much of the love he inspired has been evident. Paul was the cheeky rover who gets in and fairly steals the play from the big boys. Our loveable larrikin, poking...
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Re: RIP Paul...

In Love With It All ·
The following article about the Paul Hester tribute evening appears in today's edition of The Melbourne Age. http://www.theage.com.au/news/People/Parting-note-for-H...7.html?oneclick=true Parting note for 'Hessie' By Patrick Donovan, Jo Roberts April 7, 2005 Melbourne's music community celebrated the spirit and sounds of much-loved Crowded House drummer Paul Hester at St Kilda's Prince of Wales Hotel last night. A shrine was set up left of stage with flowers, incense, candles and a bust of...
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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: SPLIT ENZ! Live.

Seany ·
The sound of one hand counting continues........ Roadie mike test day, one-ta-too, one-ta-two, testing one-ta-too 6th = Only 5 rolls of Gaffa away! Brisbane: June 7th = 6 Sleeps. Sydney: June 8th = 7 Sleeps. June 9th = 8 Sleeps. Melbourne: June 11th = 10 Lucky Sleeps. June 12th = Legs 11 Sleeps. Adelaide: June 14th = 13 Lucky Sleeps. Perth: June 16th = 15 Sleeps. Hmm, it's not exactly a neumerlogically harmonic day, although it's a great day for wearing blue if your Capricorn. & Libra,...
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Re: SPLIT ENZ! Live.

Seany ·
Oh dear! Say aaah! Exploding Alarm Clock??!! Sounds Surreal. International Wombat Day 06/06/06 = 4 Mike Stands or 96 Hours. Brisbane: June 7th = 5 Sleeps, or 120 Hours (if you want seconds, you'll need a calculator!) Sydney: June 8th = 6 Sleeps, or 144 Hours June 9th = 7 Sleeps, or 168 Melbourne: June 11th = 9 Sleeps, or 192 Hours June 12th = Legs 10 Sleeps, or 216 Hours Adelaide: June 14th = 12 Sleeps, or 240 Hours. (everyones favourite test market) Perth: June 16th = 14 Sleeps, or 336...
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Re: Favorite Bassists

Nothing Wrong With You ·
Mike Chunn....and Macca.
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Re: Favorite Bassists

Nothing Wrong With You ·
Mike Chunn - The basslines in the early Enz stuff far outweigh the later recordings (in my opinion of course...) I always find that a good bassline consists of notes that shouldn't fit...but do. Sweet dreams middle part is a perfect example. Mike had a great sense of 'weird but good' basslines. Macca - It's not because he is Paul of The Beatles. I can understand how people can be retrospective and think "Wow, he's Paul of The Beatles, he's a great bassplayer", especially teenagers just...
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Re: Favorite Bassists

Greatfox ·
Peter Gifford, the force behind Midnight Oil's classic 80's albums, Place Without a Postcard, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 and Diesel and Dust Bones Hillman, for that bass line in "Counting the Beat" and all his work in the later stages of Midnight Oil, including the brilliant bass driven track "underwater" on the Breathe album Mike Chunn, for the ingenious early enz bass lines, and Nigel Griggs, for the ingenious later enz bass lines, and Adz and me, i can play the bass pretty well for an...
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Re: Favorite Bassists

aikakone ·
I appreciate all the input that was giving on this thread. Over the past 2 weeks or so, I've really tried listening and finding out what it is I like in bass players. It's a lifetime of listening, but this is a place to start. I know I wrote besides Griggs and Seymour, but I feel the need to mention Nigel again. He might not be "musical hero" type material to the masses, but he is to me . I love his playing because it shows taste and appropriateness to the song. He was able to play in Enz...
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Re: Farewell to the World - CD & DVD

lamb ·
I think I read in Mike Chunn's Stranger Than Fiction that they started an Irish traditional The Parting Glass , sort of pointing out their Irish roots. Maybe that is the one left out?
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Re: Tim Finn Couldnt Be Done & 7 track

Camus ·
Another month yet to wait Seany... Looking forward to the DVD though, Time For A Change has got me intrigued what with Mike Chunn playing guitar on it (presumably something akin to the original demo fo Time For A Change?). Do any of us seriously believe the music charts mean anything?
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Re: Tim Finn Couldnt Be Done & 7 track

Jaffaman ·
Mike & Tim both emailed me a month or so ago and asked if I was able to record Mike's guitar in a studio here at RNZ. Are you kidding? Of course! Sadly, in the end my schedule didn't fit in with Tim's and they recorded it elsewhere. Ah well. Would have been a real buzz for me. (Maybe I'll get to work on Phil's version one day!)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Kelly Timtam ·
Here be the track listing if anyone's interestd. A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly Folkways a Vision Shared. Tracks: Sylvie (Sweet Honey in the Rock) Pretty Boy Floyd (Bob Dylan) Do Re Mi (John Mellencamp) I Ain't Got No Home (Bruce Springsteen) Jesus Christ (U2) Rock Island Line (Little Richard with Fishbone) East Texas Red (Arlo Guthrie) Philadelphia Lawyer (Willie Nelson) Hobo's Lullaby (Emmylou Harris) The Bourgeous Blues (Taj Mahal) Gray Goose (Sweet Honey in the Rock) Goodnight...
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Re: Webcast please

Finfan ·
These are great photos. Nice one, cheers! Mike
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Re: Favorite Bassists

six species on leaky boat ·
J.J. Burnel (Stranglers) Mike Rutherford (Genesis) John Archer (Hunters And Collectors) George Murray (David Bowie, 1976-80) Chris Squire (Yes) Greg Lake (King Crimson/ELP) John Wetton (King Crimson/Roxy Music/U.K./Asia/solo)
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Re: Best kept secret in music?

Guest ·
sorry,I dont have the hang of this "quote" thing yet........Freedy kicks butt,Im a long time fan!! and awamutu:Mr. boggia rocks as well although one of his cohorts really kills me :Mike Viola!! give mike a spin.
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Re: AT&T Blue Room to Webcast Crowded House from Coachella

sunset swimmer ·
I just read a Reuters report on Coachella and while it doesn't mention Crowded House, it does state that during the Arctic Monkeys' performance, former Faith No More singer Mike Patton, "wearing a do-rag and a faux bulletproof vest, led the crowd on an adjacent stage into mocking laughter directed at the English band." and I was reading some posts on the Coachella message board (I'm seriously trying to avoid a pile of homework) and lots of people are blaming the festival promoters for...
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Re: AT&T Blue Room to Webcast Crowded House from Coachella

DaFINNative girl ·
It was an amazing weekend. The Pomona show was everything you could ever want in a first CH concert. I stood only a couple people from the front, dead center. Very casual. Great crowd. And they were phenomenal! Haven't read others accounts yet. Just got to a place were I could get online and am compelled to write my thought. Every song, every interchange w/ the crowd - unforgettable! She Called Up much better than I remembered from the webcast. Black and White boy ~ total treat! I was crying...
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Re: Tim in Denver

Demon in lipstick ·
Hi TR (and all), OMG, wonderful show!! :-) My husband snagged a setlist but gave it to someone who hadn't ever had one before, so I'm not able to spew out the songs played....but when I get my emailed copy tomorrow (and you know who you are), I will post it. I will say he started out with Poor Boy, then Couldn't be Done, then Dirty Creature. The last encore song was to be Shark Attack but he changed to I See Red at the last minute. The first encore song was Persuasion. In New York, he sang...
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Re: Greatest first track off a debut album?

privateuniverse ·
David Ford - I Don't Care What You Call Me Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine Boomtown Rats - Looking After #1 Crowded House - Mean to Me Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (man, that's a long one!) Tears For Fears - The Hurting Oleta Adams - Rhythm of Life The Police - Next to You King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man Warren Zevon - Frank & Jesse James ELO - 10538 Overture Todd Rundgren - Broke Down & Busted Kate Bush - Moving and for a guilty pleasue, I'll go with Phil Collins - In the...
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Re: FINALLY GOT IT

Greatfox ·
congrats mike, now fingers crossed that my school library can order it in
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Re: FINALLY GOT IT

Splitz111 ·
hey mike - I got it myself a few years back for $15 NZ (which is about 6 pounds, if my conversions are right). Hope that doesn't leave you feeling ripped off - its well worth it I promise. You can't get them for love nor money even here in NZ at the mo.... :-)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

six species on leaky boat ·
Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells Roxy Music's Live (from 2001) YES! I've made one post for every day of the year now! (including February 29)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

six species on leaky boat ·
Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells. To think the first side was recorded in 6 DAYS and practically everything was played by one man! Impressive!
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Re: Crowded House - live from Roundhead Studios Friday 13th July

Jaffaman ·
Glad you enjoyed the radio session. It was the first recording Crowded House as a band have done at Roundhead. We did it in Studio A . For soundcheck they ran through 'Heaven That I'm Making'. For the broadcast it was: Pour Le Monde People Are Like Suns Fall At Your Feet and a brief snatch of the Madness song 'My Girl' while Mark and Liam tuned their guitars. This was pre-recorded, beginning just before midday and finshing at about 12.45pm... and I had to rush it down to Radio New Zealand...
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Re: All-time favourite member of Crowded House

earlgreyjunior ·
Mike Gubb!
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Re: All-time favourite member of Crowded House

six species on leaky boat ·
And who would this Mike Gubb person be?
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Re: All-time favourite member of Crowded House

brinkerz ·
Mike Gubb - toured? played keyboards? on Temple of Low Men ... "he's a New Zealander of course, from good stock, good Wellington stock" (quote ANZ Rocksat radio interview '88)
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Re: All-time favourite member of Crowded House

earlgreyjunior ·
Keyboards on European and Far East tour for Temple of Low Men era. I mentioned him partly to be flippant, deliberately obscure! ;-) What about 'Arlo', the roadie who used to grace the stage occasionally with an absolutely blinding guitar solo on When She Comes?
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Seany ·
Wild Honey is a great album. A lot of people say that Smiley Smile was a very poor album, but given the hype surrounding the myth of what "Smile" was going to be like, it's little wonder that Capitol Records were more than happy to let The Beach Boys start their own label, after the album covers had been printed, but Brian had failed to produce the finished album. Interesting that small snippets of what would have been Smile were included on the album. But by then of course Brian had burnt...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Camus ·
Because it's so bloody fantastic that's why One of my all time favourite albums that one. Love the theme for the red weed (also played as the capsule unscrews) and who can go past Richard Burton's voice? I have a soft spot for Parson Nathaniel, though I'm not a fan of Thin Lizzy. Did you pick up the re-issue with all the outtakes and demos Dazz? Real ear opener that one. I'm listening to the original unreleased Smile album. Last night I watched the Smile concert on DVD, I only meant to sit...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Seany ·
Glad you are enjoying Smile Camus. I hope Pet Sounds becomes as enjoyable too. Get out of my sandpit? Are you joking Dazz??!! If there's to be an alien invasion narrated by Richard Burton, i'm staying put to listen to unfolding events on my Magic Transistor Radio. Don't worry Dazz, i'm fine in my sandpit, & i'm going to eat all my vegi-tables. Mike Love & Smile. Well, where do you start. Mike Love attempted to sue Brian over what he saw as the "missappropriation of the Beach Boy...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Camus ·
According to Van Dyke the line that Mike Love really had a problem with was 'Columnated ruins domino'. I noticed Van Dyke didn't expalin what it meant in the doco on the Smile DVD though. Van Dyke's a bit on the camp side isn't he? I don't have a problem with that line. It's tough to sing though, so bloody high. I've added Surf's Up to the list too Seany. The bit I loved the most on the documentary weas the standing ovation at the end of the first performance of Smile. He's just overwhelmed...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Dazz ·
I haven't got the War Of The Worlds box set. In fact I have never seen it in any music store in this state but I have read about it on the WoW website and Amazon. Sure would be interested though. Even more so if the 5.1 mix was on DVD-Audio rather than SACD format. I don't know anyone who has a SACD player in this country! Fact is I'm such a fan of the work that I also bought the remix "ULLAdubULLA II" album (not bad) and for some reason, the recently released "Highlights" CD. Add to that...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Camus ·
Dazz, you're listening to another album I own and love The teepee, that cracked me up. They ask Brian what he did in the teepee, he looks a bit sheepish and says I ate sandwiches, they then cut to one of his friends who cracks up and says they all smoked a shedload of hash in the teepee I wish that War of the Worlds was on DVD-A as well. I've never heard the 5.1 mixes as I don't own an SACD player, and I refuse to buy one, as I think it'll be the BETA of the audio world, if it isn't already.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Seany ·
Van Dyke Parks goes into a bit more detail in a Dutch doco on his work & life, which you can see here. It is in 6 parts, & is quite an interesting insight into the background behind Smile & what was trying to be achieved. I won't be much help with the Dutch translation, although i think it might be something about windmills, cheese & the creative process. Could be wrong there though. I've been listening to & enjoying (in my teepee, of course), the new Atom TM album Son of...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Camus ·
I have to add, Do It Again from 20/20 is possibly one of the worst songs I have ever heard. Mike Love obviously didn't believe in moving on from the early 60s, this sounds like a bad rewrite of all their early hits. I can't stand his whinging whiney voice
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